Don’t Let your Heart Down

The heart is the eternal symbol of The Power of Love.  This month, one of the ways I will talk about The Power of Love is to talk about heart health.  Our hearts are the essence of our existence, so we have to pay attention to our hearts’ health.  Heart health is not just physical health it is emotional and mental health as well. So during this month, I want to address them all.

In this post, I want to talk about physical heart disease.  It is worth mentioning that heart disease is the number one cause of death in America.  It affects women at the same rate that it affects men.  It is important to have a basic understanding about heart disease.  So I would love to share this article about heart disease. (http://www.healthydaes.com/blog/2013/02/08/heart-smart-conversation-the-basics-what-is-heart-disease )

When you go to your doctor make sure you are getting the right tests to know how your heart is doing.  You can go to my heart health checklist to take into your doctor. (http://www.healthydaes.com/dr-daemon-jones-2/2013/02/06/checklist-for-our-heart-february-2013)

Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease so it is important to manage your blood sugars.  If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes take this free course (http://bit.ly/DrDaeDiabetesTips ) to learn how to manage your blood sugar levels and keep them normal.

Understanding your heart health empowers you to make good decisions about your overall health.  If you find that some of your lab work numbers are not within the normal range, I invite you to investigate new ways to create healthy habits.  There are so many! I’m happy to be a resource for those ideas.  Next time we will talk about loving foods!

To Your One Sweet Life,

Dr. Dae