Category - High Blood Pressure


11 Health Optimizers to Fine Tune Your Body: Part I

Many people know the things they need to do to keep healthy, but they just don’t do them. Remember, it is only by preparing and actively taking control of your health that you can stay well; believe me, it’s better to stay well than to get well. Today I want to share with you part …


Part I: Twelve Essential Tests for Menopausal Women

So many things are changing during perimenopause and perimenopause that it can be difficult to know what is normal and what is not. Every day can be a new experience – not necessarily a bad one. That is why it is so important to keep a close eye on your health. With so many years …


Heart Attacks in Women – What You Need To Know

I want to share this interview I did with Puja Mehta, a cardiologist at the Barbara Streisand Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Here she discusses heart attacks in women and what you need to know. Men and women have such different symptoms that many women don’t realize that symptoms like nausea or neck pain or indigestion could …


Americans Don't Know What To Do In A Medical Emergency

Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? What about some type of disaster? If you’re like half of Americans recently surveyed by Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation and reported by Mary Elizabeth Dallas, you don’t have a first-aid kit (44% don’t) or emergency supplies in case of a catastrophe (48%). That …


Sodas Increase Heart Attack, Diabetes

Sodas were again in the news and this time for increasing the risk of heart attack and diabetes. You can see my blog post about this on As you’ll see, cutting back on sodas or cutting them out altogether might be the most important health decision you make. Here is my video on sodas …


Menopause Brains Require Eating Healthy

If you really want a healthy brain in menopause and beyond, a recent study in the Neurology shows that you must eat healthy. It’s not just a single vitamin that causes brain power to dip to cognitive decline. Both good and bad brain health is caused in part by what you eat. The people in this …


OJ Keeps Strokes Away in Perimenopause & Menopause

New findings from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) found that citrus fruits, oranges and grapefruits in particular, lower stroke risk by 20% for women in perimenopause and menopause.  It seems the reason is flavanones, a subclass of flavonoids. These findings were published in the February 23 online issue in Stroke. The authors studied almost 70,000 …


Is Too Much Sugar Killing You?

I heard an excellent discussion today on WBUR/NPR regarding sugar and the affect it is having on our health. We are eating 30 times more sugar than our ancestors 100 years ago and 1/3 of our country is obese while another 1/3 is overweight. Is sugar the cause of chronic illness, heart disease, more cancer …


Just a little heart attack

I saw this video about heart attacks in women on YouTube.   Here is another great video to showcase heart attacks in women. Check it out. It could save your life. For more information on medical emergencies, read Save Your Life, What to do in a Medical Emergency and learn what is a medical emergency, …


Does Your Plate Look Like MyPlate?

As a child, I was extremely fat. At the ripe old age of 29 months, there was a front-page article about me in the Galveston Daily News: Mighty Mite – the fattest child in Galveston County. My grandparents thought a fat baby was a healthy baby. We now know a fat baby is often not …

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