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Archive Category: Heart Health

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 🙂

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 regarding 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!

Heart-Healthy Food

August 4th, 2015

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!!

Bergamot to Replace Statins??

January 31st, 2015

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 (cholesterol) and/or heart disease or stroke in your family history, PLEASE call for an appointment. Advanced testing may offer specific ways to support your health and reduce your risks!!

Celery–To Reduce Blood Pressure

November 21st, 2014

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.

Quit Smoking–the Benefits Start Quickly!!

November 4th, 2014

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 of quitting and enjoy greater health!! Read more here.

Low Carb Beats Low Fat Diet

September 9th, 2014

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!

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