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Heart Health & Healthy Life Choices

We continue with a discussion on heart health during September, last week we looked at atherosclerosis and the importance of cholesterol. This week we are discussing healthy life choices, dieting, and some myths related to diets. Healthy Lifestyle Choices Research has found that – eating a balanced diet rich in organic fruit and vegetables, leaner meats and fibre reduces heart disease risk. Whether that diet is rich in fats, protein-rich… Read More »Heart Health & Healthy Life Choices

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Heart Health – Part 1

With a focus on HEART HEALTH in September, I would like to take a look at the primary cause of the heart & vascular disease process namely ATHEROSCLEROSIS. What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of arteries due to “plaque buildup” on the artery walls. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. They are lined with a thin layer of cells that keeps them smooth and allows blood to flow… Read More »Heart Health – Part 1