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4 foods to boost heart health, improve blood pressure and cholesterol

Despite decades of public health efforts, heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women. It is also very expensive to treat and can be disabling. In 2010, it cost Americans an astonishing $109 billion. The Centers for Disease Control shares that "about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the

Kegels, Incontinence & Pelvic Pain

After Physical Therapist Tasha Parman describes them in this podcast, you might be surprised. I have now reformed my ways! Like many people, you may think that urinary incontinence or pelvic pain is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who’ve had a baby. But even young women can suffer, regardless of whether

Nutrition Therapy for Heartburn

Some people find the symptoms to be severe and taxing. Many people take antacids or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a normal part of life. However, as recent studies are showing, PPIs and antacids aren't as safe as previously believed. In fact, physicians and patients now have many reasons to reconsider taking these drugs routinely.

Stop dieting and start nourishing yourself

You think they need to deprive themselves of nearly everything you love to eat. But you also have to filter the sea of health advisors, all of whom advise differently with what to do with your health. Eat vegan! No, eat paleo. Follow Weight Watchers! No, use Intuitive Eating. Before you even start, you're confused, stressed and exhausted!

Is Your Nutrition Making You Depressed?

Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. When these feelings last for a short period of time, it may be a case of "the blues." This is a normal part of being human. When is it likely a major depressive episode? When these

The Art of Self-Love

Updated Feb 25, 2016 (Originally published Nov 28, 2012) A riddle for you. What's one thing that allows happiness to blossom, makes health flourish, and can make you cry like a puppy lost in the snow? You guessed it. Love! Okay, but enough about non-specifics. Your parents, teachers, and Sunday School teachers probably didn't do the

Anxiety, Nutrition and Stress

In today’s show, I’ll help shed light on how nutrition, anxiety and stress impact each other. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National

Why You Need Food To Detox

It is a biological process in which your body converts waste products into exceretable material, which you then eliminate from your urine, skin, breath and poop. You're doing it right now! We do it naturally all day long. Because we're a bit overloaded with environmental pollutants, genetic variations & toxins, carcinogens and more right now, it's a

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