Cholesterol

Cornonary artery calcification

Cornonary artery calcification

I have been asked to repeat this post – hope it’s helpful. It’s been said that magnesium plays a part in over 600 metabolic processes in the human body and involves...
Nutrient - Vitamin K2

WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE CALCIUM

WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE CALCIUM Calcium’s great for bones, but not for arteries!  What you are told is that you need calcium for strong bones.  Yes, you do –...
Amazing Avocado

AMAZING AVOCADO – A TRUE SUPER FOOD

AMAZING AVOCADO – A TRUE SUPER FOOD Who doesn’t love this phenomenal food? Just 100g gives the following in percentage of your daily requirement: • 14% potassium (more than bananas) •...
Gallstones in Weight Loss

Gallstones in Weight Loss

You may not know this, but you can develop gallstones while you are trying to lose weight. If you don’t keep your gallbladder functioning normally allowing it to expel bile and...
Sunflower oil

Sunflower Oil – Healthy or Unhealthy?

I have written about Sunflower oil many times so here’s one more time. You won’t escape Sunflower oil if you live in the western world. It’s cheap, freely available and found...
Facts on Fats

Facts on Fats

There is so much confusion today about fat but what we do know is fat is not the enemy. Here are some GOOD fats you can use for different cooking methods:...
Eggs 1

The Truth about Eggs

I have to say the thing that really upsets me is to see people throw away a valuable, nutritional powerhouse in the egg yolk, and eat the useless egg white.  It’s...
NAFLD

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and your Thyroid

Have you had a test recently for insurance or as part of a medical aid programme and been told you have NAFLD? You probably got (or should have got) a ‘fasting...
How Cholesterol Helps your thyroid

How Cholesterol helps your Thyroid (& Heart)

This story starts with an unexpected main character so-called “bad” cholesterol. First we have to establish at the outset there is no such thing as ‘bad’ cholesterol. ALL cholesterol is good....
Prebiotics

The Benefits of Prebiotics

You’ve heard of PRObiotics – the beneficial bacterial population in our bodies, but what about PREbiotics? Prebiotics are found in certain foods and are essential for increasing and feeding our healthy...
Berberine

Berberine – A Modern Panacea?

We know there is no such thing as a panacea, but Berberine comes pretty close if you are suffering from: Diabetes High blood sugar levels Insulin resistance NAFLD PCOS Hypertension Dyslipidemia...
high cholesterol

Familial/Genetic Hypercholesterolemia

You may have heard of people who have “inherited” or “genetic” hypercholesterolemia or very high cholesterol. When you truly have the genetic kind, you have a defect on chromosome 19 –...