Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress occurs when the amount of free radicals in the body outnumbers the amount of antioxidants in the body. During cellular metabolism, cells use up oxygen to help convert food into energy, producing free radicals as a byproduct. Free radicals are highly reactive, destabilized molecules that can interact with the body’s cell components like [...]

By | 2018-02-02T01:45:19+00:00 March 31st, 2017|

Integrative Cardiac Care for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is rather common in the United States and on Long Island. It affects about one-third of all adults living in the according to the CDC.  A concerning part of high blood pressure is its ability to have serious effects on the body with no obvious symptoms. For this [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:49:18+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart

It is well-known that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables can carry many health benefits, as they are low in fat and high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. More importantly, fruits and vegetables greatly benefit your heart by lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. With [...]

By | 2018-02-02T01:45:36+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

The Science Behind Positive Habit Building

When we start to form good habits, it can be very daunting and easily defeating as we often set wildly impossible goals for ourselves. Most times we ignore the reality of what it will take to reach our goals and we become frustrated when we realize that it is harder than we think. Specifically, eating [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:49:38+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

Macronutrients and Metabolism

Many health and nutrition experts discuss the importance of macronutrients. However, what exactly are macronutrients? Its pretty simple actually. Macronutrients, or “macros” are any carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that make up your diet.  In general, any nutrient consumed in large amount in the human diet is a macronutrient while “a chemical element or substance (such [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:49:48+00:00 February 15th, 2017|

Taking Supplements the Correct Way

While the incorporation of supplements into one’s diet can be beneficial, it can often be confusing to figure out how to take them properly. With all the different types of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements, it can be difficult to figure out the right way to get the most out of each one. While each [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:49:57+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|

Long Island Nutrition and Wellness

It is important to be mindful to have good nutrition every day. Eating healthy and making good decisions when it comes to your health are a big part of leading a full and healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and wellness is very important for every person along with physical exercise. Both will reduce your risk for chronic [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:50:08+00:00 January 27th, 2017|

Long Island Genetic Testing

Genetic testing use blood/tissue samples to identify any cardiac problems that you may have inherited from your parents. Genetic testing can also be used to identify the best treatment or to determine if the best course of action is being taken. This process can help identify if there are genetic changes that can be passed [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:50:17+00:00 January 20th, 2017|

Integrative Cardiac Care for High Cholesterol on Long Island

Cholesterol is solid lipid found within every cell in our bodies, it is used in the production of cell membranes, hormones, and digestive substances. Doubtlessly cholesterol is essential for growth and digestive functions, but the it is often connoted as a harmful byproduct of fatty foods due to the frequency of high cholesterol causing heart complications. [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:50:28+00:00 January 13th, 2017|

Reducing stress for overall health

Do you suffer from stress? Stress is a dangerous health concern for people of all ages. If not taken seriously and cared for, stress can have the potential to lead to fatal conditions. Dr. Druz took this concern to heart when she founded and created the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island. The practice uniquely [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:50:36+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|