“40 is the New 30” Let’s face it – no one looks forward to the process of aging. Society hasn’t always looked kindly on the aging process, but with people making more efforts to take care of themselves, phrases like “40 is the new 30” or “50 is the new 40” reflect the positive mind … Continue reading Aging Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word
I Heard it Through the Grapevine Grapes are superfoods, jam-packed with nutrients and vitamins your body needs to keep healthy. They contain a variety of polyphenols, which have gained the attention of nutritionists and scientists, worldwide. Grapes are also filled with a wealth of antioxidants like vitamin C, manganese and resveratrol. All in all, the … Continue reading The Secret between Grapes and Good Health
Show Your Heart Some Love According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) the leading cause of of death for Americans last year was heart disease with over 600,000 cases. Although those numbers are drastically lower than past years, there’s still so much more that can be done to lower these cases even … Continue reading Keep Your Heart Healthy
A Glass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? Looking for any excuse to pick up that glass (or two) of wine after a long day of chasing after the kids, trying to figure out what to cook for dinner and just about every chore in between? You don’t need one. Studies confirm what our Greek … Continue reading The Bottle of Wine that Fits in Your Purse
Healthy Heart Healthy Living According to the American Heart Association more than 85 million, or 34%, of American adults have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg and is associated with cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends adopting a healthy … Continue reading Healthy Heart Healthy Living
The Importance of Blood Vessels Elasticity and Blood Pressure According to the American Heart Association more than 85 million, or 34%, of American adults have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg and is associated with cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke. The American Heart … Continue reading The Importance of Blood Vessels Elasticity and Blood Pressure
It is as if it happened yesterday – I was walking the family dog in the park, my head filled with the usual thoughts that occupy a 41-year-old man at the prime of his life. Thoughts about work- “I have to prepare a new presentation for my client by Sunday”. Thoughts about family-“we have to … Continue reading How my heart attack gave me a new lease on life?
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, located just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. Every day kidneys filter about 120 to 150 litres of blood to produce about 1 to 2 litres of urine The kidney however, is not one large filter. The Kidneys work at the microscopic level. Each … Continue reading High blood pressure and kidney disease
We have two types of blood vessels; Veins and Arteries. Arteries and veins both carry blood around the body, and they each have three main layers of tissue (a ring of endothelial tissue at the centre of the blood vessel surrounded by a layer of muscle and elastic fibres, which is surrounded by a layer … Continue reading Elasticity of blood vessels and blood pressure
Why do people who drink red wine suffer less from heart disease? Take a look at the French. The French are known for their fat-rich diet – full fat cheeses, meat in butter based sauces and other high-fat foods – statistically however, they have one of the lowest rates of heart diseases in the world. … Continue reading Why do people who drink red wine suffer less from heart disease?