7. May 2012 20:14
There is a difference between “good-fats” and “bad-fats”. Good fats are monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. You find these in salmon, avocados, walnuts, and vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, and olive oil. These fats lower your risk of heart disea... [More]
23. April 2012 15:30
If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may have prescribed a statin for you. Statins block a liver enzyme that helps create cholesterol. For many people, they are very effective in lowering that LDL number. But, according to Dr. Arthur Agatston, a preventative cardiologist, medicine alone w... [More]
21. March 2012 19:56
A women’s heart attack symptoms are different than the stereotypical description that we’ve heard of horrible stabbing pain in the chest, or the arm numbing, sweating, then falling to the floor.
A female nurse described her heart attack beginning on an evening with no... [More]
12. December 2011 05:58
Fish oil can help prevent inflammatory disease as well as good heart health. You can get the recommended amount if you eat fatty fish (high in omega-3) at least twice a week. Wild caught salmon, egg yolks, and grass-fed beef are good examples. It can also be found on some nut oils, vegetable oils, (... [More]
10. November 2010 11:08
Everyone wants to know why we spend so much money on health care in our country. Where do the costs come from? The following are just three examples from patient encounters I had just last week. Every week presents new examples, but the theme, unfortunately, never changes.
Patient A had a stent pla... [More]
3. November 2010 14:40
Too much of it creates one of the risk factors for high blood pressure. It’s loaded into processed foods because it helps lengthen shelf life. It also camouflages a lack of flavor in foods, or a lack of quality ingredients, so it is added in large amounts, especial... [More]
30. December 2009 16:33
OK. So the holidays were fun. And yummy. Really tasty. OK. I did put on a few extra pounds. Part of those changes are probably because of the eggnog and holiday cookies, but part of it could be that our bodies naturally change shape over time. Women, after 40, on average, los... [More]