Thursday, January 19, 2017

Get Rid Of Varicose Veins


There's now an easy way to get rid of varicose veins. A study in the Journal of Vascular Surgery found that more than 80% of the patients returned to normal activity within a day. It's an outpatient technique called VNUS Closure, which involves a small incision near the knee and the use of radio-frequency heat to collapse the vein. So...fast and easy way to have cool looking legs.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Juggling Can Change Brain Function


A report in the journal Nature compared brain-imaging scans of non-jugglers who were taught to juggle and a control group. Three months after, scans showed that the grey matter of the new jugglers increased in the areas of the brain that processes and stores visual information. Scans done three months after they stopped juggling showed that the grey matter had been reduced. So...the concept of using our brain or losing it becomes even more accurate.

Separately, the work I do with Brain Gym(r) has been proven to make changes in brain function. You can learn more by going to www.BrainGym.org.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dieting Can Work For You


I just had my eyes opened to dieting. As you may have realized,  people do lose weight on different diets; however, not everyone will succeed. Now Dr. Lisa Sanders, in her new book, The Perfect Fit Diet, has figured out why. You have to find the diet that works for you. You might prefer low-fat, low-carb, or calorie counting. The key is finding out which one or which variation works for you. To help you determine that you can go to www.prevention.com/links for a questionnaire that you can answer.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

For Women: Herb Stops Hot Flashes and Night Sweats


The University of New Mexico published a study reviewing 12 medical studies involving 2,800 women found the herb Black Cohosh to be as effective as estrogen hormone replacement therapy. Black Cohosh does not seem to raise estrogen levels or cause the cell changes that could cause breast or ovarian cancers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Keeping A Positive Attitude in the New Year!


There was a fellow who always had a positive attitude. Whatever happened in life he always felt he had two choices - You can choose to be a victim or you can choose to learn from it. You can choose to be in a bad mood or you can choose to be in a good mood.

One day, he was shot by robbers. As he was being wheeled into the hospital he knew he had two choices - he could choose to live or he could choose to die. He chose to live.

When he saw the faces on the doctors and nurses in the emergency room he read in their eyes "He's a dead man."

He knew he needed to do something, so when a nurse asked if he was allergic to anything, he said "Yes, bullets." As they laughed, he said "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."  He lived.

What choices are you going to make today? Are you going to choose the positive or are you going to choose the negative. Remember, it really is a choice we can all make.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Reducing The Impact Of Stress And Fatigue



Are you feeling stress and fatigue? If so you are not alone. Stress is all around us, from having to work longer hours to driving in rush hour traffic. Having high levels of stress can lead to high blood pressure, digestive problems, difficulty concentrating, impaired immune function and increased risk of disease.

You can now get help reducing your stress and fatigue levels by taking ginseng. There are two varieties that have the most beneficial impact on stress - Panax and Siberian ginseng. Studies done over the past forty years have validated the ability of Panax ginsengs to increase energy level, mood, sexuality, sleep and work performance. Siberian ginseng has been shown to help chronic fatigue syndrome, fatigue levels and repair the body's immune functions.

The recommended dosage for Panax is 75 to 150 mg per day and for Siberian it is 150 to 300 mg per day. The only warning is for Panax ginseng which in high doses can cause insomnia, high blood pressure and heart palpitations.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New More Potent Form of Echinacea Available


Dr. Julian Whitaker has discovered a new, highly potent form of Echinacea called Echinamide(tm). Echinacea aims to stimulate the immune system. It also is one of the few substances that fights both bacteria and viruses. Now that flu season is definitely upon us having an even more powerful form of Echinacea available can only help us defeat the ravages of the flu virus. Echinamide(tm) is available from Healthy Directions at 800 722-8008.