The Importance of Having a Healthy Thyroid

What Does My Thyroid Do? Although many of us fail to realize it, the function of the thyroid can impact the overall wellness of your body. The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system, meaning it helps to produce, store, and release important hormones into the bloodstream. Specifically, the thyroid pulls iodine from [...]

By | 2019-05-13T14:36:03+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|

Better Sleep Month

There is no doubt that obtaining a good night’s rest can be refreshing, but how often does that really occur? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of people do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. Essentially, if you’re finding yourself waking up in the morning and feeling drained or [...]

By | 2019-05-13T14:18:39+00:00 May 20th, 2019|

High Blood Pressure Education Month

The unfortunate truth is that a large number of patients tend to suffer from the long-term effects of high blood pressure. High blood pressure often does not produce any symptoms, resulting in many people being unaware that they have even developed the complication. Getting your blood pressure checked regularly is important in order to ensure [...]

By | 2019-05-13T14:08:20+00:00 May 17th, 2019|

Why Am I Having Heart Palpitations?

If you have experienced heart palpitations, you know that it can be an extremely unsettling experience. It may feel as though your heart is beating twice as fast or even skipping a beat altogether. Heart palpitations can have many different stimulants. Typically, heart palpitations aren’t harmful but in some cases, it could be an indicator [...]

By | 2019-04-22T16:54:22+00:00 April 30th, 2019|

Stress and Heart Health

When you’ve experienced car issues, received an unexpected bill, or have a tough day at work, you are undoubtedly experiencing a large amount of stress. Everyone experiences and reacts to stress in a variety of different ways. Feeling overwhelmed and on edge is a normal, ordinary feeling. However, the amount of stress you experience and [...]

By | 2019-04-22T16:57:59+00:00 April 25th, 2019|

What It Means To Be A Holistic Cardiologist

Holistic medicine is a form of medicine that focuses on healing the complete body and strives for optimal wellness. Here at the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, we believe in the overall patient being our priority, and that their disease or condition does not define them. Holistic medicine is uniquely able to dive deeper [...]

By | 2019-04-22T16:59:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|

Can Niagen Help You?

No matter how much we try and fight it, aging is inevitable. Eventually, you will start to find yourself having less energy and being unable to do things that you used to do. You are beginning to find new changes throughout your body and it seems as if there is no way to control this [...]

By | 2018-07-16T16:07:50+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|

How To Incorporate More Omega-3s Into My Diet

Importance of Omega-3s Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for your body to function. Omega-3s are needed for cell membranes and are essential for creating hormones that regulate blood clotting. The body cannot produce omega-3s on its own, so it is important to take supplements or eat foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. To [...]

By | 2018-07-16T16:05:54+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

What is the Pegan Diet?

The paleo diet and veganism are two popular lifestyles today. Mark Hyman M.D. introduced his idea of the “pegan” diet, a new eating pattern which combines the benefits of both diets. A functional medicine doctor on Long Island like Dr. Regina Druz at Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island can help provide more information on [...]

By | 2018-07-13T21:01:48+00:00 July 13th, 2018|