heart disease

  • Fix Your Achy Breaky Heart

    The key to heart disease prevention lies in knowing its causes, your risks for developing it, then doing all you can to reduce those risks. These same steps that reduce heart disease risk also demonstrate success in reversing it—often completely. Yet for many Americans, heart disease seems to take them by surprise.

    Ways to care for your heart in order to prevent, and treat, heart disease.
  • The Ultimate Lifestyle Disease: Part 1

    Reviewing the list of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes (especially type 2, as it affects significantly more individuals) is mentioned prominently in literature presented on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) website. Shortly thereafter, readers are urged to change their lifestyle to reduce their risk of heart disease.

    New evidence gives hope, exposes limitations of conventional treatment of type 2 diabetes.
    By Craig Gustafson
  • Risk & Reward

    Every 20 seconds, your blood completes a cycle through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries), circulating through every tissue and organ in your body. At the center of this vital process beats the powerhouse that is your heart.

    Win the battle with heart disease by knowing your risks and taking responsibility for your condition.
    By Larry Trivieri JR.
  • Common Symptoms of Heart Disease

    The following warning signs are typical for heart disease. If you experience any of them, consult your physician immediately.

    By Larry Trivieri, JR
  • Are You At Risk for Heart Disease?

    If any of the following conditions apply to you, consult your physician as they can increase your risk of heart disease. You can also request various blood tests
    to get a more accurate picture of your risk.
    >You have a family history of heart disease
    >You are a smoker

    By Larry Trivieri, JR
  • Types of Heart Disease

    There are more than 50 different types of heart disease. The most common is coronary artery disease (CAD). Also known as coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease, CAD is characterized by hardening and narrowing of the arteries, which cuts off blood flow to the heart and can cause heart attack. Other common types of heart disease include:

    By Larry Trivieri, JR
  • Your Heart: An Overview

    Your heart is a hollow muscle, made of two pumps side by side. Each pump has two chambers: the atrium and the ventricle. Your heart is responsible for pumping blood (and oxygen and nutrients) to all parts of your body. Once the blood is ready to be re-oxygenated, it moves through your veins back to your heart, and then on to your lungs where it gets re-oxygenated.

  • What to Eat for Better Heart Health

    Eat This:
    >Wild-caught salmon and other cold-water fish
    >Lean cuts of lamb or skinless poultry
    >Free-range poultry, eggs
    >Spinach, romaine lettuce
    >Fresh, organic foods
    >Raw, organic butter
    >Beans, brown rice, quinoa
    >Olive or coconut oil

    By Larry Trivieri, JR
  • Electron Beam Tomography: The Safer Alternative to Angiograms

    Picture this scenario: You doctor calls you to discuss the results of the blood tests he ran for you to screen for heart disease. She tells you that your test results indicate that you might be at risk for heart disease and she would like to schedule you for a follow up procedure just to be safe.

    By Larry Trivieri, JR
  • The Silent Killer

    What you can do to prevent and reverse Heart Disease.
    By Larry Trivieri, JR