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016:  Dr. Debby Hamilton: Healthy Mom, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby
  http://optimumwellnessandrehab.com/drdebbyhamilton/ Dr Debby Hamilton is the founder of Holistic Pediatric Consulting in Denver, CO.  Her practice focuses on treating children with chronic diseases such as autism and ADHD and preconception counseling based on her book “Preventing Autism & ADHD:  Controlling Risk Factors, Before, During & After Pregnancy”.  She is board-certified in pediatrics, physician nutrition, and integrative/holistic medicine and has a Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH).  She is on the scientific board of the Neurological Health Foundation (www.neurologicalhealth.org) , a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of chronic disease in children.
012:  Luis Congdon: Healthy Relationships Made Easier
Luis Congdon is a Relationship Coach. He has worked with hundreds of couples. For a period of 2.5 yeas Luis Congdon worked for one the nation's largest research projects looking at Marital Success. He also runs a top rated podcast titled, LastingLoveConnection to help couples find and have the love they want. His other work and services can be found at LastingLoveConnection.com
011: Jessica Vaughn: Turning Tragedy into Victory, Know Your Worth
Jessica Vaughn’s passion is to help others, and she inspires and encourages thousands by sharing her own personal struggles and victories.  Her brand, #knowyourworth, offers a line of t-shirts, tank-tops, and coffee mugs. Jessica runs a successful online fitness business, and is the owner of Lift and Live in her basement studio.  Ms. Vaughn is a 27- year old published author, with a book forthcoming this summer.        
002: What is Health?  Don't be fooled!
Dr. Jason Jones breaks down what health really is.  It is likely not what you think.  This ground-breaking information changes lives.  Make sure to tune in to this podcast and the next one.  
What You Need To Know About Estrogen Dominance and Hormone Balance
What You Need To Know About Estrogen Dominance and Hormone Balance Estrogen is a female reproductive hormone that is produced in the ovaries by the developing follicles, placenta, and corpus luteum. It helps in the attachment of the newly fertilized embryo on the uterine wall by creating or forming a thick uterine lining known as the endometrium. Apart from this, estrogen has numerous functions including: A healthy and steady menstrual cycle Maintenance of a healthy cholesterol level Healthy expression of genes Healthy formation of bones
8 Home Remedies to Help You Combat Fatigue Effectively
8 Home Remedies to Help You Combat Fatigue Effectively Fatigue is quite difficult to manage because it can be a vague condition or symptom. It can be a disease in itself or it can be a symptom of an underlying health condition. If you are unable to find out the cause of your fatigue despite been checked by your doctor, chances are it can be traced back to your lifestyle habits. Fortunately, there are several natural home remedies you can use to fight fatigue.
The Importance of Setting Goals
All high achievers in every level of business and life are people who have perfected the art of goal setting and achievement. Goal setting is a necessary ingredient for anyone who wants to accomplish anything in their lifetime. In whatever area of life including physical, spiritual, business, social and all other aspects, goal setting makes the difference. And it is not just goal setting but smart goal setting.   Why is goal setting important?   It gives you focus When you set your goals you are more likely to focus your mind, decisions, and actions towards achieving those goals. They say if you don’t aim at hitting something, then hitting anything will work for you. Setting goals gives you an aim so that you are not comfortable with hitting anything but you have a particular target in mind. When you are focused on something, you will literally do anything to achieve it. Without goal setting, you actually have no idea where your life is headed and you will drift from one place to another. Goal setting gives you a long-term ambition that can only be satisfied when you achieve those goals.   It gives you passion There is nothing that a passionate person will not do. Passion is the secret ingredient for success. You need to be passionate about what you do if you are looking forward to achieving it. One way to become passionate is to set goals. When you set your mind to do something, you become passionate to achieve it. This is especially true if your goals are things that specifically matter to you. Setting goals should not just be a “must do” activity that you don’t purposefully think about. The goals you set will be responsible for where you put your passion and energy. Therefore, you need to brainstorm and be deliberate about it.   It keeps you motivated Life does not wait for people who are always seeking motivation from others. Successful people are self-motivators. They do not wait for other people’s appraisals. Setting goals keeps you motivated to go on with life regardless of the challenges. When you have the end goal in mind, you will remain motivated. Once you have accomplished some goals, you will feel even more motivated to set higher but realistic goals. Motivation is so essential if one wants to succeed in any area in life.   It improves performance People who set goals are more likely to be excellent performers than those who don’t. Whether it is in school, employment or entrepreneurship. Since goal setting helps you to think about what you want to accomplish in life, you will engage in activities with more zeal. This is because you have an idea of what you want and what you are aiming at. Therefore, you will not just do things for the sake of doing them but you will be vested in performing excellently in everything that you will do. Goal setting boosts your performance.   Goal setting is such a potent skill and you have to wield its power. Try it today and see the transformation in your life.   
