REPLACING SATURATED FATS WITH VEGETABLE OILS DOES NOT PREVENT YOU DYING FROM HEART DISEASE

April 14, 2016 by  
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders involving the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death globally1. CVD can result in heart attack, stroke and other serious conditions and more people die from CVDs than any other cause1. As a health practitioner for over 22 years, I’ve been educating my […]

A HEALTHY DIET REDUCES THE RISK OF CANCER

May 30, 2013 by  
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A large amount of research that has been conducted on the health benefits of fruit and vegetables has shown that the foods with the highest levels of phenolic compounds (phenolic acids, flavonoids, stilbenes, coumarins, and tannins) offered the most protection from chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. The following research found that “Among […]

CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS – DO THEY POSE ANY RISKS?

March 17, 2013 by  
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WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING HEADLINES GRABS YOUR ATTENTION MORE?:   CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS MAY POSE A SLIGHTLY HIGHER RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN SOME PEOPLE WITH RENAL FAILURE BUT RESEARCHERS STATE THEY ARE UNSURE WHAT TYPES OF CALCIUM AND WHICH DOSAGES MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS OR:  CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS MAY CAUSE EARLY DEATH   Which headline you read will depend on the […]

LOW VITAMIN D LINKED TO HIGHER CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

October 7, 2012 by  
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Largest Epidemiologic Study to Date Links Low Vitamin D to Cardiovascular Risk September 26, 2012 (Copenhagen, Denmark) — There is a firm association between low levels of vitamin D and higher rates of ischemic heart disease, MI, and early death, according to the largest epidemiological study to date to examine this issue [1]. And the […]

HORMONES ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

September 5, 2012 by  
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Testosterone Metabolite Linked to Arterial Stiffness – Role of Inflammation The decline in dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) due to ageing may be one reason behind increased cardiovascular disease risk in ageing populations, and this in turn may be mediated through inflammatory processes. We can expect many changes as we age, everything from declining hormone levels to elevated […]

DO YOU TAKE SLEEPING PILLS?

April 27, 2012 by  
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In a study just published, ‘Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study’ 27.2.12, it was established that medications commonly prescribed for insomnia, such as zolpidem, temazepam, eszopiclone, zaleplon, and other benzodiazepines, barbiturates and sedative antihistamines, significantly increased the risk of premature death and cancer. The key messages from the study include: * […]

Are You Suffering From ‘Metabolic Syndrome’?

September 23, 2010 by  
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Metabolic Syndrome is an increasingly common health disorder which affects many people’s lives by reducing their quality of life as well as their potential life span. Metabolic syndrome can cause a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes, fatty liver and chronic cardiovascular diseases. As a naturopathic practitioner, I find that early intervention is […]