• Cardiovascular Health,  Exercise,  Healthy Hormones,  Nutrition,  Women's Health

    Taking Women’s Health to Heart

    What does someone with heart disease look like? A stressed out CEO? A smoker over 50? Whatever image came to your mind, chances are it was of a male. We think of heart disease as a male problem, but did you know that more women die of heart disease than men? It’s now the leading cause of female deaths worldwide. Yet up until recently, two-thirds of all heart health research has focussed exclusively on men. What’s wrong with this picture?…

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    The Research on Chocolate-okay, good, bad, what’s the scoop? With ND Insight.

    With Valentine’s day coming up, what does the research say in regards to chocolate and its impact on your health? ND INSIGHT Systematic Reviews: Comparing highest chocolate consumers to those who ate little to no chocolate Based on the research, presented below, there’s a small reduction in cardiovascular disease, heart attack/angina, and stroke from the six systematic reviews studied. There were flaws with these studies e.g. the participants weren’t randomized, and there wasn’t optimal adjustment for the fact that the…