seeking out wellness

Mindfulness Meditation Puts You in Touch With “Now”

mindfulness-meditation_380pxWithout a doubt, stress and anxiety severely limit healing and lead to difficult outcomes for people who are already fighting chronic diseases like cancer and mindfulness mediation, also known as MBSR has proven a powerful tool to reduce anxiety, improve the quality of life and boost your immune system naturally helping you keep chronic disease at bay.

Mindfulness meditation was introduced to numerous American hospitals during the past 30 years by Jon Kabat-Zinn who teaches at the University of Massachusetts. Continue reading

Sickness Care Versus Wellness Self-Care

lady walkingIt’s not surprising to find out that the United States makes up 5% of the world’s population yet they consume over 50 percent of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs.

Drugs have side effects…some of them very serious and life threatening. A statistic that is surprising and beyond belief is that medical errors rank as the third cause of death in the US. What does that mean? It means if you are younger than 45, a resident of the US, your number one risk of dying is an encounter with the medical system. Continue reading

The Best Self Health Investment Of A Lifetime – Your Own Health

Throughout our working years we are generally concerned about saving money and investing it wisely so we can have financial security when our working life is over. Yet few of us plan for our health and wellness just when we will need it the most. Somehow we believe that whether we remain well or if we go down a path of disease and illness is merely the result of “Lady Luck’ or fate.

We do not seem to accept the things we do and do not do particularly in the way of healthy eating and proper exercise over the years in the end impacts on whether our health span matches our life span.

With the wealth of information available no… Continue reading

Fat and It’s Relation to Cancer

fat_picIt’s no secret that one of the main drivers of cancer is us becoming overweight. It is bad enough that the fat stomachs, love handles, and big thighs and hips are not attractive, but the fat inside of the body is the real problem.

A key to preventing disease is to keep your body composition…your muscle and fat ratio at a healthy level.

Although most of us easily recognize when we are overweight, there is another hidden type of fat that is not so obvious called visceral fat that can only be detected with body imaging such as an MRI scan. Continue reading

Health And Wellness: The Shift From Managing Illness To Promoting Health

Wellness is a concept that has become popular in the last couple of years. It involves a complete sense of wellbeing, not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well.

Wellness is a voluntary seeking out of ways to give one a higher quality of life and focuses on staying well and not waiting for disease to manifest before you make lifestyle changes. If you do have health problems, wellness care focuses on finding and eliminating the cause of disease and not just treating disease symptoms alone.

We can sum it up like this. Wellness is:

•    not having or being at risk of disease
•    an active process of becoming aware of and… Continue reading

Juicing for Health and Cancer Prevention

jjuicingIt’s fairly common knowledge now that eating vegetables is important to your overall health. Vegetables are the cleansers, energizers, detoxifiers and rejuvenators of the human system.

But the truth is most of us struggle to get the 2-3 cups required each day…especially the variety recommended.

It’s no secret that the best way to eat vegetables and get the most out of them is to eat them raw. Eating large quantities of raw vegetables can be a challenge but drinking one or two glasses of vegetable juice daily is relatively easy. You will quickly notice the benefits.

Making your own vegetable juices will supply easily absorbed nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical to cancer-proofing your body along with increased… Continue reading

Proper Exercise Is Vital If You Want To Keep Cancer From Knocking At Your Door

That awful “C” word cancer is among the most important causes of death in our world. This frightening disease is one that can cause great suffering to its victims and their families who watch on in despair. Although a large number of people that succumb to this disease are around mid-life cancer is not an inevitable consequence of aging.

There is now a growing consensus shared by scientists and health professionals that there is a strong relationship between lifestyle habits such as the quality of our food and nutrition and the health of our metabolism (our body’s engine) and the risk of cancer.

One of the important factors that have been uncovered is the state of our body composition (muscle/fat… Continue reading

Why Does Cancer Continue to Kill?

lady walkingCancer, the word strikes fear into hearts everywhere. Almost everyone is affected in one way or another –whether it’s a family member, a friend, a co-worker or maybe even you. Each one of us could tell a personal story about how it has changed the course of our lives in some manner.

What’s really frightening about this villainous disease is that by the age 65 the average person has a one-in-two chance of getting cancer and a one-in-three chance of dying from it. And those are the statistics after billions have been spent on research!

The fact remains: cancer is just as deadly now as it was 20, 30, or even 50 years ago. Continue reading

Stress Causes Disease; Stress Causes Cancer

WideModern_OlderFitness_070113620x413Stress, we all deal with it. Life with its ups and downs is a stress generator and those that have not developed healthy ways of dealing with stress end up keeping it internalized. Unfortunately the body is the one that clues you in; that eventually manifests the signs and signals that stress has had its way; that something is terribly wrong internally.

It’s called disease and stress is responsible for a large percentage of disease everywhere around us. It has a direct impact on inflammation in the human body, which in turn underlies many of the chronic diseases that kill people prematurely every day.

Disease begins in the mind and manifests in the body.

Finding a way to unplug from… Continue reading

Love Your Mind and Body Now

Between rushing off to work, taking care of family needs, kids and life in general, it is hard to find time to enjoy just being and taking special care of “me” these days. The demands of life continue to be outside of ourselves; we simply don’t take the time to nurture ourselves, our bodies and our minds.

However when you examine how you spend your time, when you examine your daily choices and re-prioritize your life to include the basics that your body and mind require for health and well-being you begin to enjoy life at another level, you begin to life at the fullest.

When you stop for a moment and look at the big picture you suddenly realize… Continue reading