At LivingTheCRWay heart health is a priority. Moderate calorie intake, heart-healthy fats, low-GI foods, and regular, moderate exercise are all part of the regimen that has set records for the cardiovascular excellence that members enjoy. The latest focus for improving cardiovascular health is reducing pathogenic bacteria. Consider this excerpt from the latest blog on LivingTheCRWay.com:
If allowed to proliferate unabated, pathogens can cause fissures in your gut lining, eventually allowing bacteria to pass into your blood stream — possibly causing myocarditis, an inflammation of the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart wall. If myocarditis becomes severe, the pumping action of your heart weakens, and your heart won’t be able to supply the rest of your body with enough blood. Clots also could form in your heart, leading to a stroke or heart attack.
According to the Myocarditis Foundation, myocarditis can be caused by viruses, fungi, protozoa, and bacteria – including chlamydia and rickettsia.
When he was at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Todd Pulerwitz – the heart specialist to be featured on the expert teleconference on Sunday, May 10 – did a study on myocarditis: Mortality in primary and secondary myocarditis. We will ask Dr. Pulerwitz to discuss it on the teleconference.
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