heart disease

Nutrition

Power House Super Greens Better Than Kale

I think we can all agree that kale's popularity in the limelight has some of the other super green vegetables a little jealous, especially because not everyone knows just how beneficial they are. Some people's digestive system cannot handle the coarseness of the hearty kale plant (even when it is cooked) because of of the sulfur the digestive process stirs up during digestion. Below are super greens that are overlooked that yield significant positive nutritional health benefits (other than our trusty kale) and the highest nutrient per calorie score. 1. Collard and Mustard Greens: Great for reducing cholesterol, high in

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Health

Omega 6 and Omega 3: The Difference and the Balance

We are taught to be well versed in our healthy oils, by eating lots of them and not to worry about fat that is deemed "healthy," and refrain from eating processed carbohydrates (because that is what makes us fat). But taking a step beyond fat and weight gain, I challenge everyone to look at body inflammation and what is making us "sick". What I have been finding is that most people are simply too inflamed and are consuming way too much Omega 6 on a regular basis. Though there is a large spectrum of Omega 6 and Omega 3 (poly

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Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Health

Heart Attacks and Costochondritis

According to the World Health Organization, most of the deaths in progressive and modern countries such as the United States are caused by cardiovascular diseases. This article will overview two conditions dealing with chest pains that may symbolize heart problems: costochondritis and heart attacks. Though there are many other reasons people may experience pressure and pain in the upper and middle chest cavity, the following shines light into symptoms, possible causes and essential oils to use to prevent and treat such conditions. Costochondritis What exactly is the long word? Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib

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Diets, Health

Why Diets Seem to Fail

It is an obsession with many Americans and those of the progressive and developed countries. . .  Weight Loss and dieting. It is no surprise that year after year, weight loss remains one of the top 3 new year resolutions on most people's list. Sure, losing weight is one of the top resolutions made each New Year, but only about twenty percent of people are able to achieve weight-loss. Here are some reasons why diets fail: (more…)

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Health, Nutrition

How Much Sodium is Too Much?

There has ben rising controversy between trusted health institutions, such as the American Heart Association , the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Institute of Medicine and the Center for Disease Control as to the proper healthy levels of sodium the average person should consume on a daily basis. The many reports that have been conducted to arrive at such conclusions range from 1,500 mg daily to 2,300 mg or more a day. While statistical trends on sodium consumption across western nations seem to keep rising, there are reports that prove otherwise, that sodium consumption is down. With

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Health, Nutrition

10 of the Healthiest Seeds on Earth

Everyone should stash their cabinets, lunch bags, sports and travel packs with healthy seeds. People should be eating them daily because of their amazing benefits. Seeds are embryonic plants and the origin of nutrition. They are a living food. When you think of how a plant has to fully mature to produce a seed itself, know that their seedlings are jam packed with powerful amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes to help with digestion, absorption and assimilation.  Seeds are very versatile and provide cooking oils, beverages, spices, healthy food additives and healthy, nutritious calories. Below are the top eleven of the healthiest seeds on Earth and how to

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Children, Health

Flawed Study on Omega-3 Fats

The news flashed across the screen — "Omega-3 fats do nothing to help heart patients.  Use your money elsewhere!" It was all over the media, TV, radio, online and in print. Coincidentally, I was scheduled to do radio interviews all day on … you guessed, omega-3 fats. Well this study quickly changed the tone of the radio interviews and the questions asked from those interviewing me. As you know, we’re big fans of omega-3 fats, both through eating fish and taking a high quality fish oil.  We’ve talked about them before and are supported by many, many studies done over

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Health, Skin

Our Immune System Disasters: Making Us Sick

A healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens, but it is exactly that: an entire synergistic and working system, not a single entity. In order for people to optimize immune function, balance and harmony from a holistic viewpoint and approach is required. The most obvious part of the immune system is what you can see. For example, the largest and first basic defense system to our immunity is our skin, since it acts as the primary boundary between germs and your body. Skin is tough and generally impermeable to bacteria and viruses. (more…)

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Acupuncture, Health

Heart Problems, Stroke & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and  acupuncture can contribute an important part of the treatment plan for a  patient recovering from a stroke. Use of a range of conventional and  traditional treatment provides the patient with the greatest chance for  recovery of function, minimization of disability, and can also reduce  pain and help the patient cope with frustration and other adverse  emotional reactions to their illness. TCM approaches may also be used to  lessen the side-effects of conventional medicines which may include  lethargy and nausea. (more…)

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