Heart Month – Oil

American Heart Month – Oils are Essential for Heart Health How often do you change the oil in your car? Every 3,000 or 5,000 miles? Just like your car, your body will benefit from preventive maintenance. Have you ever thought about the type and amount of oil you are eating? The selection of available cooking […]

Heart Month – Fish

Fishing for a Healthy Heart February is American Heart Month. A healthy diet is a cornerstone in heart health. A meal plan rich in fruits, vegetables and polyunsaturated fats from fatty fish and seed oils is the goal. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating a serving of fish twice a week. A serving is […]

Heart Month – Berries

Heart Health for Women Heart disease does not discriminate between men or women. Women as well as men can reduce heart attacks by adopting healthy habits. Changing five main lifestyle factors may lower heart disease risks as much as 83%. An article in the journal Circulation even found a specific flavonoid, anthocyanins which make food […]

COPD – Dealing with West Texas Winter

Odessa weather forecast this week shows lows in the 30s and 40s. People with COPD often find themselves in trouble during the winter season. The West Texas cold air can be a problem for many people with COPD and often causes them to have shortness of breath. The winter wind can also cause many problems leaving […]

NUTRITION KNOW-HOW – Chocolate

Chocolate Chocolate hearts, chocolates kisses and chocolate truffles – Valentine’s Day most likely brought a little bit, or quite a bit, of treats your way!  Is it true chocolate is good for you?! Not all chocolate is the same. The dark chocolate contains more flavonoids, which have a health benefit. All chocolate starts off as […]