Heart Health

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Eat beef. Don’t eat beef. Eat eggs. Don’t eat eggs. Use margarine instead of butter. Use butter instead of margarine. Use salt. Avoid salt.

It’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to heart health, and the saturated fats versus polyunsaturated fats topic is only one example of this.

At Perfect Resonance, we believe that the way to a man’s (and woman’s!) heart is through their stomach! The important cornerstones of heart health are reducing oxidation and inflammation in the body, which can be done by following sound nutritional advice (with food and supplements) as well as lifestyle changes that are proven to boost cardiovascular health.

Closer to the Heart

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Anna’s health counselling is empowering. Her extensive knowledge about nutrition and supplements give me the confidence and inspiration I need to make changes and take control of my health. I trust her direction and advice because of her passion and experience in the field. Most importantly, Anna provides excellent follow-up support, and has never failed to respond (thoroughly!) to any one of my (numerous!) emailed questions. It’s so obvious that she cares for her clients!

Julie Gravel

With so much contradictory information out there related to cardiovascular disease, it’s no wonder it affects so many of us. Problems with the health of our heart and blood vessels are collectively referred to as ‘cardiovascular disease’.

Cardiovascular disease can affect the heart, the blood vessels of the heart, and the vast network of arteries and veins that the blood is carried through. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are commonly cited as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, as are smoking, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, obesity, diabetes, and stress.

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, every 7 minutes, a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke.

Are You Ready for a Change of Heart?

Unfortunately, current research shows that many of the widely circulated nutritional recommendations for modulating some of the risk factors for heart health are ineffective and may in fact be contributing to cardiovascular disease and other health issues.

How can this be? Because many of the dietary recommendations are based on very old research with faulty methodology.

For example, for decades we have been told to replace saturated fats like butter and animal fats, with polyunsaturated fats such as corn oil or sunflower oil.

However, a review of numerous scientific studies suggests that doing so is increasing the rate of death from cardiovascular disease. These findings have led to the emergence of a somewhat controversial theory, and that is that cholesterol and saturated fat, in and of themselves, are not the cause of cardiovascular disease.