Cancer & Immune Health

High Blood Pressure and Salt

High Blood Pressure and Salt

| October 24, 2014 | Reply

If you have high blood pressure, you are most likely restricting your salt intake. While you should always follow your own physician’s advice, a new study says that salt may not be so bad for your heart’s health after all. Can that really be true? The recent study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, involved data…

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Promising New Cancer Detection Test

Promising New Cancer Detection Test

| September 6, 2014 | Reply

I don’t want one. You don’t want one. Nobody wants one. But even more important, nobody wants colon cancer and the best way to detect it is by a colonoscopy. There may be hope on the horizon for those who absolutely will not get one. The FDA just approved Cologuard—a new, at-home, noninvasive test for colorectal…

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Do These Common Chemicals Cause Breast Cancer?

Do These Common Chemicals Cause Breast Cancer?

| August 20, 2014 | Reply

Right now, you and I both know someone who has succumbed to or are enduring the disease of breast cancer. These are our moms, sisters, grandmas, friends, aunts, daughters, and neighbors. Breast cancer is an epidemic. One in eight women will develop the disease, and nearly 40,000 women die from it yearly (though, thankfully, the death rate is decreasing). Different…

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Chronic Illness

Have a Heart–A Healthy One!

Have a Heart–A Healthy One!

| October 8, 2014 | Reply

Did you know that more than 41 million women in America have heart disease? And that more women than men will die from it? In fact, it’s the leading health problem that kills women (not cancer—a common myth). But the good news is that just five healthy lifestyle guidelines—moderate alcohol, a healthy diet, daily exercise,…

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This Chinese Herb May Help Lower Blood Sugar

This Chinese Herb May Help Lower Blood Sugar

| August 8, 2014 | Reply

Did you ever have a blood glucose test that indicated you were “prediabetic”? A prediabetes diagnosis indicates that an individual has elevated blood sugar levels, but his or her glucose levels are not high enough to have developed type 2 diabetes. In a recent Chinese study, participants were treated with a Chinese herbal mixture called Tianqi.…

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How to Dodge Ticks

How to Dodge Ticks

| June 15, 2014 | Reply

The males in my family just returned from a week of camping. My blissfully peaceful week ended as soon as they rolled back into the driveway, happy, dirty, and filled with all sorts of typical camp stories. At least two of these tales included encounters with ticks and the removal and disposal of them. One…

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Energy

High Anxiety – Get to the Heart of the Matter

High Anxiety – Get to the Heart of the Matter

| September 2, 2014 | Reply

At one time or another in our life, something is going to cause most of us anxiety. Not every person will handle a situation the same way, nor will they react similarly. How you handle what life throws your way could make a huge difference in your health and happiness. So what do you do…

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Mind Body Connections with QiGong

Mind Body Connections with QiGong

| July 26, 2014 | Reply

Have you considered that your mind/spirit/body may not all be working together? Think about practicing Qigong. It can be done anywhere and you do not need a gym membership to do it. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made…

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How Your Health Affects Your Aura

How Your Health Affects Your Aura

| June 11, 2014 | Reply

Did you ever have someone tell you they could see your aura? Did you quickly check your clothing to make sure your zippers were zipped and buttons were buttoned? Were you left wondering if they could see your aura (whatever THAT is), they could read your mind? Don’t worry, read on to learn more. Since…

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Nutrition

Dish Up This Sweet Potato Recipe

Dish Up This Sweet Potato Recipe

| September 29, 2014 | Reply

Perhaps one of the best ways to throw Vitamin A into your diet is to consume sweet potatoes. Even to this day, an essential side dish on the family Thanksgiving table is the little blue glass baking dish heaped with canned, mashed sweet potatoes. The blue baking dish is never used for any other purpose than the sweet potatoes, which…

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Quick and Delicious Recipes for One

Quick and Delicious Recipes for One

| August 25, 2014 | Reply

You say it’s hard to cook for just one person. It doesn’t have to be! Along with cooking in quantity and freezing in batches, there are recipes out there that are easy, nutritious, and very tasty that can be adapted for just you. Fresh tomatoes from your balcony? Pair them with a delicious baked glazed chicken…

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Summer Slackers And Travelers Can Still Eat Healthy

Summer Slackers And Travelers Can Still Eat Healthy

| July 13, 2014 | Reply

Summer…the time of vacations and relaxation. Time to kick back a bit, lay back in a hammock with an ice cold beverage, and enjoy the warm weather poolside. And relax. Re—lax. But wait a minute. Just because some of us have slacked off a bit due to the calendar doesn’t mean we have to give up…

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Fitness

Movement Inspires Creativity Inspires Movement

Movement Inspires Creativity Inspires Movement

| August 10, 2014 | Reply

When you think of fitness, what immediately comes to mind? Is it running, weight lifting, walking, yoga, or all of the above? Structured movements, reps, and good form help these activities to be effective in your quest for health, but there is another way to keep moving and allow for meditation at the same time. Although…

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Runners Beware-Do a Marathon the RIGHT Way

Runners Beware-Do a Marathon the RIGHT Way

| May 23, 2014 | Reply

Each year, more and more folks are getting out there signing up to run marathons. This is fantastic news, but before you sign up to get your 26.2 bumper sticker, be aware of the prep you should complete before tying your running shoes and hitting the trails. It’s a LOT of work and a worthy accomplishment,…

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Exciting New Staircase Workout for All Fitness Levels!

Exciting New Staircase Workout for All Fitness Levels!

| March 13, 2014 | Reply

Here’s a GREAT workout that you are quite possibly partially doing without even knowing it! I had a great head start on this  plan today by running (literally) eight or nine loads of laundry up and down the stairs. However, in order to get the full benefits of this tomorrow and the next days, I…

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Insights

Trick? or Treat! Alternatives to Sugary Treats

Trick? or Treat! Alternatives to Sugary Treats

| October 20, 2014 | Reply

In the very near future, it will be time to hand out treat bags to the multitudes of individuals ringing doorbells and uttering the password, “TRICK OR TREAT!” Not content to just hand out a boring old lump of chocolate (who wants that anyway?), I love to fill small sticker-adorned zippered plastic bags with various…

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Stress Effects You Might Not Have Considered

Stress Effects You Might Not Have Considered

| October 6, 2014 | Reply

Anxiety and stress are the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic internal alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a difficult situation. We are designed to respond to these triggers, which can help us focus on solving problems, stay alert, and also to protect ourselves. But left unchecked, the old fight or…

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Fall Wellness Planner

Fall Wellness Planner

| September 24, 2014 | Reply

Times they are a changin’…well, seasons are for many of us at least. Cooler weather and the changing of seasons, coupled with kids back in school bring many more opportunities to bring germs to each other. Now’s a great time to stock up on remedies to have on hand for a variety of maladies that may present…

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