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13 Ideas for Optimal Heart Health

Heart Month reminds us that we must have a plan to maintain a healthy heart and avoid the statistic that it is the number 1 risk to our lives. Here outlined from Dr. Kahn's book Dead Execs are 13 Steps to take now!

Feb 26th, 2021
Precision Cardiology: An Example with the MTHFR Gene

Although we share over 99% of our genes, there are differences called SNP's (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) that are minor changes to our genes that may make a pathway not function optimally. The MTHFR gene is one we track and treat at the Kahn Center.

Feb 21st, 2021
Eggs and Death? Nutrition Science Explained

While it is obvious that food choices and food quality are a major determinant of health, which foods? What about conflicting reports? There is a method to evaluate new headlines like eggs raise the risk of death.

Feb 13th, 2021
Men's Health: The Heart Bone is Connected to The Other Bone!

The wellness movement and its message of health, fcusing on unprocessed food, clean water, upgraded personal care products, regular fitness, meaningful relationships and stress management is as important to men as to women. But men don't just get it.

Feb 5th, 2021
5 Steps To Live Longer: With Recipes

At the Kahn Center we teach steps to feel better and to improve health metrics for a longer and healthier life. The steps to take do not need to be difficult or expensive. Her are 5 simple steps to take starting today.

Jan 30th, 2021
CIMT Ultrasound: A Window to Your Arterial Age

CIMT testing, or ‘carotid intimal medial thickness’ testing, is a new and powerful approach that is simple to administer, involves non-ionizing radiation, and is 88-92% correlated with cardiovascular disease – much more accurate than most commonly used bas

Jan 23rd, 2021
10 SMALL CHANGES FOR A HEALTHIER HEART

Every year roughly 610,000 Americans die of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States for both sexes.  Yet research shows little shifts in diet and lifestyle can significantly boost your heart health.  Here are 10 to do now.

Jan 16th, 2021
Measuring Artery Age to Reverse Atherosclerosis

"If you can't measure it, you can't improve it" is an often used business philosophy that may apply to optimal health too. Aging of arteries can be measured but rarely is assessed annually to guide therapy. Here is how we do it at the Kahn Center.

Jan 9th, 2021
Congestive Heart Failure: A Natural (Integrative) Approach

Congestive heart failure is a common and serious cardiac disorder. Once fully characterized as to the root cause, heart failure is treated with lifestyle and Rx medications. The role for natural and integrative therapies of heart failure are discussed

Jan 1st, 2021
Treating Atrial Fibrillation Naturally

One of the most common of heart conditions is an irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation. It can be present some or all of the time. It usually requires many medications and procedurs to control. Is their a natural option?

Dec 19th, 2020
High Heart Calcium CT Scan Score: What to Do Now? Part 2

A heart calcium CT scan is the most available, cost-effective, and accurate test to screen for silent heart disease of the 3 major arteries. What do you do when you the results come back and the score is high? This is what we do at the Kahn Center

Dec 14th, 2020
High Heart Calcium CT Scan Score: What to Do? Part 1

Many people are having a heart calcium CT score (also known as a coronary artery calcium score or CACS). This is an important test that is simple, safe and inexpensive. The results may be concerning and high. What to do? Part 2 will follow.

Dec 6th, 2020
10 Holiday Gifts I Love for Natural Health and Prevention

Holidays or any day, healthy gifts are a joy to give and receive. I have tried many healthy items, foods and treatments. I wanted to share my top 10 that you may not be aware of. Health. Happiness. Natural Health and Prevention

Nov 21st, 2020
HOW TO HAVE A NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE: 11 NATURAL THERAPIES

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the number one killer worldwide. Step one is to measure blood pressure at home and work. Step two is to find therapies and lifestyle changes (exercise, diet, sleep, weight loss) that return it to normal.

Nov 12th, 2020
Heart Stent in a 34 Year-Old! The Role of Lipoprotein(a)

Lipoprotein(a) is a common inherited cholesterol particle that can cause blocked arteries and valves leading to heart attacks and other serious issues. This case study demonstrates the importance of Lp(a) in a young patient.

Oct 19th, 2020
A Fast Start for Your Plant Based Diet (Vegan)

Is there evidence for a plant-based diet? How do you learn more? Can a plant-based diet benefit your heart, brain, kidneys, skin and even your sexual health? Joel Kahn, MD of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity suggests simple steps to get started.

Oct 31st, 2020
5 Health Benefits of Sex and the Heart

Eat your vegetables and fruits, get seven to nine hours of sleep, don’t smoke, walk 30 minutes a day, stand more, stress less, be more mindful. If you add in a healthy sexual life you are also protecting your wellness!

Jul 29th, 2019
6 Ways to Kick Off a Plant-Based Diet

You’ve decided to avoid animal products and jump into the world of plant-based eating but you’re wondering what your three meals a day and snacks are going to look like. How will you order at restaurants? What do you need to stock up on at home?

Sep 6th, 2017