• 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?…

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    Chocolate: Good for your soul, and your heart!

    What better topic for Heart Health and Valentine’s Day month than to talk about the love affair between chocolate and your heart.   Observational and interventional studies have demonstrated that the flavonols in chocolate yield cardiometabolic benefits.   A recent study published in 2017 by Lee et al demonstrated the individual and combined benefits on almonds, cocoa and dark chocolate on coronary heart disease risk factors. Participants of this study were split into 4 groups. The control group which was…