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February: American Heart Month

February 12, 2016

February is a very busy month for celebrating the heart. For most of us, we immediately think of Valentine’s Day. Have you ever wondered how the connection of the heart and love came to be? Scientifically speaking, here’s how it works:  The brain sends signals to the adrenal gland, which secretes hormones such as adrenaline, epinephrine and norepinephrine. They flow through the blood and cause the heart to beat faster and stronger. But what if you aren’t taking care of your heart, scientifically speaking?

We would like to take a step away from celebrating candy and chocolates to highlighting the importance of a strong heart and, more specifically, the strong heart of women. (more…)

Sweet Truths for Your Sweet Tooth: Top Five Facts About the Heart Healthiness of Dark Chocolate

February 8, 2015

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAChocolate is on the mind of many Americans this time of year. Not only is Valentine’s Day right around the corner, but February is also National Heart Health Month. Dark Chocolate, in particular, can help protect your cardiovascular system and promote heart health. Who knew that something so delicious could be so good for you? Here are five facts about the heart health benefits of Dark Chocolate: (more…)