Friday, July 25, 2014

Turn Back the Hands of Time

by Dr. Michael Court, Naturopath & Health Educator
The human body is one of the most amazing creations on earth. Your internal intelligence daily processes food, repairs cells, fights off foreign invaders, and filters environmental toxins. This intricate system of chemical reactions hums along quite nicely until one day the system begins to falter. Fatigue and [...]

6 Easy Steps to a Healthier Heart

January 10, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Heart Health, January/February ‘11

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1. Oatmeal Please!
Eating a breakfast high in whole grains can reduce your risk of heart troubles. Cholesterol lowering, high fiber whole grains are the key to the heart healthy Mediterranean diet. A study by the American Heart Association showed that of 10,496 adults who ate whole grains at breakfast 7 times a week were 28% [...]

Yoga and Ayurveda for the Heart

January 9, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Heart Health, January/February ‘11

The darkness of night is coming along fast, and
The shadows of love close in the body and the mind.
Open the window to the west, and disappear into the air inside you.
Near your breastbone there is an open flower,
Drink the honey that is all around that flower.
Waves are coming in; there is so much magnificence near [...]

Meditate Your Heart Healthy

January 9, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Heart Health, January/February ‘11

Meditation has been a practice for centuries in the east, and while it’s just gaining popularity in other parts of the world now, research shows that the ancient Yogis were on to something way before their time. Meditation can train the brain to feel more compassion and happiness. A new study out of UW-Madison states [...]

Take Healthy Heart Action

It takes a lot of conscious thought and life approach to maintain a strong and healthy heart. Eat a rainbow of colors. Dr. Linda Van Horn, a nutritionist and a clinical nutrition epidemiologist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine says, “Colorful vegetables and fruits are where the majority of antioxidants, isoflavones, and other phytochemicals [...]

The Backward Eating Habits of Mainstream America

October 29, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Healing Foods, November/December '10

by Paul Gerst
There is an old adage that most Americans seem to reject with abject authority. This adage is of a very personal nature and arguably, affects all aspects of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Instead of adopting it as a sound life-principle, it has been retired to the “old-sayings” bin. The adage [...]

Healthy Heart Workout

January 2, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Body Boost, January/February '10

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 [...]

“Beginning Care with a Call”

January 1, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Healthy Family, January/February '10

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 [...]

Heart Attack Risk Increases in Winter

January 1, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Healthy Family, January/February '10

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 [...]

Heart Health Smarts

January 1, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Healthy Family, January/February '10

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 [...]