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Are you tired more than you would like to be?

I hear this often from many patients that come to see me. Many times they are worried and also ask, “Is my heart okay?” The Human heart beats around 100,000 times in a single day. So, if someone lives up to 70 years, his or her heart will beat for 2.5 billion times. The heart pumps the blood and sends it to different tissues and organs in our body through 60,000 miles of blood vessels! The heart supplies itself its own blood supply. When the heart pumps it fills the arteries that surround the heart called the coronary arteries. That alone is enough to make you tired. Our heart requires a large amount of energy and if we do not provide our bodies enough healthy fuel, we run the risk of heart disease. If we at least supply the body some basic requirements we can make a big difference in heart health. Dr. Dean Ornish, a leader in Preventative Cardiology, outlines basic requirements that appear to be critical for preventing and reversing heart disease. More vegetables, stress reduction, increased movement, quit smoking, and LOVE MORE are at the core of his reversal of heart disease program. If you have concerns about your heart risk we can help you. You want your heart to be strong and happy and so do we!

Dr. Alicia Williams is a Board Certified Cardiologist specializing in Integrative Cardiology. For more information visit our website.