Heart Disease is the Number 1 Killer of Women – Part 1

Heart Disease, Strokes, Peripheral Vascular Disease in Women  #1 Killer of Women By: Samuel (Jody) Stagg, III, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. When giving lectures especially to a predominantly female audience, I always ask, “How many of you are worried about dying from heart disease?” and a few hands go up. I then ask, “How many of you are fearful of breast …

Dark Chocolate and Heart Health

If you’re like most people, you probably love chocolate and red wine but avoid them to stay healthy and fit. Healthy chocolate sounds too good to be true, but studies show that eating it may reduce your risk of heart disease. Chocolate and Heart Health Adding small amounts of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, to your diet may be a heart-healthy …

7 Fruits That Help Lower Blood Pressure

Don’t we all at some point in time give into the temptations of a sweet delicacy or a tasty meal in which we already know is not good for us? It is unfortunate that doing so may negatively affect our bodies, making the impact difficult to defeat. Learning which fruits may help satisfy that sweet tooth while lowering high blood …

Niacin – the B Vitamin – Can Too Much Hurt?

By: Dr. John Wigneswaran MD What is Niacin? Niacin (also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid) is an organic compound and one of the 20 to 80 essential human nutrients that your body needs. The current recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 20mg. Doses higher than that can be harmful (read below), with some supplements and prescription products containing 250mg …