Information courtesy of Bradley Bale, MD and Amy L. Doneen, MSN, ARNP. 

  • Information on Heart Conditions for Friends & Family
    Heart Disease Ribbon

    • Wonderful news: Arterial (heart) disease can be halted and diseased areas will stabilize and heal. This is accomplished by extinguishing inflammation of the arteries. All the potential causes of inflammation should be assessed in each patient. 

    • These include: nicotine use; cholesterol; gum and tooth infections; lack of sleep; auto-immune diseases; pre-diabetes; hypertension; low vitamin D; poor diet; lack of exercise; anxiety and depression; genetic influences. 

    • Sadly, most people are only treated for cholestesterol and blood pressure and there are so many more issues! Optimal management of all these issues can be obtained. There are inexpensive laboratory tests to monitor the inflammation. When all of these inflammatory tests are normal, the likelihood of a heart attack or ischemic stroke is low.

  • Helpful Resources on Heart Conditions

    • Heart Patient Gift Recommendations

      • The following are wonderful gift ideas for a heart patient. 

      • The Fresh Fruit Basket contains fruit that is good for the heart.

      • The Entertainment Basket for those with a hospital stay. 

      • Flowers are good gifts for aroma therapy. 

      • The Chocolate Indulgence Basket (at least 72% dark is good for the heart). 

      • If you are visiting your family member in person meditation or yoga training material. Coffee, green or hibiscus tea also make good gifts. 


        • Information provided by Bradley F. Bale, MD & Amy L. Doneen, MSN, ARNP. Dr. Bale and Amy Doneen co-founded the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. Dr. Bale has a private clinical practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves as the medical director of the Heart Health Program for Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas. Amy Doneen is the medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Bale and Amy Doneen are the authors of Beat the Heart Attack Gene

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