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How CoQ10 Helps With Heart Health

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance that’ s found naturally in the body and it helps us convert food into energy. CoQ10 is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer.

The heart is one of the most important body organs and has the most active tissues in the body (metabolically). On average, the heart pumps over 7570 litres of blood over 104,000 kilometres of blood vessels 100,000 times daily. The heart therefore needs adequate amounts of energy daily. Read More

How You Can Have Healthy Teeth & Gums Again!

As a member of the Savvy team I just wanted to share my story in case it can help someone else. While this isn’t a photo of me, wouldn’t you like a smile like this? A healthy mouth is a sign of a healthy body.

I read somewhere that bleeding and tender gums are one of the obvious signs of periodontal disease so I went to my dentist to see what he thought. My dentist said that if you don’t take care of the problem you could lose your teeth! So I would get my teeth cleaned every few months (and take my word for it, it’s very painful when they are inflamed) yet I continued to have problems with periodontal disease for over ten years. And the situation was only getting worse.

In fact, in my last visit my dentist said a recent issue of The Journal of Periodontology reported that at least 35% of adults have some form of gum disease, so I decided to look into the matter further. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. If you want to read on, I can tell you both what the experts say and what else I found out, because I no longer have periodontal disease! I found the top dentist in my area through Dental SEO. Read More

The Heart and Gum Disease And CoQ10 Link

People notice our smile and our teeth before almost anything else. Our daily lives including what we drink and eat can dull even the brightest smile. But is that the only thing affecting the brightness and strength of our teeth?

Is it poor oral hygiene or poor nutrition that causes gum and heart disease? There is no doubt that good hygiene is an advantage but is it the whole picture?

Researchers admit that they don’t know the exact causal link between heart disease and gum disease but periodontitis seems to influence the occurrence and severity of coronary artery disease and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

What’s the link? If you don’t look after the hygiene of your mouth tartar builds up on your teeth and irritates your gums. This bacteria-loving tartar turns to plaque, triggering body-wide inflammation. Next, LDL cholesterol-related plaque builds up in your arteries, doubling your risk of heart disease.  Read More

Health & Weight Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids

We all have a problem with fat. Actually, most of us have two problems with fat. I’m sure you are familiar with the first problem – that our bodies overproduce fat. Statistically speaking, most Australians just need to look down at their waistline to see how big the problem is for them – Australia now leads the world in obesity.

So the first problem is that we tend to put on weight. To help our friends and family take simple steps to reduce the size of their waistline over the course of 2012, the Savvy team have a “One Ton Challenge” (so  make sure you find out more about that).

But the second problem, and you probably don’t realize it, is that you aren’t getting enough “good fat” in your diet. This is often a contributing factor to the first. Is ‘Stay away from fats!’ ringing in your ears? This used to be the ‘classic’ saying that you’ve heard from weight loss ‘experts’ over the years. You’ve probably lost out on the health and weight loss benefits of many ‘good fats’ because you’ve believed in the misconceptions surrounding this topic.

Are you thinking – there really is no such thing as good fat? Well there really is.  Read More