155 Items Tagged

heart disease

6 Natural Ways To Reduce Cholesterol

Elevated cholesterol increases the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. It's currently recommended that total blood cholesterol (your "bad"...

Michael T. Murray
May 17 2013

Why Yoga & Heart Rate Are So Important: A Cardiologist Explains

We come to our mats for different reasons, and hopefully we walk away from a practice with greater awareness, greater compassion, and more focus. If...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
May 7 2013

I Didn't Trust My Doctor (But I Was A Terrible Patient)

For years, I hid behind the knowledge that three of my grandparents lived into their 90s, eating pretty much anything they wanted. No way was I going...

Ian Welch
April 23 2013

Does Cholesterol Really Cause Heart Disease?

When I say the word "cholesterol" what do you think? Most people think in terms of heart disease. We're taught to believe that cholesterol is the...

Is Eating Red Meat Dangerous? A Cardiologist Explains

During my cardiology training in the 1980s, I remember Dr. William Roberts, a world renowned cardiac pathologist, pounding the desk saying, “We kill...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 16 2013

Is Your Breakfast Killing You?

As a cardiologist, I've seen young and old people suffer tragic illnesses and even death too many times in the past 20 years.

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 18 2013

Why I'm A Vegan: A Cardiologist Explains

Years ago when I was a resident physician, I read Diet for A New America by John Robbins and chose to practice a vegan diet as the core of my health...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 12 2013

Why Stress Is A Big Deal, And How You Can Cope

A stress is any stimulus that requires your body to respond or adapt. Although in certain situations stress can be good (resulting in improved focus...

Dr. Peter J. Braglia
March 8 2013

4 Diets That Are Scientifically Proven To Help Your Heart: A Cardiologist Explains

With heart disease as our Public Enemy Number One, you'd think it would be easy to choose a style of eating that promotes healthy arteries and freedom...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 7 2013

New Study Links Processed Meats To Early Death

A new study of half a million people has found that eating too much processed meat can lead to an early death.

March 7 2013

Why Saunas Are Great For Your Heart: A Cardiologist Explains

Can one of the hottest treatments to heal the heart be heat itself? 

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 28 2013

10 Essential Nutrients For Heart Health

Did you know that the average adult heart beats 72 times a minute,100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year, and 2.5 billion times during a...

Amy Myers, M.D.
February 15 2013

Do You Really Need Medication To Lower Your Cholesterol?

Cholesterol lowering medication is the top-selling prescription drug in this country. Somehow, everyone has ended up on these drugs.

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
February 7 2013

How Yoga Is Saving My Life After a Heart Attack

“Mr. Bicking, you had a heart attack.”

Gary Bicking
November 15 2012

5 Ways to Eliminate Stress

Given our society's technological advancements, one would think our lives would be stress-free. Vehicles or bikes take us everywhere. Microwaves help...

Kristen Peters
October 10 2012