Category Archive: Heart health

Sep 25

To Yolk or To Eggwhite

From A1c%, to cholesterol, triglyceride labs, to CRP – there are numerous tests we draw to understand how our diet is affecting our overall health. While research shows that 90% of heart disease is caused by modifiable diet and lifestyle factors, there is still a lot of confusion of what foods to eat and which to avoid. …

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Jul 18

See You Later Hypertension

Last fortnight I was asked to participate in an online interview (article originally published on: http://www.bloodpressurecharts.net/kelly-o-connell-interview.html) about natural ways to manage high blood pressure. Not only was this request interesting but it is a topic that needs more coverage. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a silent killer. I hate to be so blunt but there is no way …

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Jun 06

Mashed Cauliflower

As of June 1 it turned winter here in Melbourne and with cold weather I am craving comfort food. Let health remain on the horizon with some out-of-the-box ideas for meals. Mashed cauliflower hit the spot tonight and it was so so easy to make. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, chopped Himalayan sea salt, to taste …

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Nov 16

Food for Thought: Seaweed

Do you ever come across the situation of going for sushi, buying sashimi (nice option to avoid rice) and still desire something else to fill your plate and appetite? If you can relate to the above occasion or have an interest in knowing the awesome health benefits of seaweed, keep reading. Nutrients Composition: vitamins A (beta carotene) …

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Aug 05

Do Your Heart Some Good

We’re tempted by high-calorie foods, but they should always be an occasional treat, not everyday fare. Eating too many foods high in fat and sodium can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in …

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Mar 10

Salt Replacers Improve Heart Health: Study

The use of salt replacers in the diet, as a means of reducing sodium intake, may improve blood pressure and artery health, says a new study from China. Results of the randomised, controlled trial indicate that people who replaced 100 sodium chloride with a salt substitute, containing 65 per cent sodium chloride, 25 per cent …

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