by Andrea Beaman, HHC
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is heart disease is preventable. The bad news… statistically, we are not doing well.
Over two thousand two hundred people die from heart attack or stroke every single day. That’s a lot of people..
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Did you know that about 2,200 people die of heart attacks and heart disease every single day? Is diet alone the culprit or could it also be our lifestyle choices? Andrea Beaman sheds light on some simple strategies we can incorporate in our daily lives to reduce our chances.
by Becky Walsh
I’m hearing the word ‘Gut’ everywhere! From Will-I-am saying how he follows his gut on The Voice to doctors, dieticians and nutritionists. The reason all these medical people are whispering it into my ears, is because I recently found out I have coeliac disease...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: I just love Becky Walsh's style and way of teaching. In this article she teaches us what "gut instinct" really means. It's such a refreshing new look on the concept and so intelligently articulated with science to back it up.Such an interesting read!
Intuition & Symbols
Editor's Note: Athletes are targeted from major companies on what to eat, drink and supplement these days. It's no wonder that runners, athletes and die hard gym rats are extremely confused. Studies have shown in the past that sugar water can re-energize the body after a long, hard work-out. But will raisins beat out candy coated sport gels for energy and endurance? Raisins continue to be a healthy snack powered with nutrients and antioxidants and quite cost effective.
by Cheryl Murphy, CNE
Just like the weather, our bodies go through an unsettled time during the spring season. With cloudy skies, turbulent storms, spring not only brings showers and flowers, it also brings unpredictable digestive issues, headaches and stomach pain...
Editor's Note: If aches,pains and headaches bring you down this spring season, don't fret. It could be your liver just trying to find some comfort. Our bodies need to adjust to a new time of year. Our diet is changing, new growth is all around us and a spring cleaning could be in store. Read about what particular food choices make springtime a smooth transition.
by Alex Duncan, PhD
According to Charaka Samhita, one of the oldest medical texts known to man, one of the most important factors in human nutrition is the quantity of food we eat at any one meal. This may be stating the obvious, yet my impression, albeit anecdotal, is that many folk lack a sense of self-understanding when it comes to hunger, which combined with socio-behavioral conditioning, results in a failure to consume ‘correct’ amounts of food...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: As the holidays fast approach, many of us wonder how to keep a healthy, portioned diet in the face of delicious temtations. Ayurveda offers much advice on the quantity, qualities and timing of meals according to our environment and prakriti. Vaidya Alex Duncan offers some clarity as to healthy eating with reference to passages from the Charaka Samhita. Take a moment before your holiday season begins to reflect on how you may better approach food and celebrations through Ayurvedic eyes. Namaste
by Dr. Lena Kian
If someone would like to reverse their migraine headache, I recommend that they adopt a natural living lifestyle. This includes eating a whole foods organic based diet and also to avoid eating processed foods and synthetic ingredients such as MSG and aspartame. I also recommend that they take nutritional supplements such as calcium and magnesium and to see a naturopathic doctor...
Click "read more" to see the video on migraines and their treatment by Lena Kian.
by Cheryl Murphy
Coughing your lungs up, a phrase no doubt, is no laughing matter so maintaining healthy lungs is crucial to all, especially as we age...
Editor's Note: Omega-3,6, and 9 fish oils have had their claim to fame, but omega-7, a mono-unsaturated class of fats, has stayed under the radar. Omega-7 is a powerful fatty acid that reduces mucous buildup and soothes the cellular membranes of the lungs. Read how this super fish oil can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
by Max Goldberg
The nation’s toxic chemical regulatory law, The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, allows chemicals on the market without meaningful safety assessments and gives the Environmental Protection Agency almost no authority to protect the public health...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A diet rich in organic food is a must to reduce the exposure to pesticides.
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