Categories for Heart disease

The Effect of Stress on Your Body

August 16, 2015 10:22 pm Let’s look at the effects of stress on the body Each of us have a different threshold for feeling “stressed” yet most would agree it is not a comfortable feeling. While we may think we “know” when we are stressed, this is not always the case.                 An… View Article

Stress and the heart

April 1, 2015 6:50 pm Does stress affect your heart It is often assumed that stress affects the heart and other arteries. Recent studies add further credence to this. Fortunately there are things you can do to prevent stress from affecting your arteries. I’ve shared what I do – but I am aware that what works for each of us… View Article

How much exercise is too much?

February 25, 2015 7:06 pm   Many of you exercise a lot – and we have always encouraged a decent volume of exercise. If you are physically active then you have a 30% lower risk of death in virtually all studies.   And, you are more likely to have a higher quality of life with: *  less susceptibility to stress… View Article

Job strain associated with heart disease

July 8, 2014 10:59 am Researchers have found an association between job strain and coronary heart disease. People who experience job strain are 23% more likely to experience a heart attack, compared to people without such stress. Job strain results from doing highly demanding work with little freedom to control decisions about that work. Read my recent article, “Out of… View Article

Is testosterone safe?

May 12, 2014 7:33 am Is testosterone safe? Testosterone gives us energy, boosts our muscle mass and bone strength, boosts insulin sensitivity (which is the opposite of diabetes), reduces body fat, and gives us more energy. As we age our testosterone levels decline. Typically, there is an average annual reduction in free testosterone of 2%. However, the healthier you are,… View Article

Views on cholesterol and statins

November 28, 2013 2:13 pm Views on cholesterol and statin therapy in the recent ABC catalyst programs I have had a number of emails from clients asking my views on a recent two-part program which created a storm of controversy. The first 30 minute episode had some good messages which unfortunately were buried underneath some very biased journalism. The second… View Article

6 medical tests you MUST have

September 14, 2013 8:13 am To keep you and your employees in peak health with no chronic illness, we recommend annual health checks and the following ‘must have’ medical tests when appropriate. WHY? Because we care about you and your health. CAT scan of coronary arterieswith CT coronary angiography and /or coronary calcium score – to find plaque before it… View Article

How do you know if you have plaque in your arteries?

April 6, 2013 4:01 pm Why bother checking for plaque? Because 4 in 10 of us will die from a plaque-related disease – and this is preventable! What is plaque? Plaque is the gunk that builds up in your arteries – a bit like rust in pipes. If your arteries (pipes) become blocked everything after the blockage becomes stagnant and… View Article

The power of prevention

March 9, 2013 7:44 pm Learn how to minimise your risk of heart disease and cancer Transcript of Power of Prevention video Hello, I’m John Cummins the Practice Principal at Executive Medicine. Today I’d like to discuss prevention. Our practice predominantly wants to get you to 85 in exceptional health. What do we know about prevention? The key question for… View Article

Preventing heart disease – the Mediterranean Diet

February 25, 2013 1:01 pm A Mediterranean diet may cut the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 30% in people at high risk of developing heart disease, as compared with people advised to eat a reduced-fat diet. These findings were presented at the International Congress on vegetarian nutrition in February 2013. Trial results: Low fat or Mediterranean diet?… View Article