Heart Health Tip#4: Chill Out & Re-set Sundays!

As we close out heart health month, our topic is one we may or may not associate with heart disease and that is STRESS. A giant bundle of nerves surrounds our arteries and controls their ability to expand and relax as needed in order to keep blood flowing within the body. When we get stressed…

Heart Health Tip #3: Keep Potassium Up and Sodium Down

In order for our arterial cells to function properly, biochemical balance must be achieved. In order for our blood pressure to remain at proper levels, our sodium can’t be too high and our potassium can’t be too low. When the balance is out of whack, our blood pressure can get out of whack too. Most of us…

Heart Health Tip #2: Eat More Plants

Happy Valentine’s Day! Before you assume this post will be about the virtues of becoming a vegetarian and ditching all meat, hold on. I’m not a vegetarian, however, I have drastically increased the amounts of vegetables and plant-based foods that I am consuming  compared to foods that come from animals. My cardiovascular system appreciates it and…

Heart Health Tip #1:Eat the Right Fats & A Recipe

When it comes to heart health, eating the RIGHT fats are important. Some say it’s actually more important to focus on eating the right type of fat than worrying about the amount of fat. Like a high-end luxury automobile, we need to put the right kind of fuel and oils into our bodies to maximize…