Managing heart health with BetaHeart
  A diagnosis of any form of cardiovascular disease is scary and can leave people feeling helpless, reliant on medications and medical interventions. Of course these things are necessary and save lives, but there is also enormous scope for improving disease management by adding into the mix evidence-based diet and lifestyle change. These changes are not intended to replace medical treatments, rather complement them. As well as having a potential synergistic effect, improving outcomes, they also give the patient more autonomy. By having more control and being able to action Read More
Lowering Your Cholesterol. Top key factors.
Cholesterol is a type of fat (or what scientists call a lipid) and it’s an essential fat in the body. So much so that in fact 75-80% of the cholesterol in your body is made by the body. The remainder comes from dietary cholesterol we consume in foods. Generally, when we eat more cholesterol, the body makes less and vice versa. This is why health guidelines no longer focus on the cholesterol content of foods (although if you have high cholesterol and it runs in your family your dietitian may Read More
BetaHeart cholesterol reducing drink
Why blood cholesterol is especially important if you have diabetes Having diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, raises your risk of heart disease or stroke. This makes it especially important that people living with diabetes are cognisant about other risk factors and take steps to modify those they can. One of the reasons for this is that diabetes affects the levels of LDL (‘bad’) and HDL (‘good’) cholesterol levels in the blood. People with diabetes tend to have higher levels of LDL cholesterol and if blood glucose levels are Read More
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the end of the year is for most of us a time for a break, a reflection of the year past and a welcoming in of a new year. This is exactly as it should be and we absolutely should take advantage of the extra time to spend with family and/or friends. Read More