A New Option for Cholesterol and Heart Health by Elizabeth Klodas, MD

The FDA just announced the approval of an new drug called Praluent®. Hailed as a giant advance in care, this injectable medication can lower cholesterol by as much as 70%. But here's the real news. The medication will cost – wait for it – $14,600 per patient per year.   

Essentials For The Respiratory System

Whether it’s allergies, asthma, cold, sinus congestion or other, essential oils can greatly assist you and work very effectively. But let’s first understand what might be causing any respiratory dysfunctions to begin with.I personally learned that with my intense seasonal allergies as a young adult, once I switched to a wholesome diet all of my issues disappeared. I wasn’t really sure why, other than diet is a key or culprit to our health results, until a few years back in understanding the body’s channels of elimination.

 

Your body’s ‘primary channels’ of elimination are your:

  • colon
  • kidney
  • liver

Your body’s ‘secondary channels’ of elimination are basically your:

Essentials for a "HAPPY TUMMY"

There are those times when your tummy just isn’t happy with your choices of foods and you know it because of the discomfort you have. Let’s consider the cause and some possible solutions from nature.

First consider the possible causes:

1. poor choices of foods that lack micronutrients can sabotage your metabolism and deplete your healthy intestinal flora.
2. lack of raw foods means lack of enzymes required for good digestion.
3. lack of fiber from whole foods are important for proper intestinal cleansing which can instead putrefy in the gut.

If you can work to eliminate these issues first, you can make great headway for improving digestion. But in addition to this, there are several essential oil suggestions:

The Benefit of Walnuts

We have long learned how nuts can benefit our overall health. Many studies have been done to show us how just a handful a day can help keep the doctor away in so many areas of our health and well-being. Let’s take a look at why walnuts may be the most powerful of all the nuts for impacting our overall health from everything to heart disease to reversing the clock on aging.

Essentials for Sleeping Soundly

How many of your are challenged with having a good night’s sleep or know someone who is? I know there are many tips out there to guide you to better sleep - and many of you have tried them.

  • don’t drink caffeine or chocolate within a few hours of bedtime
  • don’t watch television or be on your other electronics late in the evening
  • avoid processed foods and sweets in the evening
  • take a warm bath and read before bedtime
  • make sure it is quiet and dark in your room

These are all important for a good night’s rest, however for many, following these suggestions, though important, are still not enough. Here’s why….

The Real Reason Doctors Don’t Talk About Nutrition

Why are more doctors not talking about nutrition? Have you ever asked your physician about certain nutrition questions and didn’t receive the answer that you were looking for? It’s because it was not in our basic training as doctors. The great news is that many doctors are now seeking outside training to add to their toolbox. Listen to what a Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist has to say about doctors and nutrition.

Why and How to use Essential Oils internally

For centuries, essential oils have be used aromatically and topically, however it’s exciting to know that there are many internal benefits as well. More and more research validates the benefits of using essential oils for internal use providing the safety guidelines are understood and followed.

Essential Oils are NOT created equal: Soil and plant composition, the time of day harvested, the part of the plant used (stem, leaf, flower, etc.), and extraction methods can all greatly vary. If science is not documented behind the oils you are using, then don’t use them internally.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds pack a powerful punch in the health category. They may be one of the best sources of minerals in all of the nuts and seeds. Look at some of the amazing benefits of what sesame seeds can bring to your health. Not only can they help with reducing inflammation, they also can increase the overall immune system.They are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin.

Using Essential Oils Topically

The skin is the largest organ in the body and it needs protection from harmful substances and chemical threats. Most of us don’t realize how toxic and damaging some of the products are that you may be using topically. If you want beautiful skin, here are some foundational solutions.

   1. Real outward beauty starts from within - eating wholesome foods and drinking plenty of pure water is important.
   2. Avoid body care, skin care, and cleaning products containing chemicals and toxic ingredients which can create negative effects.
   3. Essential oils are found to be very effective in protecting, supporting and nourishing your skin.

The Spice of Life by Dr. Asa Andrew

It has been used for ages and claimed as the ultimate spice for just about every condition you can think about. From high blood pressure to blood sugar issues to one of the most potent antioxidants in our food supply, this spice has many therapeutic properties that can support your health in so many ways. Lets’ take a closer look into what cinnamon can do to support our health.

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Known as America’s Health Coach, MD, Dr. Asa Andrew is host of one of the fastest growing radio and television programs in North America designed to transform your health and your life. Dr. Asa is a health, nutrition, and fitness contributor to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX and has appeared on many shows including Good Morning America and The 700 Club. As a lifestyle physician to many professional athletes and celebrities, he is an internationally sought after speaker for many Fortune 500 Companies with his engaging message of looking better, feeling younger, and living longer. In addition to his media companies, the he has founded Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit organization that encourages lifestyle, health, and wellness education to individuals and communities dedicated to diagnosing hope one person at a time.

Being in practice close to twenty years emphasizing nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise medicine, Dr. Asa Andrew has pioneered a renowned lifestyle medicine-based wellness center which is dedicated to the ongoing research of evidence-based methods for improving overall lifestyle, combating the negative effects of unhealthy choices, and empowering people to live extraordinary lives. In addition to developing clinical methods, he dedicates his efforts to full-time educational media with his best-selling books, television projects, nationally syndicated radio show, live events, and coaching systems.