A new study has shown that city dwellers are exposed to billions of air pollutants that can result in early and significant damage to their heart. Some of the air pollutants are so tiny they are nano-particles. They can penetrate deep into your organs and tissues, causing inflammation and tissue damage. Most harm appears to occur to the muscles that cause your heart to pump. Frighteningly, even children’s hearts can be affected.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 90 percent of the world’s population lives with toxic air. They have declared this a “public health emergency”. Most of the air pollution comes from vehicle and aeroplane emissions, as well as industry. Earlier studies have shown the same nano-particles can be found in the brain, and have been strongly linked to Alzheimer’s disease. According to the study authors, “For really young people, the evidence is now of very early stage damage both in the heart and the brain. We have a likely candidate able to access both organs, with the pathological evidence to show damage is happening.”

It is well known that what you inhale has the potential to harm nearly every organ and cell in your body. As tiny particles are inhaled, they move into your bloodstream and are transported around your body. This current study is the first one to link air pollution directly to heart disease. According to the authors, “Putting an abundance of iron-rich nano-particles right into the sub-cellular components of the heart’s muscle tissue, that's not where you want them to be sitting. They are inside the mitochondria, which are damaged and appear abnormal. Mitochondria are your energy source, making sure your heart pumps effectively.”

This can be quite depressing news, depending on where you live. If you are lucky enough to have a yard, planting a garden will help, because the plants remove a lot of pollutants from the air. Keeping some indoor plants will also help to keep your air cleaner. It is also vitally important to have a healthy liver, as your liver is supposed to detoxify your bloodstream of chemicals you are exposed to. If your liver can eliminate the chemicals quickly and efficiently, they will do less harm to your body. I have formulated Livatone Plus to contain the clinically effective dose of the herb silymarin, plus selenium, glutathione, and other nutrients to make your liver a more powerful detoxifier.

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.