What’s Good for Your Heart, Is Good for Your Brain

by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. “The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.” – Frank Lloyd Wright The heart and the head are not always on the same page. But one thing is certain, when it comes to nourishing these two essential parts of you, what’s good for one is also good for…

The Role of Nutrition in Heart Health (Infographic)

83 Million Americans are living with heart disease or the after-effects of stroke. The numbers are scary, but we can do our part to help improve them by making simple lifestyle changes and focusing on heart-healthy nutrition – specifically omega-3 fatty acids, oat beta-glucan and vitamin D. Click on the infographic below to expand it and…

A Heart-Healthy Message from Santa and Mrs. Claus

Two of the most beloved holiday icons are leveraging their celebrity this season to bring attention to heart disease – the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. Mrs. Claus is inviting American families to join her in making the same, heart-healthy lifestyle changes she and Santa are taking on this year to raise…

Tips for a healthy heart

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control? It is important to maintain good cardiovascular health. Check out these tips: Get a pet. A recent study from the American Heart Association found owning a pet, particularly a dog, may reduce your risk for…

Protecting the Heart of the One You Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! We talk a lot about brain health on this blog, and we’ve learned that oftentimes, what’s good for the brain is also good for the heart! This year, honor the hearts of your loved ones by adopting simple steps to keep your family members’ hearts healthy. Improve your overall level of physical…

Omega-3s vs. omega-6s

Good fats, or, essential fatty acids, cannot be produced by the human body, but the body needs them to help support heart health, lower triglycerides, and support brain health. There are two kinds of essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, and it’s important to understand the difference and incorporate them into your diet. Omega-6s These…