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HEART HEALTH

The number one killer of women -- your mothers, daughters, granddaughters, friends -- is not breast or ovarian cancer. It's heart disease. Yet many women skip the screenings that could save their lives.

In a special edition of her podcast, Growing Bolder's Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert Dr. Susan Mitchell shares a chilling and very personal story about heart disease.
 
 
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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS
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February is American Heart Month, so it's a great time to take some easy steps to prevent heart disease. Do you know your risk factors? There are five things to look for and the first is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just grab a measuring tape and wrap it around your waist. If it's greater than 35 inches, that is a warning sign. Take a look at Dr. Mitchell's four other tests in her "How Big is Your But?" blog and find some easy and healthy changes you can make today.

 
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IS THERE A CURE?
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So now, you've taken the tests and you know what your risks are -- but how do you cure heart disease if it does hit you? Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., an internationally known surgeon, researcher and clinician at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, says no one ever has to die from heart disease again. Dr. Esselstyn says that his research proves that eating a plant-based diet (which he has for nearly three decades!) can save your life.
 
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SHOPPING LIST

Inflammation can do serious damage to your body, so we asked our friend (and America's Most Trusted Pharmacist) Suzy Cohen to share her tips for treating trouble and preventing it from popping up in the first place. Here's her list of things you can find at the drugstore to stay healthy and ward off heart attacks.

 
STEALTHY SYMPTOMS

You may think that the symptoms of heart attack are a pain in your left arm or a heaviness in your chest. GB member Rose Lamatt shares a scary story about the warning signs she felt and dismissed before ending up in the ICU.

 
FITNESS PROTECTION

Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 every 24 hours? If it's going to work that hard to keep you alive, the least you can do is make the job a little easier by staying fit. Carole Carson from Fat 2 Fit shares 10 tips for showing your heart that you care.

 
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Growing Bolder and Dr. Susan Mitchell are teaming up to spread the news about healthy living, nutrition and active lifestyle and we are looking for a few great brands or organizations to join us! Spread your message across multiple platforms including television, radio, a network of websites and the Growing Bolder Magazine. Contact Beth Dover (beth@doverbrandinggroup.com) for options.

 
 
 
 
CARE FOR YOURSELF WITH THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Studies show that consuming cherries and cherry juice as a regular part of your diet may improve sleep as cherries boost the melatonin level in the body. (Plus, it's a pretty delicious way to protect your health!)
 

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Here is a recipe to try this week so you start eating smart:

And if you're hungry for more, you can follow Dr. Susan Mitchell on Pinterest as well as Facebook, Google + and Twitter from http://susanmitchell.org.