Added Sugar – Why and How to Avoid It

When it comes to the science of nutrition, everyone seems to have an opinion. Consequently, there is huge disagreement, even among the experts. If we ask for advice, there are likely to be dozen different answers. So, in the era of information overflow, the general population, has become severely confused. Apart from having to choose … Read more

Broken Heart Syndrome (Stress Cardiomyopathy)

Emotional stress is a known risk factor for developing heart disease (1). Never is this relationship more evident than in the broken heart syndrome, an acute heart disorder that is directly precipitated and caused by an emotionally stressful event. The broken heart syndrome, also called stress cardiomyopathy (stress-induced cardiomyopathy), apical ballooning syndrome, or takotsubo cardiomyopathy … Read more

Saturated Fat Back in the Gutter; Failing to see the bigger picture

Saturated fat is the bad boy once again according to a paper recently published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (1). The authors of the paper, led by Li Yanping from the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, conclude that unsaturated fatty acids, especially polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) … Read more

The Omega-3 Index

Although regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids is believed to have several health benefits, some questions remain unanswered. Do we all need more omega-3 or just some of us? Is eating fish sufficient or do we need to take supplements? Is there a way to tell if the cells in our body are getting enough omega-3 or if we … Read more