In February we celebrate heart month, so I find it impossible not to write about heart health from a Holistic perspective. Our heart is one of the most important organs in our body. It pumps blood though our circulatory system along with oxygen and nutrients to every cell of our body, and picks up carbon dioxide and other wastes. Having a strong, well-functioning heart is essential to our body’s health and wellbeing.
Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease and kills over 300,000 people annually. In fact, it is the leading cause of […]
Depression, Anxiety and Complacency
So many of us suffer from either depression or anxiety and more often than not, from both. Stress from our personal lives, work, lack of work, financial strains and overall feelings of disconnection can lead to anxiety and depression. The worst thing you can do is nothing. You have got to reach out for help and resist being complacent, which will only result in your own failing mental and physical health.
We all need help sometimes, and there is no shame in that because as the saying goes, “no man is an island” and […]
Healthy Gift Ideas
It’s the Holiday season and some of you may be stumped when trying to figure out what to give someone as a gift. My intention with this article is to share a few healthy and self-indulgent type gift ideas for your friends, family, co-workers and special someone(s).
Massage – most people LOVE massage! So many of us are stressed and tired, and a soothing relaxation, deep-tissue or therapeutic massage is an excellent gift idea. Most spas and individual massage therapists offer gift certificates. I personally allow my clients to […]
Flavored Products….Good or Bad?
Although it’s still hot and humid in the Southeast, fall is around the corner and retailers are aggressively marketing seasonally flavored food items and beverages like pumpkin spiced coffee drinks. So the question is: Are these flavored products good for us? What is in the “natural flavors” that are added?
Almost all packaged products include the term; “natural flavors” and some labels have “artificial flavors”. How different are they, you may ask? “Not much”, according to David Andrews, senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group. “The largest difference is that natural flavors […]