What is a Heart-Healthy Diet?

By Carolyn Burris, MS, Nutrition of Forum Health Knoxville My hope is that I will encourage you to be your own best health advocate on what you should eat. One word I want you to consider while reading this article is indoctrination.   As I research and study the many recommendations… low carb, paleo, low […]

How Heart Disease Affects Women and Why Hormones Can Help

By Staff of Forum Health Akron Most people think of February and think of Valentine’s Day (except those of us in Northeast Ohio who think snow and cold!). In the medical community, we also think of the heart…but the actual organ. Cardiovascular disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women, causing one out of three […]

5 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

By Staff of Forum Health Rochester Hills Eating a healthy diet can help improve your cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease. Follow these tips for a heart-healthy diet.   Avoid unhealthy fats and cholesterol. When reading nutrition labels, pay attention to trans fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol content. Saturated fat should make up no […]

Loving Your Heart to Great Health!

By Staff of Forum Health Clarkston Heart Health! We all know that our heart sustains our life, as much as the breath, but oftentimes we take its inherent beating rhythm for granted.   We may choose lifestyles that negatively impact our hearts vital functioning. In doing so, we run the risk of developing significant cardiovascular […]

Women and Heart Health

By Staff of Forum Health Clarkston The most common cause of heart attacks in women is coronary artery disease, a narrowing of one or more of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.  This narrowing is due to the formation of plaque in the arteries.  Plaque is thick, waxy, yellowish substance consisting […]

Dark Chocolate Walnut Protein Cookies

These heart healthy dark chocolate chip cookies are high in fiber and low in carbs. Each cookie contains 2g of blood sugar stabilizing protein and 4g of anti-inflammatory fats, both of which help to protect against heart disease.  (4g net carbs each!) Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 cup monk fruit […]

Cardiovascular Risk Linked to Inflammation

by Dr. William Epperly, Forum Health Bloomingdale A few years ago I attended an amazing 2-day preceptorship on cardiovascular disease detection and prevention. Have you ever tried drinking from a fire hose? That is what this conference was like! There were around 40 of us from all around the country gathered together at a downtown […]