Category Archive: Heart Health

Mar 30 2011

Just got my Lipid Profile and I’m Excited!

Last year my Cholesterol Risk Ratio (LDL/HDL) was at 5.68 (way too high) and my doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor. So I decided to see if I could lower my Cholesterol through diet and exercise (weight loss). After a pretty shaky start where I was unable to keep up any kind of consistent …

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Mar 08 2011

Mediterranean diet ‘cuts risk of heart disease’

Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. A story in today’s UK The Telegraph touts the benefits of eating meals rich in olive oil, fresh vegetables, fruit and fish – rather than red meat and …

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Mar 07 2011

Dark chocolate for a healthy heart

Today’s story in Toronto Sun touts the benefits of chocolate on heart health. This is good news for those of us who love chocolate. The story sites studies that report “the regular consumption of five to 10 grams of 70% chocolate is associated with a major drop (50%) in the mortality rate related to the …

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Mar 02 2011

Resveratrol Found to Boost Drug for Breast Cancer

I discovered an interesting article on Bordeaux Undiscovered. Nick Stephens, a UK wine merchant writes about a Cleveland Clinic study on Resveratrol’s (a compound found in the skins of red wine grapes) effects on the breast cancer drug, Rapamycin. In addition to helping with anti-aging, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s, new benefits of Resveratrol …

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Feb 16 2011

Heart Health Has Been On My Mind

With less than two weeks left in the month of February it got me to thinking about my heart disease risk factors and what I’m doing about them? My family history has always had me concerned. My grandfather had a couple of heart attacks and strokes and eventually died of a heart attack. My father …

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