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Seven Ways to Support a Sluggish Thyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ that sits in the front of the neck. Often called a “master gland”, the thyroid supports the function of almost every organ system in the body. It influences how the body uses the food we eat and plays ...

Six Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

As challenging as it may be to come to terms with a diagnosis of hypertension, high blood pressure can actually give us many clues as to what our body might need in order to function in a healthier manner. This can vary from person to ...

Uplifting the Heart During Difficult Times

We are living in a time when massive paradigm shifts are creating both fear and anguish all over the globe. The heart and the heart chakra are particularly vulnerable during this time but there are simple things keep it strong and happy. Anatomy of ...

Exercise to Decrease Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

  I have always enjoyed a moderately active lifestyle that included lifting free weights, walking, and swimming. This was fine until about a year ago when I developed an interest in setting higher exercise goals for myself. I joined a gym where I could receive ...

Five Steps to Quenching the Flame of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease signals inflammation that has gotten out of hand. Building a healthy heart includes quenching that fire!

Pick healthy carbohydrates!
Refined sugars and grains fan the flames of cardiovascular problems but deciding how to live without them and still maintain ...

Maintaining Mindfulness During the Holidays

How many of us love the holidays but get nervous when anticipating the pounds that will be packed on with very little thought as to how it happened? Two years ago I heard Brian Wansink, PhD, a professor at Cornel University and head of their ...

Maintaining Muscle Strength for Healthy Aging

We all know the importance of staying active, even during the coldest months of the year. Were you aware that it is crucial to your health to maintain or build muscle strength into older years? Research has shown that as we age, particularly as we ...

Lowering Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Many warnings can be heard in the media about the growing number of people diagnosed with type two (previously called adult onset) diabetes, including a significant number of adolescents. 21 million Americans have diabetes, about 6 million are undiagnosed. Complications include heart disease and stroke, high blood ...

De-Stressing for Better Health

  I took a very deep breath before beginning this article as I considered the thousands of ways one can define, perceive, and cope with stressors in one’s life. For this article, I have named simple lifestyle changes that may help to effectively manage ...

Time for Breakfast!

Who has time for breakfast? This used to be a question that many adults would ask each other but, unfortunately, this has increasingly become a question that children as young as elementary and preschool age also ask. Some children are up late doing school work ...