Want a Healthy Heart?  Do the Math…

(THE NOURISHED EPICUREAN) Kathryn Matthews, March 9, 2016 —Then you go for your annual physical (and, hopefully, you schedule one!), do you ask your doctor for a copy of your lab work?  If you’re even vaguely concerned about your heart health, do you know your numbers?

Or…is the following scenario more likely?

When a lawyer friend in his late 40s told me that his doctor had contacted him about the results of his physical, my curiosity was piqued (given what I do), and I pressed him for specifics.  “I don’t know what my cholesterol or anything is,” he said. “My doctor didn’t say anything was wrong—and I didn’t ask. He just told me that I’ve gained 10 pounds since my last physical a year ago,” he confessed, a development that resonated with (and upset) him.

This reaction is all too common; I see it all the time in my practice.

Most of us assume: “I’m healthy—unless my doctor tells me otherwise.”

But this assumption can be detrimental to your health.

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