Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is actually the term used for a range of conditions relating to our heart and blood vessels and includes coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure. At the moment in Australia, the main cause of CVD is probably atherosclerosis. This is where we get deposits of fats and cholesterol in our arteries. It’s thought the atherosclerosis is what causes blockages in the blood supply to the heart or brain leading to a stroke, heart attack or angina (chest pain). Continue reading
Complementary Medicines Australia report two out of three Australians use a natural health care product and half these people do so for the management of a particular chronic disease. When it comes to fish oil supplements, sales in Australia are over $200 million every year!
With the wide range of supplements available it could mean we are less focused on what we are taking in with food and hoping for that “quick fix”.
There has been some movement in research on fish oils over recent times so I thought it might be a good idea to do an update post. It’s a good time to take a look at what supplements you take and asking yourself – should I be taking fish oils? Continue reading
It can all get a bit confusing…..this nutrition caper. The media and health industry bombard us with nutrition information and products. It is hard to tell what is fact and what is just marketing hype. Krill oil has been on the market for sometime and it’s often a question asked by clients as to it’s benefits. Is it better than regular fish oil? and what exactly is the difference between the two? Fish Oil v Krill Oil…