Over the years, eggs have developed a bad rap. Some people had gone so far as to suggest that eggs should be removed completely from your diet because they are loaded with a dangerous amount of cholesterol even for a healthy heart.Read More
By Sherry Torkos, Pharmacist and author of Saving Women’s Hearts and The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine February is heart health awareness month, so this is the perfect time to talk about what we can do to protect ourselves against heart disease. We all know that it is important to exercise, eat healthy and avoid smoking, but you may be surprised to learn about these additional strategies that can help prevent heart disease: Get another hour sleep Why? Lack of...Read More
Women and heart health: we worry about a lot of things like cancer, weight, mood, energy . . . but our risks of heart disease rarely make the list. We think it’s a men’s disease. This attitude puts us at much greater risk of dying from it, because we’re not aware we should be doing everything we can to prevent it. Studies have shown that you can reduce the risk of heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. That includes eating well, being...Read More
Women & Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the # 1 killer of women in Canada and worldwide. Women are 10 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from any other disease. And our risk is 4 times greater during and after menopause than before menopause.
The news is not all bad though. There are many ways we can reduce our risk.Read More
Between three and six cups of tea a day may reduce the risk of death from heart disease by about 45 per cent, says a new study from The Netherlands.Read More