4 Different Ways of Goal Setting
Setting goals is important for anyone who wants to accomplish anything in life. There is always a difference between people who set goals and those who don’t. When all is said and done, one thing remains: goal setting is a skill. The problem that many people have is that they do not know how to effectively set goals. As a result, they never achieve their goals. There are different ways of effective goal setting which include: The purpose way We often find it beautiful and amazing to set goals but often find ourselves lacking in motivation to meet them. The problem is that if something is not in your heart then you will not feel like doing it. If you look motivation from within and are always looking for outside motivators, then you are more likely than not to fail in your goals. The traditional way of setting goals is to set them based on what you think you should be doing or accomplishing rather than what your deepest dreams, desires, passions, and calling are. The former is a superficial way. When you set goals based on what you think, you may achieve them but you will end up dropping them along the way.   The expert way Today, there is really no excuse for anyone not to set goals. Why? There are many available resources you can utilize to help. People have specialized as goal setting consultants. In addition, there are even goal setting templates that can help you set your goals. As mentioned, goal setting is a skill. Sometimes it can be difficult to set goals on your own. Why don’t you ask for the help of an expert such as a consultant? If you are setting health goals, you can enlist the help of your doctor or health care provider. They will keep you accountable for the goals you set. Nevertheless, you should set them yourself because then you will be motivated to keep them. If someone else sets your goals for you, it would beat the whole purpose of goal setting. Ask for help but don’t be over-dependent on someone else to set your goals for you. In any case, it is about your life and not theirs. The smart way The smart method of setting goals is through the pneumonic: S-specific. Your goals should target a specific area M-measurable. You should have a way to measure your progress A-achievable. Your goals should be within your skill and knowledge range R-realistic. Goals should be set based on available resources T-timely. Your goals should have deadlines The woop way This is a recent goal-setting model developed by the psychologists Gabriele Oettingen and Peter Gollwitzer. It is a pneumonic that stands for: W-wish. Wish for something that you want to accomplish O-outcome. Imagine the best outcome of your goal and how that would make you feel O-obstacle. Think about the obstacles that would hinder you from accomplishing your goals P-plan. Make a plan on how to deal with the obstacle  
Strategies That Promote A Healthy Work Life Balance
Strategies That Promote Balance to Your Work-Personal Life You are not alone if you feel that both your work and personal life are out of “whack” for lack of a better word. Many professionals struggle to find balance and often think that there’s either not enough hours in a day or find it increasingly difficult to switch off, and priorities what’s important to them. Being a Chiropractor in Elizabeth City, NC since 2001 and running a busy practice I can attest to this.  Striking the right balance not only improves your overall health and general well-being, but it can also boost your morale, even lead to improved performance at work. But why is it such as struggle?  Why are many people terrified of taking much-needed time off work to spend some personal time. Most people will say that they can’t due to mountains of work piling up, others well, they probably aren’t too happy at home, therefore, they would rather spend most of their time at work. With the constant rise of “always on” work culture, some people claim working long hours are necessary, while 94% of professionals manage to put in 50+ hours a week according to Havard Business School Survey. But did you know that once you have exceeded a certain threshold of working hours, you more likely to either hate your job or personal lives because you are always stressed-out and depressed from the hard commute or trying to get everything done in minimal productive time? Needless to say, the workforce in 2020 is going to be made up of different generations, and companies need to come up with innovative strategies when it comes to the way employees work and live. If you are struggling to find the balance between work and play, put these strategies in action: Companies can do their part to support employees by providing them with flexible working hours and appropriate technology. This has been shown to significantly increase job satisfaction, productivity, and lead to higher motivation. In order to increase employee retention and boost a company’s reputation, a good employer should also support his or her employees’ family time and even encourage them to take their annual leave. As an employee, learn to separate your work and leave it where it’s meant to be when at home. It all begins with knowing your life purpose, and by so doing, you will not only be clear on where you would rather spend your time and energy, but you will also increase your confidence and feel more fulfilled in your overall life. An over-reliance on technology during your personal time or spending too much time on the Internet, can create “emotional clutter”, which is the last thing you need. Therefore, the best thing to do is de-clutter your life, be it physical clutter, turning off the news, limited social media or removing toxic people because such things only drain your energy and keep you from thinking clearly.  You should also consider making a list of all your ongoing commitments and rank them in terms of importance and clearing out the unimportant will help you find balance in your work and life.
What You Need To Know About the Problems with Statin Drugs
What You Need To Know About the Problems with Statin Drugs Statin is prescribed to people who have high cholesterols. The aim of this drug is to lower cholesterol and reduce the chances of experiencing heart related issues such as a heart attack. The statin drug blocks the substances that support the liver in making cholesterol. This makes the liver emit it through the blood. This drug is very effective, but it has very severe side effects. This makes it seem like the riskiness of taking the drug outweighs the benefits of statin drugs. Examples of statins include simvastatin (Zocor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), pravastatin (Pravachol), pitavastatin (Livalo), lovastatin (Altoprev), fluvastatin (Lescol), and atorvastatin (Lipitor). This read will outline some of the problems or side effects you are likely to experience when you ingest Statin. Side Effects of Statins If you start experiencing side effects of statin, ask your medical practitioner for advice on what to do. Do not just rush into pausing your medication. Muscle damage and pain- This is a very common complaint. The pain might resemble that of weakness, fatigue, or soreness in the muscles. It could be severe enough to affect how you go about your errands and work obligations or mild. It is possible but rare that statins can cause muscle pain and damage that is life threatening. This type of muscle damage is known as rhabdomyolysis. It is severe because it affects the kidney, liver, and muscles. It could even cause death. This can happen when you ingest high doses of statins or you take it with a combination of other drugs. Liver damage- Statins affect the enzyme levels that cause liver inflammation. If the enzyme levels are very high, seek medical attention immediately you start experiencing the following symptoms yellow eye or skin,  dark-colored urine, upper abdominal pain, loss of appetite, unusual weakness or fatigue. Neurological issues- Some people experience confusion and develop memory loss when they take some statins. The good thing is that this side effect reverses once the person discontinues their medication. This means that it is not permanent damage. Take note that this side effect is very rare. Even though it does affect the neurological functions of some people, it would be beneficial to note that it also helps people who suffer from dementia. Thus, the effects are different. Just because your friend is experiencing memory loss, it does not mean that you will. Make sure you consult your doctor before you stop taking your medication. The doctor might prescribe other statins that do not have that effect on your neurological functions.
Intermittent Fasting and Its Effects on Women and Hormones
Unlocking the Relationship Between Intermittent Fasting and Its Effects On Women’s Health and Hormones Intermittent fasting is popular for drastic weight loss. It has numerous effects on the body apart from this including cognitive function improvement, stamina, motivation increase, and boosting energy levels. This diet seems very promising; however, it does not benefit everyone. Studies show that some people have reported experiencing negative effects from engaging in intermittent fasting, especially when it comes to female hormones. This could lead to early menopause and even reproductive system issues. This article will help you identify some of the pros and cons of practicing this diet as a woman.   How Does It Work? This type of fasting requires a person to fast for up to forty-eight hours and rely on liquids solely. Afterward, a person can then have an eating window. There are various methods of intermittent fasting and some seem more intense in comparison to others. Below are some of the positive effects of practicing this diet we have seen at our office Jones Family Chiropractic.   It boosts neurotrophic growth factor production. This relieves a person from brain-related issues such as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and depression.   It improves the insulin sensitivity for overweight women. It reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It increases the response to cell stress. It boosts energy levels in the body. It increases lean body mass. It helps sustainable weight loss. It helps stabilize and regulate hormonal imbalance.   On the other, women are very sensitive to this diet because this diet depends on starvation signs. This is because the female body is wired to increase its production of hunger hormones when it senses that it is about to experience famine. These hormones include leptin and ghrelin. In addition to this, the body shuts down the reproductive system when it senses that there is food scarcity. This protects the body from potential pregnancy. Thus, for women, the following are some of the negative effects of practicing intermittent fasting that we have seen in our office here in Elizabeth City, NC:   Issues with sleeping patterns Fertility issues Depression and anxiety Ovary shrinkage Metabolic stress Amenorrhea and irregular periods   The woman’s body experiences a domino effect. When a hormone is not functioning as it is supposed to, the others are thrown off. This includes blood pressure, metabolism, digestion, and even the energy levels in the body. However, with all these setbacks, intermittent fasting could still help you reach your goals comfortably. You can engage in it without disrupting your hormones. Tips for Women On How to Go About Their Intermittent Fasting You need to approach intermittent fasting in a relaxed way. Apply the following guidelines:   Stick to light exercises on the days that you practice fasting. These exercises include gentle stretching, jogging, walking, and yoga. Drink a lot of fluids when you fast such as water, herbal tea, and bone broth. On the first two to three weeks of fasting, make sure that you do not follow up your fasting on consecutive days. For example, if you begin with a sixteen-hour fast, practice this for three days and not the entire week. Do not fast for more than twenty-four hours until you have done intermittent fasting for several months Regulate your fasting days to twelve and sixteen hours
How Chiropractic Care Strengthens Your Immune System
How Chiropractic STRENGTHENS your immunе ѕуѕtеm Chiropractic recognizes thе inherent аbilitу of thе humаn body tо regulate itself and adapt tо thе mаnу рhуѕiсаl, сhеmiсаl, and emotional stresses thаt confront uѕ in еvеrуdау lifе. Thе bоdу'ѕ ѕtrеѕѕ response is dеѕignеd tо ассоmmоdаtе temporary сirсumѕtаnсеѕ thаt rеԛuirе a 'fight оr flight' rеасtiоn. A good example is tо imаginе a wild animal is сhаѕing уоu. In thiѕ ѕituаtiоn, thе body hаѕ tо рriоritizе thе funсtiоnѕ that аrе needed most.   Blооd рrеѕѕurе аnd hеаrt rаtе bесоmе elevated tо enable quick muscle rеѕроnѕе. Nоn-еѕѕеntiаl funсtiоnѕ such аѕ digestion аnd thе immunе ѕуѕtеm, bоth оf whiсh can bе ԛuitе taxing оf thе body's energy rеѕеrvеѕ, аrе givеn less рriоritу. These rapid changes rеѕult frоm the rеlеаѕе оf large аmоuntѕ оf hоrmоnеѕ, knоwn аѕ саtесhоlаminеѕ (е.g. adrenalin) and соrtiѕоl (ѕtrеѕѕ hormones). Thiѕ response is еxtrеmеlу еffесtivе whеn needed for the short реriоdѕ of ѕtrеѕѕ thаt wеrе tурiсаl оf оur еаrliеr primitive lifеѕtуlеѕ. Unfоrtunаtеlу, thе dеmаndѕ of mоdеrn lifе mеаn that оur bodies trу аnd cope with еxсеѕѕivе ѕtrеѕѕ levels оn аn аlmоѕt соnѕtаnt basis.   Therefore,  a wеll funсtiоning immune ѕуѕtеm iѕ dереndеnt оn thе hormone lеvеlѕ bеing kерt in bаlаnсе. In сurrеnt society, stress iѕ experienced in many wауѕ. Sedentary lifestyle (рhуѕiсаl) and poor nutritiоn (chemical) аnd emotional anxiety аnd strain аrе аll еxаmрlеѕ thаt саn аffесt uѕ. Whilѕt ѕоmе degree оf ѕtrеѕѕ iѕ a normal part of life, еxсеѕѕivе ѕtrеѕѕ experienced on a dаilу bаѕiѕ, iѕ undеniаblу detrimental to оvеrаll health. Every еffоrt ѕhоuld bе mаdе tо reduce ѕtrеѕѕ lеvеlѕ аnd соuntеrасt thеir negative long-term еffесtѕ.   Tесhnоlоgiсаl аdvаnсеmеntѕ have significantly rеduсеd thе dаilу рhуѕiсаl асtivitу thаt wаѕ a fеаturе of previous gеnеrаtiоnѕ. This mеаnѕ thаt сеrtаin health initiаtivеѕ ѕuсh аѕ regular exercise, ѕtrеtсhing, sufficient rest, gооd nutritiоn аnd аmрlе hуdrаtiоn hаvе bесоmе еvеn more important in rеduсing ѕtrеѕѕ hоrmоnе lеvеlѕ аѕ well as thеir obvious physical аnd mental benefits.   Chiropractic еnаblеѕ people to rеасh thеir full роtеntiаl by аllоwing their nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm tо function without intеrfеrеnсе frоm ѕрinаl rеѕtriсtiоnѕ саllеd ѕubluxаtiоnѕ.   These ѕubluxаtiоnѕ hаvе far mоrе rеасhing еffесtѕ оn thе whоlе body thаn juѕt саuѕing раin. Thаt'ѕ whу раin is such a poor indiсаtоr оf bаd hеаlth аnd why it iѕ gооd to receive rеgulаr Chirорrасtiс саrе, tо сhесk and remove ѕрinаl subluxations bеfоrе thеу become a health issue. Prevention iѕ the key. Ever-increasing ѕсiеntifiс research is supporting thе link between chiropractic саrе аnd imрrоvеd оvеrаll health аnd not just раin removal. Emerging results frоm grоundbrеаking rеѕеаrсh being conducted in Sydney hаѕ соnfirmеd a ѕignifiсаnt imрrоvеmеnt to immunе response fоllоwing сhirорrасtiс adjustments.   Blооd tests taken bеfоrе аnd after сhirорrасtiс аdjuѕtmеntѕ ѕhоwеd an inсrеаѕе in IgA levels (immunе ѕуѕtеm funсtiоn blood markers) with a соrrеѕроnding dесrеаѕе in соrtiѕоl (stress) lеvеlѕ. Thеѕе rеѕultѕ suggest that сhirорrасtiс can bе of assistance in hеlрing уоur body adapt tо ѕtrеѕѕ. Thiѕ iѕ whу it is ѕuсh аn intеgrаl раrt оf a hеаlthу lifеѕtуlе.   Children are аmаzinglу реrсерtivе at рiсking uр on any ѕtrеѕѕ in thеir parents' livеѕ. Evеn аѕ babies, thеу are remarkably in tune with оur fееlingѕ, аnd thе effects оf a mоthеr'ѕ ѕtrеѕѕ (аѕ wеll аѕ positive еmоtiоnѕ) can еvеn be seen in an unborn сhild! This, оf course, iѕ bаd nеwѕ fоr mоѕt раrеntѕ, ѕinсе wе аrе all too often оvеrwоrking оurѕеlvеѕ аnd fееling the еffесtѕ of ѕtrеѕѕ.   In оrdеr tо lооk аftеr our сhildrеn, wе need tо look аftеr ourselves. We've all hеаrd it bеfоrе, but it iѕ important to еnѕurе thаt we gеt a good diеt, rеgulаr exercise аnd рlеntу оf rest - аt lеаѕt most оf thе time. And оf course, the occasional раmреring trеаtmеnt - ѕо go on, spoil yourselves! Aftеr аll, you're dоing it fоr thе kids!   Stress in childhood сrеаtеѕ аn increased vulnеrаbilitу tо ѕtrеѕѕ in later lifе: love аnd positive аttеntiоn hеlр tо strengthen a child's immunе ѕуѕtеm. Daily rоutinеѕ help to сrеаtе a stable environment аnd increase a child's fееlingѕ оf security, thеrеbу lеѕѕеning thе effects of ѕtrеѕѕ. Numerous ѕtudiеѕ hаvе ѕhоwn thаt brеаѕtfееding hеlрѕ tо imрrоvе a child's immune system.    
Your Immune System and Its Relationship to the Gut
Your gut is a very vital connection between the outside world and your body. Whatever is in your gut is said to come from outside your body, technically. There are several defenses formed within your gut and the surrounding bloodstream.   Ever wondered why you do not always fall sick even after eating food that may contain some bacteria? Well, it is your immune system joining forces with your gut to safeguard you.   Your gut is a crucial player in your immune system. It is often regarded as the first contact in your body’s defense line for any harmful bacteria or foreign body. You might have failed to wash your hands properly after the day’s work and hungrily go into the kitchen to cook. You could even have prepared on surfaces that are not adequately clean.   The truth is that in one way or the other, you come in contact with dirt or germs, and these germs may get into your body. You could have gotten some pathogens into your gut and didn't fall sick after doing so. Guess you have to give credit to your gut for good defense work.   We advocate for good personal hygiene whenever we interact with patients at our chiropractic office in Elizabeth City, NC. You need to ensure that you are conscious of your cleanliness, especially when it comes to what we put inside your body.   However, the following are different ways your gut works in a symbiotic relationship with your immune system:   The gut helps to strengthen the gut wall defenses The epithelial cells prevent pathogens that get into your body from causing destructive harm to you. There are different cell layers around the gut. The hostile nature of your gut to invading bacteria is due to its acidic environment. Your body’s immune function is activated by your gut flora in the epithelial cells. Failure of your gut flora to send signals to your epithelial cells could compromise your body’s defense system and prevent the action against infections and invaders. Diseases are prevented from gaining access to the body through an increase chemical barrier by your gut flora, which alters the pH in the environment surrounding your gut.   Your gut competes for food and space with potential pathogens Food and space competition is another important way your gut helps in your body's immune system. Nothing will be left for pathogens and other invaders to eat when healthy gut bacteria consume most of the food in the gut environment and displaces pathogens of the space to breed or coexist.   Your gut regulates inflammation and inflammatory response Swelling or inflammation is sometimes required by the body to help in healing wounds or injuries. However, there is a need for a balance in your body's response to inflammatory signals, and this function is carried out by your gut.   Your gut produces antimicrobial substances Salmonella, E.coli and other respiratory infectious bacteria are prevented from causing harm to your body by antimicrobial substances produced in the stomach. Make sure you keep your guts healthy this Thanksgiving holiday by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A defective gut may cause inflammation imbalance, which may affect your recovery from injury. You can reach me (Dr. Jason Jones) at our Chiropractic office in Elizabeth City, NC, to get more useful tips.         Whenever you are ready for us to help you, here is the 3 best ways we can help: 1.Listen to our podcast HERE:  http://healthyfamiliesmadeeasy.libsyn.com/ 2.If you have a specific question you can reach us HERE: https://bit.ly/2CWwLIs 3.Make an appointment with our office by calling 252-335-2225   Cheers,   Dr. Jason B. Jones 706 W. Ehringhaus Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 252-335-2225   
5 Yoga Poses for Pain Relief
The Five Natural Ways to Decrease Pain with Yoga Instead of missing your daily workouts because of chronic pain, or settling for pain pills, try out some few yoga poses that might help you in alleviating your back pain. You could use many types of exercises, but they may not be as effective and natural as yoga. Normal exercises might turn out to cause more damage than help. However, yoga is similar to stretching and would be more beneficial in terms of triggering mobility and working on stiffness. Make sure that you do these poses at your own pace and to your own limit, to prevent any injury from taking place.
Natural Ways to Boost Heart Health for Men
Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables including exercising for 150 minutes or more each week are two of the best things you can do to ensure that your ticker operates at its optimum. These are recommendations that as an Elizabeth City NC Chiropractor I share as good health practices for anyone.....they just so happen to be super beneficial for heart health.  But did you know that there are other major contributors to heart health? For example, having untreated high LDL, or “bad cholesterol,” can significantly increase your risk of coronary disease and from a preventative standpoint, it should preferably be below 160 – even though this has been the “gold standard” for years it is becoming more controversial as to its efficacy. Other risk factors for heart disease include: Your personal and family health history Your blood sugar levels over the past 3-months - should be less than 5.7 and fasting glucose levels at less than 100 Your current weight and body mass index (BMI) – ideally you should aim for a BMI of 25 or less Your age and level of physical activity Your blood pressure, which should be 120 and diastolic level less than 80 Increased CRP – C-Reactive Protein (an inflammatory marker on your bloodwork)   Even if you can’t hit these numbers your goal should be to focus on a healthy lifestyle and modifying risk factors and if your current numbers are tipping the scale in the wrong direction, your first step is to have a sit-down with your GP because taking decisive preventative action can significantly mitigate your likelihood of developing heart problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), half of the adult men, including 20% of adult women in the US have a heart that is five years older than their chronological age. The genes you inherit from your parents may play a role, but the risk factors for heart disease as a result of premature aging puts you at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, stiff calcified arteries, thickened muscle tissue, etc.   While some of these conditions cannot be improved, the majority are under your control, and you are never too old to reduce your risk factors. So, here is what you can do:   Increase your daily physical activities because having a modified exercise program will keep your weight and blood pressure under control, deliver oxygen throughout your body, even reduces undue stress on your heart. Combine 30-minutes of moderate-intensity aerobics, 2-3 times per week of full-body resistance training and strength-training workouts and stretching to enhance exercise performance and overall flexibility Avoid trans fats, too much table salt, sugars, swap red meat periodically for omega3-rich fish and chicken, and increase your daily intake of fiber with 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in the normal range and have regular checkups to mitigate diseases that can weaken your heart It is absolutely necessary to stop smoking and minimize drinking alcohol if you do Listen to your body for unusual symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, swelling in the legs, unexplained fatigue, heart palpitations, dizziness, exercise intolerance, etc. Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms develop and persist. Get enough sleep and always keep hydrated   
Foods And Supplements That Support Detox
Foods And Supplements That Support Detox Do you want to enjoy optimum health and live a long life full of vitality? If you are thoughtful about healthy living, you need to make healthy lifestyle choices. Many people think that having the right dietary decisions is enough to make them stay healthy. Others consider that it’s all about watching their calories intake and workouts. But, there’s something more to do – Detox! Detox is the process of helping your body to flush out toxins and other harmful chemicals that exist in the bloodstream. The body has its unique way to detox. However, some toxins like heavy metal toxins are burdensome for the body to expel and thus require support to detox. One of the best healthy living choices is to eat great. We are what we eat, digest and assimilate. If we continuously feed our bodies with processed and refined foods, non-organic foods and other delicacies that are toxic, this alters the optimum functioning of our body systems, and this may hinder the effectiveness of how the body expels these toxins. To support optimal healthy and effective detox, some recommended foods and supplements promotes body cleansing. Here are some of the foods that help your body to detox naturally -    Chlorella -    Ginger -    Turmeric -    Spirulina -    Garlic -    Organic apples -    Beets -    Green leafy vegetables -    Broccoli sprouts These foods and others related offer enormous detoxification benefits. Eating foods rich in vitamin B1, B3 & B5, B6 & B12 is an excellent way to cleansing your body. During drug detox, vitamins and minerals are known to aid effective detox. Take Care Of Your Liver; It Is One Of Your Most Important Detox Organs Detox should be done at the cellular and organ level. If you want to detox your liver, probably after years of various poor lifestyle habits or never detoxing, garlic is a perfect choice. It functions by activating the liver enzymes responsible for helping the body flush out toxins naturally. Fermented foods, walnuts, and ones listed above are great for liver and gut cleansing. Apple cider vinegar is not only powerful in its healing properties but also a great for detoxification. It helps to remove toxins from the liver. Which Are The Best Supplements For Detoxification When it gets difficult for you to meet your nutritional requirements for effective natural detoxification, supplementing is the next big thing to do. However, not every supplement you find in your local stores is great for detoxification. If you are planning to support your detox with supplements, here are some of the best supplements: -    Glutathione, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), Liposomal glutathione, Acetylated glutathione, Alpha- lipoic, Selenium, Chlorella and spirulina, Activated charcoal, Milk thistle – helps remove existing toxins that accumulate in the liver as well as restore damaged liver cells for optimal functioning. Dandelion tea – powerful in controlling effective natural detox as well as optimal functioning. Before you buy detox supplements, contact your healthcare professional that is trained to give guidelines on the right products that work for you. Factors like physical health, pregnancy or breastfeeding should be considered before supplements are consumed. Conclusion Everyone can achieve their health goals and stay young for a long time. Stick to healthy nutrition, exercise regularly, get sufficient sleep, see your Chiropractor regularly and rest. Also, avoid stress and never compromise your health standards. To gain optimal health, eat foods and supplements that support detox.
Why Heavy Metal Detox May Be a Must Do for You
Why Heavy Metal Detox Is A Must Do Thing For You The idea about detox is going viral in the world today. Millions of people are aware of the need to flush out toxins from their bodies. Detox is essential for a healthy living. Today, let’s talk about metal detox and how to go about it in simple steps. Understanding Heavy Metals What are heavy metals? These are free occurring dense semi-metallic or metallic elements. They occur naturally in the soil, then to the water and also in the air. Harmful metals like mercury and lead are toxic and problematic in our bodies. The primary sources of heavy metals are auto exhaust, cigarettes, cookware, water, dental fillings, some teas, coffee, seafood, medicines, makeups, deodorants, vaccines, and gasoline additives among others. What Is Heavy Metal Detox? Why You Need To Detox Heavy metals are linked with causing many diseases in the world. These toxins are introduced in our environment at alarming rates and thus the rise of health challenges. Heavy metal poisoning leads to symptoms like fatigue, acne, headaches, mood swings, joint aches, severe bad cravings, sleeping disorders, weight gain along the waistline, reproductive problems in women among others. If you are experiencing such symptoms, you may need to do heavy metal detox before severe and complicated health challenges catches up with you. Long-term exposure to heavy metals toxins can severely damage and affect the functioning of body organs like brain, kidneys, blood composition and liver among others. It can also cause progressive degeneration of physical muscles or neural system. The most important thing to do is to do heavy metal detox and flush them out from your bloodstream before it becomes severe and cause chronic diseases. You can do heavy metal toxicity tests to monitor your health status. Hair mineral analysis test is one of the recommended criteria for heavy metal toxicity and other health factors like blood sugar levels, inflammation, and metabolic rate. Is Heavy Metal Detox For You? Different metals require different detox methods, and therefore particular caution is to be taken to ensure a safe detox. For a safe and effective detox, call your healthcare professional who is trained for guidance and support. However, there are natural ways to detox from heavy metals. These are the things you can do on your own to help improve your body’s detoxification mechanism and prevent you from getting into more severe problems. First, do a hair mineral test and other tests to determine the level of toxicity in your body. Drink plenty of water (filtered), do routine exercises, and eat an anti-inflammatory diet. An infrared sauna is also a great thing to do. Ask your doctor to recommend the right supplements for your situation. Conclusion Heavy metals are everywhere in the environment we are living in and thus unavoidable. Therefore, we are all victims of their toxicity. If you have never had a heavy metal detox before, the best time to start is now. Talk to a professional health provider for testing and recommendations before you start. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, babies should not do a heavy metal detox; and individuals with chronic health disorders need special caution before they do a detox. Then, this should not end here. If you care about the health of your loved ones, share this information to educate them of heavy metal poisoning. You can help transform someone’s health and potentially save a life. 
3 Nutritious Meals for School Lunches
   Nutritious Meals For School Lunches Whether you have one child or more, the truth is those mornings can be tremendously busy. From packing the children’s lunch to getting ready for work, mornings can be absolutely crazy and daunting. Adding another list of things to do in the morning is the last thing anyone needs, but sometimes it’s necessary.   Speaking of necessary things to do, ensuring that your children get to take nutritious meals to school should be among them. The importance of starting your child early on eating healthy cannot be overstated, and neither can involving them in those healthy choices. This is because children start forming patterns of their future lifestyle early, especially in a school environment.   Admittedly, you can hardly envision yourself preparing nutritious meals for your children on a busy morning. Yet, with a little motivation, some inspiration, and the right ingredients, you’ll be well on your way to safeguarding your children’s health. To help you out, below are a few ideas for nutritious meals for school lunches.   Peanut Butter And Bacon Wrap  Let’s face it, Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the go-to for school lunches. They are easy to fix, and the children never seem to mind. Take your children by surprise and throw in a new twist by fixing up this wonderful peanut butter and bacon wrap.   Ingredients Peanut butter Cooked bacon Honey 1 wheat or gluten-free wrap Banana   Method Apply some peanut butter on the wheat wrap. Chop the cooked bacon into small pieces before sprinkling it onto the peanut butter covering the wheat wrap. Make sure that you don’t use a lot of bacon. A little will do just fine. Smear some honey before slicing the banana into pieces. Note, use very little honey. Once the banana is sliced,  place the slices on the same wheat wrap.  Roll it up.   While packing, add some more fruits and vegetables to keep the meal balanced. A couple of sliced carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers on the side will also add some color to the dish.   Hummus And Veggies Regardless of the veggies, children love hummus. It’s a combination that they simply can’t turn down.   Ingredients Cucumber Tomatoes Celery sticks Carrots Some hummus Watermelon Chicken/ boiled eggs   Method Slice the cucumber, celery sticks, and carrots before slicing the tomatoes in half. Chop the watermelon into small cubes, and place them in a different compartment in the lunch box Pack all the vegetables together, with the hummus separate. Add some chicken or boiled egg to keep the meal balanced and enjoyable.   Chicken Salad and Greek Yogurt This is a perfectly balanced and nutritious food that is easy to make in the morning. You can always meal prep the night before to make it easier on you in the morning. It’s cheap too because it allows you to use any leftover chicken. Drizzling Greek Yogurt onto the salad is just the icing on the cake when it comes to this amazing recipe.   Ingredients ½ cup Greek Yogurt 1/3 cup of celery sticks 2 cups of chicken 1 cup of grapes 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried tarragon 2 tablespoons of lemon juice   Method Slice the grapes in half before slicing the celery sticks. Then, once you’ve measured out the rest of the ingredients, mix them all into a bowl. Notably, the chicken should be skinless and shredded. Make a few sandwiches and add some vegetables such as cucumbers and lettuce to the lunch box. Slice a few apples to add some fruit for a balanced diet.     There are a number of healthy school lunches that you can make and pack for your children. All you need is to keep the meal balanced, never forgetting to play around with vegetables and fruits as well. Presentation matters as well when it comes to adding appeal to the entire meal.
An Inside Look into Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities
An Inside Look on Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities An allergy, despite its cause, is often categorized as a common chronic disease. This means, that allergies tend to last a long time or re-occur from time to time. There have been cases where children have outgrown their allergies, yet; for some, their allergies seem to worse as they get older. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are mainly due to an unbalanced immune system. Hence, the immune system will recognize a substance (allergen) in the body as harmful and in turn, release antibodies. The antibodies released by the immune system to fight the allergens are commonly referred to as Immunoglobulins E (IgE). Allergies can range between mild to severe. In some cases, allergies may only cause discomfort, while in other cases; they may be life-threatening. Some individuals tend to react to different allergens such as pollen, dust and even food. However, for the purposes of this article, we shall be focusing on food sensitivities and allergies. To better understand this topic, we shall address IgE, IgA and IgG immune responses or reactions in detail. IgE, IgG and IgA Immune Responses Defined First things first, IgE, IgA and IgG are antibodies, otherwise known as immunoglobulins, are released by the immune system.  They are often released when our bodies come in contact with foreign, yet harmless substances such as pollen and food. They can also be released to respond to harmful substances such as bacteria and viruses. Essentially, antibodies are released to fight foreign substances that enter the body. IgA and IgG Immune Responses /Reactions IgA and IgG immune reactions can both be categorized under food sensitivities. These types of reactions are often delayed, whereas an IgE is often immediate in terms of reacting. In other words, IgA and IgE reactions may take between mere hours or days before manifesting. The IgA immunoglobulins are specifically located in the mucus membrane. These antibodies tend to respond to viruses and bacteria present in our bodies. However, IgA immunoglobulins tend to respond to foods that cause inflammation and may lead to symptoms such headaches and joint pain just to name a few. The IgG immunoglobulins tend to respond to food proteins, as well as those that may cause inflammation. Such a reaction can often manifest itself in the form of itchy skin, diarrhea and stomach ache, just to name a few. IgE Immune Reaction This type of allergic reaction is considered a food allergy, not a food sensitivity. As previously mentioned an IgE reaction is immediate and can take less than a few hours or a few minutes to react. The types of food that result to such a reaction incidentally peanuts, dairy products and even fish. Unlike the IgA and IgG reactions, the IgE reaction often manifests itself differently. The symptoms include the following: Coughing    Vomiting   Teary eyes   Swollen lips    Swollen tongue   Red eyes   Runny nose Wheezing   Loss of consciousness   In conclusion, it is always best to find out the food items that you may be allergic or sensitive to. One effective way of doing this is by having a food allergy or food sensitivity test.
5 Supplements to Help You Increase Energy and Reduce Fatigue
5 Supplements to Help You Increase Energy and Reduce Fatigue Fatigue leaves you devoid of motivation and energy to do anything because your body will be tired and aching and your brain will be slow and foggy. Fatigue can be associated with health conditions such as anemia or depression. If you have gone to a doctor and medical issues have been ruled out as the cause of your fatigue, yet you continue to struggle with it, you may want to look at supplementation. Here are the best supplements to incorporate into your routine to beat fatigue.
035:  Lose Weight, Feel Better, and Cut Inflammation Like Crazy
http://optimumwellnessandrehab.com/episode35/ ‎ Dr. Jason B. Jones talks about how to drastically cut inflammation with your diet.  Inflammation is associated with nearly all health problems like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, etc. In this podcast he gives you to practical steps that you can implement NOW!
030:  Shawn Stevenson:  How to Get Your Best Nights Sleep Ever!
http://optimumwellnessandrehab.com/shawnstevenson/  Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast in the world on iTunes. With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. To learn more about Shawn, visit TheShawnStevensonModel.com
032: Jessica Vaughn I Knowing Your Worth
http://optimumwellnessandrehab.com/032jessvaughn/  Jessica endured many challenges in her teens and early twenties.  Those challenges shaped and molded who she is today.  Jessica inspires women of all ages to overcome the feelings of not being good enough and to know their worth.  Jessica Vaughn’s passion is to help others, and she inspires and encourages thousands by sharing her own personal struggles and victories. Her brand, #knowyourworth, offers a line of t-shirts, tank-tops, and coffee mugs. Jessica runs a successful online fitness business, and is the owner of Lift and Live in her basement studio. Ms. Vaughn is a 28- year old published author.
Intermittent Fasting for Women
Unlocking the Relationship between Intermittent Fasting and Its Effects on Women Intermittent fasting is popular for drastic weight loss. It has numerous effects on the body apart from this including cognitive function improvement, stamina, motivation increase, and boosting energy levels. This diet seems very promising; however, it does not benefit everyone. Studies show that some people have reported experiencing negative effects from engaging in intermittent fasting, especially when it comes to the female hormones. This could lead to early menopause and even reproductive system issues. This read will help you identify some of the pros and cons of practicing this diet as a woman. How Does It Work? This type of fasting requires a person to fast for up to forty-eight hours and rely on liquids solely. Afterwards, a person can then have an eating window. There are various methods of intermittent fasting and some seem more intense in comparison to others. Below are some of the positive effects of practicing this diet as a woman. It boosts neurotrophic growth factor production. This relieves a person from brain-related issues such as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and depression. It improves the insulin sensitivity for overweight women. It reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It increases the response to cell stress. It boosts energy levels in the body. It increases the lean body mass. It helps sustainable weight loss.   On the other, women are very sensitive to this diet because this diet depends on starvation signs. This is because the female body is wired to increase its production of hunger hormones when it senses that it is about to experience famine. These hormones include leptin and ghrelin. In addition to this, the body shuts down the reproductive system when it senses that there is food scarcity. This protects the body from potential pregnancy. Thus, for women, the following are some of the negative effects of practicing intermittent fasting: Issues with sleeping patterns Fertility issues Depression and anxiety Ovary shrinkage Metabolic stress Amenorrhea and irregular periods   The woman’s body experiences a domino effect. When a hormone is not functioning as it is supposed to, the others are thrown off. This includes blood pressure, metabolism, digestion, and even the energy levels in the body. However, with all these setbacks, intermittent fasting could still help you reach your goals comfortably. You can engage in it without disrupting your hormones. Tips for Women On How to Go About Their Intermittent Fasting You need to approach intermittent fasting in a relaxed way. Apply the following guidelines: Stick to light exercises on the days that you practice fasting. These exercises include gentle stretching, jogging, walking, and yoga. Drink a lot of fluids when you fast such as water, herbal tea, and bone broth. On the first two to three weeks of fasting, make sure that you do not follow up your fasting on consecutive days. For example, if you begin with a sixteen-hour fast, practice this for three days and not the entire week. Do not fast for more than twenty-four hours Regulate your fasting days to twelve and sixteen hours
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