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Health Concerns

  • Take Care of the Caregiver - How to Maintain Your Health and Sanity

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | May 18, 2015

    caregiverRecently, I was asked to comment on: “How to take care of the caregiver?” Are you caring for others? Finding yourself exhausted and overwhelmed? If so, this is for you.

    How do you remember to take care of yourself when you’re a caregiver?
    If we’re spent, depleted and exhausted, we don’t have much to give. As a caregiver, it’s crucial to take care of ourselves so we have the energy, focus and patience to deal with others within our care and reach. If possible, it’s best to plan our our self-care plan because “if we fail to plan, then plan to fail.” That may mean getting in a quick workout early in the day, planning out healthy meals and snacks so we have what we need vs. being at the mercy of whatever is available, and writing down what we need to do for ourselves on a daily basis as an appointment, if necessary. Just as we respect our other appointments, if we schedule time for “an appointment with ourselves,” it’s more likely it’ll get done. Read more

  • How to Stop Allergy Symptoms Fast

    by Margo Gladding | May 6, 2015

    sneezeI am passing on another recommendation from Dr. Rob Ivker, author of Sinus Survival. He believes this product, called AllerDx, is a must-have for allergy sufferers. AllerDx is a Chinese herbal formula that has a multi-targeted approach to promote respiratory health and calm your overactive immune response; it can help stop allergy symptoms fast, providing immediate relief.

    AllerDx was developed from years of clinical experience and shown to be safe and effective in scientific studies. It is an all-natural formula, manufactured under stringent controls to ensure quality and safety. It has been shown to:

    Calm histamine reactions within 10 to 20 minutes.
    Improve nasal air flow with respect to seasonal environmental sensitivities and challenges.
    Moderate the body’s reaction to the external environment.

    AllerDx has been tested in two randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, cross-over clinical trials. Study results showed that within 10-20 minutes, the subjects that received AllerDx began to show significantly improved nasal airflow compared to subjects that received a placebo. Read more

  • How to Have Healthy Gums

    by Paula Gallagher | May 5, 2015

    20150414_082901I recently had our entire family in to the dentist for check-ups, and some of us came back with less than stellar reports. The dentist kept reminding me how important it is to floss to avoid cavities and also to maintain good gum health.

    Healthy gums are really the cornerstone of a healthy mouth.  According to the American Dental Association, almost 50% of Americans suffer from gum disease. Good oral hygiene, eating the right foods, and using supplements or supplement-enriched dental products can help keep gums – and us – healthy and happy.

    Risk factors include:

    Heredity
    Smoking
    Diabetes
    Stress
    Immune deficiencies
    Defective fillings or bridges
    Pregnancy and oral contraceptives
    Dry mouth
    Poor dental hygiene habits

    Gum disease starts as gingivitis and can lead to periodontitis. Plaque forms on teeth and gums daily, and if it is not removed, it hardens into tartar. Gingivitis begins when bacteria feeding on tartar cause infection where our gums attach to our teeth. Read more

  • Top Two Secret Weapons for Natural Allergy Support

    by Margo Gladding | May 4, 2015

    pollenIt’s that time of year again – the dreaded allergy season. You know, where your head hurts, you can’t think, your eyes and ears itch, your nose runs, you sneeze, you feel drugged and you just want to close your eyes. But, what if you were equipped with two secret weapons that could stop your allergy tsunami? Dr. Rob Ivker, author of Sinus Survival, recommends two powerful products for natural allergy support that can halt symptoms in their tracks.

    1. Dr. Jacques Masquelier’s formulation of grape seed extract: Pathway Grape Seed Extract or Grape Gold Grape Seed Extract

    Grape seed extract exhibits a very high content of Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC’s). OPCs are bioflavonoid complexes that act as free radical scavengers in the body. Beyond their antioxidant properties, OPCs have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, and wound healing effects. Read more

  • Metabolic Risk Factors: Five Numbers You Need to Know

    by Neal Barnard, MD | April 28, 2015

    vegetable-basketA new study shows statins may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 46%. That’s especially worrisome, considering this cholesterol-lowering drug nets blockbuster sales and remains a widely popular prescription. The good news is there is an option that not only rivals its pharmaceutical competitors, but tackles symptoms of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes: it’s called a low-fat, vegan diet.

    The “side effects” you’ll see with a plant-based prescription – vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes – are all good. Instead of narrowing arteries and insulin resistance, you’ll see improvements in arterial plaque, improved blood flow, and stabilized blood sugar. These three biometric markers, combined with waist circumference and body weight, hold the key to a clean bill of health.

    With a dietary intervention, you’ll see results in just a matter of weeks.

    Here are five numbers concerning metabolic risk factors that you (or your patients) need to know: Read more

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