(Natural News) Nearly half of all adults in the United States are facing heart disease. Consistently ranked as the number one cause of death, over 600,000 people die from some form of cardiovascular disease every year. Heart and cardiovascular issues are plaguing the country, and the world. The number of people affected by heart disease goes up every year — largely thanks to unhealthy lifestyle choices and the sugar-laden, nutritionally bereft Standard American diet. Yet, the solution to heart disease most patients are offered is pharmaceuticals.