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Blood Pressure: How Do You Know Your Risk
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on June 1, 2018
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The number one cause of death in the world relates to elevated blood pressure which is a shocking statistic. How do you know your risk? The best way is to monitor your blood pressure at home AND a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This can tell if you have normal, elevated, white coat or…

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Benefits of a Keto Diet
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 25, 2018
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Whether it is athletes like Lebron James, Hollywood stars like Halle Barry, or some doctor like Joseph Mercola, MD, the ketogenic diet is a hot version of the Atkins Diet. What is it? Is there much science? Is it safe? Is there a safer version? Should you try it? These questions and more are the…

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Inflammation: The Fire That Burns Your Health
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 18, 2018
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Although hard to define, inflammation is the flame that can burn up your health. It contributes to diseases like heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. This episode talks about what it is, how to measure it, acute vs. chronic, new data on whether it really matters, and what to do about it.…

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What Shell We Do About Eggs?
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 11, 2018
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In the news this month the headlines are announcing that a high intake of eggs are safe for diabetic patients. This contradicts a decade of research showing risk and harm to type 2 diabetics eating eggs. Is the new data reliable? What about the older data that extended to heart disease, cancer, and…

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Fertile News on Health
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 4, 2018
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Why would a heart doctor report on fertility? Because diet, toxins, stress and cell phones can impact the rates of successful pregnancy AND the health of other organs including the heart. This week a new study from Australia on diet and conception is the focus. Listen and share with others.…

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News on Alcohol and Health: Hard to Swallow
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 27, 2018
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For thousands of years alcoholic beverages have been part of our culture. Even this year, supportive data were published and made headlines. Now a massive study questions if you should go beyond the first drink more than 5-6 times a week. This is an important consideration. Complete abstinence from…

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Brilliant Basics of Cardiology: Echo Excellence
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 20, 2018
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In the past few weeks the discussion on stress testing and EKGs created a lot of positive feedback for more. This edition: echocardiography, the special name for ultrasounds of the heart. Why, how, what types, what uses. This amazing application of technology used first in industry and now in…

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Basics of Cardiology: What is an ECG?
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 13, 2018
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You probably have had an ECG or electrocardiogram. But why? What can this simple test tell you? Can you learn about your heart on a simple piece of paper? This week on Heart Doc VIP you'll learn the history of recording electricity in the heart from 100 years ago to now, wanders through Ann Arbor,…

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Cardiology Basics: Exercise Stress Tests
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 6, 2018
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One of the basic procedures recommended by heart doctors is a stress test on a treadmill. This week you will learn some of the ins and outs of this test, how it can be coupled with an echo or nuclear scan, and how it can be done in people not able to walk the treadmill well. This information can…

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The Skinny on High Fat Meals
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on March 30, 2018
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There is so much controversy about dietary fats, healthy or not. The reality is almost all food contains some calories from fats, but there are huge differences in the amount and type and whether they are derived from animal or plant origin. But doctor, how about just one fatty meal? Please? New…

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