heart health

5 Simple dietary changes to boost your heart health

5 Simple dietary changes to boost your heart health

You can help support your heart health by making a few simple dietary changes and, in some cases, doing this can even reverse the narrowing of arteries — one of the main causes of heart disease [...]

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CoQ10 can help relieve statin-related muscle pain

CoQ10 can help relieve statin-related muscle pain

Maybe it wasn’t the same for you, but I remember a time when getting a high cholesterol reading was quite a shock. My Aunt Betty for instance, came to visit us once with what she called “very bad [...]

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Dark chocolate for heart health?

Dark chocolate for heart health?

Danish researchers looked at the chocolate consumption of 55,000 people between the ages of 50 and 64 over a 12-year period. And they found that people who ate between one to three 1-oz servings [...]

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Consuming coffee could cut your risk of dying

Consuming coffee could cut your risk of dying

Two new studies, both published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, examined the coffee consumption of large and diverse groups of people, giving us a fantastic indication of how it can affect [...]

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Do I need to be taking beta-blockers following a heart attack?

Do I need to be taking beta-blockers following a heart attack?

Current UK medical guidelines recommend that all patients who have suffered a heart attack should be prescribed beta-blockers for at least one year – with those having suffered heart failure [...]

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Caraway essential oil: From allergy to stress relief

Caraway essential oil: From allergy to stress relief

Caraway essential oil that is extracted from the seeds — with its sweet, spicy odour and slight peppery smell — is used in cosmetic applications to fragrance soaps, toothpaste and perfumes.

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The heart and mental health connection

The heart and mental health connection

I don’t know how many of you have seen the telephone call between Prince Harry and Lady Gaga, where they spoke about their struggles with mental health.

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Why I ditched low-fat foods

Why I ditched low-fat foods

Don’t get me wrong. The reason why I ditched low-fat foods is not because I think dietary guidelines are “wrong”. I simply don’t like eating anything that has been processed. And low-fat milk, [...]

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