Heart health

Stroke: knowing the signs of stroke and how you can help

By |2016-11-22T13:51:37+02:00October 28th, 2014|General health, General topics, Heart health|

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"][/custom_frame_left] In South Africa, stroke is the third most common cause of death. That’s almost 300 people a day! So it’s worth being able to identify the signs of stroke. Acting quickly could limit damage to the patient and even save a life.What is a stroke? To identify the signs of stroke and help [...]

Statins vs a heart-healthy lifestyle

By |2016-11-22T13:51:38+02:00September 30th, 2014|Cholesterol, General health, General topics, Heart health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Statins are among the most commonly prescribed classes of drugs. In the USA, it is consistently in the top 5 to 10 drugs prescribed. That is because raised blood cholesterol is one of the main contributors to heart disease in humans. And among the most common drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol, is statins. [...]

Herbal Salt with low sodium

By |2021-09-01T15:50:45+02:00March 11th, 2014|Heart health, Nutrition, Old recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Herbal salt is made by mixing together a combination of herbs and spices to create your own salt substitute. This herbal salt alternative deserves a permanent position in your seasoning cupboard, beside the stove and on the table. It’s delicious, adds oodles of flavour to food and, best of all, contains just one [...]

Should we pass the salt?

By |2019-03-11T12:09:44+02:00March 10th, 2014|General health, Heart health, Nutrition|

Salt, or sodium chloride, is a chemical compound consisting of 40% sodium and 60% chlorine. A little sodium is essential for survival. But if you consume too much (more than 2300 mg – about a teaspoon), your body pumps more water into your bloodstream in an effort to dilute the extra saltiness. Your blood volume [...]

Lifestyle and natural advice to manage high cholesterol

By |2016-11-22T13:51:53+02:00April 19th, 2010|Cholesterol, General health, Heart health, Radio talks and advertorials|

A Jacaranda FM listener wanted to know what lifestyle changes may help to manage high cholesterol. Answer: One could easily achieve more efficient management of high cholesterol with a couple of simple lifestyle changes. Most of these changes have to do with changes in behaviours which have become ingraned habits. Some changes are easier and [...]

Cholesterol Aid for natural support of healthy cholesterol levels

By |2016-06-30T12:39:15+02:00March 13th, 2010|Cholesterol, Heart health, Radio talks and advertorials, Uncategorized|

A Jacaranda FM listener wanted to know how Cholesterol Aid can help to manage cholesterol levels naturally. The most important function of the Cholesterol Aid's formula of homeopathic and herbal ingredients, is to lower unhealthy fat levels in the blood stream. The anti-inflammatory properties of some ingredients, like Capsicum (Cayenne), aid in reducing the damage [...]

Cayenne for heart health and heart disease

By |2016-06-30T12:39:15+02:00February 22nd, 2010|Detox & Cleansing, Heart health, Radio talks and advertorials|

A Radio Jacaranda FM listener wanted to know why the herb Cayenne can be recommended for heart disease... One of the most important aspects of treating heart disease is reducing the risk of blood clot formation (thrombosis). A blood clot can have very far reaching detremental effects in someone suffering from heart disease with narrowing [...]

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