If you have 45 mins to spare, and/or are interested in looking after your heart, please do watch this fascinating video of Mark Hyman interviewing Dr Aseem Malholtra.
Dr Malholtra, cardiologist and passionate advocate of preventing heart disease through diet and lifestyle, first came on to my radar 3 years ago with his BMJ editorial on rethinking saturated fat and cardiovascular disease risk and his work with the Action-on-Sugar – I remember posting at the time ‘wow, here is a bona-fida NHS cardiologist talking about the importance of diet and lifestyle over drugs – halleluiah!!’.The obsession with low fat diet and lowering cholesterol levels through lipid lowering drugs such as statins has caused the real risk factors for cardiovascular disease, namely high sugar / processed food intake, inflammation and pre-diabetes / insulin resistance to be all but forgotten. Fortunately, the tide is now turning…
Charlotte Heald is a
qualified & experienced nutritional therapist, scientific researcher and busy
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