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Hot Peppers and Heart Health

There is some good news for those who like to add a little extra spice to their food. Chile peppers contain capsaicin, which can help your heart health. Capsaicin is the ingredient in chile peppers like cayenne, jalapeno and habanero that make your mouth hot.


A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that capsaicin lowers

Thoughtful Tuesday

Being optimistic can actually benefit your heart health, according to a study done by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study found that patients with optimistic mindsets had better heart health as well as lower odds of having a stroke.

A study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings also found that patients who have survived a heart

Diet Debunk | Low Carb diets

A low carbohydrate (carb) diet is a diet that restricts your carb intake, such as carbs found in certain grains, vegetables and fruits. The diet also encourages eating high amounts of protein and fat. One of the most popular low carb diets is the Keto Diet. While low carb diets can assist with weight loss, a study done by

Healthier Version of Chips and Salsa

Recipe by the American Heart Association

Chips and Salsa are a Mexican treat that can really run up the amount of calories and sodium in your meal. Sodium intake is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. At a typical Mexican restaurant, just 8 tortilla chips can have up to 120 mgs of salt. For a healthy alternative

Healthcare Price Transparency

Anytime we are buying a product or a service, we scout out the best price. Take buying a car, for example. You likely visit five different dealerships, compare countless cars, and consult all of your family, friends, and neighbors before bargaining the best price. However, in regard to healthcare, price shopping seems to be the one area that is

Heart Disease in the Military

July is a month to celebrate our freedom in the United States. Being free gives us the ability to achieve great things, but none of this would be possible without the amazing men and women in our armed services. However, there is a silent killer amongst these men and women that a recent study by the American Heart Association

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you react to it.”

-Charles Swindoll

The first step to acting positively to stressful events is realizing that stress is normal and natural. It is important to always be present in the moment and develop tactics to keep yourself optimistic.

One thing we are in complete control over is how we react,

5 Tips to Improve Your Productivity

Heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, beating out all cancers combined, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Heart disease and stroke cost American nearly $1 billion a day in lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although health is more important than

The Truth about Statins

There are many myths surrounding prescribed statins. Statin is a vital drug used by many providers to help those with high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Some myths are that they cause diabetes, destroy muscle tissue, cause dementia and more. However, one of these myths about statins has been debunked by

Thoughtful Tuesday

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”– Mary Anne 

Making healthy lifestyle changes, going to the gym, making more time for the people and things that make you happy or just spending time relaxing are all things that can be difficult depending on each different

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