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Dr. Glenn Rothfeld’s Nutrition & Healing is intended to provide cutting-edge health information.
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I hope your belly—and your heart—is full from today’s festivities.

I’d like to cap it all off with some heartwarming news.

See, there’s a good reason why heart disease is the number one killer in America…

Because we’ve been treating it all WRONG!

Millions of Americans are being overprescribed drugs that are WRECKING our healthcare system (and your health!).

But today, we’re going to focus on something that can protect your heart WITHOUT the harmful effects…

One that will NOT do any damage to your wallet… or your body.

You see, a new study has just uncovered a “furry” way to SLASH your heart risk by a whopping 31 percentand this solution couldn’t feel more “warm and fuzzy”!

Doggone good way to protect your heart

A new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes revealed just how big of a role a dog plays in the recovery of heart attack and stroke patients.

Sound hokey?

Check this out…

Nearly 337,000 patients were followed for 11 years, and researchers found:

  • Dog ownership lowered the risk of death for heart attack patients by a stunning 33 percent.
  • The risk of death for stroke patients was lowered by 27 percent.

Meanwhile, living with a relative only lowered the risk of death after a heart attack by 15 percent. Similarly, stroke patients only had a 12 percent reduction if a spouse or child lived with them.

Surprisingly, you’re more likely to stay alive with man’s best friend by your side!

These results were confirmed in a second study researchers from the University of Toronto; scientists reviewed 3.8 million patients documented in 10 previous studies.

At the end, they found dog ownership lowered:

  • Death by ANY cause by 24 percent.
  • Death after a heart attack by 65 percent.
  • And dying of any cardiovascular cause by 31 percent.

Friends, these results are NOT surprising…

Previous research uncovering the lower cholesterol and blood pressure reports of dog owners.

See, most dogs need AT LEAST 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day – which adds up to 210 minutes each week. And most dog owners share that physically active time with their pets, leading to bigger health benefits!

But it’s important not to forget the biggest benefit of a dog is more mental than physical…

Over 40 percent of seniors experience loneliness daily, and having a pet is one way to shield yourself from those dreaded feelings.

Even if you don’t own a dog, or can’t, you can still experience the same health benefits these furry friends bring by:

  1. Volunteering at a local animal shelter. The Animal Humane Society is always looking for new volunteers. For more information, visit their website at https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/volunteer.
  2. Offering to walk a neighbor’s dog.
  3. Or even consistently visiting your family or friend’s dogs.
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