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You Had a Heart Attack, Now What?

After a heart attack, it’s normal for many to fall into major depression. They will recognize their frailty for the first time. And the church of meds and doctor visits only adds to feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, for many of us, a myocardial infarction is a call to our health. A signal that something major happened, […]

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The Low-Fat Diet Myth

Fortunately, this particular myth has been addressed enough that many of our clients know that the type of fat or oil they consume is more important than the quantity. The low-fat diet myth perhaps originated from good outcomes when people cut out the most unhealthy and, at the time, most ubiquitous fats. Healthy Fats We […]

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Reversing Atherosclerosis

Is it possible to reverse atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries or anywhere else in the body? This topic, often called plaque regression, deserves an overview for anyone considering any Heart Health intervention. Atherosclerosis – The Approach It’s fair to say that if you are past your teenage years, you will have some atherosclerosis. This is […]

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Understanding Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, or plaque, is the process in which the arteries in the body become narrowed. Unstable plaque can sometimes rupture and lead to blood clots which cause a heart attack. In nerd speak, atherosclerosis is referred to as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Understanding Plaque and Angina Symptoms It’s normal for patients to have some plaque […]