In the United States, there is a lot of discussion and procedures centered around anti-aging. However, regardless of what steps we take, the date on the calendar assures us that we continue to get older each day. This is why in my practice, I focus on how nutrition and health as the basic tenets of thriving at any age.
Recently I became a grandmother. The event made me reflect on my first pregnancy, which is now the reason for giving birth to this post.
I was with an obstetrician who only wanted me to gain twenty pounds during the entire pregnancy. When I arrived at this number after only three months, she ordered me on a strict diet.
The flu season is not here yet but, according to the CDC, the flu season never ends. Their “Flu View” still reports occurrences as late as May nationally.
Each year it is recommended that everybody get a flu shot. There are many vaccines from different viruses available and each year new viruses are detected and new vaccines have to be made. The safety of these vaccines, all with possible side effects, is not and cannot be properly studied because what a current year’s viruses are is not known beforehand.
Side effects can be severe, especially in children under three years of age, or in anybody for that matter.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a diagnosis given to 10% of all school children in America. In 1985, 500,000 children in the USA were diagnosed with ADHD. Today there are between 5 and 7 million. In a class with 30 children between 1 and 3 children are diagnosed with ADHD.
Often parents have an idea that their child may have emotional or behavioral problems because of an erratic behavior. They had assumed that this was simply their child’s kinetic personality coupled with a developing young mind. ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder, associated with difficulty in learning, concentration, inattentive behavior, impulsiveness and
The expression “senior moment” implies that we associate impaired memory with old age. However, studies have shown that neurons regenerate into old age and new synapses are formed all the time. The adult brain has 100 billion nerve cells or neurons, with branches that connect more than 100 trillion points. It is a neuron forest whose synaptic connections form the basis of memories, thoughts and feelings.
New studies show that foods high in saturated fats do not cause heart disease.
In spite of the good news, food from animals crowded into feedlots, medicated for infections, and hormone-fed to increase production is not healthy.
New ways of thinking and more research now tell us that grass-fed beef is important to good health. According to Harvard Medical School, grass-fed beef contains more omega 3 fatty acids as well as conjugated linoleic acid, which is a fat that reduces the risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes and immune disorders. Besides, this kind of beef is high in B vitamins and minerals, especially iron and copper.
Fracturing a bone is a painful experience especially if surgical repair is needed. Breaking my wrist, made me all too familiar with it. Since this mishap, the possibility of another fracture has put me on high alert for anything that can lessen the chance. I am always on the lookout for foods that promote bone strength and health.
For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that food can heal. They have used food and herbs together with their famous acupuncture treatments unblocking meridians, to achieve balance, harmony and health in the human body. The Chinese system of healing has also developed a dietary repertory of which food will heal what illness.
One third of people in America suffer from GERD.
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when stomach acid backs into the esophagus because the sphincter valve between the stomach and esophagus does not shut.
Heartburn, belching, bloating, sour taste in the mouth are the combined symptoms of this disorder.
I hope this will prompt others in this situation to look at homeopathy for help.
One evening not so long ago, instead of stepping into sultry evening air for a walk, I stumbled and fell on concrete outside my door. I propped myself up, ready to shake myself off and proceed as intended when I saw that my hand was bent backwards at the wrist. There was no pain at the location of the weird looking deformity only mounting agony in my head imagining upcoming bills. But that was the future. The present had to be dealt with quickly.