Cholesterol: The fat vs sugar debate

By | 2016-11-22T17:06:12+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Cholesterol, Circulation health, General health, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

High cholesterol and fats, we’ve long been told, are the enemy of good health. They’ve been linked with high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and, of more importance to this discussion, increased ‘bad’ cholesterol, which can also lead to stroke. But do fats deserve their bad rap? Or should sugar be facing the [...]

Boost circulation naturally in 20 ways

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:27+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Circulation health, General health, Heart health|

Meet your body’s circulatory system. It’s wellbeing is essential for yours. Read on to identify the signs of a sluggish system and how to boost circulation naturally. Many people consider the circulatory system, or cardiovascular system, as simply a highway for blood. In fact, it includes a vast network of organs and vessels that carry [...]

Cayenne Pepper: 5 Ways It Helps Heart Health

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:31+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Heart health|

Mexicans, Italians, Thai, Indians and Koreans have better heart health and experience less cardiovascular disease than the rest of the world’s population. Why? Part of the reason, say scientists, lies in their cayenne pepper-rich diet. Here are 5 reasons cayenne may be your heart’s best friend… [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Cayenne and your heart Cayenne supports the [...]

How flu affects heart health

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:31+00:00 June 16th, 2015|General health, Heart health, Immunity|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] What do you do when you get flu? Do you battle through manfully or do you take to your bed? You’d be far better off with the second option. We investigated to find out how flu affects heart health. Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be [...]

The truth about eggs and cholesterol

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:31+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Cholesterol, Circulation health, Heart health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Egg for breakfast? Yum! But do you worry about what your favourite breakfast food is doing to your cholesterol levels? New research reveals the truth about eggs and cholesterol. If you love to start the day with an egg, you’re one of millions. And if, like me, you were taught that eggs were [...]

High blood pressure? Seven tips to eat out the heart-healthy way

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:31+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Circulation health, Heart health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] If you’re a big fan of eating out or ordering takeaways, you’re probably sabotaging the health of your heart. Follow these seven easy tips to help you choose dishes that will help lower high blood pressure without compromising on taste. You know the drill. It’s old news. A lifestyle that contains lots of [...]

The health benefits of pepper

By | 2018-02-13T12:53:23+00:00 March 10th, 2015|General health, General topics, Heart health, Nutrition, Wellness|

Always reaching for the salt despite health warnings? We discuss the effect salt has on your body and introduce the health benefits of pepper, the tongue-tingling dinner-table companion of your sodium-laden condiment. Salt facts: The effect on salt on your body Salt and pepper are staples in kitchens and on dinner tables throughout the Western [...]

The good news about resistance training

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Bone health, General health, General topics, Heart health, Joint health, weight loss, weight management, Wellness|

Want to strengthen your bones, improve muscle tone, keep your heart healthy, lose weight and get that feel-good factor? Resistance training is suitable for everyone, and you don’t even need to go to the gym. For many years, when I was more preoccupied with my physical appearance than my health, I spent 30-plus minutes every [...]

Prevent Diabetes with 8 Simples Steps

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:37+00:00 November 11th, 2014|diabetes, General health, General topics, Heart health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Diabetes has become the new ‘global epidemic’, with almost 350 million sufferers worldwide. What is the disease? And what can you do to prevent diabetes? What is diabetes? The cells in your body depend on the simple sugar, glucose, for most of their energy needs. However, the amount of glucose in the bloodstream [...]

Body type: love the shape you’re in

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:37+00:00 November 4th, 2014|General health, General topics, Heart health, weight loss, weight management|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Do you stand on the scales every morning? Do you focus on your body’s ‘faults’? Read on to find out about basic body type, how to calculate body fat and how you can make the most of your figure. Get off the scales! Ask most women what they think about their bodies and [...]