What I hope will happen in the next decade is that we will become ever more responsible for our own health, that we will pay attention to our cardiovascular health, and that we will reduce our chances of suffering these kinds of events.
When it comes to heart health, you may be well aware that it's a good idea to cut down on butter and bacon and boost your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains. But there are some foods that you might never expect to see on a "heart healthy" list.
This study also opens up questions about previous studies that have found cardiovascular benefit by replacing animal fats with PUFAs -- those studies did not control for the fact that people were also increasing omega-3 PUFAs.
By all means, pay attention when the CDC says your heart is the key to your health today and tomorrow. But don't forget that heart health is the foundation of your emotional wellness, because what you feel in the body, mind and heart all flows together.
I refused to eat bland food or feel like a second-class culinary citizen because of my diet. And in a world where salt sits on a flavor pedestal, I decided that it was time to rewrite the low-sodium rules (uninspiring) and prove that salt-free dishes could keep up (exciting).
The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in history.