Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

What is cardiovascular and metabolic disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in the Western world (1).

Stiffness and formation of plaque in the arteries, known as Atherosclorosis, is in essence what drives heart disease.

Lifestyle and diet are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Metabolic syndrome, similar to cardiovascular disease is a disease which can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle.

The syndrome refers to a collection of conditions which a person has at one time.

These are obesity, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance (diabetes).

How to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease?

It’s no wonder that prevention is a hotly debated topic, particularly cholesterol and saturated fats.

In addition to managing body weight and getting plenty of exercise, a diet which includes plenty of wholegrains, vegetables and oily fish and limits saturated fats, sugar and alcohol can reduce your risk of these diseases.

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What’s the Best Diet for Metabolic Syndrome? We Review the Options


[Last updated 24th July, 2019]

Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that’s fast becoming a worldwide epidemic.

It currently affects an estimated 25% of the world population.

In the United States alone, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased by more than 35% in the past 30 years (1, 2).

If left untreated, metabolic syndrome can cause serious to life-threatening medical problems.

Fortunately, changes in diet can help prevent and treat it in many cases.

This article takes a look at the best diet for metabolic syndrome.

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Science Confirms: Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation Are Legit


[Last updated 13th August, 2018]

The ancient practice of meditation – particularly mindfulness meditation – has recently surged in popularity.

In fact, in the US about 8% of adults and 1.6% of children have tried it already.

This is because the health benefits of mindfulness meditation are incredibly impressive… and supported by scientific studies.

This article explores the health conditions and diseases it may help with.[Discover More…]

What Is Fish Oil Good For? An Unbiased Look At 8 Popular Claims


[Last updated 9th November, 2017]

$1.2 billion.

That’s what the fish oil industry is worth each year in the US alone.

But what is fish oil good for when it comes to chronic disease, skin conditions and weight loss?

Are the reported health benefits true… or have they been oversold to us like most other “healthy” foods and supplements?

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What Causes High Cholesterol and Heart Disease? Experts Pretend They Know, But They Don’t


[Last updated 29th September, 2017]

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates, Greek philosopher.
I have a confession to make.

When I first wrote this article it had a completely different title and angle.

It attempted to explain why cholesterol is not related to heart disease risk, somewhat supportive of the Cholesterol Myth mindset.

I found this to be true of myself, regularly eating so-called high cholesterol foods with little change to my blood readings. That is, as a healthy young adult.

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