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Dr. Nicholas Peck
East Vancouver Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
360.718.8240

Happy Valentine's Day!
From everyone at
East Vancouver Chiropractic
Keep Your
Heart Happy!
 

February is American Heart Month!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.  The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

Here are some ways to be smart for your heart & keep it beating strong!


Know Your Numbers!
Stay on top of all of the important ones...HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure & blood glucose.


Know Your Genetics!
Heart disease can be hereditary, so it's important to know as much as we can about our family history and genetics.

Eat Healthy Foods!
Eat a diet rich in vegetables and be sure to include healthy fats, like nuts, olive oil & avocados.



Manage Stress!
Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as yoga, walking or meditation.




Get Sleep!
Make sure to get between 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Herbed Veggie Skillet

Eating heart-healthy can be equally as delicious as it is good for your body.  There are plenty of creative ways to make a tasty, heart-healthy dish, and you don't have to be a master chef to whip one up, and do it well.  Here's an incredibly easy veggie-heavy dish from GoRedForWomen.org that's also delicious!


INGREDIENTS (yields 4 servings):
  • 2 tsp. canola or corn oil
  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 1/3 cup diced tomato
  • 2 tbsp. water (more if needed)
  • 1/8 tsp. dried basil, crumbled
  • 1/8 tsp. dried marjoram, crumbled
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
  • pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS:
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the zucchini, onion & bell pepper for 3 minutes, or until the onion is soft, stirring frequently.

Stir in the remaining ingredients except the pepper.  Cook, covered, for 5 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender, adding more water if necessary.  Sprinkle with pepper to taste.


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Yours in health,

Dr. Nicholas Peck
East Vancouver Chiropractic & Massage Therapy