Heart Health Depends on

the Health of all your Systems


"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

The origin of diseases is being understood now due to basic homeostatic balance phenomenon in the body. Human beings constantly struggle against the changing environmental conditions to maintain optimum health. The human body depends on the continuous holistic interaction between internal and external factors. When this interaction is in a state of equilibrium, man enjoys health and when it fails, either due to internal deficiency or hostile environmental factors, the balance is disturbed and leads to disharmony and disease.

Your heart health is a combination of the health of your heart and your vessels (veins and arteries). Together this system works to deliver the essential nutrients, hormones, and gasses to the cells of your body. A healthy heart also removes the waste from the cells and transports it to the detoxification systems. Without a healthy heart, the individual and groups of cells in the body would not be able to carry out their function(s) properly.

Equally true, without a healthy immune system, digestive system, urinary system, detoxification system, etc., your heart health would be compromised too. It is these connections that we will focus on for holistic health.

You probably figured out that the water fountain uses the same water over and over again. The pump is like your heart, continuously pumping blood out. The bowl is like your vascular system (the tubes), since it holds the fluid. The bowl then delivers the fluid back to the pump so it can be sent back out once again.

First let's look at the core functions behind your heart health.


The main job of your heart and cardiovascular system is to pump blood out to deliver gasses, nutrients, and hormones to the other parts of the body.

The vascular system that holds the fluid is connected directly to the pump on both ends. The result is a pump that sends out fluid through tubes on one end and receives the same fluid on the other end. On one side, the fluid contains nutrients, gasses, and hormones. On the other side the fluid contains waste products. So where does the exchange of nutrients for waste happen?

The exchange of nutrients and waste happens in the capillary systems of the body. The capillary system is where arteries change into veins and where the fluid direction changes. The fluid starts by going away from the heart and to the cells. The pressure in the tubes (blood pressure), is what propels the fluid forward. At the capillary system it returns to the heart and away from the cells.

As mentioned above, the main job of your heart and cardiovascular system is to deliver gasses, nutrients, and hormones to the other parts of the body. So what happens when this process is impaired? In other words, when your heart health is compromised and unable to deliver these, what happens to the other systems?

The vessels in your cardiovascular system are like an interstate that transport all sorts of things along it path. Your immune system uses this interstate to send messages to other immune cells that can then track down invaders. Without this interstate your digestive system would be useless as the nutrients would never get delivered to the other areas of the body. Similarly waste products could not be transported out of the body and away from the cells of origin, without a pathway to travel on. The mind would be foggy and without focus, if it's needed fuel was not delivered.

These examples of interdependence could go on and on, but the bottom line is simple. The other systems of the body need a healthy heart for them to be healthy. If you took part in the experiment, you have a direct experience to remember this truth.

So what about the other systems? Does your cardiovascular system depend on your digestive system, immune system, and all the other systems in order to function properly as well? Absolutely. Without a healthy immune and digestive systems, your heart health would be compromised by excessive plaque (atherosclerosis), and poor rhythm. Without a healthy energetic system, the contraction of the pump would be insufficient and dull.