Recipes & Nutrition

Perfect Grilling for Your Heart

Heart Health Grilling Tips Summer is peak grilling season, with the warm weather and sunshine begging you to be outdoors, and the rising temps keeping you away from your oven, there’s nothing better than hitting the grill and enjoying your backyard or local park with friends. But when you’re dealing with heart problems or trying to eat a diet that focuses on cardiovascular health, the... Read More

Ways to Make Common Food Heart Healthy

When you’re working to live a heart-healthier life, there can be a lot to take into consideration, but one of the major things most doctors will suggest is an overhaul in your diet. Eating with your heart health in mind can make a big difference to your overall health and how you feel on a daily basis. If you’re not sure where to start, though,... Read More

The Perfect Heart Healthy Morning Shake

Say “Good morning” with the perfect heart-healthy shake! A heart-healthy diet is not only for lunch and dinner, it starts first thing in the morning. So why do so many people skip breakfast? Is it because “I don’t have time” or “I don’t feel like eating so early?” Or maybe you just grab a bowl of cereal because “It’s easy.”  Breakfast often gets low priority... Read More

Heart Healthy Holiday Drinks

Get Your Holiday Cheer on With These Healthy Holiday Sips

Heart Healthy Holiday Drinks The holiday season. It certainly has gained a reputation for indulgence. With all the rich foods, sugary sweets, and drinks, oh the drinks, it can be hard to stay committed to your heart health this time of year. Luckily, there are some ways to indulge without going overboard or throwing all those health and fitness goals away in the last part... Read More

5 Denver Restaurants That Are Actually Good for Your Heart

Heart Healthy Restaurants in Denver Denver has blossomed into a foodie city in recent years, and with so many delicious restaurants ranging across the full spectrum of fares to choose from, eating out can be a special treat. But when you’re watching your health, especially your heart health, it can be a little tricky to find the right cuisine without hurting all the efforts you’ve... Read More

Low Fat Autumn Pumpkin Bread

Reversing Heart Disease Recipe With Fall right around the corner and it becoming pumpkin season, it seamed fitting to dig out a recipe from our friend Dr. Richard Collins The Cooking Cardiologist. This recipe is adapted from Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish and fits right in with our current heart disease reversal program.  This easy fall recipe is perfect to have with a warm soup.... Read More

Delicious Summer Drinks That Are Good for Your Heart

Heart Healthy Drinks for the Summer We all know the importance of staying hydrated for your health. Especially in the summer and at higher altitudes, keeping your heart healthy is about more than what you eat and how much you exercise. Believe it or not, even what you choose to drink in these hotter months can impact your cardiac health. Thankfully, heart healthy drinks don’t... Read More

Summertime Detox Berry Quinoa Salad

The human body is a marvelously efficient detoxing machine. Give it the right ingredients like a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and regular exercise and you can keep your body’s systems functioning optimally.  A good detox diet will take out all the harmful ingredients like processed foods, added sugars, and alcohol and will load up on beneficial foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains.  In this recipe... Read More

Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

Our spring is quickly transitioning into summer. So, we all know that means it is time to fire up the grill! As your local cardiologists we wanted to give you some heart healthy grilling tips. But, before we do that, we have to draw a line in the sand when it comes to grilling. Healthy Grilling: Charcoal versus Gas This has long divided the grilling world.... Read More

Lower Your Calcium Heart Score

As you may know, your calcium heart score is a predictor of coronary disease. Essentially, your score represents the relative amount of plaque in your coronary arteries and your level of risk for heart disease or suffering a heart attack. It is a score of zero to 1000. Typically, a score of more than 400 indicated an increased chance of developing heart disease or suffering a... Read More