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Success in heart health stems from the simple…

The solution is so easy.  It sits right before our eyes.  The methodology is known. Small Steps to Heart Health was big headlines in today’s WSJ.  As if the secret was revealed. The report succinctly argues that simple lifestyle choices, like daily exercise and better nutrition are surprisingly successful. Shocking! As an illustration of a […]

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Don’t double down on improving the nutrition of Americans…

Images taken via the iPhone on visiting the cardiac nurses lounge today.   Indeed, it seems America is running to Dunkin.  Now for the closer: KFC’s double down.  Fried chicken as the bun, processed white flour, saturated fat, pork fat, dairy fat, special sauce and nearly an entire days worth of sodium masquerading as food.  […]

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Heart health in KY?

In athletics and in life, those in last place are usually there for a valid reason. Heart health in Kentucky is atrocious.  We are battling with Mississippi, WV and Alabama for dead last in most measures of public wellness. Yet, this week, Louisville’s director of Metro Department of Health and Wellness, Dr Adelawe Troutman, actually […]

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Trying to rest…

The first weekend after the fall cyclocross campaign is upon this cycling family. Some random Sunday evening reflections… A perusal of the usual health news sites result in boredom. The only mildly interesting story, but not yet ready for this newbie blogger, detailed Pfizer’s quest for a new drugs addressing the latest scourge that is […]

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Good for the earth and body…

Another story of symbiosis. The UK journal Lancet, which many consider, the british equivalent of the NEJM, published 5 articles on the health benefits of reducing green house gases. Seems that what is good for the earth is good for us as well. They claim… “Walking and cycling more, driving less, switching to cleaner-burning stoves […]

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A maple frosted donut topped with bacon. Illustrative of KY’s sorry state of health…

The Courier-Journal had nutrition front and center the last two days. First up; the trans-fat issue. I know, you say boring. Maybe, but trans-fats are seriously toxic to your arteries(not Staci toxic-really toxic). They are inflammatory to the inner lining of the arteries. Sound smart: call this the “endothelium.” Trans-fats are man-made (not found in […]