For half a century now, medical science has proven, again and again, that emotions have a major impact on our heart health. Anyone over 40 is likely to recall the term “Type A” and the danger Type A behaviors pose for the heart. Just like prescribing drugs for osteoporosis without looking at a patient’s diet to see how much calcium she is consuming or prescribing GERD medications without suggesting that the patient try avoiding lactose-containing dairy products, we are too often both unscientific and careless. Taking care of the simple fundamentals, including the essential health habits IS good medicine and VITAL to your health. NOTHING can replace the essentials.