Nuts and Chocolate (in Moderation) Are Good for Your Heart

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The likelihood that a brownie with nuts would be good for your heart might seem slim, at best. After all, brownies are an indulgence notoriously high in both sugar and fat. However, evidence suggests that both cocoa and tree nuts can actually help to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), which remains the leading cause of death in the United States.

Diabetes Friendly Sweet Potato Pie

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Ingredients 5 medium orange sweet potatoes, or 40 oz canned (no sugar added) 1 stick melted butter 1 cup monkfruit or Splenda 2/3 cup evaporated milk 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust (low-carb almond flour pie crust if available)  DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees …

Why is Exercise Important in Type II Diabetes Prevention & Management?

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We all know it’s important to get exercise. But putting this knowledge into practice may actually prevent and control type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).   The Importance of Physical Activity for T2DMPeople with T2DM who live a physically active lifestyle maintain better control over the disease and its complications. And maintaining a healthy body weight and an active lifestyle may even prevent …

How the Fall Time Change Impacts Heart Health (And 6 Ways to Combat the Effects)

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It’s been debated whether or not bi-annual time changes impact our health. And now, multiple studies have shown that losing one hour when “springing forward” increases risk of mental and cardiovascular complications1 including depression, heart attacks, and stroke. But is “falling back” just as harmful? Your Body Relies on Routine There isn’t significant evidence that the autumn time change is as detrimental for …

Heart Conditions 101: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a type of cardiomyopathy, and specifically a heart disease that can cause the heart muscle to thicken. This can make it difficult for the heart to pump blood properly. In some cases, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure or become fatal. However, there are treatments and preventative measures that can be taken today to help …

Heart Conditions 101: Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

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Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that in which the heart muscle has a hard time properly pumping blood. These diseases can cause serious issues, there are treatment and prevention options for to limit its development, or avoid it altogether. While cardiomyopathy can occur in any age group, 1 in every 500 adults has some form of it.What are cardiomyopathy …

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How Does Diabetes Impact Coronary Heart Disease?

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects people of all ages. The main characteristic of this disease is having too much sugar (or glucose) in the blood. After we eat, food is usually broken down into glucose and enters the bloodstream. When blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas is meant to release insulin which allows the blood sugar to …

Smart Metrics: Now Available on Cardiogram

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We’ve officially launched our newest feature, Smart Metrics, which is available for all Cardiogram members! With this feature, Cardiogram now interprets real-time trends in your metrics and offers personalized suggestions for heart healthy improvements. Smart Metrics messages will be updated continuously based on changes that Cardiogram notices in your data, offering real-time insight. By checking in consistently and following the …

Should Our DNA Determine What We Eat?

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Science shows us that most chronic diseases and conditions can be influenced, and even improved, by making changes to our diets (1). Your genetics influence your metabolic processes and can either lead to increased risks of certain health conditions or they can protect you from developing those conditions2. Of course, the question then arises, “So, which diet is the right …

Cardiac DNA Testing: A personalized approach to heart health

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Cardiac DNA testing is a non-invasive way to look for genetic variations that may put you at risk for heart disease. This type of testing is growing in popularity, as it provides detailed genetic information that can help you know the steps to take in order to best support your heart.What is Cardiac DNA Testing, and what does it involve? Cardiac …