Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that one out of every four deaths is due to heart disease. There are multiple reasons that heart disease is such a problem in America, largely due to the popularity of fast foods and processed foods. As a society, Americans […]

How Diet and Exercise Affect High Blood Pressure

After being diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are two things that your doctor will mention, other than possible medication. These two things are diet and exercise. Diet and exercise are pretty typical factors when it comes to many health conditions, and for good reason. Both of these factors make a huge impact on your […]

Hearty Breakfasts with Heart Disease

You have no doubt heard the popular saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Well, what you have heard is true. Breakfast is an especially important meal because it starts your whole day, fills your tummy, and stabilizes your blood sugar after a long night of not eating. Breakfast can also […]

High Blood Pressure Adjustments to Favorite Recipes

One of the first things that people think about when they are diagnosed with high blood pressure is: “What can I eat”? The answer is actually pretty simple, but can seem complicated in the beginning. You can still eat lots of things, including your favorite recipes; you just have to make the recipes healthier. Yes, […]

Meal Planning Priorities to Control Cardiovascular Disease

So much of your health comes down simply to what you eat. Proper meal planning can help you to keep better track of what you eat and ensure the healthiest choices. When building a meal plan, especially for a diet to control cardiovascular disease, there are some priorities that can help to make your plans […]

Cholesterol Guidelines

Watching your cholesterol is perhaps one of the most important factors in protecting yourself against cardiovascular disease. Getting your cholesterol levels checked regularly and following an appropriate diet and medication schedule is a crucial step for a healthy lifestyle.   Typically, it is recommended that all adults have their cholesterol levels checked once every five […]

Renal Diabetes Cardiac Diet Plans and Goals You Can Live With

Did you know that type 2 diabetes and hypertension are the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (otherwise known as kidney failure) in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seven out of ten new cases of renal disease in the U.S. are the direct result of diabetes or […]

Have You Started To Feel Like You are on Trial?

I felt that way yesterday, and it made for a day of reflection about priorities and prejudices. Yesterday, I was called for jury duty.  If you don’t know what that is, here is a reference.  In our lifetimes, we have a lot of choices and experiences, and a lot of those shape the way that […]