Magnesium plays a fundamental role in a myriad of processes in the body, yet as many as 35% of us are deficient. What should you know? Magnesium is important for the functioning of every organ in the body, especially the muscles, kidneys and heart. The human body contains about 20g to 28g of magnesium, of […]
Cardiovascular disease affects more Australians than any other disease and claims one life every 11 minutes. Find information and articles on how to keep your heart healthy or manage your condition.
Is it possible that high blood pressure and heart disease may not be caused by too much salt, but by an imbalance in our diets between sodium and potassium? We’re constantly being told that too much salt is bad for us and that we need to limit our salt intake. The medical establishment tells us […]
You can dramatically reduce your chances of heart disease with a few easy lifestyle changes. We tell you how. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels, is more common than you think, and the statistics in Australia are a stark reminder of just how serious the situation […]
As exercise increases the heart rate, many people with irregular heart rhythms wonder whether they’re putting their heart under undue stress when they work out. Learn more. Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) are sequences of heartbeats that are irregular, too fast, too slow or conducted via an abnormal electrical pathway through the heart, according to The Merck Manuals. […]
Eat like the Greeks, Spaniards, French and Italians, and you could live to a ripe old age. Every now and then, a new diet craze forces us to scrutinise the way we eat. Fad diets come and go, but the one thing that remains is the Mediterranean diet – a way of eating that has, time […]
As a one-stop shop for a quick, filling meal, McDonald’s has always been a wildly popular choice. But things are changing. In fact, the take-out giant is starting to feel quite a bit of pressure. Across the world, countries like the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Australia are placing restrictions on the fast-food giant […]
Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Then you’ll be happy to know that certain foods can be a boon to your health. Check out the list of top 10 foods that control cholesterol. An estimated 33% of Australians have high total cholesterol. Are you one of them? Then you might be interested to know that certain […]
Are you one of the 3.4 million Australians who have heart disease? Then it’s important to stay active. An inactive lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. This is one of the most important reasons why we should all exercise throughout life. But what if you already have heart disease? Shouldn’t you be […]
Keep a close eye on your waist measurement – it’s inextricably linked to the health of your heart.
They call him the godfather of the Omega-3 Movement. Dr Jorn Dyerberg first discovered the health benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the early 1970s