heart health

spinach | Longevity LIVE

“The pancakes are easy enough to make, provided that you have all of your bits and pieces ready and waiting,” says Paul. Jessica Pieterse, registered dietician at Nutritional Solutions, notes, “Lutein is a phytonutrient that is found in spinach. Certain studies have shown that it lowers the risk of cancers

sleep

It’s official. Dread and delight set in as you place the “for sale” sign up to sell your home.  This is your nest, the place where you breathe a deep sigh of relief at the end of every day, a space filled with ambition and dreams. Yet things have recently

Meditteranean diet | Longevity Live

Food choices and our health go hand in hand. A new study, published in the European Heart Journal, has shown that individuals with heart disease who eat a Mediterranean style diet are at a lower risk of experiencing a heart attack or a stroke. The study tracked 15 482 people

sex | Longevity Live

Most would agree that sex is a really important part of our lives. Apart from the enjoyment of it, the physical bonding that builds intimacy, confidence in a relationship and procreation, it also has some very real health benefits too! Here we share six healthy reasons why it’s good for

healthy eating | Longevity Live

Women love chocolate, but should we be eating it? Anyone who has gorged on slabs of milk chocolate will most likely have experienced weight gain, bad skin and addiction, but is there another side that we have forgotten? The social guilt entrenched in our relationship with this treat is now

Pomegranate breakfast

Pomegranates are fast gaining popularity as we begin to understand the health benefits of this juicy fruit. And it’s no wonder considering the incredible anti-aging effects of this ruby red delicacy. Whether you eat it, drink it or treat your skin to it’s oil, pomegranate fruit is claiming its place on

heart health

“Taking a single pill, instead of multiple meds, could have a huge impact on the recovery of heart disease and stroke survivors.” Dr. Eva Lonn Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Eva Lonn is studying a new medication which can only be described as a “heart health multi-vitamin”.  She is

heart | Longevity LIVE

Looking after your heart is key to your health. Tomorrow,  26 September, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital will be embracing Heart Awareness Month, by offering free  heart talks and health screenings between 10am and 2pm. Dr Suzette Fourie, a cardiologist at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, will be sharing advice and

Congestive heart disease, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is the condition when the heart cannot provide sufficient pumping action to maintain a normal blood flow rate in the body of an individual. Many people think that congestive heart disease is the same thing as cardiac arrest, which is

Taking care of your heart can help protect your brain from cognitive impairment, suggests a team from the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut Universitaire de Gératrie de Montréal Research Centre. The researchers recruited 31 people aged 18 to 30 and 54 people aged 55 to 75. None of the participants had