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10 Strategies to reduce blood pressure

10 Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Blood Pressure

Manage Stress: Stressors are inevitable but how we manage that stress is what’s important. Think about your own individual triggers for stress and think about what you can avoid. Practice saying “no” and avoiding overwhelming

Monitor Your Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure and How to Manage It

In honor of World Hypertension Day on May 17, we want to focus on the importance of blood pressure awareness, as high blood pressure is a root cause of heart and brain disease. The blood

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The Power of Body Composition Scans: Personalizing Your Path to Optimal Health

In the realm of health and fitness, the journey to optimal well-being is marked by a multitude of factors beyond the “overall weight” number on the scale. Enter body composition scans — a tool that

Keeping your heart healthy and your body feeling good starts with understanding the roles and factors that vary between the sexes.

Protecting Women’s Hearts: A discussion of a gender specific dynamics of heart health

Cardiovascular Disease, which includes both heart attack and stroke, remains the number one cause of death in Women in the United States. In fact, more women die from heart disease and stroke than the subsequent

Knowing Complexities of HDL Cholesterol And Its Effects On Health

Navigating the Complexity of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

A correlation between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and the risk of dementia has become a focal point for research and a topic of casual conversation due to widespread interest and recent publications in mainstream

The Effects Of Sexual Health On Heart Health

Exploring the Intimate Link Between Women’s Sexual Health and Heart Health

There has been growing recognition of the interconnectedness between various aspects of women’s health. One particularly intriguing area of research that has emerged is the intricate relationship between women’s sexual health and their cardiovascular well-being.

Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Recipes

Pink Beet Hummas

Pink Beet Hummus

This hummus is loaded with healthy fats, high-protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber — and is easy to make! Pair it with cut veggies or gluten-free crackers for a satiating snack on the go. Directions: In a

Discover a delicious and nutritious green smoothie recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and boost your health. Try it today!

Monika’s favorite Green Smoothie

In a blender cup, add: 1 large handful of spinach, kale or mixed smoothie greens ½ banana, frozen ½ cup frozen mango chunks 1 tablespoon almond butter ¼ cup collagen powder (20 grams protein!) ½

Protein Plate

Protein: How much do you really need?

By Monika Jacobson, RDNDirector of Lifestyle Health One of the most frequent questions I hear from patients is, “How much protein do I need?” Many people have heard conflicting and confusing recommendations related to protein

Natural Aphrodisiacs With Balsamic Chicken And Figs

Natural Aphrodisiacs: Balsamic Chicken with Figs

In the spirit of February and Valentine’s Day we are focusing on aphrodisiac foods! Do they really work to increase libido and help “set the mood?” When looking at the nutritional content of proclaimed aphrodisiacs,

Heart Healthy Recipe for Soda Water And Bitters

Soda Water & Bitters

This no-frills mocktail matches the appearance of a whiskey cocktail such as an Old Fashioned without the sugar or booze. Try different flavors of bitters to switch up the taste profile! Ingredients: 4 oz soda

Grapefruit Thyme Sparkler Recipe For Heart Health

Grapefruit Thyme Sparkler

Adapted from The Mindful Mocktail Makes 1 full mocktail with enough honey thyme syrup for 4 mocktails Looking for a non-boring way to spice up your Friday night without the hangover or sugar bomb of