Dr. Sarah M. Speck

Dr. Speck, M.D., is a cardiologist and the medical director of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention services at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Speck has practiced cardiology and internal medicine in the greater Seattle area for over 20 years. She is the medical director of the cardiac wellness and rehabilitation programs at the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a combined MD MPH (Masters Degree in Public Health) and did her post graduate medical training at the University of Washington Hospitals. She has always believed that preventing illness is the best approach to managing health and maintaining vitality at whatever stage of life. She has served as the Medical Director for the Dean Ornish Program for reversing heart disease and strongly supports the role of exercise and nutrition in preventing and reversing disease. In 2009, she co-founded POTENTRx, a medical fitness company, to offer patients a medically-supervised lifestyle approach to their health. She is an expert spokesperson for the Seattle community and educator for fellow professionals in illness prevention, disease-reversal and disease –management techniques. She believes that partnering with her patients offers the best possible avenue to improving and maintaining their health.

Easy Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Your Day - Fruits & Veggies More Matters

Try incorporating some of these tips to boost your intake of fruits and veggies each day!

fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org Half Your Plate. Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal and snack. Add More. Add extra fruits and vegetables to dishes, even if

The Fat-Loss Secret No One Talks About


Weight loss is on any many people's minds throughout the year, this is especially so around the New Years. Losing weight is not an easy task and there is a lot of thought processes on how to best go about it. Many are successful in the first few weeks but once they plateau, frustration causes them to quit, throwing away any progress they made. Sound familiar?
This is a great article on how to shape your mentality about weight loss and teaches you to think about the long game reducing the risk of throwing out your plan. This is not a quick trick or magic answer, this is an approach to the hard journey that is weight loss.

greatist.com You can transform your body. Most people just do it the wrong way.

Why it’s hard to change unhealthy behavior — and why you should keep trying - Harvard Health


The New Year also brings about the conversation to make or not to make a New Year's Resolution. This conversation begs us to question why is it so hard to change unhealthy habits into healthy ones? Why do we always get stuck saying “I should do this, I should do that” and never act on what I know I need to change? Harvard Medical School published an article on behavioral change and talks about change as “a process, not an event”. The article also dives into the psychology of behavioral modification in discussing the trans-theoretical model of change and how relapse in specific stages of the model affect the process of change. Take a look and maybe your view on New Year's resolutions will change!


[12/28/16]   During the holiday season, it’s easy to forget to stay active. However, it can be fun finding creative ways to integrate physical activity into your holiday celebration. Consider taking a walk with family and friends while enjoying holiday decorations this year!

Seasonal, Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods


Try the American Heart Association’s recommendations for heart-healthy holiday cooking!

heart.org The American Heart Association offers these tips to help you make your holiday meals festive and healthy with a variety of richly colored fruits and vegetables.

[11/24/16]   Happy Thanksgiving from the Speck Health Crew. We are thankful for our patients and the opportunity to work with them to achieve their best health. May you have a wonderful holiday filled with fun, food, and friends!

21-Day Challenge: Power Up Your Veggies


Now is as good a time as any to start adding more veggies to your diet! Try this 21-day challenge to help increase the amount of vegetables you eat!

health.com Boost your veggie intake in just 3 weeks with easy recipes and expert strategies.

Apples: Health Benefits, Facts, Research


Benefit of eating an apple a day

medicalnewstoday.com Learn all about apples and the potential health benefits they bring, with links to better neurological health, prevention of dementia and reduced risks of stroke and diabetes.




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