Heart Health and Exercise

Today is National Walk Your Dog Day. We don't have a dog for a multitude of reasons. When one of my daughter's asks for a dog, I tell her she got a baby brother. So today, I walked said baby brother. We both enjoyed the fresh air. With it being American Heart Month, does walking… Continue reading Heart Health and Exercise


Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding

Once in college, I was with a group of friends. One girl got very excited to tell us she had brought mint hot chocolate mix for a treat. The rude and sarcastic contingent of the group asked her why she didn't just bring chocolate milk and toothpaste. And the next time we got together, that… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding


Wine and Heart Health

Today is National Drink Wine Day. Drinking wine has often been reported to have cardioprotective effects - meaning it helps prevent heart disease. The question is, what is the science behind that and does it hold up? The question began with something called the French Paradox, which has been seen in some other European countries… Continue reading Wine and Heart Health

Nutrition, q&a

Is dark chocolate good for your heart?

February is American Heart Month, with Wear Red Day (a day for increasing awareness of heart disease in women) this Friday, February 5, 2021. Coincidentally, today is Dark Chocolate Day. I thought this was a good day to discuss any potential health benefits from dark chocolate as it often gets billed as a "superfood" or… Continue reading Is dark chocolate good for your heart?


Go Red for Women

Today is National Wear Red Day, part of American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women Campaign. The purpose is to raise awareness of cardiac disease risk factors and prevention, especially in women. More women die from cardiovascular disease in the United States than all kinds of cancer combined. I think heart disease is… Continue reading Go Red for Women