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Health Concerns

  • Putting Out the Fire on Hot Flashes & Other Menopausal Miseries

    by Paula Gallagher | February 20, 2019

    This is a guest blog by Dr. Anna Cabeca, who will be a guest on our radio show, Essentials for Healthy Living, on Sunday, March 10.

    Hot flashes can hit at the most inconvenient times. While you’re having a business meeting with an important client. Maybe you’re out with friends, having a great time. Perhaps while you’re in bed with your partner during an intimate experience. With absolutely no warning, your face flushes. Your heart rate accelerates. Your body feels like a steam vent. Perspiration washes all over you. Hot flashes are like an unwelcome guest – often ill-timed, uncomfortable and you can’t wait for them to leave. Read more

  • A Metal for the Heart: Magnesium

    by Rob Brown, MD | February 18, 2019

    Last summer, the mainstream media brought our attention to the presence of glyphosate in the nation’s food supply. Testing proved that even beloved breakfast cereals, like Cheerios, contain traces of this chemical, the active ingredient in Roundup. The information that our bodies absorb glyphosate from contaminated food now needs to be disseminated.

    This popular herbicide has been under intense international scrutiny for the past year. Each research study details yet another harmful effect one may suffer from chronic exposure. Read more

  • Supplements for Heart Health

    by Paula Gallagher | February 13, 2019

    Last week, we talked about four numbers that are important for heart health, and this week we will look at supplements that can support your heart. Supplements can be helpful and used in combination with diet, exercise and lifestyle, and can significantly improve cardiovascular wellness. Before taking any supplement, please consult with a healthcare practitioner to make sure it is right for you.

    Supplements to Support Healthy Cholesterol

    Pathway Cholesterol Support: Several key vitamins, minerals, herbs, and Read more

  • 4 Important Numbers You Need to Know for a Healthy Heart

    by Paula Gallagher | February 6, 2019

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. Fortunately, 80% of premature heart disease can be prevented through healthy habits. By simply being aware of what heart-health numbers to watch for, you can keep yourself and your heart happy and strong.

    1.Cholesterol

    The American Heart Association recommends that all adults 20 or older have their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every 4 to 6 years. Your doctor will give you a personalized target depending on you, your lifestyle, Read more

  • How Eating More Plants Can Save Lives and the Planet

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | January 29, 2019

    "Because food systems are a major driver of poor health and environmental degradation, global efforts are urgently needed to collectively transform diets and food production."

    That’s the urgent call from leading scientific researchers in a new report in The Lancet. After reviewing the effects of food production on human health and the environment, they concluded that a dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting human health and the health of our planet. Read more

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