Category: Heart Disease
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No. Please, no more. Beloved celebrities Carrie Fisher, Florence Henderson, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds, and Alan Thicke have died over the past several weeks due to heart-related disease. Their untimely deaths prompt me to share information about a simple, non-invasive, and inexpensive test that may save your and your loved ones’ lives. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart failure, is the leading global cause of death, according to the American Heart Association. CVD accounts for more than 17.3 million deaths worldwide. And about one of every three deaths in the United States is attributable to CVD. Unfortunately, the CVD death rate is […]

Beloved TV icon mom Florence Henderson passed away unexpectedly on America’s Thanksgiving holiday on November 24, 2016. Only three days before her death she enthusiastically cheered her “Brady Bunch” daughter, Maureen McCormick, as she competed in another iconic TV show, “Dancing With The Stars (DWTS).” As a member of the studio audience for the DWTS season finale, Florence–at today’s relatively young age of 82– appeared to be healthy, sporting an ivory turtleneck and flashing her famous smile to the cameras. Six years earlier, at the age of 76, Florence herself competed in Season 10 of DWTS. Florence Henderson’s untimely death […]

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Are you standing on the cliff of heart disease? If you enjoy adequate vitamin D in your body, your risk of heart disease may be reduced. But are you aware of the benefits of vitamin D’s essential partner, vitamin K2? This little-known nutrient may play a role in whether or not you develop heart disease. Vitamins D and K2 partner to build and maintain strong bones and teeth as well as fight heart-related diseases. Vitamin D regulates calcium absorption in the intestines to maintain strong bones and dental health. However, once calcium enters the blood stream, vitamin D transfers the […]

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The month of October typically evokes pleasant thoughts about seasonal changes, upcoming holidays, and family gatherings…about enjoying quality of life. October also is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of a disease that adversely affects the quality of lives of millions of women, their families, and friends around the world.* Many women truly fear breast cancer. Unfortunately, their trepidation is well justified. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. This devastating disease annually steals the lives of hundreds of thousands of women, according to the World Health Organization. When hearing the words “breast […]