Heart Health

Heart Health

With Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month falling in February, it seems like an ideal time to share healthy heart tidbits of information.  Let’s first start with a brief overview of cholesterol.  Cholesterol is a fat found in our blood that is used for:...
Healthy Holiday Tips

Healthy Holiday Tips

During this time of year it is easy to become stressed and overwhelmed.  When we find ourselves stressed or in sympathetic dominance (i.e., fight or flight mode) we are wreaking havoc on our hormones, hindering digestion, and creating an optimal environment for...
Inflammation…the good and the bad

Inflammation…the good and the bad

Some inflammation is necessary to stay healthy.  For example, if you get an injury, white blood cells rush to the area resulting in swelling, redness and heat.  These are all necessary responses for healing to occur.  While acute inflammation is beneficial, chronic...
The Hypothyroidism Epidemic

The Hypothyroidism Epidemic

It seems each year I am learning of more friends being diagnosed with an under active thyroid, referred to as “hypothyroidism.” Every cell in your body uses thyroid hormone, which means optimal functioning of your cells, muscles, organs, tissues, all require adequate...

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