Heart Dis-ease – Do You Know The Early Warning Symptoms That Doctors Don’t Tell You About?
Having spent so many years working on Cardiac Care Units and lost close family members to sudden heart attacks, I know the devastating effects that a heart attack can lead to. So many lives are ripped apart each year through the failure to understand and diagnose the early warning signs.
A heart attack is the result of your head not understanding the everyday messages of your heart.
Your heart is not just the muscle that pumps blood around your body, keeping you alive, it is also the centre of your emotional intelligence. The energy of your heart manifests through your emotions (energy in motion).
Allowing this energy to run and taking the time to feel what is going on in your body, without judgment, is the way that your heart likes to interact with your head. However, because emotional intelligence is not taught at school and so much emphasis is placed on intellectual intelligence, millions of people die prematurely every year from heart attacks.
The facts speak for themselves.
According to cardiacmatters.co.uk facts and figures someone dies from a heart attack in the UK every 6 minutes. In the US this figure is nearer 1 person every minute. Of the 146,000 people who have a heart attack in the UK every year, 94,000 of them die. On top of this, 179 people in the UK lose a parent every day because of a fatal heart attack.
The symptoms usually start many years before a heart attack.
I have spent many years speaking to people who had just had a heart attack and there are many common themes. Although there are some people who do not experience some of the following symptoms, everyone who has a heart attack experience over half of the following….
- Feeling stuck in a job or relationship for an extended period of time
- At least one, sometimes more, very poor family relationship(s)
- A poor relationship with yourself
- Low motivation for an extended period
- Not wanting to get out of bed
- High stress for a sustained duration
- A need to please others before themselves
- Feeling misunderstood or unappreciated
- Always compromising – and feeling resentful about it
- Increasing aches and pains in their body
- Complaining on a regular basis
- Short, stabbing pains in their chest, sometimes only lasting a fraction of a second
- An emptiness or feeling that something is missing – and no idea what it is
These are just some of the warning signs.
Knowing that all of these things happen when the IQ of your brain overrules the IQ of your heart on a consistent basis can help you to identify the early warning signs of heart disease. When your head starts judging emotions and making them good or bad, your emotions get repressed and your heart cannot function properly. This is the foundation of heart dis-ease.
The good news is that heart dis-ease can be reversed if it is caught early enough.
In order to reverse the symptoms you must first become proficient at identifying them. Do you trust your feelings? Start by considering one simple question: “Would you or the people you love benefit from you learning to identify the early warning symptoms of heart disease that most doctors don’t tell you about?”
If you have time then you can watch my keynote speech on Heart Health at The Yes Group in London…
Zen and the Art of Heart Maintenance: When was your last heart MOT?
A car is a machine, powered by an engine. It needs regular maintenance for optimum performance. Your heart is your engine. What are you doing to make sure that it’s working properly?
In the UK 1 person dies every 6 minutes of heart disease. Worldwide, 1 person dies at least every 4.5 seconds. Heart disease is the biggest killer on the planet. This is because, unlike car MOTs; heart MOTs are not yet mandatory.
What is a heart MOT?
A test of your heart’s happiness in certain key areas: Your relationships with your friends, your family and yourself. You can do this yourself or may find it easier with someone helping you.
How can I do that?
Through taking time to realise what makes your heart happy, understanding what doesn’t and changing it so that it does. A regular heart MOT is essential for your heart maintenance and can improve your health, your relationships and your life. It can help to free up thoughts that don’t make you feel good and replace them with ones that do.
It’s not just what you think….
Thinking is a sensation of your brain. Feeling is a sensation from your heart.
Your heart has a separate intelligence from your brain. It beats independently of your brain, it sends more signals to your brain than your brain sends back and it is your engine. When you think about your feelings it is easy to get caught in over-analysis.
Negative emotions do not exist.
There is a perception amongst many that you experience both positive and negative emotions. This is a lie. Every emotion that you experience is a moment-to-moment guidance system of how you feel during any given interaction. Having the ability to feel emotions like sadness, anger and hurt is part of Being Human.
If you like a certain moment, enjoy it and repeat it. Just remembering a moment that made you feel good can make you feel good again. Doing this is very good for your heart
An exercise to help add some zen to your heart.
Start by asking what you would like to attract more of in your life right now? Whether you are looking for more love, happiness, freedom, wealth or fun, maybe it’s something completely different, that’s ok. It’s all right to create an image of you having it in the future if you can’t think of a strong enough memory. Whatever would make you feel better quickly; think about it now.
As you think about that memory, recreate the feeling.Stop and do this now.
Thinking of things that make you feel better more often is the fast-track to a healthy heart MOT. The longer that you focus on what you want, the more likely you are of getting it.
Having a healthy heart is about being able to navigate a way to feeling better from even the most challenging of places. The more you practice, the better you get.
Wishing you well on your heart MOT,
P.s Knowing exactly what you want and why you want it is the first step to getting it.
You can get a free healthy heart MOT e-course by leaving your name and e-mail on this page.
The art of a heart to heart can help you to know your heart’s message.
The art of a heart to heart is connecting to something that allows you to access the wisdom of your heart and what message it wants you to know vs what your head is telling you. To do this just sit comfortably, lose any idea of what to expect and take a few minutes out of your day to watch the video below, accompanied by the soothing sounds of Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 21……
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Did you know that if you don’t learn how to love your heart it can lead to heart disease and a heart attack?
According to the World Health Organisation heart disease kills over 7 million people EVERY year worldwide. This makes it the biggest killer in the world. That is one person dead every 4.5 seconds. There is currently a huge gap in our current understanding of this disease and what causes it. The Healthy Heart Academy brings you over 18 years of experience talking at length to hundreds of people who have had heart attacks and finding out commonalities in their lifestyles and emotional status.
The fact is that anyone who has had a heart attack did not love their own heart.
Whilst diet and exercise are targeted by most heart professionals as the biggest causes of heart disease The Healthy Heart Academy believes, through our vast experience on the subject, that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Why else would so many people who are physically fit die when they are exercising and others on healthy diets still get heart attacks?
Love your heart more and increase your chances of living a longer, healthier life.
The Healthy Heart Academy is an educational e-course that will teach you:
- How to spot someone who has heart disease years before they have a heart attack
- Simple ways that could slow down, stop or even reverse the symptoms of heart disease
- How to get more motivation
- How a few simple decisions can change your life and health for the better
- How your head, heart and body inter-relate and how understanding this can positively affect every relationship in your life
- How to set your Life Sat-Nav towards what you want
At the healthy heart academy our mission is to educate you on the early warning signs of heart disease that most doctors do not even know to warn you about and teach you simple, practical and powerful methods to slow down, stop or even reverse these symptoms. If you are looking to love your heart more then this can help you to do it.
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This Heart MOT course is just for you! It’s easy to follow with plenty of ideas to get you started on looking after your heart and walking the journey your heart really wants you to take – to happiness!
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