Heart disease occurs when plaque accumulates in the walls and arteries of your heart. Plaque continues to build upon itself until blood can longer flow to or from the heart through the affected passage. This condition is the leading cause of death in the United States. Often, this disease develops while showing no symptoms.
Heart disease is caused more by poor lifestyle factors and impaired healing ability than by genetic predisposition. Research has shown that it is not the amount of cholesterol but the type of cholesterol that produces plaque. Chronic stress, lack of exercise, improper spinal position, excessive exposure to toxins and the consumption of processed, man-made foods will all cause oxidation of cholesterol. The oxidation of cholesterol is what makes it harmful. Chiropractic care that includes lifestyle modification will provide your body with an ideal healing response and enable your body to naturally fight the plaque that causes heart disease.