Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

The episode discusses grip strength as an indicator of overall health, with weaker grip linked to various illnesses. Data from the Swedish army found men with weaker grips were 20% more likely to die by age 55. Exercises like weightlifting can strengthen grip indirectly. The host also updates on heavy metals in chocolate, noting some studies found links to lower bone density but chocolate has antioxidants too. Listeners provided more data, suggesting raw cacao may be healthier than dark chocolate. In summary, grip strength and chocolate content were insightful topics covered to help listeners improve their health.


  • Heart disease is a major issue in Australia, with someone suffering a heart attack every 20 minutes. Lifestyle changes can help prevent many cases.
  • Grip strength can reveal health issues beyond just hand strength, like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. Weaker grip strength is linked to higher mortality and suicide rates.
  • Regular exercise of any kind can help improve grip strength as part of overall body strength. Weight lifting requires grip strength.
  • Getting grip strength checked and knowing your age norms can flag potential health issues to address.
  • Chocolate may contain heavy metals that are linked to lower bone density, though it also has antioxidants that benefit bone health and mood.
  • The effects of chocolate on health are still unclear, but checking supplier reliability on heavy metals is advised.
  • Raw cacao has more antioxidants than dark chocolate and may be a healthier option than chocolate.
  • The podcast offers information to help understand heart health risks and improve prevention of heart attacks.
  • Listeners can join an online community for heart health for a low lifetime membership fee.
  • Feedback from listeners provided additional studies on chocolate and bone health risks.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

Do the free heart check today at www.virtualheartcheck.com.au

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The Healthy Heart Network is designed to help members:

  • understand the present state of their heart’s health
  • recognise their current level of risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Learn the positive steps they can take to improve their situation

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