What supplements are heart healthy?

We all know the importance of getting the right nutrients into our bodies, but it can be hard to get everything we need through food alone. That’s where supplements come in to play. Every week there is a new pill propping up the shelves of Holland and Barrett and other health food stores. With so…

How to convince your (stubborn) mate to see a doctor

So this isn’t a dig at men, who used to have a reputation for being too stoic for going to the doctor until there was a REALLY big reason to. I just wanted to open up the conversation about our partners, family members, friends or colleagues. Male or female, young or not so young. There’s…

Looking after your mental health when you have a heart condition

This week I’m talking all about the psychological impact that having a heart condition can have. It can be so tough from the start – the symptoms that you don’t know what they were, hearing the words ‘your heart isn’t as strong as it used to be’, going back and forth to appointments, staying in…

Caffeine – yay or nay?

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine we’ve been having the last few days.  What a glorious mood everyone is in –  let’s hope it stays this way.  And it’s barbecue weather at last! We used it a lot last summer as it is quick and requires hardly any cleaning (gas barbecue…

The 10 best (and worst) hospital foods

Ok so getting a top 10 together of hospital foods is a bit strange, right? Just hear me out. When I saw that one of the Hearties in our Facebook group was going in for a procedure, it got me thinking – what kind of food is available in their hospital? Does it matter? Going…

5 healthy heart ideas you can implement now

This week I’m talking all about Heart Health – obviously I’m always talking about heart health but I wanted to really focus on what you can do to ensure you are reducing your risk of having future heart problems. This is particularly relevant if you have a history of heart problems in the family or…

Cutting down on the sweet stuff

So let’s talk about sugar. Yes, I know. All we seem to hear in the media lately is how sugar is the new enemy in the fight against ill health. But it tastes so good! What can we possibly do to resist it? And is it really that bad? The most common thing I hear…

Capture when you’re heart is in AF

And by capture I don’t mean ‘chase after it and keep it in a cage’, I mean take a snapshot of it. If you get palpitations, sometimes when you go to the doctor and they do an ecg everything is ‘normal’ and try send you away. They say there’s nothing that can be done if…