American Heart Month, in honor of the health of our hearts.
There has been a lot of research about what is healthy for our hearts. Many arrows point to the incredible benefits of a plant-based diet. There are books such as The China Study, and movies like Forks Over Knives (watch for free on hulu with commercials, or if you have netflix without commercials) which highlight the correlation between heart disease and a diet high in animal products such as dairy (milk and cheese), eggs and meat.
Below is a CNN documentary, The Last Heart Attack, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD featuring former President Bill Clinton. It is worth a watch.
Here at the Birch Center we advocate plant-based diets. We find that they allow people to feel lighter, happier, more energetic and healthy. We offer great recipes on this blog, but also on our sister blog Food Under Foot, which incorporates super wild foods into recipes.
We hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Do something special for your heart today! For more information or to set up an appointment you can give us a call: (412) 381-0116.
Love to all,
~ Melissa and Dave Sokulski
acupuncturists, Birch Center for Health
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Read these articles by Melissa Sokulski, L.Ac. in Natural News for more information:
- Keep Your Heart Healthy and Strong with Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Breastfeeding Protects the Hearts of Mothers