The Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will present the 11th annual “Heart to Heart” program twice in February, nationally designated as Heart Health Month.
The program “Nutrition Secrets to Help You Stand Out, Get Noticed and Succeed” will be presented by holistic chef Alexandra Jamieson. The program, which costs $20 and includes lunch and a cooking demonstration, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 24, at the Skagit Casino in Bow and Friday, February 25 at the Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. in Bellingham. Phone 788-6720 or 800/675-1544 to register before Friday, February 18.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), coronary heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women, and claims as many lives each year as cancer, respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes combined. The good news, according to AHA information, is that individuals are able to preserve heart health through diet and exercise and by avoiding tobacco.
This year’s “Heart to Heart” speaker is Jamieson, known for restoring to health the man behind the documentary “Super Size Me.” Morgan Spurlock who, famously filmed the results of his month of fast food-only meals, lost weight and reclaimed his health on a “detox diet” created by Jamieson. At the two “Heart to Heart” luncheons, Jamieson will speak about connecting one’s nutrition to personal and professional vision.
Jamieson will also present heart-healthy cooking demonstrations, assisted on February 24 by Michelle Sohn, MD, a PeaceHealth vascular/ endovascular surgeon, and on February 25 by James M. Douglas, Jr., MD, a nationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon.