Spicy Foods and Heart Health

Spicy Foods and Heart Health

Foods with intensely hot spices like Cayenne, chili, or XX elicit a strong reaction — eaters either love the powerful jolt of flavor and heat, or they avoid it at all costs, often using table pepper sparingly for fear of overwhelming their senses. The former...
Apple Watch and Heart Health

Apple Watch and Heart Health

In a fast-paced world where stress is rampant, a healthy, working heart could go a long way in helping people keep up with the hustle and bustle of life. Technology has become normal-place in the healthcare environment, and the Apple Watch has been doing great at...
Fat but Fit Just Isn’t That Fit

Fat but Fit Just Isn’t That Fit

The internet has gone back and forth and back again on the proper protocol for talking about weight and appearance. There always have been and always will be slim people, well-toned fitness people, and curvy people (internet slang right now describes these women as...
Women, Heart Fat, and Longevity

Women, Heart Fat, and Longevity

Dr. Andrew Rudin, MD, has already written at length about the issues that plague women regarding keeping their hearts healthy and properly detecting and diagnosing a heart attack. Recently, though, studies have begun to demonstrate that there are even more risks for...
Gluten Free Diets and Heart Health

Gluten Free Diets and Heart Health

Gluten-free diets are all the rage these days. Some adopt the diet because of a newly-diagnosed allergy or medical condition, and others do it for health and wellness reasons. Snack foods and restaurants alike have begun labelling and even highlighting which items are...
Are Soda Taxes Worth It?

Are Soda Taxes Worth It?

Health Taxes: Is the Cost Worth It? Citizens of Philadelphia protested in outrage when the city council decided in a 13-4 vote to enact a tax on sweetened beverages throughout the city. Every ounce of sweetened beverage now bears a 1.5 cent tax. The city’s reasoning...
Plants not Pills for Heart Health

Plants not Pills for Heart Health

We’ve all seen the ads for wonder pills that have all the minerals of dozens of fruits and vegetables or smoothies that “count” as three days’ worth of an alphabet soup of vitamins. While these claims are factually accurate, the research is clear: it’s better for your...