Below is a link to a terrific discussion with Moms -- who speak from personal experience -- about factors that affect fertility and a healthy pregnancy; including diet, nutritional supplements and factors that reduce risks in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, C-sections, pre-eclampsia, low birth weight, premature births and more. This is valuable information for expectant moms and dads and those who hope to be one day. Please listen in and share.
In today's post on heart health, written by Dr. Jamie McManus for Shaklee Health Wise, Dr. McManus explains why Omega-3 fatty acids are vitally important. Shaklee Vitalizer and Omega-Guard contain ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade fish oil to help insure that your heart and the rest of your body gets the omega-3's needed of optimum health.
My recent post, "Does An Apple A Day Keep Statins Away?" referred to a study by a prominent British doctor and his research team, published in the British Medical Journal, that showed that eating an apple a day (in place of less healthy foods) may be just as effective as statin drugs at reducing your risk of cardiovascular death without the side effects and cost of the drugs. Just yesterday, I came across an article, "An Apple A Day Helps Prevent Heart Disease In Just One Month", which referenced an Ohio State University study recently published online in The Journal of Functional Foods on this very same topic.
Just this week, I was approached by two young moms with young children regarding toxins in conventional household products. One young mom has been searching for products that are truly safe and effective and not just bearing a "green" label and the other mom has been using Shaklee's Get Clean products for a while now and feels compelled to tell others about them. I totally relate to both young moms, because they are where I was many years ago when my three daughters were little; and helping young moms by sharing what I've learned along the way is one of my very favorite things to do. (Click here if you would like to read my story.)
Once again, Shaklee colleague Steve Chaney, PHD, clears up confusion about conflicting scientific studies -- this time with regard to Fish Oils and Heart Disease -- and, as always, he does it in a way that the average layperson can understand! In this issue of “Health Tips From the Professor”, Dr. Chaney compares recent clinical studies that say fish oil doesn't prevent heart disease with those that were done a few years ago that say fish oil does prevent heart disease. Could the reason for this discrepancy be something as simple as the studies are not comparing the same things??? Continue reading . . .
Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Just the other day, I learned of another friend whose doctor has recommended a statin drug to reduce cholesterol levels. Below, Dr. Steve Chaney reports on studies that show the benefit of dietary fiber from apples to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease without the often serious side effects of statin drugs.
I know of many people who suffer from and undergo surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In today's Health Tips from the Professor, Julie Donnelly, LMT, a Deep Muscle Massage Therapist with 20 years of experience specializing in the treatment of chronic joint pain and sports injuries, tells you how to stop carpal tunnel syndrome pain without drugs or surgery. Scroll all the way down for Julie's tips for dealing with hip pain, foot pain (plantar fasciitis) and trigger therapy; and to get a free copy of Julie's eBook, "Stop Pain FAST". To quote the Professor, Dr. Steve Chaney, "Whenever, I have pain and stiffness I use her techniques. They work!"
For many of us, it's been a very cold and snowy winter. I'm fortunate to work from home so when weather conditions make it difficult to get out, I don't really mind; however, I know that for many, being stuck inside contributes to the "winter blues" which are very common during January and February after the fun and festivities of the holidays are over. According to Michael Holick, PH.D., M.D. (The Vitamin D Solution), the onset of a more serious condition, "Seasonal Affective Disorder" or "SAD" tends to coincide with the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. Anti-depressants -- the second most prescribed medications in the U.S. after cholesterol medications -- are often prescribed for "SAD". Fortunately, there are safe and natural ways to beat the "winter blues." Read below for "10 Simple Solutions" and listen to the audio, "Staying Cheery During The Dark Days of Winter" for a discussion about the nutritional connection to mood swings, depression and low energy, especially during the dark days of winter. Please share this post with others who might benefit and enjoy what's left of the winter!
It's that time of year when people are coughing, sneezing, coming down with colds, flu, stomach bugs and more. A strong immune system -- not a flu shot -- is the key to staying healthy. Supported by four human clinical studies, Shaklee's NutriFeron helps your immune system perform at its peak so you stay healthy and strong. It is a MUST for travelers! Take NutriFeron daily for best results. Shaklee members save 15% to 25% and now, for a limited time, you can join free and receive a free gift. Read below for details.