Category: Health & Wellness

An apology and an invitation…

I wanted to ask you a question: do any of you struggle with heart conditions or any chronic conditions or care for someone who does? If so, I wanted to invite you to a website I just started for a heart clinic I work for. The sole purpose of it is to provide a supportive environment for patients and their families to connect with each other and to ask questions…

Heartburn: What You Should Know

Heartburn

Heartburn. It’s something that hardly needs an introduction. Most people have experienced it at least once in their lifetime. For some, it’s an occasional annoyance; for others, a serious medical problem. But what discerns one from the other? When and why should it be treated? And what exactly can be done about it? These are the questions that will be addressed today.

Anti-Inflammatory Diets: Fact or Fad?

Anti inflammatory foods

Inflammation. Foods that fight inflammation. Anti-inflammatory diets. It has no doubt become a buzzword in the world of nutrition and health these days. But while there’s little question that the food we eat is an important part of staying healthy, some of these diets are being promoted with very big health claims, among them the assertion that they can cure serious diseases. But does the actual science match up to these claims? And should you follow these dietary guidelines? And what exactly do these diets consist of? These are the questions that will be addressed in this post.

9 Simple Moves for Low Back Pain

Back Pain

The human back. That complex arrangement of overlapping muscles, tendons, and ligaments all surrounding an adjoined column of bones encasing a half-meter-long bundle of delicate nerves that serves as the essential link between the brain and the rest of the body. Add to this the constant twisting, bending, and other stresses wreaked on this crucial structure, and it is no surprise why back pain is one of the most common medical problems plaguing adults, with over 80% having experienced it at least once in their life…with many enduring it on a chronic basis.

Fortunately, for many people, there are things that can be done to reduce low back pain and to prevent it from reoccurring in the future. This article will focus on one of the most effective ways—physical conditioning of the back—by guiding you through nine easy, low-impact moves that will improve its strength and flexibility…

Fish Oil Supplements: All You Need to Know

Fish Oil

Fish oil. It is one of the most commonly used supplements these days, estimated to be taken by 19 million adults in the U.S. alone. In the media, claims of its health benefits are broad and ubiquitous, ranging from heart disease and cancer prevention to treatment of ADHD. However, while there is little doubt that a diet rich in omega-3 foods is beneficial, do fish oil supplements—which also provide omega-3 fats—confer the same benefits for your health? And what if you are currently on one or thinking about starting—what are the ‘right’ reasons for doing so and the potential risks to consider? And finally, what should you look for in a product?

In answering these questions today, I hope to equip you with the confidence to make the best decisions in regards to your health. If you haven’t yet and would like an introduction to omega-3 fats and their natural food sources, take a look at the first part of this article…

Omega-3 Fats: Are You Getting Enough?

Omega 3 foods

Omega-3. Fatty fish. The benefits of fish oil. No doubt you’ve heard these mentioned before. But is it all true?
Unfortunately, because of the ongoing research on this subject and our ever-evolving scientific understanding of it, the answer might actually be no—not all that you have heard about fish oil is still considered to be true…

Multivitamins: Do You Actually Need One?

Multivitamins

Multivitamins. Have you ever wondered if taking one makes a difference? Whether you even need one? And if you take several supplements, how much is too much? In this post I will answer these important questions as well as provide you some tips on finding the perfect supplement for your needs…

6 Ways to Improve Your Cholesterol and Heart Health

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol. It’s something that you’ve probably have had checked at least once in your life as part of routine blood work. You may also have heard about your “LDL and HDL” and how it’s important to have healthy levels. But do you know why?

In this post I will go over the essential to-know facts about cholesterol, why it’s important, and ways you can improve it safely and naturally…

How to Improve Your Brain Health

Brain Health

The human brain is, arguably, the most valuable organ in your body. Unlike your heart, lungs, or kidneys, your brain—that 1.4kg mass of interconnected cells called neurons—makes up the essence of who you are…of that which makes you…you.

It is, therefore, no surprise why cognitive decline is one of the most dreaded consequences of aging. Fortunately, while the brain does tend to change with age, there are steps that you can take to not only enhance its capacity today but also reduce the risk of age-related memory loss down the road…

5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency You Should Know

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency. Do you know the symptoms? How do you know if you are at risk of having it? What should you do if you are, and how do you prevent it? These are the questions that will be answered in this post…

11 Tips for a Blissful Night’s Sleep

Insomnia remedies

Do you ever have trouble sleeping? Trouble falling asleep…and staying asleep? Do you feel tired in the mornings, finding yourself struggling your way through the day with cups of coffee, wondering if it’ll ever get better?

Fortunately, while chronic insomnia may seem like a hopeless situation, there are many things that you can do to help break this seemingly unforgiving cycle. This post will show you some effective methods that you can incorporate into your day…so that you can start gaining back your nights…

10 All-Natural Ways to Improve Your Blood Pressure

Hypertension remedies

Perhaps you’ve been told you have “high blood pressure.” Or maybe you checked it yourself one day and noticed that it was 146/90. What now?

Today I will discuss some ways in which you can improve your own blood pressure without taking medications. But before I do, let’s first answer an important question: What is hypertension and what’s the big deal?…