Night Night: 8 Science-backed Supplements that Could Help You Sleep Tonight

If you are tossing and turning all night and struggling to sleep, then you are not alone. Did you know that as many as 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and roughly half of all adults experience occasional bouts of insomnia. This is a problem because studies link lack of sleep with increased risk… Read More

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Why the Human Heart needs Exercise

Out of all the organs of the human body, nothing is more fascinating and remarkable than the human heart. It is small, just as the same size as the fist, in proportion to the human body. But as small as it is, it is also a quite formidable organ. It is powerful enough to pump… Read More

Vegetarians & Meat Eaters: Heart Disease vs Stroke

Eating a vegetarian diet has been linked with a 22% lower risk of heart disease, but a 20% increased risk of stroke (Tong et al., 2019). Over a 10-year period, vegetarians had 10 fewer cases of heart disease per 1000 people than meat eaters, but three more cases of stroke. Reference Tong, T.Y.N., Appleby, P.N.,… Read More

Is Weightlifting Better at Reducing Heart Fat than Aerobic Exercise?

A new study suggests that obese people who engage in resistance training are more likely to see reductions in a type of heart fat that has been linked to cardiovascular disease (Christensen et al., 2019). In this small study, of 50 individuals, Christensen and colleagues concluded that a certain type of heart fat known as… Read More

The ‘Overfat’ Outbreak is Spreading!

Belly bulges are the latest threat to global health. Over 90 percent of men and half of children in the US, New Zealand, Greece and Iceland are thought to have unhealthy amounts of abdominal fat – far more than previously thought. Being“overfat” raises the risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. (New Scientist, 2017, p.5). Reference New Scientist (2017) Overfat Outbreak.… Read More

My Score on the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK)

AUSDRISK Sitting in the wife’s GP practice waiting for her to finish work and then take the kids to see Paw Patrol Live, I noticed a pamphlet ‘The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool’ (or AUSDRISK), and decided to ‘give it a go’. AUSDRISK was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute… Read More