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Part 1: Straight to the Heart

By Malia Curran, February 5, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Malia Curran
How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease? Why is chronic inflammation often the heart of the matter? Get answers to these questions and more as you learn about specific nutrients, food and daily habits to help keep your heart healthy. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Boston region.

 

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monique gordon says ...
Sustainable green living: 1. ordor absorber for bathroom-Save peelings from orange and lemon rinds and place in ceramic dish. 2. Use water left on dining table to water plants 3.Clean refrigerator, food cases with lemon juice and baking soda
02/07/2008 11:00:38 AM CST
mod*mom says ...
i really appreciate this information about protecting the cardiovascular system + that it's a leading killer of women. i am recovering from acute congestive heart failure caused by a new breast cancer drug. it damaged my heart so badly i wasn't going to need a heart transplant soon, but i wouldn't qualify for a heart, because of the cancer diagnosis. luckily, when they stopped the drug, my heart did recover slowly to almost average. so i know from experience you can't do much of anything without a strong heart.
02/10/2008 11:56:22 PM CST
antonina says ...
Wow! That was a lot of information! I knew about the healthy eating and and about keeping active but I didn't know about all the things I should and could be takeing to help ensure that my heart is healthy. Great pod cast! Thank you.
02/11/2008 8:23:17 AM CST
Jana Sterling says ...
Thank you for this information. My father-in-law just suffered a major heart attack, and it was a huge wake up call for the entire family. This podcast offered the perfect guidance on lifestyle changes we should incorporate now!
02/11/2008 5:58:58 PM CST
kay massingill says ...
I am a wife AND a daughter of heart attack survivors. I am also a RN so this info was great to listen to.
02/11/2008 6:04:38 PM CST
sherri says ...
That was a lot of great information. I finished thinking of all the ways I could benefit from the knowledge I gained.
02/11/2008 10:24:01 PM CST
kate5405 says ...
I enjoyed this podcast and will be watching for Part 2. I was glad to hear I had been doing some healthy things--taking vitamins, eating better, and getting more exercise.
02/12/2008 12:41:39 AM CST
kate5405 says ...
I forgot to indicate I was directed to this site by modmom.blogspot.com
02/12/2008 12:43:34 AM CST
Angela M says ...
Wonderful podcast. This is something will positively benefit my life as I am at high risk for heart disease since it runs so rampant through my father's family. I'm often overwhelmed, so I know I need to take small steps to a better, healthier lifestyle. Thanks so much!
02/12/2008 6:40:47 AM CST
Mandy El Halta says ...
I thought this was really informative and not to overwhelming. Sometimes these topics can just make you depressed and you are to overwhelmed to change. This was great in giving important information in a simple way that made me want to be better and do better.
02/12/2008 12:06:33 PM CST
Stephanie says ...
Thsi was very informative, thanks for bringing this to peoples attention
02/12/2008 1:53:55 PM CST
Shelly says ...
Great information presented in a helpful way. My family has a history of heart disease and as a woman I am concerned about how to better take care of myself.
02/12/2008 2:29:02 PM CST
Cindi Hoppes says ...
Hello, Your three podcasts were very easy for listening and comprehending. On the first one, I liked all the information on reducing inflammation in the body! The second podcast made a great point about treating exercise seriously and scheduling your times to exercise! Thirdly, the podcast stressed the importance of treating toxicity in the body. My husband has begun a diet and always feel hungry after dinner. How can I help him with ideas for getting through the hunger pangs? Thanks,Cindi
02/12/2008 7:17:52 PM CST
Leanne Cobbledick says ...
Thanks for the information - I'm taking it to heart ;)
02/13/2008 9:04:15 AM CST
Catherine says ...
I have received good counsel from in-store employees before, but I do find it helpful to have this supplemental information to study at home. I'm hesitant to experiment too much without consulting an M.D. first, so I am in fact much more likely to pursue these natural health options when given resources I can digest at home and cross-check before coming into the store. Good work, as always, Whole Foods. My life has definitely been enriched by your presence.
02/13/2008 9:26:39 AM CST
Kimberly says ...
information worth noting over and over...inflamation, who knew? Gotta get me some CoQ10 and antioxidants! Off to take my vitamins, thanks for this nice little nugget of useful information in just the right length of time. modmom.blogspot.com
02/13/2008 9:53:08 AM CST
Brooke says ...
Thanks for the information. Your podcasts are superinformative and helpful.
02/13/2008 10:00:02 AM CST
Sarah says ...
Definitely some good information. I think I'll start taking a multi-vitamin today! I liked how it was short and sweet. Worth the six minutes.
02/13/2008 10:12:25 AM CST
Liz says ...
I enjoyed this podcast - very informative. It doesn't matter how much I work out or my weight - any of us can be at risk for heart disease.
02/13/2008 10:13:58 AM CST
Sara B. says ...
I'm glad she addressed free radicals and what causes them. She talked about stress a lot which is good.
02/13/2008 10:37:22 AM CST
Cynthia says ...
Thank you so much for all the information. It really made me stop and think.
02/13/2008 1:05:38 PM CST
Caryn Bailey says ...
Thank you for this information. With the rise in incidence of heart disease in women I am glad you've shared some strategies for prevention. Referred by ModMom blog.
02/13/2008 1:16:01 PM CST
Whitney Austin says ...
A great common sense reminder to eat many different kinds of natural, heart-healthy foods with lots of color, texture and flavor!
02/13/2008 3:09:54 PM CST
Mel says ...
What a great way get across such vital information.
02/13/2008 3:14:46 PM CST
bonggamom says ...
I did know about the link between chronic inflammation and heart disease (my husband suffers from rheumatoid arthritis) but was not aware that I could be at risk at well! It's great that podcasts like this can make people aware of the connection between antioxidants and preventing cardiovascular disease.
02/13/2008 4:34:25 PM CST

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