Creating a Healthy Heart!
“Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.” ~ Baha’u’llah
Lub dub! Lub dub! The pumping of our heart creates music within our soul, mind and our body. It’s the sound of love for life. It is a reminder that our life has purpose. It reminds us that we were created out of love, that we have the capacity to love and that we need love to thrive.
Heart of Love
Our physical heart holds our emotional heart. Our physical heart is the center of our emotions and our circulation. Our heart pumps to circulate oxygen and nutrients to every cell and organ; emotionally, it pumps to circulate love and healing. When the heart stops pumping, our cells and major organs, like the brain, kidneys and liver, gradually become deprived of oxygen, nutrition and love, and slowly begin to fail.
Likewise, when the emotional heart is torn and unresolved, or when we consciously or subconsciously suppress or retard expressing, accepting and receiving love, the physical heart begins to fail. We may experience physical chest pain, palpitations, or even a heart attack as a result of the emotional block in the heart… and the symptoms will continue to deepen, despite treatment for the physical heart, until we resolve our emotional issues around LOVE!
Healing the Physical and Emotional Heart
The physical heart and the emotional heart are intricately connected. To heal one, we need to heal the other. And the best place to start is to love: love each other, love ourselves, love our Creator.
We must be willing to love in order to receive it. It is like a curtain that is drawn closed, blocking the rays of the sun. The sun continues to send its rays of love towards us but if we have our curtains closed, we do not experience or feel that love. To receive, we have to be open.
When we love, we begin to want to provide our heart with the best nutrition possible: LOVE. We also begin to become aware of how we treat our heart, what foods we feed it and what support we provide for it.
Gratitude to Create Healthy Heart
Heart time is between 11am and 1 pm, so let’s give love to ourselves and others by having a social, loving and nutritious lunch…Adding in a prayer for gratitude helps optimize our heart center during lunch time and clear away any negativity we may be holding in our heart. Gratitude invites openness to receive love.
Nourishing Heart Food
Here are six essential nutrients important for our physical heart health:
Oxygen: Deep breathing and exercise help strengthen the heart and circulation by providing oxygen and relaxing the nervous system.
Magnesium: relaxes the nerves and heart muscle, improving oxygenation to each cell, reducing blood pressure and stress on the heart.
Potassium: when balanced with magnesium and calcium, it allows for regulation of nerve conduction to our heart as well as improvement in blood pressure and circulation.
Vitamin C and bioflavonoids from raw colorful veggies and fruits, such berries, apples and peppers, reduce the oxidative damage to the heart. Most heart conditions are related to vitamin C deficiency.
Vitamin E: found in green leafy veggies and seeds (sunflower seeds), pumpkin, red peppers, is another powerful anti-oxidant for the heart.
Healthy fats: every cell in our body and heart uses healthy fats to heal and regenerate. Avocado, olives, wild salmon, cod, trout, sardines, nuts and seeds such almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, are anti-inflammatory and regenerative for the heart.
And of course, let’s not forget organic Dark Chocolate filled with super anti-oxidants to protect and fill the heart, the mind and the soul!
Clear Heart Toxins
Besides providing healthy nutrition and addressing our emotional heart with love, we also must also address other toxins. Clearing the heart and circulatory system of infections, such as bacteria (eg chlamydia pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae), parasites, mycotoxins and viruses, as well as heavy metals, further play a vital role in healing the physical heart and creating a healthy heart.
I recommend seeking one of our Holistique doctors for specific guidance and for identification and treatment of the toxins that need to clear while supporting the nutrition, oxygenation and emotional healing of the physical and emotional heart.
Together, let’s continue to create music with our hearts!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Dr. Nooshin K. Darvish is a Washington board-licensed Naturopathic Doctor, certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine with a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies. She is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Holistique Naturopathic Medical Center and Holistique IV Lounge. A 1995 graduate, former Chief Resident, and an Affiliate Faculty of Bastyr University, with more than 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Darvish practices Regenerative, Naturopathic, and Integrative medicine with a passion to assist patients in their transformation towards physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. As a physician, writer, educator, lecturer, and speaker, her mission is to inspire others to become 'agents of transformation'.