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Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

The CDC reports that Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), the nation’s #1 killer, prematurely ended the lives of 600,000 Americans in 2009. That’s approximately 1,643 people per day.

When the heart stops abruptly without warning, the diagnosis is SCD. It kills its victims within minutes. It is estimated that 95 percent of victims die before reaching the hospital. Often SCD happens to outwardly healthy people with no known heart problems such as high school, college and professional athletes and thousands of children.

7,000-10,000 American children and youths die annually from SCD. Sudden Cardiac Death is not a “heart attack” or myocardial infarction caused by clogged arteries. SCD is an electrical problem in which the cardiac conduction system that generates the impulses regulating the heart suddenly puts out rapid or chaotic electrical impulses, or both. The heart ceases its rhythmic contractions, the brain is starved of oxygen and the victim loses consciousness in seconds.

Most people who I meet are unaware of the fact that high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart attacks and that they should be a far greater concern regarding their body’s level of inflammation. A New England Journal of Medicine study in 2005 showed that inflammation is an independent risk factor for heart disease that is much stronger than any measure of cholesterol.

Now for the good news: There are proven dietary and lifestyle strategies that have been shown to drastically lower your body’s inflammatory markers and thus inflammatory conditions. When inflammation is lowered, your chances of developing arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, as well as a heart attack or stroke is massively decreased.

If you would like to learn proven strategies that will show you HOW to potentially avoid dying this awful death?

The scientific evidence clearly indicates that Sudden Cardiac Death can be prevented, without drugs, or other medical procedures. You can help protect yourself and your loved ones from SCD by choosing to follow a wellness lifestyle and incorporating wellness strategies into your health routine.

The fact is, without drugs, there are proactive steps you can take to prevent SCD. For more information on wellness techniques that have been proven effective in preventing SCD, visit  or call Temecula Wellness Center at 951-699-5000.