Take the Pressure Off

I had the privilege of meeting Elijah Saunders, M.D., when I did some work for the Association of Black Cardiologists. I will never forget that meeting. I learned about him when I was a student and had heard of his work in hypertension. Since May is National Stroke Awareness and High Blood Pressure month, I […]

Change Your Choices Change Your Life: It’s Heart Month

Heart disease is the the leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) about 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year; over half of that number die from  coronary heart disease, which is the most common form of heart disease; coronary heart disease costs the U.S. $108.9 BILLION […]

Heart of the Matter: Instead of Meat

If you or someone you know has made the decision to eat less meat or no meat as a way to address  heart disease risk,  you may be wondering what to eat instead of meat. Here are some great recipe ideas (as promised) to help in the transition. And remember, you will NOT have to […]

The Heart of the Matter: Choices

July is always a good month for me. I get to celebrate another year of health after a breast cancer diagnosis.   This year is my 19th year. AND, I get to celebrate my marriage to my lifelong love and partner, my husband Eddie. This is year 31. I am so thankful! While I always […]

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Heart disease is the #1 killer in this country, but it really doesn’t have to be. There are so many things that you have the power over that can reduce your risk and reverse the symptoms/complications, if you make the right choices. But we’ll get to that in another blog. Today, I want you to […]