Environmental impacts on heart health are often overlooked in medical diagnosis. Nevertheless, this gap is filled by combining environmental knowledge with medical skills. Standard medical tests are generally not done for toxic metals. Normally these are only checked if you show signs of metal poisoning, which is rare. However, studies show that even low levels of certain metals can have serious health effects. Cardiac patients have higher levels of cadmium, lead, nickel and zinc than healthy subjects. Clinical evidence of how the damage caused by these can be reversed emerged in 2017 when blocked arteries were reopened as doctors removed toxic metals without surgery sick people. There is so much to learn about the factors in our own personal environment that can contribute to the aging process and how our bodies begin to change due to this natural process, but also perhaps the environment that surrounds us. To find out more, we interviewed Douglas Mulhall, a sustainability expert who is well versed in health and longevity. Keep reading to learn more about how environmental factors can impact our heart health below.
Here’s how environmental factors can impact our heart health?
1) Infections can contribute to cardiovascular disease
Studies also show a link between infections and cardiovascular diseases as good as dementia. Until a few years ago, the common belief was that healthy blood is free of microbes that could trigger disease, so standard lab tests weren’t designed to look for them. But with the advent of advanced proteomics, researchers have discovered that healthy blood contains a microbial soup. Talk about things you’ve never heard of! There are so many different things that can contribute to our heart health and how we function as human beings on this earth.
2) Chronic Noise
Chronic noise is number two on the list. chronic noise too contributes to heart diseaseaccording to numerous studies, but when was the last time your doctor suggested you check the noise levels in your home or office? These impacts occur indoors where, according to the USEPA, most of us spend more than 85% of our lives. In 1976, triggered by an epidemic of legionnaire’s disease at a convention in Philadelphia, researchers began to study sick building syndrome. They found that indoor air quality was exponentially worse than outside. Curiously, our own immune system is part of the problem.
3) Metals that we don’t realize enter the body
When metals, infections and chronic noise attack us, they cause a reaction known as oxidative stress. Everyone who takes vitamin supplements has heard of “antioxidants” designed to restore the balance between healthy oxidative stress and excess. When the immune system senses this imbalance, it responds with inflammation as a repair response. The inflammation helps clean up the damage and start the healing process, but over time it backfires. The body begins to form hard deposits in the organs and arteries in a futile attempt to stem the damage. This vicious circle triggers aging and it’s not great for those of us who don’t like it that much. We can actually attempt to reverse aging in a number of ways and increase our “lifespan”, the number of years that we live an active and healthy life, by doing a number of things, and we expect it to get easier or better from now on. out.
What environmental factors might we overlook?
Dr. Gervais Lamas, head of the cardiology department at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia University, sums it up this way; “Standard therapies prescribed for cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions have failed to address this problem because they are not targeted toward it.” Why is the body’s response to these environmental factors overlooked? Until advanced diagnostics were developed, it was difficult to establish a causal relationship. In addition, most health professionals do not receive any environmental training. Finally, a huge health industry has grown up around symptom treatment, making it difficult to shift this inertia. Despite this, solutions exist. All of healthy buildings at nutrition routines, nutraceuticalsand therapies that reverse the damage is being used. Thousands of people are benefiting, but hundreds of millions more are unaware of these advances. It’s time to change that.
Meet the expert:
Douglas Mulhallit is forthcoming third book, The nature of longevity, describes what is done to prevent and reverse damage triggered by the body’s response to environmental attack. In his next series of podcasts, he interviews the pioneers solving this puzzle. Douglas Mulhall is a sustainability specialist and technology journalist. He has led scientific institutes that have pioneered adaptive technologies such as water recycling and flood prevention.