Following our diet and lifestyle recommendations, clients have achieved reductions in blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) and risk ratio for heart disease, while increasing HDL (the ‘good’ cholesterol).
We can effectively help you manage risk factors for heart disease, reduce the medication you’re taking or allow you to avoid it altogether, and even lower your life insurance premiums by decreasing your risk of early death or disabling disease.
The benefits of a healthy heart are tremendous. You’ll improve your fitness, vitality, general health and quality of life – and have less risk (and worry) of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction.
Even if you’re feeling okay, it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly so you can find out early if your pressure is abnormal. Blood pressure above 120/80 will put you at an increased risk of heart disease. High blood pressure can seriously damage your brain, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels. It should be addressed before it’s too late to do anything. Low blood pressure can also be problematic.
How to help your heart
Our nutritionist, Nina, can check your blood pressure and provide qualified advice on how to address high or low blood pressure and other issues related to heart health, including high cholesterol levels, obesity and stress. Here, we work with your to create realistic and sustainable dietary and lifestyle habits, and, where appropriate, prescribe targeted nutritional and herbal supplements.
High cholesterol is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the primary cause of death in Western societies. Most pharmaceutical drugs for lowering cholesterol or blood pressure reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke by an average of about 20 to 30 percent.
But lifestyle changes – like healthy eating, regular exercise, reducing or eliminating addiction, and just being happy – can reduce the risk, not just of heart attacks and strokes, but of all diseases by 70 percent! We’ll show you the nutritional and herbal supplements that can improve your results.
“I first saw Kate mainly in relation to my heart health, after having a blockage in an artery at the ripe old age of 40, no family history and having been an aerobics instructor for the last 15 years. It was a shock and got me looking for reasons why, mostly to avoid any future issues. In meeting with Kate in the first instance, she identified an underlying issue that would explain what I had thought were unexplained health issues going back to childhood. Kate is a great listener and so quickly identified what had never been identified before by my GP or specialists. She has given me answers to things I had thought I would never get answers to, and most importantly has given me a plan for managing them. Kate clearly stays up to date with the latest research which has been relevant to me. I would recommend Kate to anyone wanting to consider how to improve and manage your health, and perhaps understand issues and symptoms that have been unresolved.”