Dear Heart Owner,
The change of seasons is here and I urge you to maximize your quality of life through heart health. To help keep you at the cutting edge, we are providing you a quick look at a couple of issues Hot-Off-The-Press.  Take a moment and see if this information can help you live life to the fullest. Please contact our office if you have any questions (480.941.0800).

In Health,

A. Feyrer-Melk, M.D.

Diet May Reduce Risk Of Recurrent Heart Attacks.

We have all come to the understanding that what we eat has an impact on our heatlh.  We really can't get around that...A recently published research study in the highly respected medical journal, Circulation, found that people who currently have heart disease can benefit from a healthy diet. "A healthy diet, in addition to taking their medications, cut their risk of dying from heart disease by an additional 35%." the study was conducted for over 4 years demonstrated that the healthy eaters cut the risk of another heart attack by 14%, stroke by 19% and congestive heart failure by 28%"
Even more remarkable is that even a slight change in diet has a positive impact.

The participants in this study all had a history of heart disease, stroke or Type 2 diabetes and were 55 or older. Patients were taking medication such as aspirin, statins, and blood pressure medications.

The 32,000 patients were studied and the researchers closely observed what people were eating and then adjusted the findings to factor in weight, smoking, and exercise.  They were categorized into five levels of heart-healthy diet based on how often they reported eating dairy, meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables, as well as fried foods and whole grains. The authors did acknowledge that something other than diet could have lowered patient's heart disease risk.  Additional research is needed to solidify the results.


The Answer to your Question is finally here: “What supplements and doses are the best to take for my heart condition?”

Dr. Feyrer-Melk has meticulously researched the most solid, Evidence-Based supplement recommendations from the Bale-Doneen Method of Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, the Institute for Functional Medicine, Scripps Integrative Cardiology Program, and the American College of Cardiology. 
12 Cardiometabolic Treatment Strategies including:
Abnormal Cholesterol or Lipid Particles
Inflammation Reducers
Plaque Reversal
Insulin Resistance
Lp(a) Reducers
Arterial Stiffness

Due to the massive and easily overwhelming amount of supplements available, Dr. Feyrer-Melk has selected the most trusted Evidence-Based Nutraceuticals and Supplements of Pharmaceutical grade.  These are now available in the office and it takes the guesswork out of “what should I take for my conditions?” 
We encourage you to make an appointment and find out if evidence based supplements will help you and your quest for a higher level of health and reduce risk for heart attack and stroke.  Call (480) 941-0800

An encouraging word about “Change” from Dr. Steve
The POWER IS in the CHOICES that we make.  If we truly want to make a change in our lives, if we truly want to achieve lifelong optimal health, wellness and a fulfilling quality of life, it all comes down to choices. It’s not the one cheeseburger you decide to have, or the busy Monday that you skip breakfast, or the brownie sundae you have for your birthday, or the day you skip your exercise or walk, it’s the accumulation of bad choices that compound and wreak havoc on our bodies. 
For most of us, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is very difficult.  Unfortunately, not being at a healthy weight is unhealthy and can lead to significant negative health issues…however, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight has a significant positive impact on your health, well-being and quality of life.  Let me say that again…achieving and maintaining a healthy weight has a significant positive impact on your health, well-being and quality of life.
You have the POWER to Change!  Stop (evaluate where you are) – Challenge (Evaluate what options you have) – Choose (Take action).
You also have Dr. Steve to guide you!  Watch this Video to Learn more! Contact the office for a one-on-one with Dr. Steve or visit and click the weight management link on the menu bar.

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