Tag Archives: Heart Health

Matters of the Heart

by Allan Tomson In the article in last month’s Natural Awakenings, D.C. edition, the heart and its function were discussed. Following up this month is an exploration what can possibly go wrong, and what one can do to heal and nutritionally support one’s heart. The heart is a vital but delicate organ. The medical profession refers collectively to several different ... Read More »

Heart of a Woman

The Right Choices Keep It Strong  by Lisa Marshall Sometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in  Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to ... Read More »

Improving the Numbers of the Heart

by Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Every doctor visit generally requires a blood pressure check. Normal blood pressure is 120/80, but what do those number needs and why do we always have to get it checked? Blood pressure is essentially a ratio of the systolic and diastolic pressures in the heart. Systolic pressure is the arterial pressure while the heart is ... Read More »

Really Know Your Heart

by Allan Tomson The heart is a muscular pump that sits in the center of the chest within a protective sac called the pericardium. The heart is made up of four chambers: a right and a left atrium, which are the upper chambers and receive blood, as well as a right and left ventricle, which are the lower, more-muscular chambers ... Read More »

Recipes a Heart Will Love

Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack As a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat and sugar and high in ingredients that promote heart health, the following recipes are courtesy of Carol D’Anca, a board-certified nutrition practitioner and author of ... Read More »

Listening To Your Heart

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye,” said Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book, The Little Prince. The heart has its own intelligence, its own mind, and holds cellular memory. It is a conscious organ with its own endocrine system and nervous system. Our heart is the strongest electrical and magnetic ... Read More »