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 […]
Here is a list of some delicious foods that also support heart health! Do be sure that your oats are gluten-free, though 🙂
“The Guidelines May Kill You” Please read the attached article. Exciting is that more research is being conducted regarding cardiovascular health in women and more evaluation options are available. I’ve found Boston Heart is a great resource for my patients.
We are finding a number of health benefits to including avocados in our diet–just watch the calories! Read more here.
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!
This is a nice summary of heart-healthy foods–and I LOVE that they are pushing vegetables and fruits for our fiber intake instead of grains (don’t let their photo fool you–read the article!). To your health!!
Well, the research is preliminary, but it looks promising: a bergamot orange extract may help people control their lipid levels. Also remember that lipid levels are not the only factor to be assessing when considering heart health. Inflammation may be a much more important factor. If you have elevated lipids […]
If you have been diagnoses with high blood pressure, please include celery in your daily diet. About 1 cup of celery will start to reduce blood pressure in many cases after just a couple of weeks! Read more here.
We know that quitting smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to kick. But there are so many reasons to quit, and the benefits of quitting start quickly!! If you don’t feel ready to quit, join every quit-smoking program you can–birds of a feather!! 🙂 You’ll increase your chances […]
Here is another study showing low carbohydrate diet may provide greater weight loss and better heart health than a low fat diet. Include those healthy fats in your diet–avocados, butter from grass-fed cows, etc–and avoid grains and simple carbs!