Go Nuts … for a healthy heart

    So, I often get asked the question “what can I eat to help my heart stay healthy?”. There are several natural foods that are yummy and beneficial in maintaining optimum heart health. Leading the pack are NUTs. “Nuts are defined as simple, dry fruits with one seed (very occasionally two) in which the…

Cardiovascular disease in Africa: Why should we care?

Originally posted on The Cardiac Circuit:
Happy Monday!! This post is to get us all thinking about why cardiovascular disease is actually an issue that needs to be addressed. Quite understandably, there are probably more than a few of us who don’t care and who may not care unless the issue hits close to home…

1st world problem? think again!!! …

Years ago certain diseases such as cancer, obesity, coronary artery disease, stroke and other chronic diseases where tagged ‘1st world problems’ (I mean they created the burgers, ice-cream and oil rich fried chicken anyways right?). These countries battled with

Heart Attack … the heart’s calling 911

  What is a Heart Attack? The heart is made up of muscle cells which require oxygen to function. However, when there is inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscles, they are starved and in just a short period of time, part of the heart can be damaged or die.

Healthy living … the journey so far !!!

Few weeks ago, I did promise to keep you up to date with progress on my personal lifestyle transition. YES! I’m going through a transition to CLEAN and HEALTHY living. I mean, I wasn’t born a health enthusiast, I have eaten burgers, pizzas, fries, fizzy and all you can imagine. I also love my gadgets,…

the HEART of the matter … the A, B, C’s

  I was just about to commence writing a series of enlightening posts on various cardiac diseases, how to identify them as well as other eye catching and somewhat interesting facts and figures. But then I thought…

day in my diary part 3 … the Lessons

10 minutes later …. (after some intense tongue speaking prayer sessions – yes i am a christian! even the nurses were scared) Oh thank you Lord! “I screamed. Legs? check! arms check! speech check! everyone heaved a sigh of relief. there was no way to check for other possible damage (neurological, or cardiac at the…

a day in my diary – my experience with heart attack – Part 2

#flashback  My dad was diagnosed with hypertension over 10 years ago, and was placed on anti hypertensives (drugs used to manage high blood pressure) PERIOD!!! the man was clueless about what the drugs actually did, their side effects or dangers associated with poor adherence.

a day in my diary – my experience with heart attack – Part 1

Experiences could either break you, or give you a lesson or two, its your decision to choose It started as just another day, a bit more exciting than usual as I had just taken a huge step regarding my application for a masters degree program in the UK. I was excited and daydreamed at the…

New Year resolutions anybody?

Happy New Year! It is 2016! First and foremost I apologise for the long pause and inconsistency in posting new articles. I started a new course ‘Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology’ and this has kept me very occupied. Its a very hands on course which requires

Real People, Real Stories ….

Hakeem returned home to his family after a stressful day at work. In his normal routine, he changes his clothes, settles down to eat a hearty meal of pounded yam and oil rich Banga soup (one of his favourite meals). He settles in front of the television barely paying attention to the Mexican soap his…

Let’s talk Heart …

In summary, you can’t know too much about your heart! The Heart is argueably one of the most important organs in the Human body. It has been described as the power house of the body as it carries out numerous functions that maintains the overall function of other organs. It is important to keep your…