Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) refers to the heart being unable to perform as effectively as it should. During this time there is fluid that builds up around the heart which effects how the heart muscles pump blood throughout your body. When blood cannot be fully circulated to other organs, CHF causes fluid to be retained … Continue reading Congestive Heart Failure

Prescription Costs are Crippling Families and I’ve Created a Solution

There's nothing that infuriates me more than families not being able to afford their life saving medications. I've worked with thousands of families and seen just about everything. There are plenty of people who don't take their medications as prescribed because they are trying to make the medicine last a little longer to stretch their … Continue reading Prescription Costs are Crippling Families and I’ve Created a Solution

All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Coumadin is probably the oldest blood thinner medication that is prescribed to date. Blood thinners or anticoagulants are given to patients that have had blood clots like a pulmonary embolism (PE, blood clot in the lung) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clot in the lung). Others take Coumadin for a history of stroke, heart … Continue reading All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Low Cholesterol Food List & Foods to Avoid to Lower Your Cholesterol

It can be tricky when trying to find the best foods to eat when you’re making an attempt to lower your cholesterol. Foods to AVOID when you want to lower your cholesterol include Fatty beef, Poultry with skin, Pork, Lamb Lard, Butter Cheese, Whole milk, 2% milk Fried Foods Doughnuts, Cookies, Crackers, Muffins, Pies, Cakes You’re going to want to avoid processed foods that … Continue reading Low Cholesterol Food List & Foods to Avoid to Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol: Test, Causes, Foods, & More!

Only about 20% of the cholesterol in your blood comes from food sources. The rest of the amount is produced by the liver. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones and Vitamin D. It also helps produce substances that enable digestion. Cholesterol is the fatty like substance in your blood stream and when there’s too much … Continue reading Cholesterol: Test, Causes, Foods, & More!