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%

What you need to know about inflammation to help prevent heart disease

At some point in our lives we will all suffer from inflammation and sometimes we don't even know it. Inflammation happens when our immune system responds to an infection, injury or disease. This process is important for good health because it helps our bodies heal. However, over time it has a negative effect and can … Continue reading What you need to know about inflammation to help prevent heart disease