Heart Disease

Disease-Proof Your Heart… Starting Today

February is National Heart Month in both the UK and the US. There are about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and since every single one of us has a heart it means every one of us is at potential risk. Every year, 160,000 people in the UK die from […]

An Avocado A Day Could Help Fight Heart Disease

For those who are overweight and obese, eating one avocado a day can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower levels of LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol. Avocados: Fighting bad fat with good fat The latest research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that eating one avocado a day can help reduce […]

Protect Your Heart with Vitamin C and Lysine

When two-time Noble Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling reported that a lack of vitamin C could be at the heart of the rising cardiovascular disease epidemic, he was ignored. In fact, many in the mainstream ridiculed him for his ‘wayward’ thinking. Vitamin C and lysine — a powerful heart protecting duo Since humans don’t produce […]

Revisiting The Health Benefits Of Grapefruit

For the millions of people who take cholesterol-lowering drugs, grapefruit is a no-no. It can block an enzyme that breaks down statin drugs like Lipitor, causing extremely dangerous levels of these drugs to be released into your bloodstream. Grapefruit (and other citrus fruit, including Seville oranges and limes) also interacts with many other drugs too, […]