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  • Lower Your Blood Pressure…with Gazpacho!

    Lower Your Blood Pressure…with Gazpacho!

    I still remember the first time I had gazpacho soup. My mother had taken me to a restaurant in Manchester, Vermont and suggested I try the soup. The reason I remember it so vividly is probably due to the shock of that first bite. Up until that moment the soups I had eaten were hot. […]

  • Fitness:  It’s NOT all Created Equal

    Fitness: It’s NOT all Created Equal

    One of the central and recurring themes of HeartFeltNews.com is the importance of physical fitness for members of Our Community. Anywhere you look or any expert you talk to will tell you the same thing: keep moving if you want a long, happy, and healthy life. What does keep moving mean? How About a Marathon? […]

  • How to Keep the Holidays Healthy…Be Mindful

    How to Keep the Holidays Healthy…Be Mindful

    What a dilemma!  You want to do the right thing. You want to maintain the momentum you’ve built up by eating right and getting exercise – but here come the Holidays!  Sweets of every kind…cookies, pies, ice cream, cake, and of course, egg nog.  Then there’s the turkey, gravy, ham, and all sorts of alcoholic […]

  • Better Diet Lowers Risk of Repeat Heart Attack

    Better Diet Lowers Risk of Repeat Heart Attack

    When I was recovering from my bypass procedure I told my cardiologist I would do whatever he told me to do in order to prevent a repeat. I realized that meant doing more than simply taking the fistful of pills he prescribed for me to take every day.  A recently released study published in the […]

  • A Body in Motion Tends to Stay in Motion…

    A Body in Motion Tends to Stay in Motion…

    For those of you who remember your high school physics (I don’t) you’ll recognize this title as Sir Issac Newton’s First Law of Motion.  In summary: A Body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a Body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless the Body is compelled to change its State. OK, […]

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  • Fitness:  It’s NOT all Created Equal

    Fitness: It’s NOT all Created Equal

    One of the central and recurring themes of HeartFeltNews.com is the importance of physical fitness for members of Our Community. Anywhere you look or any expert you talk to will tell you the same thing: keep moving if you want

    December 12, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Do as I Say…Not as I’ve Done…

    Over the last year since my bypass operation I’ve been told many time how “lucky” I am.  Lucky to be alive.  Every time someone tells me that I agree with them…adamantly.  Why am I lucky?  I ignored the very real

    December 9, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Body in Motion Tends to Stay in Motion…

    A Body in Motion Tends to Stay in Motion…

    For those of you who remember your high school physics (I don’t) you’ll recognize this title as Sir Issac Newton’s First Law of Motion.  In summary: A Body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a Body in motion

    November 24, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Great Read – “Back to Life After a Heart Crisis”

    Great Read – “Back to Life After a Heart Crisis”

    Please provide your feedback and comments… Dr. Wallack had a quadruple bypass operation while at the height of his career as a surgeon. In fact, his procedure was performed at the very hospital where he practiced medicine.  Jamie Colby, his

    November 23, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Great Read – “Becoming Bionic”

    Please provide your feedback and comments… During the early stages of my recovery from bypass surgery I read a number of different books offering insights and advice.  Jon Kyle Ezell’s “Becoming Bionic” happened to be the first.  When Mr. Ezell

    November 23, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • The Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    Not all heart attacks are created equal…the signs for one heart attack may differ from another. One fact is very clear, however, don’t waste time…if you are experiencing any of these symptoms call 911 immediately. The American Heart Association suggest

    December 9, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Food and Diet (more)

  • What Does Moderate Drinking Mean?

    What Does Moderate Drinking Mean?

    A number of studies have shown that excessive alcohol consumption, regardless of the type of alcohol consumed, can lead to all kinds of health issues – including heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.  The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming

    December 18, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lower Your Blood Pressure…with Gazpacho!

    Lower Your Blood Pressure…with Gazpacho!

    I still remember the first time I had gazpacho soup. My mother had taken me to a restaurant in Manchester, Vermont and suggested I try the soup. The reason I remember it so vividly is probably due to the shock

    December 16, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • How to Keep the Holidays Healthy…Be Mindful

    How to Keep the Holidays Healthy…Be Mindful

    What a dilemma!  You want to do the right thing. You want to maintain the momentum you’ve built up by eating right and getting exercise – but here come the Holidays!  Sweets of every kind…cookies, pies, ice cream, cake, and

    December 11, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • A Community and a Journey

    A Community… This site is all about a Community and a Journey.  Our Community is made up of people who:       have had heart disease and a related procedure, and are recovering,      will undergo a heart procedure soon,       want to avoid heart disease all together, and very importantly,       are the loved ones and […]

    November 21, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Year’s Resolutions for the Heart

    New Year’s Resolutions for the Heart

    The annual rite of making life-changing resolutions is almost upon us.  We make ‘em and we break ‘em. Mark Twain said… Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to […]

    December 23, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • What Does Moderate Drinking Mean?

    What Does Moderate Drinking Mean?

    A number of studies have shown that excessive alcohol consumption, regardless of the type of alcohol consumed, can lead to all kinds of health issues – including heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.  The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming moderate amounts of alcohol. So what does that mean? Moderate alcohol consumption means no more than two […]

    December 18, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Top 10 Tips for Caregivers

    The National Family Caregivers Association Every once in awhile you come across an organization or club that really matters.  There are plenty of social clubs and networking organizations these days. The National Family Caregivers Assocation is one of the groups that really matters.  If you’re a member of Our Community you understand that statement and […]

    December 12, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • National Family Caregivers Month…Well Deserved

    You may not have realized it, but November 2012 was proclaimed “National Family Caregivers Month” by President Barack Obama on November 1. In his proclamation he stated he encouraged “…all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors.” During my recovery my primary […]

    December 12, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Do as I Say…Not as I’ve Done…

    Over the last year since my bypass operation I’ve been told many time how “lucky” I am.  Lucky to be alive.  Every time someone tells me that I agree with them…adamantly.  Why am I lucky?  I ignored the very real and evident symptoms of cardiovascular disease for at least a year.  That’s right…a year, and yes I […]

    December 9, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post