Articles relating to 'heart'
Why getting a good cholesterol score can be bad for you

Cholesterol plays a significant role in your heart health. In fact, high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

What’s frightening is high cholesterol can often come without any warning signs, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what your cholesterol numbers and levels … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

Reduce your risk of heart failure by half

heart, exerciseEveryone likes to give you their two cents when it comes to what you should be doing to protect your health. Much like parenting advice, it comes whether you ask for it or not.

I’m betting there are all kinds of lifestyle changes and ideas that get pushed on you all the time. It can be overwhelming trying … Read More

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

Why a banana a day keeps the doctor away

bananas, nutrients, heart, potassiumWhat lies underneath that bright yellow peel? An abundance of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and functioning at its best!

Turns out, the humble banana is more important for your health than you may have realized, so take a lesson from those energetic apes. Here’s why.

Are you getting enough vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber? … Read More

What you really need to know about painkillers

HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEFOver the years, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers have come alongside a number of precautions and health warnings. I’m always counseling patients about alternative natural methods for pain relief to try first given these concerns.

Because new research has shown that they could lead to heart trouble.

A study published this April in BMJ Open found that patients who … Read More

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