It's been a while since I've been here but I thought now is a good time to resume my blog. Today is February 1st, which is the beginning of a month that has great meaning for me.
In September 2017, I suffered a heart attack caused by a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. After recovering from my ordeal, I found my people. I was already a health and nutrition coach but this experience helped me to narrow my focus. Now I work with people for whom I can do the most good.
One of the ways I help is by being a WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. In that role, I speak to groups about women and our unique challenges around heart health.
Did you know this?
Do you know how common heart disease is among women? One in three will develop heart disease and one in four will die from it. But a woman is seven times more likely to be sent home from the emergency room while having a cardiac event than a man is. Pretty scary, right?
Here's some good news
The good news is that 80% of heart disease is preventable through lifestyle and nutrition changes. Simple shifts to your mindset, your nutrition, your lifestyle, your emotional well-being and your self-care routine, can change the course of your health in very positive ways.
Stay tuned for more information about heart health as the month progresses, and take care of your heart so it can take care of you.
I help women living with or at risk for developing heart disease or other chronic illness that we can manage through lifestyle and nutrition changes. Have you been told that you are on the verge of developing heart disease, or diabetes, or another lifestyle related condition? If so, let's chat. For a free consultation with me, click here.