Posts from February 2013

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Heart-Healthy "Guy-Food" Recipes

Special thanks to for featuring four of my heart-healthy recipes in their recipe round-up today. Check out for more on the story and ways to include leaner meats, healthier fats and omega 3s to your dinner routine.  Cook well, live long! 



How To Video: Heart-Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and as part of hearth month, here’s a delicious treat idea to impress your loved ones. Instead of buying that plain old box of chocolates, try this homemade heart-healthy dark chocolate truffles recipe!

Featured on this morning’s KWGN-TV in Denver:

Know Your Numbers

Each year, more than a billion cholesterol measurements are made in America, but only a handful of people can recall their actual numbers. 

And of course, new cholesterol guidelines are about to be released, which makes it even more confusing to patients who are trying to reduce cholesterol levels.

Right now, let’s follow the basic rule of thumb: lower is better.

I am often asked by my patients, “Which one is the bad one, again?” And the answer is always LDL.

Gut Check Time!


As we embark upon February, also known as Heart Month, I will be posting helpful tips and recipes as always.


Today, I am focusing on your gut and girth control. Recent studies confirm that fat around the waist is an indicator for an increased risk of diabetes and other health ailments.


So, let’s focus on your belly and figure out where you stand.