Heart Health Alert: Common Heart Killers

Everyday millions of people are slowly destroying their hearts and don’t even know it. Find out what common items to avoid and why!

So you’ve made a commitment to improve your heart health. You’ve started a fitness program. And you’re eating healthier. But in your efforts to reduce calories and sugar, you are drinking diet soda. Bad move.

Several studies have linked diet soda to an increased risk of heart disease.

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One study, according to Journal of General
Internal Medicine, conducted by University of Miami and Columbia University followed, 2500 patients for 10 years. Over time the participants that had 1 or more diet sodas a day (versus the group that had none) displayed symptoms that “were more likely to have had a stroke or heart attack, or to have died from vascular disease.”

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The Ancient Indian Secret For Natural Back Pain Relief

Long before Tylenol and Advil, the indigenous people of Uruguay used a natural sulfur stone to help relieve back aches and pains. And it’s still being used today!

It happens all too often. Aches and pains in your back that affect your attitude, mobility, and quality of life.

According to the American Chiropractic Association…

  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.
  • Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.
  • Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

Sometimes, pain can be cause by knots or trapped pockets of muscular gasses in your back. After mentioning to my husband that I felt like I had ‘air in my back’. My husband, who is from Uruguay in South America, told me to try using piedra de azufre.  Continue reading

Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented?

Although there may not be a cure yet for Alzheimer’s Disease, there’s certainly things that can reduce your risk.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia occur in the part of the brain that is in charge of cognitive function and memory.Alzheimer's Disease

A surprising new study is showing that may help improve cognitive flexibility. Quite simply, cognitive flexibility is the ability to focuses and do multiple things at once. As we get older, this capacity becomes diminished.  Continue reading

Pesticides In Food: What’s In Your Fridge?

Herbicides, pesticides and chemicals are used every day on fruits and veggies to help destroy germs and insects.
But the question remains: Pesticides in food – how safe is it really even after it’s washed?

Do you ever stop to think about what’s REALLY in the ‘fresh’ produce you eat? What you’re exposing your family to?

According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Economic Research Service, organic products are now available in nearly 20,000 natural food stores and nearly 3 out of 4 conventional grocery stores.

Dangerous pesticides on farm cropsFresh fruits and vegetables have been the top selling category of organically grown food. Produce accounted for 43% of U.S. organic food sales in 2012, followed by dairy (15%), packaged/prepared foods (11%), beverages (11%), bread/grains (9%), snack foods (5%), meat/fish/poultry (3%), and condiments (3%).  Continue reading

Gnats, NoSeeUms and Mosquitoes, Oh My!

Warm and wet weather, typically in the summer months, bring out tiny insects that wreak havoc on outdoor events. Find out how to naturally prevent these critters from bothering you!   

Warm weather.  People love to get up and get out. BBQs. Pic nics. Outdoor sports. These can all be ruined by something that is thousands of times smaller than YOU!

Sure there’s various bug spray, but these things contain harmful ingredients and chemicals.mosquito,midge, fly

Popular bug sprays include DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide)  a chemical insect repellent against mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums (also known as midges).

DEET was developed by the Army in 1946, was made available to the public in 1957 and is included in more than 200 products, the EPA said. About a third of the U.S. population uses DEET each year.  Continue reading