Your doctor may tell you that the health of your heart has much to do with your genetics, but there are actually a number of other factors involved, too. That's right - the saying that goes “genetics load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger” is 100% true!
Factors including your diet, fitness levels and even environmental exposure can contribute to heart-related conditions such as hig... ››› more
Did you know...
The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute,100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year, and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime? Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck over 32 km. In a lifetime, that's equivalent to driving to the moon and back!
I'm sure you do know that heart disease is the number one killer in South Africa;... ››› more
Recent Book Review
A few years ago, I was a heart attack waiting to happen because of high blood pressure which was constantly 170/112.
During my time of trial and error to figure out how to lower my high blood pressure naturally, my publisher handed me a book: How to Fight Heart Disease & Win.
I thought she was joking because I had high blood pressure NOT heart disease.
But after read... ››› more
Coconuts, and more specifically their oil, have gained an amazing reputation over the past few years. And it's no wonder!
Touted as one of the healthiest foods to include in your diet thanks to its high lauric acid (a medium chain fatty acid that keeps your cholesterol levels healthy) content and impressive vitamin profile, coconut oil also has a myriad of health and wellness uses.
Thanks to... ››› more
The benefits of eating clean extend far past weight loss and general health maintenance.
Loading up your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fatty fish and lean meats won't only provide your body with nutrients to support healthy cell function, but also help fight chronic diseases!
Let me elaborate a little...
Here are four top reasons to eat clean:
#1: You’ll boost... ››› more
Up until recently, I considered mindfulness a suspicious, new age fad.
Perhaps something just for hippies, or those with too much spare time on their hands to twiddle their thumbs and contemplate their navels.
But after reading some inspiring blogs and trying it out for myself, I've learned that mindfulness has turned a massive corner and now has a strong presence in bookstores, newspapers,... ››› more
“Heart problems? Me?” - if that's your reaction when you hear heart-healthy messages, here's a wakeup call:
The fact is, heart disease is more common than you think. And it's fatal. It's also true that preventing heart problems is getting easier.
Below, I've gathered some of the latest tricks for you - all backed by quality research - to help you take care of your heart…
Take care o... ››› more
Have you recently had surgery? Well, you're at risk of a heart attack or stroke.
In fact, a recent discovery by researchers at the Loyola University Medical Center found that 12% of all people that have surgery, suffer post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF).
POAF is a condition that causes your heart to vibrate inside your chest instead of beating properly. And that causes your blood to... ››› more
Social media has become your voice.
If you like something, you can tell the world with a click of a button. But if you don't like something, you no longer have to go through the long trail of paperwork involved in the complaints procedure at a company.
No, now you simply Tweet, post, Instagram and have your say on every other platform available to you to voice your dissatisfaction.
But... ››› more
Most South Africans love avo. It goes well with any dish! You can eat it with salad, pizza or even a bacon burger!
And now thanks to the researchers at the American Heart Association (AHA), not only do we know its tasty we know it has plenty health benefits. And in particular, their research shows how it's one of the best foods to keep your heart healthy!
Here's what researchers have to sa... ››› more
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