Category Archives: Heart & Cardiovascular Health

It’s a topic that comes up in the media a lot; it’s something we here at About Health mention frequently too – but just what exactly are we referring to when we talk about heart health?

Well it’s February and you will once again be surrounded by hearts and reminders to send your Valentines love messages.  But what role does our heart play in your emotions?  We all know well the fundamental physiological function of the … continue reading "The intelligent heart" »

Unlike virtually all supplements on the market that rely on generic single ingredient formulas, Lester’s Oil is a much more sophisticated multi-oil formula, and to be blunt…I think it’s the best Omega-3 formula available.

I recall reading some time back an article on blood pressure guidelines from the United States. Drug company lobbying ultimately set the limits whereby someone would be defined as having high blood pressure requiring treatment with their products.

Those of you who have read my other article on cholesterol lowering drugs known as ‘statins’ will realise that I have a dim view of their supposed benefits. However, I did not include in that article research suggesting that rather … continue reading "Statins – the dangerous side effects of cholesterol lowering medication" »

A couple of months ago a major study was released into the heart health benefits of what some in the global media called ‘a little known supplement’ Co-Enzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India and China, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its … continue reading "Turmeric: the super spice" »

Mature adults who had the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, most commonly found in fish, were 30 percent less likely to later develop an irregular heartbeat than peers with the lowest blood levels of omega-3s, according to a … continue reading "You won’t skip a beat with Omega-3’s" »

In our society, while growing up, if young men even think at all about pregnancy or fatherhood, it’s usually within the context of NOT getting a girl pregnant. Likewise, fertility -or lack of it, is usually not something that the … continue reading "Are dads less prone to heart disease?" »

Being an enthusiastic partaker in life – whether it’s reaching the top rung on the professional ladder, climbing the world’s highest peaks, tirelessly embarking on volunteer work or fervently backing your favourite sports team – means your body experiences a … continue reading "Cardiovascular health – Put your heart into it!" »

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