Ten Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Heart Attack

Heart HealthA couple of months ago, Rosie O’Donnell saved my mom’s life with HEPPP, which is the acronym she made up to help women remember the signs of heart attacks in women – which are different than the classic signs in men.

Learn more about the signs of heart attack and the ten steps you can take to support your heart and decrease your risk for a heart attack.

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Fight Disease by Boosting Your Digestive Health

GI TrackTaking care of your gut is one of the most important things you can do for your health—bar none. That’s because your gut contains your microbiome. The microbiome, located in your gastrointestinal tract, consists of trillions of microbes that outnumber our cells roughly 10 to one—and they play a key role in how well your immune system, digestion and brain all function.

People with low levels of good bacteria (the microbes that help fight disease) in their microbiome are likely to suffer from conditions that have been linked to poor gut health, like autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to colorectal cancer.

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Motorcycles, Ballroom Dancing, and Dopamine

Dr. Jen Landa and her husband Adam on motorcyclesYou’ve probably heard me say before that we can boost and balance our hormones just by what we do and what we think. For instance, having fun with your partner can boost the calming and bonding hormone, oxytocin. Well, experiencing novelty with your partner increases the brain hormone dopamine. Dopamine hits the reward center of the brain and also amps up the likelihood of sexier sex.

Last weekend, besides giving thanks to our brave service men and women, I took some of my own advice and used the long weekend to chill out and have some fun with my hubby, Adam.

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Spicy Chicken with Lime Juice: A Recipe from Dr. Jen

Dr. Jen's Spicy Chicken with lime juiceCooking is still kind of a new adventure for me. And I love recipes like this that are quick, delicious, and provide the nutrients I want for myself and my family.

This recipe is packed with protein, vitamin C and healthy spices. Pair it with a salad or sauteed greens, and you’ve got dinner! (It’s almost too easy…)

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Dr. Jen on Fox News: Increase your Fertility by Reducing Inflammation

pregnancy-heartInflammation contributes to estrogen dominance, a hormonal state that consists of having too little progesterone in your body compared with your estrogen. This can lead to progesterone resistance, which can prevent your progesterone hormone receptors from working properly. When these receptors don’t work correctly, your body can’t utilize progesterone, and that can lead to recurrent miscarriages if the problem isn’t addressed. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant or are experiencing miscarriages, try reducing inflammation to get your hormones back on track.

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