Spice Up Your Health

Spice Up Your Health

“All diseases have some sort of oxidative stress or inflammation. Oxidation is the process of breaking down or damaging the cells,” Monica Aggarwal, MD, a cardiologist in Baltimore, Maryland, explains. “Pollution, high-fat diet, aging or sunlight – these are all oxidative stresses. These cause inflammation, which puts us at risk for the triggers of so…



What’s Up With That Food: Turmeric

What’s Up With That Food: Turmeric

Monica Aggarwal, M.D., director of echocardiography at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, touts turmeric’s anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits, too. “In India, back in the day, if someone cut their skin, they’d put ground turmeric on it,” she says.



They're HEART SMART Now

They're HEART SMART Now

One of Dr. Aggarwal’s patients discusses her history of heart disease, the journey to better health, and how she follows Dr. Aggarwal’s diet to reduce inflammation and prevent recurrance of disease. This is the diet Dr. Aggarwal believes is going to lesson the chances of anything happening again,” she says. “I think I’ve adjusted well…



Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation

Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation

Dr. Monica Aggarwal, a cardiologist and a member of the Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, agreed. “There is a lot of data that suggests that we are eating too many inflammatory foods,” such as meat, eggs, dairy and processed foods that are high in preservatives, she told Live Science. Aggarwal recommended that…



10 Sneaky Things That May Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease

10 Sneaky Things That May Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease

If there’s a history of heart health issues in your family, you’re most likely aware that your risk for heart disease—the leading killer of women—is higher. But you probably don’t think about the far lesser-known factors that can also put you at an increased risk. If any of these signs or symptoms sound familiar, know…


 
Diet drinks can lead to other poor food choices

Diet drinks can lead to other poor food choices

Many people consume diet drinks on a daily basis, but according to one local doctor, too many diet drinks can mean poor choices when it comes to other foods, and that can result in serious health issues. Aggarwal said a poor diet and too many diet drinks can result in a high risk for heart…