Your health begins with your gut! In Western medicine we are not taught the importance of good gut health, yet it is at the root of your overall health. In Eastern medicine, this is commonly acknowledged and this is where they begin whether you are going in for emotional, neurological or physical reasons.
Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:41
Dr. Irfan Altafullah, Stroke Center Medical Director North Memorial Health Care
The statistics around stroke are staggering. Each year over 130,000 people in the United States die after experiencing a stroke and according to the Minnesota Department of health, since 2005, the number of stroke hospitalizations has remained between 11,000 and 12,000 a year. For minorities, the numbers are even more alarming. Minorities have higher stroke risks, stroke occurrence at an earlier age and, for some, more severe strokes.
MDH releases plan to cut infant mortality rates, tackle disparities
Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:22
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released an infant mortality reduction plan that calls for improving the state's infant mortality rate with a stronger focus on reducing disparities across racial and ethnic groups.
We've talked about getting hydrated! Are you drinking your water? Remember the best time to grab a glass of water is right away when you wake up. Starting this habit will help you to realize when you are thirsty throughout the day! We have also talked about adding in GREENS by having a daily green smoothie and adding a salad in daily!
It seems obvious that if our plants are wilting, we water them! Those of us with cats, dogs and other animals know that we must give them water or they will die. But sometimes when it comes to our own bodies, we forget to drink the life giving water that we need! There are so many beverage options for us that it seems we are "drinking" enough. In reality, drinks such as caffeine filled coffee, tea, soda, alcohol and beer don't hydrate us and even rob us further of the water our cells need.
Here's the deal.....more greens make your blood naturally less clumpy and makes it FLOW better. Meaning it LOWERS blood pressure naturally! Better blood flow means more oxygen to your cells! More oxygen means MORE ENERGY, MORE MENTAL CLARITY and LESS DEPRESSION!! Also the greens have a ton of FIBER to keep things moving in the bathroom. Lastly, greens have a lot of protein! Who knew! (If you are already on a blood thinner such as Coumadin, talk to me, because greens will effect this.)