How to Bounce Back From Life’s Toughest Challenge?

How to Bounce Back From Life’s Toughest Challenge?

Today marks what would have been my brother-in-law’s 38th Birthday. I can see the sadness in my wife still many years later and of course my mother in law. She has been through a lot but is still thriving, with the loss of her husband and the passing of her son.

Everyone can experience troubled times and the reason I write this post is because you can be resilient getting through tough times. Tough times can be the passing of a loved one, experiencing a change in health or anything that is a change for what we call a negative.

I deal with people preventing and reversing heart disease. If people are fortunate to survive a heart attack or heart event it can leave a sense of grief, a feeling of loss of immortality. We can’t live forever but sometimes our behaviors will shorten our life.

Whether you feel you have lost a loved one or feel like you are losing your health, you can be resilient in bouncing back. It takes me back to a great post that I read and I would like to share it with you today.

Here are the key points to the article.

1.     Pulling Yourself Forward

2.     Taking Control

3.     Finding a Team

4.     Counting Your Blessings

5.     Lending a Hand

6.     Accepting and Adapting

7.     Forgiving, But Not Necessarily Forgetting

To read the rest of the please click here.

To your heart health success,

Diamond Fernandes

Membership Site Interview

Dr. Wayne Sotile Interview:

I really want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your heart health. I also wanted to say that our membership site is almost complete. I am just putting the finishing touches on it as we speak.

This is going to be a community of great resources for you with monthly coaching calls with me and other exceptional
thought leaders.

I would like to provide you with a sneak peak of this month’s call with Dr. Wayne Sotile, author of “Thriving with Heart Disease”
and many more books. He has delivered over 6,000 keynotes to professional and lay audiences worldwide. His work is featured
frequently in the international print media and on national television.

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Stay tuned for our launch of our Cardiac Success Club membership site.

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Best Heart Disease Treatment Question

Best Heart Disease Treatment Questions

What is the best treatment for heart disease? I get this questions all the time.

To your heart health success,


Diamond Fernandes

Heart Disease Questions

Common Questions

Over the next few weeks I will be posting some videos on frequently asked questions that I get.

Here is the first one.

To your heart health success,


Diamond Fernandes

Beta Blocker Side Effects

Side Effect of Beta Blocker? Can You Get Off Your Beta Blocker?

Let’s start off by talking about my point of view. I am a big fan of medications early in your disease process. But if you are progressing with your heart health and stable then it may be time to talk to your doctor to discontinue and/or wane off some of your medications. Now I am starting to see more research on this. The latest data indicate that beta blockers do not appear to be of any benefit in three distinct groups of stable patients. In this study they analyzed data from 44,708 patients:

1. Those with coronary artery disease (CAD) but no history of heart attack (31%)
2. Those with a remote history of heart attack (one year or more) (27%) ; and
3. Those with coronary risk factors only (42%) .

We know that there are plenty of benefits of beta blockers after an acute heart attack or if you have heart failure. What we are talking about is those 3 groups above. Beta blockers use for heart disease is used to lower your hearts demand by:

1. Lowering your heart rate

2. Lowering your blood pressure

Beta Blocker common side effects:

Common side effects of beta blockers include:


  • Fatigue
  • Cold hands
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Depression

Lead author Dr Bangalore (New York University School of Medicine, NY) report their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association, published online October 2. They found some pretty interesting stuff. They found NO association with reduced cardiovascular events, even in the prior heart attack patient group. They followed these patients for 44 months and looked at outcomes of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke.

How long should you continue to take a beta blocker after a heart attack?

Well it is really not known. There are few things to consider.

1. Are you in heart failure? If so then there are still benefits.
2. Are you prone to heart arrythmias?
3. Do you have a high resting heart rate?
4. Are you continuing with your heart health program?

The latest European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend long-term beta-blocker therapy only in patients with reduced left ventricular function.

Even though there are guidelines in place, beta blockers are being prescribed because of the perception that they are perhaps beneficial. But physicians should be extra careful in making those exceptions.

There are lots of patients who have had a heart attack, stent or bypass and are still on beta blockers but they are stable. This is something to discuss with your physician. Beta blockers should not be used to treat high blood pressure, even though beta blockers are still widely used for high blood pressure despite the fact that it has been downgraded by many high blood pressure societies. If you have high blood pressure there are better drugs for treatment.

As always we are available to answer any questions that you may have.

To your heart health success,

Diamond Fernandes





Happy Birthday Gift- Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Gift

Yes it is my Birthday and I would like provide you with a FREE Gift?

It has already been a fun day already receiving great wishes and gifts, but on my Birthday I would like to be grateful. I would never be where I am today if it weren’t for you.

I am grateful for my family and where my business is today and on this special occasion I would like to provide you with a FREE Heart Heart Guide – How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. This is a $47 Value but it will be yours free for today.
Just enter your information below and we will send the guide to you by Monday.

Please enjoy this read and again I would like to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your heart health.







To your heart health success,


Fitness vs Fatness

Losing Weight After A Heart Attack – Fitness vs Fatness

A new study published in the European Heart Journal shows that people can be overweight or obese but healthy and fit. How is that possible? If you are overweight and have been struggling with weight loss, it is important to understand that it is more important to be healthy versus yo-yoing your weight around.

If you are overweight and “metabolically healthy” where you have a high fitness level and eat well, you are better off than someone who is of “normal weight” and who is “metabolically unhealthy”.

Obesity is a known risk factor to heart disease which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Now it is known that fitness will trump this effect. The metabolic complications of obesity can be protected with increase fitness level and proper nutrition.

People can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, with no greater risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal weight people, according to the largest study ever to have investigated this seeming paradox.

The research found that 46% of the obese participants were metabolically healthy and this decreased the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by between 30% and 50%. Not all obese people have the same prognosis. Fitness levels should be assessed and also metabolic markers to ensure obese people are “metabolically fit”.

So for those people who are “fit looking” with a healthy body weight does not make you immune to heart disease. And for those people who are overweight or obese losing weight should not be your primary focus. Start to get healthy. What does that mean? Yes the 3 usual suspects; exercise, nutrition and stress management.

I know our society is predominantly physically oriented forcing us to go on fad diets. But in order for you to prevent or reverse heart disease get your heart and you “metabolically fit” and you will feel great. The pounds will start to come off as you do the right things on a consistent basis.

To your heart health success,

Diamond Fernandes