Statins - Analysing the Media Hype

Statins are the most widely prescribed drugs in the world today, which means the next time you visit your doctor, depending on your symptoms, he may very well discuss them with you. However, if you read the tsunami of scientific research on statins, these drugs are surrounded by controversy with some studies hailing them as life-savers and others warning against their use.

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Separating Fat from Fiction

In today’s blog, I summarise the current views of top Functional Medicine practitioners and many cardiologists (supported by scientific, epidemiological studies). I highlight the true risk factors of, not only heart disease, but also many other chronic conditions.

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Happy Guilt-Free Easter!

As we start the Easter Weekend, many of you may be concerned that with all wonderful chocolates and treats around, your good intentions not to indulge will gradually be melted away by temptation. However, this is not a time to feel guilty.

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Tracy Tredoux
Cardiovascular Month

Take heart - nine out of ten strokes can be prevented.

Did you know, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds and every minute someone dies from a heart-related incident?

Did you know that around 50% of people who have a heart attack, have normal lipid (cholesterol) levels?

And did you know that heart disease is, in most cases, preventable?

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Gluten Free - Fad or Problem?

Are you one of the many people who are confused about gluten?

Is gluten really a problem for so many of us, or is gluten-free a simply a fad?

FACT: 

Humans have been consuming wheat in one form or another for thousands of years. Governments and dieticians tell us whole wheat is part of a 'balanced diet'.

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Tracy Tredoux
Prevention is Better than Cure - Polypharmacy (use of four or more medications)

A popular class of heartburn medications, called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI's), which include such drugs as Mexium, Omeprazole, Prilosec and Prevacid, are being implicated in dementia. Today, many people are on Statin drugs, yet there is increasing evidence of the negative effects these cholesterol-lowering drugs have on long-term health.

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Prevention is Better than Cure - Movement

Our Homo Sapiens ancestors were on the move all day long; gathering fruits and berries, collecting firewood, building shelters, fleeing or hunting. Today however, many people are sedentary for a large part of the day. If, like most people, you spend the majority of your day in a sitting position (commuting, working in an office, watching TV), evidence shows that this prolonged inactivity actively PROMOTES chronic diseases, EVEN IF YOU ARE VERY FIT...

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Tracy Tredoux