Supplements for high cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety

Did you know there are some herbs, vitamins, and minerals (supplements) that may help improve cholesterol, lower blood pressure and help with anxiety? In an article published by Harvard Medical School in September 2020, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and anxiety are three common conditions that are often treated with medications. In some cases, patients … Continue reading Supplements for high cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety

Benefits of indoor bike workouts

We all know the importance of cardiovascular exercise for overall fitness and heart health; it's also a great way to burn calories and strengthen the lungs and muscles. Using a stationary, often referred to as a "spin bike", provides and excellent aerobic workout while putting less stress on your joints. Let's explore some of the … Continue reading Benefits of indoor bike workouts

The best exercises for any age or fitness level

Are you looking for an exercise program but aren't sure what the best exercises are for your individual needs and perhaps the gym isn't right for you? There are several options that are great for overall health including weight management, improved balance, range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, and even help slow … Continue reading The best exercises for any age or fitness level

Ten foods that help lower cholesterol

Over the years many people see their cholesterol numbers increase; and, as we all know, higher cholesterol numbers can lead to heart disease. Specifically, its the LDL that is most harmful because it can build up in artery walls and trigger an inflammatory response that increases the risk of a heart attack. According to Dr. … Continue reading Ten foods that help lower cholesterol

How does exercise protect your blood vessels?

How does exercise protect blood vessels? Getting regular exercise (30 minutes per day, if your doctor approves) improves endothelial function; which is the thin layer of cells lining the inside of our blood vessels. When we exercise these cells produce nitric oxide which is necessary for keeping our blood vessels healthy. When we have insufficient … Continue reading How does exercise protect your blood vessels?

Walking is the best medicine, a doctor explains the importance of walking

This video is from Dr. Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project. He discusses the importance of walking and the many overall health benefits of walking each day. He also discusses the best time of day to walk; in the morning and again after eating a meal (typically dinner). This … Continue reading Walking is the best medicine, a doctor explains the importance of walking

Why magnesium is important for good health

Did you know magnesium is an essential mineral; playing a role in more than 300 enzyme reactions in our body? Some of these include muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure and supporting the immune system. Magnesium is one of seven essential macro-minerals that we need to consume in large amounts each day to help … Continue reading Why magnesium is important for good health

Studies indicate turmeric could reduce heart disease and cancer risk

If you've never used turmeric before, you may want to consider giving it a try. According to a 2012 study published in Nutrition Research, using turmeric daily was noticeably effective in increasing blood flow and artery dilation. In another study published in the National Library of Medicine; found that patients given turmeric after coronary artery … Continue reading Studies indicate turmeric could reduce heart disease and cancer risk

Consuming sugar-filled drinks increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Each year 17.9 million people die of cardiovascular disease; which are conditions affecting the heart and vascular system. Contributing factors are diet, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol. To combat cardiovascular disease, doctors try to help at risk patients avoid a metabolic disorder called dyslipidemia, which is an abnormal level of lipids in … Continue reading Consuming sugar-filled drinks increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Walking is great for weight loss and so much more!

We all know the benefits of getting in 30 minutes of exercise five days per week, but did you know walking is a great way to get in those 30 minutes and you might be surprised at all the other benefits of brisk walking. There are countless studies that show regular exercise is very good … Continue reading Walking is great for weight loss and so much more!

What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers

We all know cholesterol is something we need to pay attention to because it leads to cardiovascular disease but do you know what it is, do you know there are two types, why good cholesterol is important and how to control the bad? What is cholesterol and why is it important for good health? According … Continue reading What is cholesterol and tips for lowering your numbers

What is a plant-based diet?

Any diet or nutrition plan that focuses on plant-based whole-foods while eliminating processed foods, dairy and meats has been widely proven to improve overall health, especially cardiovascular health. What is a whole-foods plant-based diet? A plant-based diet has many definitions because it varies according to how much dairy or animal products an individual consumes along … Continue reading What is a plant-based diet?

Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!

In 2017 the American Heart Association published new blood pressure guidelines based on recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and nine other health organizations. The new guidelines "lower" the range of numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) from 140/90 to 130/80 for adults 65 and younger. That means, for those with … Continue reading Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!

Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

As many of you know, there has been more and more research to determine the benefits of reducing or eliminating animal protein and replacing it with plant-based protein; these new studies provided shocking results! How were the studies conducted and what were the results? The first study as conducted by Dr. Shan, at the Harvard … Continue reading Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%