May 2015

Quality Seafood for your Heart

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Many people think of seafood as a healthy source of protein, and while it’s true that fish is healthy, there is a drastic difference between wild-caught seafood and seafood raised on a farm. Not all seafood is tainted by dangerous levels of mercury, as some sources would have you believe. Certain species of seafood and fish like salmon, sablefish, sardines, scallops, prawns and crabs are inherently low in mercury levels. If you eat smaller, younger members of the predatory species, like halibut and albacore tuna, you are also at minimal risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set very conservative...

What is Metabolic Cardiology and Why Does it Matter?

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Metabolic cardiology is a new field of heart medicine that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases on a cellular level through biochemical methods which are native to your human body. This field ultimately aims for you to achieve optimum heart health by making sure your heart gets the nutrients it needs to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to fuel proper heart function. Without ATP, your heart cannot function at top capacity. Learn how to eat a diet that will help your heart get what it needs to flourish and thrive. You only get one heart in life: make...

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Hormones, Weight, and Heart Disease

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If you’re considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it’s vital to understand that while there are many benefits, there also exists certain risks, including an increased risk of developing cardiovascular problems and heart disease. HRT may reduce your occurences of hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal issues, such as dryness, itching and burning, and discomfort during intercourse. But the risks of HRT can include heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and the formation of blood clots. Know the risks before you commit to hormone replacement therapy and understand your options. There are four key hormones that influence weight loss. If theses four hormones...

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Mindful Eating for your Heart

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Mindful eating makes your food a much bigger part of life than you’ve probably been used to! Being mindful about the foods you put into your body can have positive impacts on your health and wellness. When you realize how what you eat affects you, everything you eat takes on more meaning. It’s possible for you to make decisions at every meal for the benefit of your heart. It’s just about learning how. Once you become educated, you can pick out the foods that are good for your heart and quickly spot the ones that are not. Once you make it...

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The Detox-Heart Disease Connection

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By feeding your heart right, you can potentially prevent becoming another victim of cardiovascular disease! It’s all about learning how to eat a healthy diet combined with a healthy lifestyle. If you can make getting the nutrients your heart needs a daily habit, you’ll quickly see the improvements in your health. Like any machine, your heart needs the right fuel for it to work properly! Each day is a new opportunity to make better, healthier choices about your diet, health and life. Today’s typical western diet is filled with toxic chemicals and poisons that can interfere with your heart’s ability to...

The Great Cholesterol Myth

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If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been taught that cholesterol is one of the main reasons people develop heart disease. You’ve probably also been led to believe that your cholesterol level is the only real indicator for a healthy heart. Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap. But did you know that without cholesterol, you would die? Cholesterol in of itself is vital for heart function. It’s only when your cholesterol levels get out of balance that there may become a problem. If your cholesterol levels are too high, you may develop life-threatening heart problems. Maintaining a healthy weight is one...

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Can Low Glycemic Intake Prevent Heart Disease?

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When you eat carbohydrates like breads and refined sugars, your body changes them into glucose. Glucose is the sugar used by your body for energy. If you eat too many simple carbs over a period of time, it can ultimately affect your body’s ability to control blood sugar. By using the glycemic index, you can get an idea as to how quickly your body turns a carbohydrate into glucose. The slower the better. The glycemic index allows you to pick healthier carbohydrates which don’t blitz your body and are less likely to threaten and disrupt its ability to process glucose....

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Wheat: Starvation Hero or Grim Reaper?

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Do you know why wheat is associated with heart disease? The complex carbohydrate in wheat is amylopectin A. Not only can it drastically increase blood sugar, even more than table sugar, but it can also lead to the growth of visceral fat, which contributes to heart disease. Wheat is found in many foods…but it’s not just wheat that threatens your health, other grains can pose various threats as well! Eating grains of any kind may increase your risk of cancers, autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, infertility, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, autism, depression and mental health issues, along with many forms of allergic reactions....

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