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Part 1: Straight to the Heart

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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Suzanne Bastien-Adams says …

Heart disease is so scary for many people, and for mother’s it’s a scary thought that one issue, could take us from our little ones so quickly. I’ll be eating more eggs for the vitamin D. CoQ10, I’ve never heard of it, I’ll do some research on this. It sounds like a good multivitamin will help with all of this. I’ll start taking mine again. I’ll pick up yoga again.. I want as many years as I can get! (Sorry for the repeat. I wanted modmom to get her Kudos for the great link!)

lace says …

What great information. I loved learning about VD. I don't think I get enough of that. don't eat salmon or stay outside very much especially in the winter.

Tisa says …

Great informational podcast! Thanks to modmom.blogspot.com for the sharing the link! ~ :)

stephanie dosreis says …

This was great, I'm always wandering down the supplement isle and wonder what everything does, now I know about a few VERY important products! I'm off to listen to your other podcasts now...=) Thanks modmom for pointing me in the right direction!

L Brown says …

A lot of good information to process. Thanks!

jill scripps says …

i loved this podcast. i didn't even realize you had podcasts on your site until now! so excited! for me not only is the eating right something i am trying to work on to keep my heart healthy...but the STRESS for me is a huge issue. i'm trying to find better ways to relieve stress...because i can feel that it's starting to affect my health. thank you for the gentle reminder to take better care of our hearts. xx jill

Sarah M says …

I was shown this website by Modmom.blogspot.com and would like to be entered into the drawing. This is such useful information! Come build a whole foods in Lincoln,NE! We have to drive an hour to get to one!

Sara Berry says …

Thank you for such an informative podcast. I am sometimes overwhelmed at all of the choices when it comes to what I should be eating and doing in order to maintain heart health. I am glad to know that Whole Foods provides not only great shopping but pertinent advice as well.

Holly Hanks says …

This was very informative! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jan says …

I didn't know my body might be inflamed from the foods I'm eating.

Cassie says …

I always wrote off supplements. I didn't really think they could do much of anything. I guess I was pretty wrong. I had never even heard of a free radical. Great job packing so much info into such a short time.

Liz says …

I am a physical therapist. I've known about inflammation being one of the major causes of arterial blockage for a number of years. Your podcast doesn't explain it, but let me give it a shot. This is my own theory. The inner lining of blood vessels is smooth muscle called endothelium. It is contractile tissue, and when someone is under a state of chronic stress, the tissue gradually becomes inflamed, due to being constantly contracted. The white blood cells come in to try to heal the injured cells, which results in a small little "blockage" in the vessel lining. This then picks up other cells passing by, causing a larger blockage. People need to know when they are stressed and mentally relax, or else their tissues are going to suffer. I hope people read this and learn to recognize their stress and chill out! Thanks.

Lilly says …

I just wanted to tell you that your site is really awesome and is of a fantastic quality. The content is great and I will be returning.

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