Tag Archives : Heart Health

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

Lowering cholesterol naturally is topical because as medical guidelines regularly change about who ‘needs’ statins, more and more people are finding themselves being advised they need to take them. Some people want to be a bit more proactive when it comes to their health and avoid side effects of drugs. So instead of treating symptoms with […]

What Is Visceral Fat & How Much Of It Have You Got?

What is visceral fat? Not all body fat is equal, and visceral fat is a really nasty sort to have. Visceral fat is the fat stored within the abdominal cavity, it envelopes the internal organs. Broadly speaking most people fall into two types of body shape if they carry excess fat – apples or pears. […]

How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally

A few weeks ago I told you about Terry, his triglycerides were high. After hearing what that meant for his health he wanted to know how to lower triglycerides naturally. Why Bother To Lower High Triglycerides? When your triglycerides are too high you damage the lining of your arteries, and this results in fatty build ups. As […]

Causes Of High Triglycerides

  Terry is middle-aged and has a bit of a belly on him, and he wants to know the causes of high triglycerides, because he’s just had a blood test and they were found to be pretty high. This test was part of a cholesterol check, and we had a chat about that. You can […]

Risks of Obesity – Are You Playing With Fire?

I watched a program a little while ago about fashion for the larger women, and I must admit I had very mixed feelings about it because the risks of obesity weren’t mentioned. On the one hand I thought it was great that these young women were embracing their own bodies, and refusing to be defined […]

Statin Side Effects – Is Your Memory Getting Worse?

  Have you ever felt like your doctor didn’t quite believe what you said to them? Years ago when patients would ask me what the statin side effects were I would reply with my bog standard response. “Most people are ok with these, the worst thing that could happen is a few muscle aches, and […]

Margarine vs Butter. What’s Best If You’ve Had a Heart Attack?

“Stay away from abnormal and processed fats” This is one of my parting shots to people who take part in my online courses when we get to “fat week”. British Medical Journal Article – Saturated Fat & Heart Disease Dr Malhotra’s article in the BMJ – ‘Saturated Fat is Not the Issue’ highlights an important issue. Scientists know […]

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