Heart Disease


Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. According to Statistics Canada, heart disease and stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada (the first being cancer). A report, released in 2010, determined that heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy more than $20.9 billion every year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity. This doesn’t take into account the emotional cost of being sick or losing a loved one.

Cardiovascular disease is defined as diseases and injuries of the cardiovascular system: the heart, the blood vessels of the heart and the arteries that run throughout the body and brain. Stroke is the result of a blood flow problem in the brain and is considered a form of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is a range of diseases affecting the heart including atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries due to plaque. A proactive approach to heart health (especially for those with a family history of heart disease) can save lives.


Renew Life’s Solution For Heart Disease

Improve heart health with
omega-3 oils
Dosages of Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA from fish oils have been shown to improve heart health. Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega delivers over 1000mg of omega-3 fatty acid and 1000 units of Vitamin D in every capsule. With a high potency of both DHA & EPA, it is formulated for those who require EFA support for cardiovascular conditions.

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Reach your daily
fibre quota
Consuming 35 grams of fibre per day lowers the risk of heart disease by helping to maintain a healthy weight and stabilize levels of blood cholesterol and sugar. Organic Clear Fibre can support a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low glycemic grains to help you reach your goal.

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If you have high triglyceride levels
Norwegian Gold Ultra EPA delivers 1000mg of EPA per capsule making it the strongest EPA fish oil on the market. EPA is especially effective at lowering triglycerides and inflammation throughout the body. If you are treating high triglyceride levels you may need to take up to 3 grams of EPA daily which would be 3 capsules of Ultra EPA. You would need to take 30 or more Krill oil capsules to get the same amount!

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Dietary & Lifestyle Suggestions

If you have a family history of heart disease or currently suffer from any type of heart disease, it is important that your registered health care practitioner monitor your condition.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is just as important. Vital components to keep in mind include:

  • being active
  • being smoke free
  • reducing stress
  • eating well, including lots of fruits and vegetables, choosing lean proteins such as chicken, fish, and legumes, and drinking lots of water