Undiagnosed Heart Conditions

You’ve heard the news stories – young, healthy adults dying suddenly due to an undiagnosed heart condition.  Estimates suggest that 3.7 million Americans have an undiagnosed heart condition. Heart conditions can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or physical fitness, and can get better or worse as we age. Heart screenings can be life saving…. Read more »

Krill Oil Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Recent research published in Nutrition Research found that krill oil supplementation lowers triglyceride levels in adults with borderline high or high levels by more than 10 percent. Scientists concluded that krill oil is effective in reducing the risk of heart disease. Heart disease refers to a number of problems affecting the heart and blood vessels in… Read more »

“C” Heart Health Improvement

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that’s readily available in many fruits and vegetables.  Vitamin C is rapidly finding new applications in heart health improvement by protecting against endothelial dysfunction, reducing high blood pressure, and the blood vessel changes that precede heart disease. Oranges are often the popular choice for vitamin C, but they aren’t… Read more »

Energy Drinks and Your Heart

If you find yourself resorting to energy drinks for that afternoon slump, you may want to think again.  A recent study has found that consuming multiple energy drinks on a regular basis can increase your risk of abnormal heart rhythm and raise blood pressure levels. If you already have a heart condition, you need to be… Read more »

Heart Healthy Living

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, but did you know that it is both preventable and controllable?  You can work your way toward heart healthy living one step at a time. What is heart disease? The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type… Read more »

Lose Weight and Prevent Heart Disease

Some health conditions and lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and losing any excess weight you may have. Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthy meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure… Read more »

Krill for Your Heart

The Omega 3 fatty acids found in krill oil have been shown to support healthy blood pressure and heart rhythm, plus long-term heart health. For optimizing healthy cholesterol and decreasing triglycerides, research suggests krill oil is the way to go. A 12-week study published in the journal Lipid Technologylooked at 120 people with high cholesterol… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack Death with CoQ10

A recent study of heart attack victims found protective effects of the over-the-counter nutritional supplement, CoQ10. According to the research, CoQ10 can reduce a person’s risk of dying from heart failure by half and should be added to standard treatments for heart attack victims. Researchers performed a multi-center, randomized, double-blind trial with 420 patients from around… Read more »

Five Heart Healthy Foods

Eating a heart healthy diet isn’t as hard as you might think.  Start by filling your plate with tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Increase your fiber intake and eat fish a couple times a week.  Limit saturated and trans fats as well as salt.  Certain foods have been shown to improve your heart health.  Adding… Read more »

Crash Course in Heart Disease

February is American Heart Health Month.  Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States?  How much do you actually know about heart health and heart disease?  Read our crash course and learn more. The heart is like any other muscle in the body… Read more »