Heart Health Blogs

Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 03/26/2014

Learn more about EECP therapy, a natural, effective alternative to angioplasty procedure or bypass surgery that is used by Dr. Julian Whitaker at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. 

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Filed Under: Clinical Therapies

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Today is Valentine’s Day, which means cards, flowers, and of course the traditional box of chocolates. If you make that dark chocolate, you’re not only giving a gift that’s from the heart, you’re also giving a gift that’s heart-healthy and has other therapeutic benefits.

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Two invasive procedures are used to treat carotid artery stenosis: Carotid endarterectomy, in which the artery is opened up and plaque is surgically removed, and angioplasty with insertion of a stent to keep the artery open. Unfortunately, there are well-known dangers associated with both of these procedures.

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Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Every year more than 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke, and strokes are the third-leading cause of death in this country. What makes this such a huge tragedy is that up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented!

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Filed Under: Heart Health

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The Aspirin Debate

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Recently on my Facebook page I asked people whether they “Liked or Disliked” aspirin for heart protection. Previous topics had received an overall “like” reception, but my poll on aspirin was a bit more polarizing.

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Do What You Can to Prevent Heart Disease

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Heart disease is the #1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent cardiovascular disease, even if you’re at high risk, and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery to accomplish this.

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Inflammation is the body’s frontline immunological response. Without it, you’d fall prey to each and every infection that came along. But sometimes inflammation turns from friend to foe, and that is precisely what’s going on in coronary artery disease.

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Filed Under: Heart Health