2018 is the year for Living Healthy and Integrative Functional Medicine!  I am so excited about this new year and the incredible information that I am going to share about Integrative Functional Medicine. I am finished with writing an article for Today's Dietitian that discuss about Complementary Alternative Medicine and hopefully will be published in 2018.  I am also very excited about sharing my knowledge about Essential Oils which I am going to be doing a webinar in March with Today's Dietitian and I have collaborate with Young Living as a distributor.  Please check out their website  https://yl.pe/5tqj  for the excellent essential oils and wellness products.  

There are so many new topics that Living Healthy will be covering this year for Integrative Functional Medicine.  This year, in the Living Healthy Movement Newsletter ever wonder what type of anti-inflammatory foods should you add to your meal plan?  This month Living Healthy M...

To all of my fellow yogis this is the month for you!  September is National Yoga Month! Yoga is more than a way to recharge the mind, stretch muscles and boost flexibly, the practice can reconnect an individual to their inner being and the community around them.

 But what is yoga?

Yoga can be summarized as three possibilities or approaches:

1. Yoga as Power–

Yoga can be explained as a means to attain a degree of power or control over the body and mind.  Yoga links the body and the mind through intense physical and mental effort. For instance, through rigorous physical practices a state of concentration is developed and maintained which is used to hold power over the body and the breath.    Within this approach, such control is often seen as prerequisite to the body and mind becoming free of disturbances and distractions.

2.  Yoga as Meditation – 

In this approach, yoga is a tool for a movement towards a deeper relationship with your sense  of soul, by searching both into and b...

I am so proud to announce that the Living Healthy Show is finally here!!  I know I have been saying that it was coming for a long time but I finally took the plunge to start doing this.   In February will be the start of videos for the most informative and excited show!  I am so happy to present this to you that I did a promo for the broadcast of the Living Healthy Show!  Please let me know what  healthy living topics you would like to see on the show!  

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Today is a very special day!  My Living Healthy Company promotional video has just been launch on the new Living Healthy Show You-Tube Channel.  So excited about this and make sure you stop by Living Healthy website (www.livinghealthy1.org ) for our excellent services!  Let me know your comments and questions about Living Healthy services. Make sure you become a subscriber of my You-Tube Channel  by click this link: http://www.youtube.com/c/Livinghealthy1Org

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     Hypertension happens when there is an abnormal elevated pressure and the heart must work harder to pump an adequate amount of blood to all the tissues of the body.   The treatment is to lower the blood pressure to less than 140 systolic and less than 90 diastolic for most people.  Below are three examples of natural support options to lower blood pressure.  

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      It is important to follow a strict salt-free diet which is the essential for lowering blood pressure.  Start doing this by reading the food labels and look for the serving size amount then the milligrams of sodium.  It depends on the amount of sodium restriction that the doctor wants client to have and it can range from 2,300 mgs to 1,000 mgs per day.  A low sodium product is 300 mgs and under based on the serving size amount.  Also read the ingredient section of the food label  and beware for items that states salt, soda, sodium, sodium bicarbonate, monosodium glutamate.  You...

I have notice in recent years the increase rates of people being diagnosis with this chronic, autoimmune disease called Lupus.  There has been a lot of big misunderstanding about this disease.  Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys but the problem with this disease is that no one knows the cause.  The symptoms of Lupus are affecting so many different organs and the wide range of symptoms can occur very frequently.  Lupus being an autoimmune disease has cause the immune system not being able to tell the difference between foreign body invaders and the body’s healthy tissues and creates auto-antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.  It is not contagious nor is it not like or related to HIV or Cancer.  It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus and women of color are 2-3 times more likely to develop lupus.   A diagnosis of lupus remains with you for th...

     

     This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have received questions about what types of CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) integrated supports for cancer.

     CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) is becoming increasing popular in the support for cancer treatment in the past ten years.  More people are using to CAM particularly with the cancer treatments of chemotherapy and radiation therapy which can produce harsh results to the human body.  There are five CAM integrative support therapies that have interesting findings with the cancer treatment.  They are lymphatic massages techniques, Qi Gong, Astragalus herb, European Mistletoe and Iyengar Yoga.
     

     Lymphatic massages provide external pressure specifically to affect the movement of the lymph (Knaster, 1996). It is a very light massage and it does not penetrate to the levels of your muscles.  This is because almost half of the body 's lymph li...

To all of my fellow yogis this is the month for you!  September is National Yoga Month!  Yoga is more than a way to recharge the mind, stretch muscles and boost flexibly, the practice can reconnect an individual to their inner being and the community around them.  But what is yoga?

Yoga can be summarized as three possibilities or approaches:

1. Yoga as Power–

Yoga can be explained as a means to attain a degree of power or control over the body and mind.  Yoga links the body and the mind through intense physical and mental effort.  For instance, through rigorous physical practices a state of concentration is developed and maintained which is used to hold power over the body and the breath.    Within this approach, such control is often seen as prerequisite to the body and mind becoming free of disturbances and distractions.
 

2.  Yoga as Meditation – 

In this approach, yoga is a tool for a movement towards a deeper relationship with your sense  of soul, by searching both into...

 

We all at some time or another have experience acute back pain.  But what are some of the ways that you can relieve this troubling pain?  

 

Pain is a sensation that provides us with information about tissue -damaging stimuli and thus often enables us to protect ourselves from greater damage (Seeley, R., Stephens, T., & Tate, P., 1999).  Pain at low levels can motivate you to rest the injured area so that the tissues can be repaired and prevent any additional damage (Balch, 2006).  If the pain is severe, it can motivate you to seek treatment.  Acute pain in the lower back can alert you that there is a problem that needs immediate attention and this pain may last long after an injured area has healed.  

 

There are two types of pain sensations: One is the sharp, well-localized, pricking or cutting pain which results from rapidly transmitting action power (Seeley et al., 1999).  Another is diffuse, burning, or aching pain resulting from action potential that spread more...