Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic safe for heart patients?

Chiropractic care is safe for heart patients.

How does sugar affect the heart?

Sugar can negatively affect the heart because it thickens the blood, making the heart work harder. Sugar can also cause inflammation in the blood vessels and throughout the body.

Is quitting sugar good for the heart?

Quitting sugar can be very good for the heart.



Connection Between Sugar And Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in our society, claiming more lives each year than any other condition.

We must understand the contributing factors and take steps to prevent it.

The big one is most people are unaware of the link between sugar and heart disease.

Most people understand that plaque builds up in the heart, so let's discuss how this happens.

Understanding some of the dynamics of sugar in the diet can help people better decide how to prevent developing heart disease and high sugar intake.

They've looked at this through research.

There is a 400% increase in the risk of heart disease in people who have high sugar diets and high carbohydrate diets versus somebody who has a lower sugar and lower carbohydrate intake.

Now, it doesn't mean all carbohydrates are bad, but just being aware that too much sugar intake, too much high carbohydrate intake can have this effect on your heart, and why is that specifically with sugar that we see this is that sugar can thick in the blood, it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels and the thickening of the blood makes it harder for the heart to circulate the blood, so the heart has to work harder to move the blood through the body.

Inflammation And Damage To The Blood Vessel Walls

The other thing is that it can cause inflammation and damage to the blood vessel walls, and so that damage can raise our cholesterol levels because our body makes cholesterol, which can carry oxygen and nutrition to damaged cells or damaged parts of the body.

And if you get damaged in the blood vessels, the cholesterol goes to the areas and is trying to help repair and patch those areas, but over time, that can lead to plaque in the build-up of plaque and heart problems, artery problems, you name it.

It's important to understand these dynamics.

For example, when we're eating sugar, it's not as innocent as people think.

Oh, I'm just having a little sweet treat. It has this effect, and if you're constantly doing that, you're constantly putting this stuff in your body, causing inflammation, damage to the blood vessels, and damage to your heart.

Hence, it's important to understand that this is not as innocent as people think.

The other thing with too much sugar and too much carbohydrates is we see patients have a lot of joint pain when they're eating too much of this stuff, and brain fog is another common symptom people experience when they're eating too much sugar.

They start noticing these things, lowering their sugar and not eating as much.

Foods To Avoid

Avoid processed carbohydrates like sweet desserts and limit your intake of bread, pasta, etc. I'm okay if people have some fruit.

Still, we want to avoid that and eat real food, such as salads, vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, etc.

These are real foods.

They're very filling and contain all the protein, healthy fats, and good carbohydrates.

But really, watching that number and bringing that down can make a significant impact on your overall risk of heart disease.

I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.


Call our office today to schedule an appointment to kickstart your healthy life: 530-221-8443



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