All the hype associated with Valentine's Day to shower your love with gifts should also be turned inwards to shower yourself with gift of health.
One way to do it is to ensure that your heart is healthy. Apart from eating well and exercising, at your next doctor's visit, insist on them checking your hsCRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein) level. This is a very good test to see your level of inflammation in your body and your cardiovascular disease risk level*.
<1 mg/dl (low risk)
1-3mg/dl ( average risk)
>3 mg/dl (high risk)
* Risk levels published in 2003. American Heart Association/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Scientific Statement.
Eliminating and controlling your inflammation levels are important as many chronic diseases drive up inflammation which directly increases your risk for a heart disease. If you have any of the medical conditions listed below and would like to lead a better lifestyle, call us at 909.590.4183 for a consult.
2) Physical inactivity
3) Insulin resistance
4) Kidney disease
5) High blood pressure
8) Nutritional deficiencies