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Category: Heart Health

Change your focus for more Energy

What my grandmother and Pokémon GO taught me about overcoming fatigue When it comes to fatigue, there’s a balance between knowing when to rest and restore, and when to push through. Trust yourself and listen to your body. Or, just trick yourself, focus on something you enjoy, and see what happens. You might be surprised at what you can accomplish! When I visited my grandma in eastern Europe a few years ago, she taught me about the art of changing your focus. There was a lot of family drama going on at the time. She would distract me from it like a …

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Diet weight loss

7 Weight Loss Tips

(that have nothing to do with counting calories or weighing your food) Weight loss can be a touchy subject. As women (and men) we’re bombarded with messages in the media about how we’re supposed to look, and what beauty is, however unrealistic they might be. Sometimes, when we shift our focus, we can achieve our goals in a healthier way. It’s my hope that this article can help you learn something new, and may help you look at weight loss in a different way. These tips are in no particular order. 1) Uncover Food sensitivities A food sensitivity is different from …

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The Health Benefits of Walking for 30 minutes a Day

The following information is provided for educational purposes only. Before making any changes please speak with your healthcare provider for individualized advice. Walking is a simple form of exercise that you can enjoy at your own pace. It also has a number of health benefits! Exercise should be something you enjoy, and making a habit of it can make it easier to incorporate into your daily routine. Bone Density and Bone Mass Walking can help maintain bone density and has been linked to a decreased risk of hip fracture. Any weight-bearing exercise involves support from our bones and helps to …

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4 things you should know about cholesterol lowering medications

1) In people who have never had a heart attack or stroke – cholesterol-lowering medications typically offer minimal benefit If you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, cholesterol lowering medications typically don’t offer much benefit. In fact, in this group of people, typically, there is no difference in survival between someone who chooses to take cholesterol lowering medication and someone who chooses not to. There is a small decrease in the risk of a suffering a heart attack and stroke if you choose to take a cholesterol lowering medication, however, on an individual basis, depending on your risk factors, …

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The Mediterranean diet in a nutshell

The Mediterranean diet is well researched. It’s linked with many health benefits; including a lower risk of having a heart attack or stroke even without losing any weight! It can also boost your good cholesterol, lower your bad cholesterol and your triglycerides; and help balance your blood sugar. It can also help lower your blood pressure! Let’s take a look at the components of this dietary pattern. 1) Lots of Veggies (and Fruits) Remember the food guide? Picture the fruits and veggies as the foundation, at the bottom of the pyramid. They’re an important part of our health. The Mediterranean diet involves eating 8-10 servings of vegetables and fruits each day. Fresh vegetables and fruits are a great source of antioxidants; as well as vitamins, minerals, water, and …

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A natural way to heart health

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor Residents of Renfrew County are more likely to experience heart disease and stroke According to Statistics Canada, residents of Renfrew County are more likely to be overweight or obese, have high blood pressure, smoke, drink, and eat fewer fruits and vegetables when compared to the Ontario average. More of us also experience heart disease and stroke. Recently, a study came out in the Canadian Medical Association Journal comparing routine medical care to routine medical care with naturopathic care for Canada Post workers aged 25-65, at high risk of heart disease. The study lasted for one …

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Heart health, naturally

May 6th – May 12th 2013 is Naturopathic Medicine week During this week, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) teach their communities about Naturopathic Medicine, health promotion and disease prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in Canada Residents of Renfrew County are more likely to be overweight or obese, have higher blood pressure, smoke, drink, and eat fewer fruits and vegetables compared to the Ontario average. We also experience proportionately more deaths from heart disease and stroke. Naturopathic Medicine and Heart Health Last week, a study came out in the …

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    Katrina enjoys speaking on a variety of health topics. Her talks are fun and engaging. From stress management and relaxation, to eating for heart health, to healthy aging, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Click here to request Katrina as a guest speaker at your next community group, support group, or office meeting today!

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