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Archive Category: Heart Health

LDL–Not the Demon It is Made Out to Be

March 9th, 2017

While excessive levels of LDL (particularly certain fractions thereof) are associated with plaque formation, LDL is also necessary for transport of chemicals throughout the body, including your BRAIN! There are advanced labs that can be run to further assess lipids and their potential risks. And there is simple imaging to screen for plaque formation. The testing allows us to consider the best treatment approach, if any, per individual needs. Please read the attached article and schedule an appointment for testing. To your health!!

Green Tea for Artery Health

October 18th, 2016

New research is showing that drinking green tea may strengthen arteries. This means that there may be a reduced risk of aneurysm, a deadly condition. Green tea has also been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss! And it is delicious, too–my favorite is matcha tea.

Powdered Matcha tea

Powdered Matcha tea

How The Impact of Sugar Has Been Down-Played

September 14th, 2016

Sugar is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and more. One of my favorite recollections was in medical school when I was scanning the nutrition shelves. I flipped open an OLDĀ nutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the publication date, scratched my head, and read on, wondering what “artificial sweetener” this could be. It was CANE SUGAR!!Ā Please read the attached article and watch the Fed-Up movie.

Vitamin D

April 25th, 2016

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–get your Vitamin D levels checked. Low levels have been associated with increased risk of cancers (including breast, ovarian, colon and non-Hodgkins lymphoma), diabetes, multiple sclerosis and heart attacks as well as bone fractures. Read more in this attached article. Supplementing without testing may lead to levels too high, however. Insurance may not cover the cost of the testing–but your medical insurance does not have your health as their goal.

Childhood Stress and Hardening of the Arteries

April 5th, 2016

This is a concerning report: the potential association between CHILDHOOD stress and increased risk of arteriosclerosis as an adult. Then add in the tremendous school stress these teens are under and we have a recipe for health disaster. Please read.

To Your Heart Health!

April 4th, 2016

I’ve been using Boston Heart testing on patients who are at risk of heart disease–either due to their own medical conditions or family history or both. The test results can provide guidance for treatment plans and also help patients understand additional risks that may be at play. In addition, Boston Heart provides lifestyle support to help my patients achieve their goals. Check out this video–and schedule an appointment to see if such testing could benefit you. To your health!!

Foods for Heart Health

March 4th, 2016

Here is a list of some delicious foods that also support heart health! Do be sure that your oats are gluten-free, though šŸ™‚

Women and Heart Disease

February 9th, 2016

“The Guidelines May Kill You” Please read the attached article. Exciting is that more research is being conducted regardingĀ cardiovascular health in women and more evaluation options are available. I’ve found Boston Heart is a great resource for my patients.

Salute to Avocados

December 22nd, 2015

We are finding a number of health benefits to including avocados in our diet–just watch the calories! Read more here.

Heartburn Medication Linked with Heart Attacks

August 21st, 2015

If you are taking medication for heartburn, you may be at increased risk of having a heart attack. Please read the attached article. AND call for an appointment–there are many natural treatments for heartburn and reflux!

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