Stroke Preventative Diet

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As we mentioned before, May is Stroke Awareness Month. What a better way to raise awareness then by going over diet? Dietary choices can influence your risk of having stroke. By being careful about what you eat and put into … Continued

Top 3 Stroke Risk Assessment Tools

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Stroke risk assessment tools are a useful way to quantify your current risk and subsequently identify which risk factors need your attention. To get your stroke risk score, try out any of the stroke risk factor calculators below: Stroke Risk … Continued

May Is Stroke Awareness Month

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Did you know that May is Stroke Awareness Month? So, what does this mean for us? It’s a special opportunity to discuss stroke, highlight the risks associated with it, all in hopes of making you more healthy. Stroke, in case … Continued

9 Foods that Lower LDL Cholesterol

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In the last post, we established that LDL cholesterol is the “bad” form of cholesterol which in excess amounts is associated with heart disease, the leading cause of death in the world. Although it’s important to prevent high LDL cholesterol … Continued

How Do We Measure Stress Levels?

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So, as April is slowly coming to a close, so is Stress Awareness month. But, we still haven’t answered the question- how are stress levels measured? On a daily basis, we all experience stress, but how is stress quantified or … Continued

Stress? A risk factor for health?

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Stress is bad for the heart. It directly and negatively affects heart health in the way that it raises the levels of cortisol and adrenaline. These two hormones raise blood pressure which is a risk factor for heart disease in … Continued