A "whole foods" diet is an excellent way to promote heart health. This means eating foods that are natural and unprocessed. Here are a few examples of heart healthy foods:
Fish high in omega-3s such as tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring.
Berries are good for your heart and an excellent addition to a bowl of cereal, oatmeal, or yogurt!
Kidney beans and black beans are full of vitamins, minerals, and flavor.
Colorful fruits and veggies like red peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupes, papayas and broccoli are packed with healthy vitamins and minerals.
Even dark chocolate can promote heart health as long as it is 70% cocoa!
American Heart Month in February
Celebrate National Wear Red Day
to raise awareness about women
and heart disease. Encourage everyone
in your community to wear red
on February 3, 2017.
Mardi Gras - February 13th
Valentine's Day - February 14th
St. Patrick's Day - March 17th
Doctor's Day - March 30th
DOCTOR In Spotlight!
Meet Dr. David J Guillot
Dr. Guillot is a primary care physician and serves as our Medical Director for Alexandria/Oakdale .He was born in Bordelonville, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech for undergrad,and then graduated from LSU medical school. Dr. Guillot is married and has four beautiful children. He has been practicing medicine in central Louisiana for 19 years, and is very active in his church. Dr. Guillot has volunteered multiple times on missionary trips to Honduras and Nepal among many other places.
In addition to getting vaccinated the following additional preventive steps are critically important to stopping the spread of flu:
At this time of the year, it’s important to keep your distance from others if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue, and dispose of tissues immediately; if no tissue is available sneeze or cough into your inner elbow.
Stay home if you are sick until you are fever free for 24 hours – with a temperature of less than 100◦ F (37.8◦ C), without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours.
If you suspect you have influenza, call your doctor as they may decide to provide antiviral medications to help hasten recovery and prevent serious complications