by Andrew Werthmann
For years scientists and experts have warned about climate change, our dependence on foreign oil, and the damaging effects of conventional food production. “Going Green” is a term used by many to encompass a divergence from these tendencies, but it’s practicality is far from clear.
A newly formed Eau Claire group is helping to [...]
by Fawn Lawrence
Have you ever wondered what chemicals are in hair color? Is using hair color safe for your health? Does your scalp absorb the color? If you have ever wondered these questions or have been concerned about what is in hair color, this is what you need to know. The painful truth is yes, [...]
Jump-Start Your Health In The New Year!
by Diane Oldenberg
One of the most basic elements of wellness is feeling good in your own body and having the energy you desire. One of the best ways to jump-start the process of feeling good in your body and gaining energy and vibrancy is through a nutritional cleanse. The [...]
by Sandra Helpsmeet
Depression is a condition with which we are all familiar on some level. If we have not been depressed ourselves, we likely know someone who has. Estimates of the occurrence of depression range from 5 to 25 percent of the population. While on a physical level, depression can be identified by the [...]
Two days a week you run, you lift weights, and find your “Om” in a weekly yoga class, but when was the last time you exercised your biggest muscle? When was the last time you challenged your brain to a workout? Just like exercising your body, your mind need equal attention to stay sharp and [...]
by Lori Heck, Owner of ASPIRE Personal Training, Certified Personal Trainer-NASM
This workout can be done anywhere, so no more excuses for not getting in a good workout. As long your physician and/or physical therapist has cleared you, you are good to go! Do each exercise for 20 seconds. Take a one-minute rest and then repeat [...]
By David Mortimer, Sacred Heart Hospital, Communications Department
According to the American Heart Association, over 16 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, over half a million Americans suffer a stroke each year.
Dialing 911 can be the best thing you (or a loved one) can [...]
According to Archives of Internal Medicine,* the risk of having a heart attack during the winter months is twice as high as in the summertime. Here are a few reasons stated:
• Cold weather. When a person’s body gets cold, the body’s automatic response is to narrow the blood vessels. Cutting down on blood [...]
by Diane Wolfe
February has been declared Heart Health Month in America by the American Heart Association. We are encouraged to discover the power of being heart-healthy and taking care of ourselves.
Good heart health depends upon lifestyle choices we make every day. With healthcare costs and coverage becoming a real concern for more and more [...]
by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish
In today’s fast-paced society, everyone is looking for ways to maintain health, elevate immune systems and boost their energy levels. Similarly, people typically want something that is easy to do, fits well with their lifestyle and is fairly simple to accomplish. With recent publicity toward natural health methods and organic foods, more [...]