For National Heart Month in February, Chef Mick Brown is helping us celebrate and advocate for heart disease by featuring an article from our CEO, Michelle Mazzara. Excerpt from the blog here:
Dear Chef Mick (@BBQ Rescues)-
I want to help other women and men detect Heart Disease and live a healthy lifestyle. With symptoms and at a (younger)age- atypical for having Heart Disease, my doctor misdiagnosed me as having Costochondritis in September, 2015. After only one year (on September 1, 2016) I had an Angiogram test that showed an 80%(!) blockage in my left anterior descending artery. I was then diagnosed with Heart Disease and had to undergo invasive surgery, with a stent put into my artery.
As a recent survivor, my company Luvafoodie is about having a joy and passion for food and beverages. Due to my love for food and cooking, my brand is launching a new gourmet salt free spice line that will still be delicious for all Foodies to use. A low sodium diet is best for controlling Heart Disease. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure. Most Americans eat too much processed foods, 77% of salt comes from processed foods.
February is National Heart Awareness Month for American Heart Association. Friday, February 3rd is an important day for all men and women to wear red and help bring attention to the prevention of Women’s Heart Disease. More women die each year of heart disease than any other disease. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year- approximately one woman every minute. Every 80 seconds a woman dies of heart disease or a stroke.
The new salt free spice line is available from the beginning of November 2016. Enclosed you will find our new Salt Free Spice Blends: Happy Heart, Garlic and Green Herb, Countryside Herb, and Chillin Chili-Lime.
We greatly appreciate you Chef Mick Brown and your support in producing top notch Luvafoodie spice videos both for our grilling spices and also our new salt free spices. Luvafoodie is a Gourmet brand for people who share a passion for food and beverage. We have a growing social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube channel.
Happy New Year 2017 and Help us Save Lives at Luvafoodie.com!
Michelle Mazzara, CEO Luvafoodie.com
I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better. Thanks so much for the opportunity to help spread the word about this timely issue. We like to encourage everyone to try cooking a little healthier, especially when it comes to Grilling and BBQ Recipes. Also Michelle, Congratulations on the recent appearance on your local Minnesota CBS affiliate, the WCCO Morning Show. It’s never too early to talk about Wine Pairings…
With that in mind here are 4 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Save Lives for February Heart Awareness Month-
To know more about what you can do and recipes from Chef Mick Brown, visit and follow his blog at: www.bbqrescues.com