November is Men’s Health Awareness Month. This is a month to bring awareness to some of the biggest health issues faced by men, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and suicide prevention. According to the World Health Organization, men are less healthy than woman, and one of the reasons for that is that men are less likely to visit a doctor when they are ill and, when they see a doctor, are less likely to report on the symptoms of disease or illness. Continue reading “7 Supplements Men Should Take”
Chromium is an essential micronutrient or trace mineral required for proper insulin function, healthy blood-sugar levels, and carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. The typical North American diet is deficient in chromium because of over-consumption of simple carbohydrates and refined sugars that are lacking in chromium.
Soil depletion is also playing a role in chromium deficiency. Continue reading “5 Excellent Reasons to Consider Chromium”
Breathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”
I have often been asked what one can do for high blood pressure. But recently, it seems I am getting that question more and more often. Whether it’s linked to stress (and who isn’t stressed), or diet, or even if it’s because of Grandma Lucy and your genes, there are many things that you can do to support your heart!
The American Heart Association now defines high blood pressure as 130/80 mm Hg or higher. However, the OPTIMAL blood pressure is 120 over 80, or lower. Continue reading “How to Support Blood Pressure Naturally”