Wellness

Wellness, Prevention and Integrated Medicine…

healthyXsignWithout a doubt, “wellness” is a personal term that relates to a person’s state of good health, physically, mentally and emotionally and of being free of…and not at risk for…disease of any kind.

Wellness is not a new term, yet there is a definite shift towards a brighter “awareness, “ there is a new day dawning as more and more people demand better services and products to improve and increase their personal wellness.

Truth is, people are no longer satisfied to linger in the background and wait for “nature to take its course” as their ancient and even “recent” relatives might have been. They are no longer content to sit back and allow their “structure to crumble.” Continue reading

Control Your Blood Sugar Levels With Healthy, Strong Muscles

fitXasXaXfiddleMost people have no idea how important it is to maintain stable blood sugar levels and yet they are the foundation of good health.

Blood sugar levels used to be equated with diabetics only but even those not diagnosed as diabetic yet but are borderline diabetic can experience its devastating effects on health.

When there is too much sugar in the bloodstream and the body is not able to utilize it, it produces excess insulin to help move the sugar into the muscle cells where it can be used for energy. Continue reading

Blueprint for Better Health includes a “Holistic” Approach…

holisticWhile exercise and healthy eating are both important facets of cancer prevention and treatment, they are certainly not the only ones.

A true blueprint for better health care would include a “holistic” approach to health and wellness with additional strategies such as:

Keep your mind and thinking in good shape. Positive thinking does produce favorable results for people who have an optimistic view of life that benefits their health and well being. Negative and pessimistic thoughts can have the opposite effect.
A proper muscle building and maintenance exercise program is performed 2-3 times a week.

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Help Your Body By Choosing Anti-Inflammatory Foods

cancer_inflammation1We hear the word inflammation tossed around a lot these days. But what exactly is inflammation and why should we be concerned?

Inflammation is a process through which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals work at protecting us from foreign substances such as viruses and bacteria as well as infections. The chemicals from the white blood cells increases the blood flow to the injured area or area of infection resulting in slight warmth and redness as well as swelling in the tissues.

These increased cells within the injured area…like an injured joint, irritate the area causing swelling of the joint lining and eventually wearing out the cartilage that protects the bones. Continue reading

Basic Blueprint for Better Health

control healthIt’s never too late to take control of your own health. We need to get back into the driver’s seat when it comes to taking control of our health and wellness. Somehow we have forgotten that we do have this control and we are the ones that determine how healthy or unhealthy we can be.

There are countless cases of people who have been diagnosed with cancer only to be found cancer free just months later and alive and clicking ten, twenty or more years down the road. Continue reading

Your Wealth in Health

healthy eatingHealth is not a static state or a sporadic burst here and there but an on-going journey of discovering about ourselves. The goal is to achieve a high level of personal vitality and energy and to keep improving our health while at the same time learning how to deal with the inevitable consequences of aging.

However, if you don’t change anything about your diet and lifestyle as you age, you get worse. Just think about it, for the most part, people in their forties and fifties feel worse than people in their twenties or thirties. That doesn’t say much for when we reach our sixties, seventies and beyond. Continue reading

The Importance of an Alkaline Body

alkalineAcid-alkaline balance is a reference to the balance between the level of acids and non-acids (alkalis) found in the body’s fluids and tissues. The ratio of acids to non-acids can be determined by measuring pH levels.

When pH levels are balanced health is also good and balanced. When an imbalance occurs, when we either dip to one side or the other…either too acidic or too alkaline we set the stage of disease of all kinds to take hold.

The bodies pH is measured on a scale of 0-14. Neutral pH is considered number 7 and anything below 7 indicates an environment that is acidic while pH levels above 7 represent an alkaline condition. Continue reading

Time to Examine Your Health Bank Account

health bank account

Even though we pay little conscious attention, its true that every action, every morsel, every breath you take is either a deposit into your health or a withdrawal from your health bank account.

All these can take serious chunks out of your Health account:

Eat Your Veggies for Anti-aging Properties

antioxidantsStudies show that a diet high in antioxidants slows down the signs of aging. And, that’s not the only benefit of a diet high in antioxidants; it is also linked with lowering risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

There’s simply no reason to pop excess pills and vitamins in order to jump on the anti-aging band wagon.

Nature provides all you need in fresh foods naturally and they don’t come in a bottle or a compressed into a pill. The very best anti-aging products are grown not produced; nature provides all we need by way of anti-aging foods she generously provides. Continue reading

Leading A Sedentary Lifestyle is An Open Door To Disease

sedentary lifestyleLike many things in life we seem to have some things about our health backwards. For example, we are often told to check with our doctors before beginning an exercise program. But, it’s rather curious that no one ever tells us to check with the doctor when we are sedentary and inactive…the times when our bodies are suffering the most.

When the symptoms of our sedentary lives start to show and the human body has reached a broken down state there is no doctor, no drug, no surgery or treatment that can restore true health again.

A sedentary lifestyle is defined as being physically inactive both at work and at home and failing to participate in a vigorous exercise program that includes strength building and maintaining activity several times per week. Continue reading