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Laurel’s Journey: Holiday Update

November 27, 2016

A quick holiday hello as I race from one food-centric holiday to the next. I would be tempted to say this is a tough time to eat healthy. But let’s be honest—there’s always another holiday, another birthday, another special event, another reason to be tempted. We’ve definitely had our share of slips and falls this […]

Give your heart a rest for AFib Month

September 20, 2016

Sorry Portland, but while a fluttering heart could mean you’ve found your soulmate at long last, it might be a warning sign for a serious heart condition. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heartbeat that can indicate malfunction in the heart’s “electrical” system. It is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), affecting […]

Our Heart-Healthy Journey

May 19, 2016

This is the first part is series of guest posts by Laurel Rogers. Laurel is chronicling her family’s quest to eat a more heart healthy diet.  Can an average family make heart-healthy diet changes without going crazy? I wasn’t sure, but I set out to find out. It started innocently enough. I had an interview with […]

The vascular system is connected from your heart to your toes

April 18, 2016

Peripheral vascular disease, also known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is a blockage in the arteries connected to your legs and feet. This form of cardiovascular disease goes beyond the heart, but the vascular system is all connected. When people hear “vascular disease,” they typically think of coronary artery disease, or heart disease. But they’re […]

Going Tobacco-Free So Your Heart Breathes Easier

March 08, 2016

Smoking is a risk factor for many health problems, including the oft-mentioned lung cancer, and your heart is not immune. In fact, smoking has an immediate impact on your cardiovascular system. Your blood pressure increases and your ability to exercise decreases when you smoke. Smoking also increases your chance of blood clots, which can cause […]

Take the Leap: Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Heart

February 29, 2016

It’s one thing to call each February “Heart Month” and spend a little more time thinking about your heart and your risks for heart disease. It’s another thing to really make a commitment to changing your lifestyle so you can change your heart’s health. With leap year upon us, though, it seems like a great […]

Five Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day

February 25, 2016

As special and important as your heart is, it’s still a muscle. And like most muscles, you can exercise it and make it stronger and more fit. Even better, the physical activity that helps your heart beat better can also improve other heart risk factors like blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels. Putting […]

Getting at the Heart of Sleep Problems

February 23, 2016

It’s 2 a.m. and, once again, you find yourself awake, staring at a dark ceiling and wondering how you’re possibly going to face the day ahead if you can’t get back to sleep. A thousand worries fill your mind, and your partner is snoring away, blissfully unaware of your elbow prodding him or her to […]

Heart Healthy Sauce Recipes

February 16, 2016

Valentines. Candles. Home-cooked pasta. Stick to your heart healthy resolutions while enjoying some comfort food this weekend—or anytime. (bonus: these recipes are also vegan) Fettuccini Alfredo Sauce 1 cup water ¾ cup cashews 2 tablespoons brown rice flour 1 tablespoon McKay’s Chicken Seasoning 1 teaspoon yeast flakes ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder […]

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