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May 07

Natural Strategies For Preventing and Reversing Hypertension/Hypotension

What is hypertension?   When blood pressure is higher than 120/80. Systolic number of 120 is when the heart pushes blood out of the heart and into the body. Diastolic number 80 is when the heart has pushed all of the blood out and is at rest (starting to refill).  

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May 07

The Importance of Exercise

Why Exercise? There are many well-established reasons for someone to incorporate exercise into their overall health and wellness program.   Strengthens the cardio vascular system. Helps flush toxins from the body. (Detoxification) Builds muscle, which burns more calories than fat. Helps to strengthen bones. Stimulates insulin receptors on cells to improve glucose absorption. Produces endorphins, …

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May 07

The Care and Feeding of the Brain

The brain is probably our most complicated and influential organ because it is the control center for virtually everything that happens in our body.  Whether we are working, playing, eating or sleeping it is the brain that decides how well we perform and the choices we make.  In spite of this extremely high level of …

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May 07

Saying Yes to Wellness: Employee Involvement Strategies That Really Work

Much has been written about how to get employees to participate in wellness programs, and yet most employees still resist – why?  Are they too embarrassed?  Do they think it’s a waste of time?  Do they think they don’t need it?  Yes, yes and yes are the answers to these questions, but how can you …

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May 07

Measuring the Quality of Workplace Wellness

How does an employer know if their wellness program is performing at a high level? The answer is that most employers have no idea what the quality of their wellness program is because there are no industry standards to measure against.  Best practices emerge almost weekly based on the self-assessment and self-promotion of the employer …

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May 07

Foods That Heal and Foods That Kill

So much has been written and reported about food, that the average person has probably thrown up their hands and said, “I might as well eat what I like because what’s good or bad for you seems to change everyday.”  That may seem to be the case, but it actually is not true.  Nutritional scientists …

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May 07

Employers Make Costly Health Care Mistakes Every Day

Most readers will find it hard to believe that a vast majority of employers are costing themselves millions of dollars every year.  That is to say that they are totally on board with conventional medicine’s approach to addressing our crisis of chronic disease with the latest and greatest prescription medications.  Never mind that most of …

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May 07

Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing illnesses in the U.S. There are nearly 20 million confirmed cases, and nearly 40 million more people have one or more of the risk factors. There are 3 types of diabetes. Type I – Born with low or no beta cells or the immune system attacks the beta …

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May 07

Dealing With Picky Eaters

Childhood nutrition is probably worse than it has ever been, which is clearly illustrated by ever increasing health problems, among our youth, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, behavior problems, mood disorders and much more.  One of the beginning signals of these eating-related health challenges is what we could call “picky eater syndrome.”  Mothers are …

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May 07

Breast Cancer: The Less Told Story

There has been a lot said and written about breast cancer, and yet some very important information about this fast-growing health concern has not been widely circulated. For example, consider the following not-so-well-known scientific facts about ways to diagnose, prevent and treat breast cancer.  

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