We've all heard the English proverb, "Birds of a feather flock together", meaning that people that are like-minded and of similar character often associate with each other. That parallel crosses into food habits and like we've previously shared, friendships and family can impact your waistline. Depending on the relationships people have with food, who you… Continue reading Birds of a Feather. . .Eat Together?
Last week we talked about cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) prevention, risk factors, and treatments. High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors of CVDs. Studies have shown that high BP is an important risk factor for heart failure, atrial fibrillation, chronic kidney disease, heart valve diseases, aortic syndromes, and dementia, in addition to… Continue reading Best Practices for Using At-Home Blood Pressure Monitors
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to degenerate and die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person's ability to function independently. What causes Alzheimer's disease? Like all types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is caused by… Continue reading What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
For many people, a diet that helps prevent heart disease may sound like a guarantee that the food will be bland, flavorless, and dull. Delicious food doesn't have to be full of fat, sodium, sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients in order to be flavorful. On the contrary- knowing how to combine flavors, how to bring… Continue reading Foods That Help Prevent Heart Disease
Could it be a heart attack? Sound crazy? It’s not, because heart attacks are often just the feeling of unease, heartburn, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, neck, back or jaw pain. Not always the classic left-sided crushing chest pain that radiates into the left arm- symptoms we’ve seen on TV. Women, men and some underlying… Continue reading Knowing These Symptoms Of A Heart Attack Could Save A Life