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#337 – Hacking Your Heart Health

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Heart attack prevention specialist Joel Kahn, M.D. — author of Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses — reveals the truth about standard heart-specific lab tests and bloodwork.

Here are my notes!

2:21 – Why heart disease is know as “the silent killer”, and just how many Americans are affected by it (many unknowingly).

6:32 – Coronary heart disease defined. How the heart takes care itself first and why that means you should take care of it, too.

10:44 – Surprising signs and symptoms of heart disease. Check those earlobes!

14:02 – Testing vs. common sense: why you might be getting a inaccurate clean bill of health with commonly ordered lab tests – and what you should be looking for instead.

18:14 – The calcium connection: when scoring a zero on a test is a GOOD thing!

23:32 – Why the best heart care tests are NOT covered by insurance?

25:44 – How old are your arteries? THIS test will tell you.

31:22 – The best way to eat for heart health.

39:21 – Why the American Heart Association isn’t making more aggressive recommendations to heart patients … and why Dr. Kahn IS.

41:17 – What “moderate” exercise really means and the reasons we need to stop thinking that if a little bit is good then a lot must be better.

44:51 – The many benefits of meditation and mind-body practices – in just 12 minutes a day!

48:09 – An unexpected effective therapy for your heart – and how you can do it on your own.

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