When we start to form good habits, it can be very daunting and easily defeating as we often set wildly impossible goals for ourselves. Most times we ignore the reality of what it will take to reach our goals and we become frustrated when we realize that it is harder than we think. Specifically, eating and exercise habits are among the most popular areas where we encounter these personal obstacles. Dr. Regina Druz knows the difficulties of habit building, and helps her patients establish a good foundation so that they can achieve their goals with long-lasting results.
Many health and nutrition experts discuss the importance of macronutrients. However, what exactly are macronutrients? Its pretty simple actually. Macronutrients, or “macros” are any carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that make up your diet. In general, any nutrient consumed in large amount in the human diet is a macronutrient while “a chemical element or substance (such as calcium or vitamin C) that is essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of a living organism” is considered a micronutrient . Macronutrients are used for caloric intake, and provide energy for the human body. Macronutrients also impact the taste, texture, and overall appearance of food. This helps the human diet in general. When you are looking to have , for example, 60% fat in your daily diet, you are describing a proportion of macronutrient (in this case, fat) and how it compares to the other two major macronutrients, proteins and carbohydrates. The total always sums up to 100%.
While the incorporation of supplements into one’s diet can be beneficial, it can often be confusing to figure out how to take them properly. With all the different types of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements, it can be difficult to figure out the right way to get the most out of each one. While each supplement serves a different function to the body, proper use will vary among them.
It is important to be mindful to have good nutrition every day. Eating healthy and making good decisions when it comes to your health are a big part of leading a full and healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and wellness is very important for every person along with physical exercise. Both will reduce your risk for chronic disease and can help you to lose or maintain a healthy weight. One of the most common diseases affected by nutrition is heart disease.
Genetic testing use blood/tissue samples to identify any cardiac problems that you may have inherited from your parents. Genetic testing can also be used to identify the best treatment or to determine if the best course of action is being taken. This process can help identify if there are genetic changes that can be passed on, determine if you have a disease, and help doctors choose the best type of treatment.
Cholesterol is solid lipid found within every cell in our bodies, it is used in the production of cell membranes, hormones, and digestive substances. Doubtlessly cholesterol is essential for growth and digestive functions, but the it is often connoted as a harmful byproduct of fatty foods due to the frequency of high cholesterol causing heart complications. While cholesterol is a ubiquitous lipid found in every cell of our bodies it is responsible for coronary heart disease which clogs arteries through a buildup of plaque. On a yearly basis 3 million U.S. Americans are diagnosed with high cholesterol and risk coronary heart disease, which begs the question: how do we balance something so essential to bodily growth and function?
Do you suffer from stress? Stress is a dangerous health concern for people of all ages. If not taken seriously and cared for, stress can have the potential to lead to fatal conditions. Dr. Druz took this concern to heart when she founded and created the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island.
Arrhythmia is somewhat of an autological word as it it literally means ‘symptomatic lack of rhythm’. The most rhythmic organ in the human physiology is the heart, which maintains a specific pace in accordance to strength of the organ and stature of the body. When someone is diagnosed with arrhythmia it could describe a variety of abnormalities with a heart’s pace. Any rhythm that is inconsistent with a person’s typical heart rate with no discernible physical cause is attributed to the sinoatrial node which controls the electrical impulse setting the pace of your heart.
Heart palpitations are feelings of rapid fluttering or pounding that people experience in their heart, but can be felt in the chest, throat, or neck as well. They can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication, or rarely, a medical condition. Heart palpitations can make you feel like your heart is skipping a beat or is beating too fast. Heart palpitations can happen at any time whether you are being active or at rest.
High cholesterol is a condition that 30% of all Americans contend with. Often, high cholesterol is a precursor, but it can also be a symptom of coronary heart disease. Depending on the severity of your cholesterol, your physician may prescribe to you a statin, a medication designed specifically to lower the cholesterol created in the liver by inhibiting strategic enzymes.
Although this does help lower your overall cholesterol numbers, it fails to address many of the root causes of cholesterol while negatively affecting other aspects of your health. In fact, you are still at risk for coronary heart disease when taking statins, despite an overall improvement in cholesterol statistics. Essentially, Statins provides a superficial fix to a life-threatening problem.