Collectively, conditions affecting the heart are the UK’s biggest killer. Almost 2.3 million people live with coronary heart disease (CHD), leading to annual NHS healthcare costs of almost £2 billion. Key risk factors for heart disease affect large proportions of the adult population – one third of adults have high blood pressure while 60% [...]
Serrapeptase, technically called Serratio Peptidase, is a proteolytic enzymes, meaning that it dissolves or digests protein. Serrapeptase was first found in silkworms, as it is this enzyme that silkworms use to dissolve their cocoons. It is now produced as a nutritional supplement through fermentation of plant-grown enzymes.
How does it work? The reason [...]
Low levels of vitamin B6 in the body may be linked with a variety of inflammatory conditions, a new study suggests.
The study found that those with the lowest levels of B6 in their blood had the highest levels of inflammation. The reverse was also true. Those with the highest blood levels of vitamin [...]
A new trial has found evidence that omega-3 supplementation can reduce the harmful effects of air pollution (1). The randomised, controlled trial, soon to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that fish oil supplements can counter the effects of air pollution, helping to protect city dwellers from heart disease.
It is widely accepted [...]
Mental stress is known to have a negative effect on heart health, and unmanaged stress is linked with increased blood pressure, an important predictor of heart disease. Managing mental stress can be a huge help to those looking to support their cardiovascular health. Of course this is often easier said than done. After all, stress [...]
February is National Heart Health month which is an initiative supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). It is aimed at increasing individuals’ awareness on how to look after the health of their hearts and to ultimately reduce the number of heart disease related deaths. BHF state; “Our vision is of a World where [...]
Eating a diet rich in spices can reduce the body’s response to high fat meals. A new study has tested the effects of culinary spices on markers of conditions such as heart disease.
Eating a diet rich in spices can reduce the body’s response to high fat meals. (2)
The study, published in [...]
Coconut oil has recently become increasingly prevalent both in the media and in current research which has found that many of its contents can be extremely beneficial to health. For example, one recent study (1) published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine this year reported on its vast medicinal aspects, as it [...]
A daily smoothie may reduce levels of cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin, a new study has found.
Try one of our delicious nutritious smoothie recipes (2)
The new exploratory study on overweight participants measured the effects of a daily smoothie made with acai berries on markers for diabetes and heart disease. It discovered [...]
Cancer prevention is a topic that I have written about previously in my blog posts. There is evidence to suggest that eating a healthful diet and exercising regularly may help to reduce the risk of getting cancer. A newly published study (1) has found that “Adherence to cancer prevention guidelines for obesity, diet, physical [...]