This is probably the MOST important medical condition which should be discussed for several reasons. Firstly, atherosclerosis is the leading cause of ill health and death that our society faces, and secondly, this disease responds very well to change... Read More
Have you ever felt nervous sitting in the waiting room of your doctor’s clinic? Does your mouth get dry or do you start to perspire or shake at the thought of seeing your doctor? You are there for your yearly physical examination and it’s taken q... Read More
You might think that after suffering from a heart attack or stroke, people would be inclined to exercise or start following a healthy diet. But according to a recent study, that’s not the case.
The study, conducted at McMaster University, looked at... Read More
It’s well-known by now that red wine, when consumed in moderate amounts, can have a beneficial effect on your heart. But what about beer? Does drinking beer have any benefits? Beer is an extremely popular beverage worldwide. Certainly here in North... Read More
Do you know someone who is a runner? Perhaps it’s you who hits the pavement in the early hours of the morning to get some jogging in. Runners will tell you that this is the best form of exercise. You’re not just getting all the regular benefits o... Read More
What’s the best exercise to keep your blood pressure down?
The answer, according to Belgium researchers, is to engage in a little isometric resistance training. Not familiar with the term? Neither was I, until I did a little research.
Isometric res... Read More
Here’s a word that comes up a lot when talking about cholesterol: hyperlipidemia. This refers to an increase in the amount of fat in your blood. This could be in the form of triglycerides and/or cholesterol. When you have hyperlipidemia, you are ju... Read More
There’s a reason why March 11-17 was designated “World Salt Awareness Week:” too much salt has been linked indisputably to hypertension. And hypertension can lead to potentially life-threatening heart attacks.
Lowering salt intake is a relativ... Read More