Improve Your Numbers: Cholesterol & Triglycerides

If you haven’t already, please check out my previous post “Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol & Triglycerides” to understand what cholesterol and triglycerides are. There are many different factors that can affect your blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels but healthy lifestyle choices through diet and physical activity are key. Lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides:… Read more »

Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol & Triglycerides

Lab Value Target Number LDL Cholesterol <3.5mmol/L Diabetic <2.0mmol/L HDL Cholesterol Men   >1.03mmol/L Women >1.3mmol/L Triglycerides <1.7mmol/L Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio <5mmol/L                   Keeping your blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels within a healthy range is an important way to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and… Read more »

The Heart and Thyroid Gland

The Heart & the Thyroid Gland Did you know that undiagnosed diseases of the Thyroid Gland can affect your heart? About 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease.  Thyroid disorders for the most part are treatable; however, untreated thyroid disease can produce serious complications in other parts of the body,… Read more »

May 17th is World Hypertension Day!

Did you know that May 17th is World Hypertension Day?  High Blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and even eye diseases.  The World Hypertension League (WHL) suggests getting your blood pressure checked at least once every year and more often if you already have hypertension. Nearly three… Read more »

Medic Alert Month!

Did you know……. That May is Medic Alert Month? What is Medic Alert? 1 out of 3 Canadians have a condition that your medical professional needs to know about in case of a medical emergency.  What happens if you have a medical emergency and are not able to communicate your medical condition to the health… Read more »

Food 101: Quinoa

Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain that has recently become very popular in North America for its rich nutrient content and delicious versatile taste. Quinoa is native to Peru as it thrives in the high altitude of the Andes but also grows in southern Canada and northern United States. There are many different types of… Read more »

Nutrition Month 2014: Recipe Make-overs

If you haven’t yet, please check out my initial post on Nutrition Month 2014 found here: https://cardioconnect.ca/2014/03/07/nutrition-month-2014-simply-cook-and-enjoy/ to give you some background information or visit www.nutritionmonth.ca. Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Whether you are cooking an old family favourite that your grandma used to make or are trying out a brand… Read more »

Nutrition Month 2014: Healthy in a hurry

If you haven’t yet, please check out my initial post on Nutrition Month 2014 found here: https://cardioconnect.ca/2014/03/07/nutrition-month-2014-simply-cook-and-enjoy/ to give you some background information or visit www.nutritionmonth.ca. Contrary to popular belief, healthy cooking does not need to take a lot of time or effort. There are many different tips and tricks that can help to make… Read more »

Nutrition Month 2014: Healthy cooking tools

If you haven’t yet, please check out my initial post on Nutrition Month 2014 found here : https://cardioconnect.ca/2014/03/07/nutrition-month-2014-simply-cook-and-enjoy/ to give you some background information or visit www.nutritionmonth.ca. In my previous post I talked about the importance of stocking your kitchen with healthy foods as a first step in order to set yourself up for success… Read more »

A Clear Mind

I’d like to share a letter from a patient who asked us to share her story, but would like to remain anonymous at this time  until she feels ready to share more.  Her story had a great impact on us because she wanted to prevent any health complications by taking the initiative to seek help… Read more »