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Weight Loss and Nutrition Newsletter Saturday, August 01, 2015

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Pinnacle Health

Weight Loss and Nutrition Newsletter Saturday, August 01, 2015

Eating for a Healthy Heart and a Healthy Weight

A Heart Healthy Diet

To keep your heart healthy and protect your heart against coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease, your diet can be the first line of defense. A heart healthy diet helps to keep your arteries clean, clear, and healthy, so that your body can have the best possible blood and oxygen flow for healthy circulation, a healthy heart, and lower risk of heart attack and stroke. There are two types of cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol, or unhealthy cholesterol, can lead to plaque formation and artery blockage if there is too much. HDL cholesterol, or healthy cholesterol, can help to clear the unhealthy cholesterol from the arteries, keeping them clear and healthy.

A heart healthy diet helps to reduce the amount of unhealthy cholesterol in the blood while increasing the amount of healthy cholesterol in the blood. Eating more fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, limiting sodium in the diet, maintaining a healthy weight, using olive oil, canola oil, or safflower oil in your cooking, and eating more low-fat protein and low-fat dairy sources are all simple ways to make your diet more heart healthy. Click here to read more about how to eat a heart healthy diet.

February’s Heart Healthy Recipe

Lean pork and fresh fruit make a great pair for a tasty heart-healthy option. Click here for the complete recipe.

Welcome Dr. Karel Keiter

We are proud to welcome Dr. Karel Keiter to the team at the Pinnacle Health Weight Loss Center! Dr. Keiter joins the center, bringing 25 years of experience with her. Dr. Keiter will work collaboratively with our registered dietitians and an extended multi-disciplinary team to provide care for both surgical and non-surgical weight-loss patients seeking individualized and sustainable treatment to reach healthy weight goals. Dr. Keiter received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic.

Upcoming Events

Feb 12   How to Make a Low Sodium Diet Work for You
Feb 20   Zumba / Yoga for Heart Health
March 7   Weight Management - Ask the Experts

Ask The Experts Seminar

Weight Management

Weight Loss Center Support Group

The support group meets the second Monday evening of each month from 6-7 p.m. in Conference Room 2 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
2013 Support Group Schedule:  
February 11: Dr. Matthew Davidson: “Keys to patient-success in bariatric surgery: A surgeon’s perspective.” 
March 11: National Nutrition Month - Bariatric Nutrition Jeopardy
April 8: Sean Mudgett, Fitness Fusion Fitness Studio

Center of Excellence

Since 1998, PinnacleHealth’s surgeons have completed more than 5,000 bariatric procedures and has received prestigious national awards.
Our program is characterized by its very low infection and complication rates and excellent survival rates Based on these statistics, PinnacleHealth has achieved the prestigious national designations as a Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation on behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.