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Red Wine Heart Health: Is It Good for Your Heart?

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Red wine is getting a lot of press recently. Our favorite “study” circulating is that a glass of red is equivalent to an hour in the gym. Of course, that study does not tell you what sort of hour long gym workout a glass of wine is equivalent to, but it has led many people…

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5 Tips to Prevent Heart Disease by Jump-Starting your Metabolism

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Understanding Metabolism and Heart Disease When we look at what causes heart disease, weight is a significant factor. And, when it comes to burning fat and losing weight, your metabolism has to be active to burning calories. While a “slow metabolism” is rarely the cause of excess weight gain. Your metabolism does influence your body’s…

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Beyond Water – Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

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Surprisingly, pure H2O is not flavorful. Rarely do we get a chance to taste pure electrified water without any traces of minerals. The traces of minerals give water the “taste”. This fact is the basis for all of the bottled waters available in stores. Most water is purified from a city water service and then…

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Beautiful Skin Inside & Out-Avocado Papaya Salad/Avocado Kiwi Skin Scrub

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Richard E. Collins, MD THE COOKING CARDIOLOGIST© The following recipes use the “magic” of the avocado. If your skin looks like the outside of an avocado, then help is on the way. Adding avocados to food recipes and topical applications could result in converting a leathered, dry skin to the smooth avocado “cream” like the…

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Eat Clean-Spaghetti Squash Pizza Sliders

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Richard Collins, MD The Cooking Cardiologist®   Yes, it is time to think about a “naked kitchen”. Go as natural as you can and  Eat Clean in your kitchen without a lot of pantry foods with nutritional labels. This crust uses fresh veggies and the toppings are loaded with fresh veggies too. The crust is…

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Brain Food-Salmon with Ginger-Lime Sauce over Sweet Potato Pasta

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Richard E. Collins, MD The Cooking Cardiologist What you eat is so crucial to physical and mental health. Diet can play a huge role in saving your brain too.  Research has shown that foods rich in anti-oxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, berries and nuts may improve mental performance. Here is a recipe that is full…

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Benefits of the DASH Diet

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When it comes to staying healthy, any Denver heart doctor will tell you that diet and exercise are key necessities. If you experience high blood pressure and hypertension, you may have heard of the DASH Diet. The DASH Diet stands for Dietary Approached to Stop Hypertension and has been ranked as the best diet many years…

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Guilt Free Mexican Margarita Chicken Mexi-Bowl

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Yummy Lite Version of Classic Mexican Margarita Chicken When it comes to Mexican food you usually don’t think of it being low fat. It seems that the American version of Mexican food requires a mound of cheese. There are a lot of restaurants that proclaim they have a healthier version of a Mexican dish, but…

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Lowering Cholesterol Without Drugs

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Learn How to Lower Cholesterol and Your Calcium Heart Score One of the leading indicators when it comes to what causes heart disease is your calcium heart score. Calcified plague is largely the result of cholesterol as well as fat, calcium and other substances in your blood. When it comes to lowering cholesterol, you can…

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Detox Berry Quinoa Salad

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Richard E. Collins, MD THE COOKING CARDIOLOGIST® After the Winter Detox… Time to spring clean. 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…

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