Heart Disease

13 ways to naturally lower your blood pressure

By |August 8th, 2016|

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer”.  Because many people have high blood pressure and aren’t aware of it, the dangerous effects of this condition can go unnoticed, and strike at any time in […]

Salt intake does not correlate with increased heart attack risk

By |August 5th, 2016|

A new study regarding salt intake: higher salt intake does not correlate with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, or overall mortality (death).  Moreover, no consistent interactions with sex, race or hypertensive (high blood pressure) status were observed for any […]

5 potential health benefits of eating Okra

By |August 1st, 2016|

What is Okra?  I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts […]

What are causes of cardiovascular (heart) disease?

By |July 18th, 2016|

Cardiovascular diseases is the largest cause of death.  The reasons for this are many, but the in large it’s from lifestyles habits of people.  Main risk factors are diet with saturated fat, stress, sedentary lifestyle, and other associated diseases […]

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What are the 9 wonders of fiber?

By |July 13th, 2016|

Fiber is extremely important for your digestive system.

The body’s small intestine can’t break down and extract energy from fibres so instead it is broken down in the colon.  People who eat a lot of fiber can process their food […]

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Fun facts about the importance of water in our daily lives

By |June 6th, 2016|

As we all know, water is a fundamental part for the existence of life.

Without water, you cannot survive after only a few days. But water goes way beyond pleasing our thirst. Modern science has shown that water also acts as […]

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8 significant benefits of consuming olive oil regularly

By |May 26th, 2016|

Olive oil is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees.  People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to its many proven […]

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What’s the future of cardiovascular diseases – the number one killer?

By |May 17th, 2016|

Importance
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is the number 1 reason for death. Stroke affects many millions around the world as well and could leave devastating health consequences. Researchers aimed to see what the trend of CVD and stroke are in […]

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The danger with shift work on your heart

By |May 15th, 2016|

Importance
Some studies has suggested that shift work has been linked with coronary heart disease (CHD).
Aim
To assess whether rotating night shift work is associated with CHD risk in women
Results/conclusion
Among women nurses, longer duration of rotating night shift work was […]

Sugar in soda is proven to cause heart disease

By |April 12th, 2016|

As may already have heard, or read about, carbonated soda drinks are bad for you.

How bad you ask?

VERY bad.

Another high quality study, published this past March in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that consumption of increasing […]