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Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Do you think the only people who can successfully meditate are Buddhist monks who sit on mountaintops? Do you think that because you have trouble shutting off your thoughts that you are a failure when it comes to the practice of meditation? If either of these ideas rings true for you, I have good news.…

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What Exactly Is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Have you ever been told to eat more healthy? Do you know what that means? Many don't and it really isn't their fault. We are bombarded every day with conflicting information and people are confused. I firmly believe that we shouldn't consume as much animal flesh as the Standard American Diet (SAD) contains. It isn't…

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Chock Full of Veggies Soup

I've mentioned many times before that my favorite appliance is my slow cooker. Many of my recipes may look the same but they are different. This one is very heart healthy with beans, mixed veggies and edamame. I didn't use many measurements as usual so use your judgment. This month is all about heart health…

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'Take It To Heart' Really Means Something

It's becoming more and more apparent that it's not only the physiological measures that impact the health of your heart. There's also a strong correlation between your emotional/mental health and your heart health. There are some new fields of study making their way into the area of heart health. Neurocardiology looks at the intersection of…

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What Do You Know About AFib?

What is AFib? AFib is short for atrial fibrillation, a condition that can cause an irregular and very rapid heart beat. While AFib itself may not be life threatening, it can lead to other conditions. It can cause blood clots in the heart, stroke, contribute to heart failure and other forms of heart disease. How…

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Have You Heard of SCAD?

In 2017, I was sitting in a meeting in the local hospital when I felt an unusual sensation in my chest. IT was a burning/tingling sensation and not really painful. As it began to radiate out to my shoulders, I started to think I might have a problem. I asked for help, got to the…

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