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Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

How To Experience Joy In Daily Life Using Chinese Medicine

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CH According to Five Element Theory, joy is the positive emotion of the heart, whereas sadness or lack of joy is negative. Experiencing joy in daily life is nourishing to the heart as well as a state of being that is highly desirable on many levels. Such joy is exemplified by a forward-arched chest, spring in one’s step, and ease with laughter combined with kind, loving interaction with self and others. Its attainment is derived through establishing balanced energy within the heart organ system, the cornerstone of Chinese medicine treatments directed toward heart health and emotional balance. In this article, you'll learn and discover how to experience joy in daily life using Chinese Medicine. Chinese medicine Chinese medicine teaches that...

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5 Ways that Seniors Can Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

It’s no secret that heart disease is a leading causing of death among older adults. In fact, the American Heart Association reported in 2013 that around 80% of people who die from coronary heart disease are age 65 or older. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help prevent heart disease and reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Take Advantage of Health Screenings Regular medical check-ups are important to keep track of things that affect heart disease. You should be monitoring your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar.  If you are enrolled in Medicare, your doctor can administer these screenings free of charge at your annual physical under Medicare Part B which provides preventive care benefits. If you are found to be high risk, your doctor...

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10 Foods and Herbals to Lower Blood Pressure

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are many ways to treat high blood pressure, including lifestyle changes and/or medications. If you are interested in turning to traditional treatments for lowering your blood pressure, you have many options like food or herbals. If you are thinking of trying herbs for medical reasons, whether that means using the whole herb or a supplement, speak to your doctor first. Some herbs, especially in large quantities, may produce undesirable side effects or interfere with other medications. Basil Basil is a delicious herb that goes well with a variety of foods. It also might help lower your blood pressure. In rodents, basil extract has been shown to lower blood pressure, although only briefly.  Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and certainly can't hurt.   Cinnamon According to a study conducted by the Journal of the American...

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5 Natural Ways to Decrease The Risk of Stroke

Most people hope to live long and healthy lives, but work has to be put in to assure such a result most of the time. While some are lucky enough to have perfect health throughout the duration of their lives with very little effort, your average person has to actively look after their health. A stroke, which is a sudden interruption in the blood supply to the brain, is a common health issue that many people around the world face. There are, however, natural things that can be done to reduce the risk and, in some cases, prevent the occurrence of a stroke which can be detrimental to your health. On that note, you will find five natural ways that you can decrease the risk...

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How To Take Care Of Your Heart As You Age

In this article, you'll learn and discover how to take care of your heart as you age. There’s a common misconception that heart problems are inevitable as we grow older when this isn’t always the case, and there are plenty of ways to keep your heart healthy as you age. It’s just a case of being mindful of what it takes to do so, that’s all. However, it is true that one of the main threats to senior health is heart disease. Did you know that 85% of seniors die of heart disease? It’s scary the number of people who die from heart disease, especially as a high number of people don’t know what heart disease even is. Heart disease is the umbrella term which is given...

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Health Benefits of the Astragalus Root (The Magic Traditional Chinese Herb)

This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people. However, keep in mind that astragalus may take 6 to 8 weeks to reach its full effect. ...

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Will a Mediterranean Diet Protect You Against Heart Attack and Stroke?

Can a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Life? The Mediterranean diet helps protect patients with heart disease against heart attack and stroke, based on results of a global trial recently published in the European Heart Journal. The Study - The STABILITY trial (Stabilization of atherosclerotic plaque by initiation of darapladib therapy) This study tested a new heart drug in nearly 15,500 patients with stable heart disease. As part of the study, participants reported their consumption of common foods like fruits, vegetables, meat and alcohol through detailed questionnaires. Participants were then assigned dietary scores ranging from 1-24 based on adherence to typical Mediterranean and Western diets. In general, the Mediterranean diet is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and fish, includes moderate alcohol intake and limits meat consumption. The Western diet, on...