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Tasty Guilt Free Dessert

Lemon Peel Ricotta Crème Recipe – South Beach Diet This healthy dessert recipe comes from Dr. Agatston’s famous book, The South Beach Diet.  His diet has been scientifically validated to help with metabolic syndrome, diabetes and pre-diabetes.  His diet is also...
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Weight Loss Recently Shown to Improve Symptoms and the Frequency of Atrial Fibrillation.

This recent article which was well executed, shows that in obese subjects with atrial fibrillation (a common problem which is associated with significant risk for stroke),  weight loss results in less burden of symptoms and severity of symptoms. There were a few important points...
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Statin Use For The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

A review of statin use for the prevention of cardiovascular disease shows very positive support for the use of statin medication. My readers know that I am very much in favor of lifestyle changes to lower cardiovascular risk and this is always the preferred first strategy. This...
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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato, not only is just sweet to your taste buds but also good for your cardiovascular health. This starchy root vegetable is rich source of flavonoid antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that are essential for optimal health. Curry is a mixture of several...
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Medicare Advantage Crisis is Here

PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has ramifications across the entire health insurance market. Besides the 10-15 million private insurance end of contract notices, now the Medicare beneficiaries are seeing the beginning of the 700 plus billion in cuts from the...
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The Healthcare.gov Insurance Exchange Debacle

As the reality of higher premiums and more restricted access continue to rear their heads as Obamacare takes full effect January 1st, it will be prudent to revisit some alternatives to solving the healthcare access debate. Here are 8 real world, workable contributions to make...
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Obamacaid

Reposted from the Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013 ObamaCare’s website appears to have been built by Mitt Romney‘s “Project Orca” digital team, and perhaps tens of people have managed to sign up so far. “Fully enrolled, I can’t tell you. I...
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Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients

Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients In my opinion, the entire health care system is failing to get to the root cause of CV disease, whether it is cholesterol/lipid related, diabetes or...
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Further Follow-Up On The New Anticoagulants

From the HeartWire there was further follow-up of prior data looking at Pradaxa (dabigatran) versus Coumadin (warfarin) in mechanical heart valve patients. It would appear for now at least that the traditional treatment of warfarin is still in the driver’s seat in this...
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A Recent Article Shows That Perhaps Our Blood Pressure Goals Are Too Aggressive

Recently in heartwire an article summarizing data regarding blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease patients indicates higher mortality when treated to what are current recommended blood pressure goals.  This is observational data and a more definitive trial titled...
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