Heart Health

Wednesday, 1 August 2018  |  Stuart
Huge health benefits of curcumin

Adding turmeric to your diet can definitely bring some big benefits in terms of nutrition but It is the curcumin in it that is so valuable. But, a typical turmeric root contains about 2-5% curcumin, so taking an unstandardized, powdered turmeric root product means that very large amounts would be required to get a beneficial amount of curcumin.

While turmeric is excellent when used as a spice, a curcumin extract is a much, much better choice for health benefits because it is is much more concentrated. This incredible compound can influence just about every aspect of health inside and out, from your skin all the way to your brain.

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Monday, 4 April 2016  |  Stuart
Statins do cause muscle pain, scientists conclude

Statins really do cause painful muscle cramps, scientists have found, vindicating hundreds of thousands of people who have repeatedly claimed to have suffered debilitating side-effects.

Researchers say that alternative treatments are just as effective and should be prescribed to people who cannot tolerate the cholesterol-lowering drugs. Around 17.5 million people are currently eligible for statins in Britain meaning that most men over 60 and women over 65 are offered the drug by GPs. But many stop taking the pills within a year

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Monday, 22 February 2016  |  Stuart
Are you eating the right kind of carbs?

In polite company, it is more acceptable these days to admit that you’re in AA than to order a pasta dish or to dip into the bread basket. Because carbohydrates are evil, aren’t they?

Thanks to popular carb-avoiding diets such as the Atkins and more recently the Paleo (still one of the most googled regimes on the planet), the dietary virtues of meat and fat has meant shunning starches such as rice, bread, potatoes and pasta – even poor old porridge, once considered breakfast of champions. In the last 12 months, sales of bread in Britain’s supermarkets has dropped by 8.9 per cent.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016  |  Stuart
Statins, cramps and apples

Swap statins for a daily apple to improve heart health, say health experts. The benefits of statins are outweighed by the side-effects, argue two health experts. (And if you take statins and get cramps at night, here's a great tip.)

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