Heart Healthy Eating Category

Tuesdays with Bonnie & Sharon

There is a whole lot of chopping going on here at thisoldheartblog! Every Tuesday morning, Bonnie and I head on down to Sojourner House at 5 AM to make and serve a hot breakfast to the guests experiencing homelessness. And every Tuesday morning, Bonnie, a vegan, tells me how she tried another new, delicious and […]

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Making Sense of Cholesterol

“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up tall, There’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol” ~ Allen Sherman   Everybody has a junk drawer.  A junk drawer contains treasures of the heart and its contents are generally overvalued by one person in particular for some reasonable – or at least close to reasonable – explanation.  […]

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Your Heart, My Heart

Your heart. My heart. Merely using the word “heart” conjures a wave of nostalgic and exposed emotions, images, people, loves and memories. Our heart holds them all. The journey our heart has taken leaves an imprint that makes us the person we are today.  The heart holds a special place in our consciousness and being. […]

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What’s in Your Easter Basket?

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” Humor columnist Dave Barry penned that wise and thought-provoking statement. I tried to achieve the same inner peace recently with two […]

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Kathy Magliato M.D. – Holding the Human Heart

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”  ~ Mae West Everyone admires someone.  Everyone has a hero.  That individual is often someone close like a mother or a father, brother or a sister.  You admire their character and their achievement in a way that impacts your life. Some people […]

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Her Story, Her Heart

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege of sharing “My Heart Story” at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.  Entitled “Her Story, Her Heart”, the presentation was developed to treat your sweetheart or yourself to the gift of heart health. It was a panel presentation and included cardiologist Regis Fernandes M.D., Susan Pope,N.P. […]

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Will you be my Huckleberry?”

Yup!  I want YOU to be my HUCKLEBERRY! Who wants to be a commonplace and unpretentious Valentine!?  The word is so overused and so blasé!  The word huckleberry has more oomph and meaning and pizzazz!  I would love for you to be my HUCKLEBERRY.  What do you say? I love words!  Huckleberry is one of […]

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Let’s Eat Like the Greeks!

Let’s Eat Like the Greeks! No, not geeks, GREEKS! Do you even know what geeks eat?  I had to research this topic myself.  The Urban dictionary defines Geek food as: “Food that, stereotypically, computer geeks, specifically programmers, eat. The food falls into three categories: high in calories, easy to make, and high in caffeine. The […]

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“My Heart, My Life”

As the magic of the holiday season fades and we feel those extra cookies and hot chocolate, the New Year resolutions begin. The Story of 2013 closes.  I feel a certain sadness, an ending filled with recollection of the gifts and memories and time shared with those my heart loves the most.  It stirs emotions […]

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Heart Healthy Eating

There is a healing that goes on after any heart event and when you hear a diagnosis of heart disease.  It is almost a transformation from youth and its feel of immortality to a vulnerability that stays with you forever.  This vulnerability lingers, reminding you, once again, that, like Dr. Seuss always says:  “I have […]

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