Heart Health

Cooking to Prevent Heart Disease

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  Did you know that a lot of what you do during your food preparation may be contributing to the development of cardiovascular disease? The western diet uses many ingredients and methods which are just not conducive to good heart health. But getting healthy is something you don’t have to do alone. Nothing bonds a family like getting healthier together by eating meals made right at home from quality ingredients prepared using proven methods. When you cook, ingredients matter, not only for the particular dish, but for your health, as well When you cook for your family, you probably only...

Top Measures of Heart Health

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Sedentary lifestyles are perhaps the biggest culprits in the cardiovascular disease epidemic. Getting some exercise can help you reduce your chances of developing heart disease. Eating right, not smoking and keeping your weight within a healthy range are all crucial factors as well, but exercise helps your body stay at a healthy weight while improving the function of many of the vital systems in your body. You don’t have to be a marathon runner. A walk around the neighborhood can reduce your health risks a little bit every day! Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today. But there’s...

Anxiety, Depression and Heart Disease

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Did you know that there is a connection between mental health issues and cardiovascular problems? While you may not imagine your heart can suffer from mental illness, you would be surprised at just how connected the two are! Your activity level and stress level are both affected by how you handle life’s highs and lows, which can often include feelings of both anxiety and depression. How your body is affected by these factors isn’t limited to your mental and emotional state, but also your physical well being, including the health of your heart. When you’re suffering from mental illness, your body...

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The Gut-Heart Connection

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Did you know your heart health is directly linked to what goes on in your gut? If your gut biome is out of balance, it can cause your heart to experience problems. The flora inside your gut need to be kept in balance so the good outnumbers the bad. A lot of your gut health is determined by what you eat every day. Certain foods are great for keeping your gut in a healthy state of balance while others are not. It’s vital for you to learn what foods to eat regularly to help maintain a healthy gut. Your body’s...

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Adrenal & Thyroid-Heart Connection

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  Like many people, you may think that all you need to worry about when it comes to the health of your heart is your cholesterol levels, your weight, how much exercise you get and smoking. But there are other factors that affect your heart. Perhaps most overlooked is your stress level. Your stress level, or perhaps more importantly, how you handle your stress level, is just as important for maintaining a healthy heart. Unmanaged stress can do severe damage to your heart over time. Find ways to manage your stress level in a positive way or your health will suffer...

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An Elimination Diet for your Heart

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Learn how to identify what allergenic foods you’re eating every day and eliminate them from your diet! To understand the harmful effects of certain foods on your body, you first need to have an understanding of allergenic foods, and replace them with healthier options. Some people have more serious reactions to allergenic foods than others. So much of our standard western diet is allergenic, it can be hard to avoid harmful foods. Want to feel 20 years younger? Are you experiencing achy joints, irritability, inflammation, fatigue, weight gain or brain fog? Even worse, are you experiencing all of these chronic symptoms?...

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Sexual Function & Your Heart

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It’s important to understand the benefits of a healthy sex life for abundant health, and in particular the benefits of sex for healthy heart function. Sex and heart health go hand in hand–a healthy heart improves sexual health and vice versa. Life is short. Don’t miss out on a healthy sex life because your heart is not functioning at top performance! You may be able to improve your overall sexual function by eating certain foods to get the right nutrition for sexual health. Foods that contain higher concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are essential for cellular diffusion and brain and nerve...

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Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Prevent CVD

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If you currently have (or are at risk of developing) heart disease or any cardiovascular problems, it’s possible to reverse your condition by adopting a healthy lifestyle and eating a heart healthy diet. It’s just a matter of deciding to make the changes necessary for success! Cardiovascular problems develop because of a combination of unhealthy factors and behaviors you can control. Smoking, unhealthy weight, a diet high in unhealthy cholesterol, and a lack of proper exercise can all contribute to heart disease. It may not be easy and you may have to get some help tuning up your heart, but you...

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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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