12 Ways to Embrace Your Heart

Happy Heart Month! Each February we focus on Women’s Heart Health – to build awareness, improve treatment, and end research disparities. Over the past ten years, we’ve done a pretty good job!  Most women recognize heart disease as the number one killer of women of all ages. Are you putting your heart as your #1…

Cigarettes Hurt Women’s Hearts Even More Than Men’s

Think male smokers are at the highest risk of heart disease? Think again… We all know smoking increases your risk of heart disease, but several recent studies have shown women who smoke have a 25% greater risk than men who smoke.  (Read about the studies in this article from MedPageToday.com) The studies also indicated female…

The Cure for Boring Food: Review of Sally Bee Cookbook

Mom! What is that heavenly smell?! Are you making another Sally Bee recipe? My daughter was right on both counts. I was making Sally Bee’s Healthy Spring Vegetable Risotto, and the aroma was incredible. This summer I cooked my way through Sally’s cookbook, The Secret Ingredient, and what a delight it was. I often tell…

Busy Woman’s Guide on The Doctors TV Show!

Eliz brought the patient’s perspective to the television show The Doctors.  Eliz, Dr. Lisa Masterson, the show’s OB gyn, and Dr Travis Stork, emergency medicine physician, discussed the symptoms of heart attack, the side effects of blood thinners and the “Icky Period Problem.” The show airs on Tuesday, March 30th.  Check here for your local…

Busy Woman’s Guide at Vita Plus “Chick Day”

Eliz Greene is presented Juggling Lessons for Life at “Chick Day” sponsored by Vita Plus at the beautiful Holland’s Family Cheese in Thorpe, Wisconsin on August 21st. What an inspiring group of women – dairy farmers from across the state. We enjoyed a tour of the dairy operation and cheese making process.  So cool –…

Heart Burn or Heart Attack: How can you tell the difference?

Is that sharp, burning sensation in your chest caused by the pizza you just ate or a sign of something more serious? How can you tell the difference? Women’s heart attack symptoms can be difficult to diagnose. My heart attack absolutely started out feeling like heart burn. I’ve experienced both severe heartburn and a heart…

Blame Your Parents! Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart

Here’s what you need to know about family history and heart disease. Taking all other risk factors into account, if you have a close family member with heart disease, your risk nearly doubles. While this news may be a bit frightening, it is good news in one way. Even if you do not have symptoms…

Is Estrogen Your Friend? Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart

Here’s what you need to know about estrogen and your heart While doctors are not completely sure how estrogen works, it is clear younger women enjoy some protection from heart disease most likely related to estrogen’s role in the control of cholesterol. As women age, the amount of estrogen decreases and their risk of heart…

Silent Killer! Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart

Here’s what you need to know about blood pressure About one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. There are no symptoms and only just over half of the people with high blood pressure receive treatment. Often called the “silent killer,” uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney…