10 Health Statistics You Should Know

Here are some health statistics that we should all know……have a look and see if any of these surprise you.

1. 80% of high blood pressure is known as Essential Hypertension.
Essential hypertension is elevated blood pressure that has no known medical cause.  This means that chronic stress is the likely cause of your hypertension is chronic stress. Continue reading “10 Health Statistics You Should Know” »

How to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s February.  This is the exact time of year when many people start to feel the winter blues.   The holiday season has come and gone, and Spring isn’t quite here yet.  Do you feel a little “blah” or even down?  Do you find yourself reaching for the chips, or craving carbs during the winter?  Do you sleep more or feel tired more often?

You are not alone, my friend.  I’ve been there, as have most of us who live in areas with seasonal changes.  You can fix this with a few simple, daily steps this winter.

During the winter time, our days get much shorter and we get less sunlight.  This is the time of year when most people’s Vitamin D3 levels reach it’s lowest levels of the year.  Since Vitamin D3 is closely related to serotonin production, this means that some people begin to feel down, anxious, or just plain terrible.

Here are some easy things that you can do to put a little more color in your Winter and bring Spring a little closer!
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Miscarriage Counts: How to Move Through Your Loss

Have you had a miscarriage?  The statistics say that 1 in 3 of you have, but miscarriage is underreported and sometimes, miscarriage occurs without the mother knowing at all (in the case of early miscarriage prior to her knowing of the pregnancy).  I think the statistics are probably more like 1 in 2, which means there are an enormous number of women out there feeling alone in this experience.  I think we need to change that here.

Did you know that miscarriage is one of the most common occurrences in women’s lives?  If every miscarriage that occurred prior to a positive pregnancy test were reported, then 40-50% of all conceptions result in loss.  In other words, it’s no easy feat to get born.  The odds are against you from the very beginning, so if you are here-you were meant to be here. Continue reading “Miscarriage Counts: How to Move Through Your Loss” »

Exercise During Pregnancy

Did you exercise when you were pregnant?  Or were you told to just “take it easy?” Exercise is my drug of choice, but I felt gun shy about exercising while pregnant in 2006.  I always kept my heart rate below 140-150 bpm as instructed, so I never felt like I had an actual “work out.”  For many of us, exercise presents a big, gray question mark during pregnancy. Continue reading “Exercise During Pregnancy” »

Antidepressant Medications: Do They Work?

Are antidepressant medications working?  There seems to be a growing trend of believers who think not.  Are you on an antidepressant?  If so, did you receive a proper evaluation?  Many people are prescribed with an antidepressant by a physician who does not properly evaluate the patient to rule out bipolar disorders, hypothyroid, hormonal imbalance, sleep disorders, heavy metal toxicity, and even anemia.  In most cases, people are prescribed with these meds with no plan to discontinue taking them….ever. Continue reading “Antidepressant Medications: Do They Work?” »

Cognitive Therapy: It Works

Cognitive therapy-do you know what it is?  It’s a fancy way of saying that changing your thoughts can help your mood.  In fact, thought patterns can often fuel depression.  A recent study suggests that cognitive therapy can help even the worst cases of depression. Continue reading “Cognitive Therapy: It Works” »

How To Be Smart, Thin, Joyful, Focused, Energetic, and Motivated

If I could give you a magic pill that would make you smart, thin, happier, focused, motivated, energetic, and optimistic, would you accept my gift?  If it were free, would you say yes quickly?  If it worked day by day, would you turn me down?  That magic pill does exist, and it’s free without side effects. Continue reading “How To Be Smart, Thin, Joyful, Focused, Energetic, and Motivated” »