Diet & Recipes

Cardiac Health Q&A: ICDs, Diet, and Exercise

In this short Youtube video, I'll discuss two issues:  Safety of ICDS Proper Diet, Exercise and Improving Your Cardiac Risks 

Heart health Risks of US Young People

Posted on April 10, 2013 - 9:58am

A new study by the American Heart Association has shown that although the majority of clinical CardioVascular Disease (specifically Coronary Artery Disease and Stroke) events occur at middle and older ages, atherosclerosis begins in childhood and cardiovascular health among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years  is alarmingly poor. 

Cardiovascular health in adolescent males by race/ethnicity (aged 12–19 years):

Diabetes and Cardiac Health

Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people, 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, or almost 100 million people if patients with pre-diabetes are included. The number of Americans with diabetes is projected to double or triple by 2050.

Risks of Overweight and Obesity

I am 45m female, BMI 33, waist 100cm, sedentary lifestyle. Blood pressure and cholesterol under control with medication.  Had a few episodes of extreme shortness of breath, nausea, heaviness in the chest, restlessness that becomes worse if lying down.  All episodes happened at rest and one in my sleep. Went to A&E, all ECGs and blood tests normal. Echo and Stress test normal. I worry for unstable angina. Is there a definitive examination that gives an answer?  

Hi Eliana

Your symptoms are entirely consistent with being severely overweight. The tests have excluded your heart (for now) as the cause. Even if your heart is OK for now, you are at considerable risk in the (near) future. You can check this here.

There is a significant risk for early Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease in obese patients, not to speak of sleep apnea and Pulmonarey Hypertension.

Heart Healthy Meatballs with Fresh Ricotta and Tomato Primavera Sauce

Heart Healthy Meatballs with Fresh Ricotta and Tomato Primavera Sauce

Bacon Dusted Diver's Scallops

Bacon Dusted Diver's Scallops With A Pickled Beet Risotto

Crunchy tofu with a citrus-soy reduction

If you have never eaten Tofu, this mouth watering recipe will help you decide it is time to give it a go!

Roasted Spaghetti Squash w/ Chorizo and Black Bean Ragû

Roasted Spaghetti Squash w/ Chorizo and Black Bean Ragû.

Brunch in a Basket

Braised Kale, with poached eggs, crispy pancetta, Kombu butter & fresh ricotta atop toasted whole wheat bread

Follow these easy directions and enjoy! Read through first, so you know what to expect.

Serves 2

Rigatoni with Charred Cherry Tomatoes, Spicy Chicken Sausage and wilted spinach

Hi everyone, Chef Piet here,

Today’s recipe is for a delicious, hearty meal that you can make in under 30 minutes, Whole Grain Rigatoni with Chard Cherry Tomatoes, Spicy Chicken Sausage and Wilted Spinach.

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