Monday, October 18, 2021

Health Link

Staying Healthy by Staying Warm and Catching a Nap

It has been unusually cold these past few weeks. Even though the temperature is below freezing, I see children and adults who are not dressed appropriately for the weather. Why is it so important to stay warm?

Our bodies need warmth to process food, to eliminate waste and to provide good flow in the lymph system to keep our immune system strong. We lose the


Breast Cancer Screening Study Disputed by Specialists

The Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS), published last month in the British Medical Journal and widely circulated in US Media, concluded after 25 years that the death rates from breast cancer were the same in women who were screened with mammography and those who were not. They also concluded that 25 percent of the cancers found from screening


Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Each year, the final week in February is designated as Eating Disorder Awareness Week as promoted by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA.) NEDA is a wonderful non-profit which provides tremendous support, education, and services to those suffering, their loved ones, and those who wish to learn and be involved. In fact, my first involvement in the eating


Starting Your Day with Lemon Water

Every morning, after you brush your teeth, consider starting your day with a glass (8 oz.) of warm, filtered water with 1-2 teaspoons of organic lemon juice. Why lemon?

Lemon has more than 100 benefits. It is rich in vitamin C (great for your immune system), potassium (great for your heart), calcium (great for your bones), pectin fiber (great for your bowel),


How Much Should I Exercise?

For some people, asking “how much should I exercise?” is the wrong question. In some cases, “should I exercise at all?” or “what exercise is best for me?” are more suitable questions. I will answer the first question by simply responding “yes,” and will address the second question by responding “exercises, plural.” Let me


Snacking Smarter

Most people love to snack, and though many think snacking contributes extra, empty calories to one’s diet, this does not have to be the case. Snacks are a great opportunity to pack nutrients into your diet.

It’s important to differentiate between a snack and a treat. A snack comprised of protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables tides over one’s hunger


The Secret Life of Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is no secret to the millions of women who struggle with it on a daily basis. Though the rates of its prevalence among women is comparable to that of asthma and chronic back pain, women suffering from pelvic pain often feel alone in their pain. They are reluctant to talk about pelvic pain, mistakenly thinking they are “the only ones,” and do not seek out


Making Eating Meaningful

I love eating cake. I love eating cookies. I love pizza and sweet potato fries too. Lest you be concerned that this personal trainer has totally lost his mind, I’ll also admit that I love eating apples and strawberries, grilled chicken, fresh salad, and guacamole. Why do I list some of the many foods I enjoy? Two reasons: 1) to simply make the point that being


Where Did I Leave My Six-Pack?

“At my six-week follow up visit, my obstetrician said I have a separation in my abdominal muscles. Can I do anything besides wait for this to get better?”

What my client is referring to is what is clinically known as Diastasis Recti. Diastasis Recti is the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles (the muscles commonly known as the “six- pack”)


The Power of a Pet

Never did I imagine that I would become a dog person. As a young child I remember my sister constantly asking my parents for a dog, and their constant refusal. I had always been somewhat afraid of dogs and never really cared if we got a dog either way. Now, anyone who knows me well knows that I adore canines.

In the fall of 2009, when I was 19 years


U.S. News & World Report Top Diet Picks

What do colleges, hospitals and diets have in common? The U.S. News and World Reportranks them. Recently, U.S. News and World Reportevaluated 32 diets and announced what they thought was the best diet. In order to rank high on the list of diets, a diet has to be easy to follow, nutritionally sound, effective against diabetes and heart disease, and


Entering the Gluten Free Odyssey

After eliminating other options, my husband and I entered the Gluten Free (GF) odyssey as an experiment to see if our daughter Dasie’s health would improve. Surprisingly enough, Dasie was amenable to trying a GF diet. I wanted her to start immediately, but relented to beginning after her sister’s surprise party, Thanksgivikkah and her twin friends’

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