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8 Ways to eat more Vegetables

We all know that eating vegetables is good for us They’re packed with antioxidants and other nutrients. Plus, a diet rich in vegetables is linked to health benefits like a lower risk of stroke, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. But, how do we do it? In general, half of your plate should be vegetables, one quarter should be whole grains or legumes, and one quarter should be a serving of protein roughly the size and thickness of your palm. Also, the size of your thumb should be raw unsalted nuts or seeds or healthy oils. Keep in mind that growing kids …

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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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Eating for heart health – Classes start September 2014!

Wanting to keep your heart healthy and strong? Dietary and lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your long-term health, your cholesterol levels, your blood pressure, your blood sugar and your weight. The Mediterranean dietary pattern has a host of benefits including decreasing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and increasing longevity! And it doesn’t have to be painful or drastic!! Classes are tentatively scheduled for 6 weeks starting September 4th, 2014 – Thursday evenings from 6-7 pm at Active Chiropractic. Cost is $75.00 total. Come learn how to protect your heart in a friendly group environment …

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    Valley Naturopath is the Ottawa Valley’s choice for personalized alternative, integrative and holistic health solutions. Serving Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew, Cobden, Eganville, Killaloe, Barry's Bay and Renfrew County.

  • Request Katrina as a Guest Speaker

    Request Katrina as a guest speaker

    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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    Any information presented here is provided for educational purposes only and is general in nature. It is not intended to be health advice for any individual. Please speak to your health provider before making any changes – dietary, lifestyle or otherwise - for direct and individualized advice. As information changes constantly, the accuracy and completeness of any information presented here cannot be guaranteed. Access of the information presented is solely at your own risk. It will be assumed that access indemnifies Valley Naturopath and any person involved in the preparation of the information presented here from any and all injury or damage arising from such use.