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To Soy Or Not To Soy...That Is The Question

By Karen | February 28, 2022 |

I have a dilemma. I have had both breast cancer and a heart attack. That isn't my dilemma though. I'm fine from both of those events. My dilemma is this...one of the most controversial food items is part of the narrative in both of those health events, both pro and con. According to this article,…

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What Is IF and Why Should I Care?

By Karen | February 27, 2022 |

Have you heard of Intermittent Fasting (IF)? It's all the rage these days. What is IF? Intermittent fasting, specifically "early time restricted feeding" is a method of eating by which you eat by the clock. Following this methodology, you do all your eating during a shorter period of time and never before bedtime. You confine…

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What Do You Know About Heart Failure?

By Karen | February 26, 2022 |

Since I joined a club I never wanted to be a part of...people with cardiac issues...I've learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I'm learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump…

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Why Should We Exercise?

By Karen | February 25, 2022 |

Exercise...some love it and some hate it. Me, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love how it makes me feel but I hate that I have to psyche myself up to do it. I can always think of a million things to do instead of exercise and will often let them convince me…

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Beginner's Guide to Meditation

By Karen | February 24, 2022 |

Do you think the only people who can successfully meditate are Buddhist monks who sit on mountaintops? Do you think that because you have trouble shutting off your thoughts that you are a failure when it comes to the practice of meditation? If either of these ideas rings true for you, I have good news.…

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What Exactly Is a Heart Healthy Diet?

By Karen | February 23, 2022 |

Have you ever been told to eat more healthy? Do you know what that means? Many don't and it really isn't their fault. We are bombarded every day with conflicting information and people are confused. I firmly believe that we shouldn't consume as much animal flesh as the Standard American Diet (SAD) contains. It isn't…

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'Take It To Heart' Really Means Something

By Karen | February 21, 2022 |

It's becoming more and more apparent that it's not only the physiological measures that impact the health of your heart. There's also a strong correlation between your emotional/mental health and your heart health. There are some new fields of study making their way into the area of heart health. Neurocardiology looks at the intersection of…

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Do You Practice Mindfulness?

By Karen | February 20, 2022 |

You might be saying...practice it, I don't even know what it is! According to this article, Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you are sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to…

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