Are you taking your health for granted?

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Are you taking your health for granted?


Dr. Michael Kane

On the first day of our Urology class, the professor started the year with an interesting ice breaking question “what is your most cherished possession ?”

We went about the room answering, some people talked about favorite objects, some the people in their lives, others their cars, homes or pets.

At the end the professor pointed out that none of us said our health.   This exercise opened our eyes to the glaring reality, we all were taking our good health for granted. 

Through various health challenges good health has gained top billing as my most prized possession. And the effort to keep things working well might require more and more of an investment, but certainly one that I am willing to pay for.


Heart Health Month

Are you taking your heart for granted?   Our hearts provide that valuable service of keeping us alive. It works away day and night.  And for most of us as long as it falls under the radar of concern, we go about our days just expecting it to keep on pumping.  For those who have had cardiac “event” or a health concern involving the heart, the question becomes what can I do to support my heart health.


Most importantly Lifestyle changes.

  1. Eat well-
    Mediterranean diet, 
  2. Stress Management
  3. Quality sleep
  4. Move daily, exercise is key for heart health


Nutrients to support heart health


Nutrient Action  Effects
Coq10 Antioxidant that supports the muscle cells of the heart. Supports repair and function. 1.   Lowers blood pressure

2.   Treats fatigue

3.   Repairs muscle tissue

D- ribose 


A specific sugar molecule that helps fuel the heart and provide cellular energy for repair, by increasing NAD. 1.   Increases NAD

2.   Heart repair

3.    Supports cognitive function



80% of people are deficient in magnesium.

Along with other electrolytes, calcium and potassium, magnesium supports contraction of muscle tissues like the heart and allows the relaxation of blood vessels.
  1.   Heart rhythm
  2.  Blood pressure
  3. Blood vessel support
Hawthorne Increasing the efficiency of the heart muscle so that more blood is pumped out of the heart and into circulation. 1.   Increases ejection fraction (heart efficiency)
Omega 3 fatty acids Omega 3 fatty acids decrease inflammation, prevent blood clots and help maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. You can find omega 3 fatty acids in wild salmon or flax seeds.


  1. Decreases inflammation
  2.  Supports heart vessels


If you would like to meet to create a program to optimize your heart health, give the office a call and we can get you set up with an appointment with either Dr. Kane or Dr. Samuelson.


Don’t take your heart health for granted.