Ignite Your PowHER

Optimize Your Heart Health, Preventative Cardiology, PCOS with Dr. Harkin

September 21, 2022 Dr. Nicole Harkin Season 2
Ignite Your PowHER
Optimize Your Heart Health, Preventative Cardiology, PCOS with Dr. Harkin
Show Notes

This week, we’re diving into heart disease, a critical topic for all women especially PCOS women. 

Heart disease is a primary killer of both women and men. It affects many people each year. And modern medicine does not address prevention but instead treatment of disease. 

That’s why I wanted to bring in a guest expert on cardiovascular disease, Dr. Nicole Harkin. She founded Whole Heart Cardiology to provide patient-centered cardiac care, evidence-based nutritional guidance, and personalized lifestyle plans for her patients in a modern setting. She takes pride in helping patients achieve their goals, feel better, and thrive. She is licensed to see patients in California, New York, and Florida.

In this episode, I interview Dr. Nicole Harkin, a preventative cardiologist. 

We discuss: 

  • What is preventative cardiology?
  • How do you know if you are developing heart disease?
  • The Heart disease and PCOS connection. 
  • Evidenced-based tips that include nutrition, lifestyle and medications that help prevent heart disease and diabetes. (She gives us great tips to do now)
  • BMI vs. waist circumference (here is a link to a great article for waist circumference)
  • Even if you are in your 20's, you should start now. 

Great Resource: Preventative Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic

This episode is brought to you by:
Well Woman MD: Integrative Women's Health And Fertility. Welcome to Well Woman MD, a modern integrative medicine practice that allows your doctor to be your partner.

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  • A collaborative team of doctors and nutritionists using comprehensive lab testing is unavailable in your standard Drs office.

Whole Heart Cardiology, Dr. Nicole Harkin

Website: https://www.wholeheartcardiology.com/

IT: Nicole Harkin MD Cardiologist (@nicoleharkinmd) • Instagram photos and videos


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1. What is preventative cardiology?

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