Keeping the Heart Healthy

Keep your ticker tocking and in tip-top shape with these heart healthy tips! Many forms of cardiovascular and heart disease are preventable by following a healthy diet and lifestyle. Read the research behind the correlation between lifestyle habits and disease and then find out what you can do to keep your heart healthy! Also find tips on increasing your good cholesterol, lowering bad cholesterol, foods to eat and avoid, stress reducers and more!                             

Learn How to Raise HDL Levels

Having higher levels of HDL, the “good” form of cholesterol, is just as important to the health of your heart as having low LDL cholesterol. Discover how to raise HDL levels naturally through lifestyle changes.

Cardiac Nuclear Stress Test – An Overview

The cardiac nuclear stress test measures how well the heart is functioning by imaging blood flow to the heart muscle during rest and during exercise. A radioactive dye is injected into the blood stream and a scanner monitors the dye as it circulates through the heart.

A Vegan Diet for Heart Disease

Adopting a vegan diet for heart disease can be useful both in prevention and control. Vegans have a lower intake of saturated fat and a higher intake of fiber, leading to lower cholesterol levels. Increased intake of folic acid may also help prevent heart disease.