Cardiovascular Risk Reduction at a Glance

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is globally defined as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral arterial disease presumed to be of atherosclerotic origin and it is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for individuals with or without diabetes and is the largest contributor to the direct and indirect catastrophic costs of cardiovascular disorder. Very common conditions coexisting into the cardiovascular risk (e.g., obesity, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia) are clear risk factors for ASCVD, and diabetes itself confers independent risk. Numerous studies have shown the efficacy of controlling individual cardiovascular risk factors in preventing or slowing ASCVD in people with these disorders.

Krill Oil versus Fish Oil

Fish oil and krill oil both contain two types of omega-3s: DHA and EPA. Although fish oil has a higher concentration of DHA and EPA than krill oil, the DHA and EPA in krill oil is thought to have more antioxidants and be more absorbable by the body.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits and Uses

Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5,000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food preservative, vinegar's medicinal uses soon came to light.

Hidden Dangers in Personal Care Products

Your skin is your largest organ, and anything you put on it should contain only the best and safest ingredients from nature.

The Connection Between Insulin Resistance and the High-Carb, Low-Fat Diet

One of the absolute worst things conventional medicine does is treat type 2 diabetics with insulin. This only exacerbates the problem. The key to treating and reversing type 2 diabetes is to cut down on net carbs, replacing them with high amounts of healthy fats and moderate amounts of protein.

Ageing and Health

People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older. By 2050, there will be almost this many (120 million) living in China alone, and 434 million people in this age group worldwide. By 2050, 80% of all older people will live in low- and middle-income countries.

9 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

This infographic uncovers shocking facts about unhealthy foods found in your local grocery stores, and why you should absolutely keep away from them.

Here Are 5 Reasons to Drink Coffee

If you’re not a coffee lover, now is the perfect time to become one! Recent studies have shown that drinking coffee regularly provides numerous health benefits.

5 Excuses to Eat More Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a healthier alternative to common, processed chocolate. Here are five reasons why you should eat dark chocolate.

Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

There has been surprisingly little research about using vinegar for therapeutic health purposes, given the large number of dramatic claims about it. However, lack of scientific studies is a common problem for many natural and alternative therapies.

Cooking Oil: A Household Ingredient That You Should Not Take for Granted

Vegetable oils are one of the unhealthiest oils you can consume. They are rich in trans fat, which is a synthetic fatty acid that inhibits your body’s production of prostacyclin, a factor that keeps your blood flowing smoothly. If your body cannot produce enough prostacyclin, blood clots can form in your arteries, increasing your risk of heart disease.

10 Benefits of Green Tea

Researchers believe that catechins give green tea its "superpowers." Green tea is rich in naturally occurring plant compounds called polyphenols, which can account for up to 30 percent of its dry leaf weight.