When I was growing up in Georgia, my mother put meatloaf on the table all the time. We ate burgers and hot dogs like everybody else and didn’t think anything about it. I don’t remember ever eating fish at our house. This was before we had all the studies about the negative effects of cholesterol, … Continue reading Why I went plant-based and why my patients should too
Lori Johnson knew she’d been feeling tired — even more tired than usual — coupled with a tough time getting adequate sleep. Her doctors had previously told her she may have congestive heart failure, but she didn’t fully appreciate what that meant until one day at work in 2012. “Call 911,” the 54 year old told … Continue reading Woman’s heart valve surgery a life-changing experience
Adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a dramatic effect on risks and complications of heart disease and diabetes. This includes losing weight, quitting smoking, eating healthier and exercising. Reducing your body weight by 5 to 7 percent reduces long-term complications of heart disease and diabetes in every race and ethnicity. For diabetic patients, a … Continue reading Want to lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes?