Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

You can learn all about your heart in Dr Nikki Stamp's first book Can You Die Of A Broken Heart? published by Murdoch Books. Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Carr died within days of her daughter, but was it from a broken heart? How does food heal or hurt you heart? How is exercise actually good for you? You can read all about this, intermixed with some touching stories from the hospital wards and operating theatres very soon and be inspired to take care of our most neglected vital organ, the heart.

Our hearts are amazing. At their most basic, they are pumps, intelligent and very beautiful pumps. In Australia, around 90% of women have at least one risk factor for heart disease and a large number of them are preventable. What we do to our bodies, even in our twenties, sets us up for a healthy heart later in life. Looking after your heart doesn't need to be expensive or complicated. By being active and eating a diet that is rich in fruit, vegetables, lean meats and healthy fats and oils (avocado, nuts and olive oil), you can make your heart both happy and healthy.

Heart disease concerns us all

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australians. What a lot of people don't know is that it is the leading cause of death in Australian women. It seems like a disease of older people or just the men in our lives but the fact is, heart disease can touch any of us, at any age.