Saturday, February 25, 2012

February is Heart Month

Greetings everyone,

I know its the end of February but I thought it would be important to put this info out there.

February is heart month. With cardiovascular disease quickly becoming the #1 killer of women in the U.S., we need to take a look at what we can do to make our lives more heart healthy.

Nicole offers clients who come into the Hy-Vee grocery store ways to change their diet & their lifestyle. 30% of the clients that Nicole helps have some sort of heart disease. They are looking to reduce their cholesterol naturally without medications. Some have diabetes also.

Nicole recommends these kinds of foods to avoid cardiovascular disease.

Fiber - Fruits & Vegetables along with whole wheat products

Potassium - dark, green fruits & vegetables

Folate - Dark green produce

Most people don't get the 2-3 servings per week of fatty fish. You can get your Omega-3 from which helps fight inflammation. You can also get Omega-3 from flaxseed oil.

If a person has cardiovascular disease, she has the following recommendations.

Know your numbers so that you have a starting point. These numbers would include your weight, blood pressure, sugar levels & cholesterol numbers. She says to challenge yourself to improve these numbers daily by making small changes in your life.

Exercise will improve your good cholesterol. Adding a fish oil will improve your triglycerides. Increasing your consumption of fruits & veggies, whole grain products, oats & beans will help your health if you already have heart disease.

You can also help improve your dietary lifestyle by scheduling a grocery store tour with a dietician at your local grocery store if they offer this service. This may be a complimentary service. This will help you make the correct food choices instead of some bad food choices you are currently making.

Til next time,


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Into the Lions Den - Again......

Greetings everyone,

There is a Walgreens just a few blocks from my house. I drive by it just about every day. I watch the marquee out front to see what they are advertising when I'm sitting at the stop light.

The other day I saw that they were advertising the Shingles shot. I stopped by & got the insert that came with the shot. The insert is about 30 inches long & 12 inches wide on both sides. It took about 2 hours to read thru it & highlight the important stuff. One of the side affects of the shingles vaccine is shingles, imagine that. The Shingles vaccine is also a live virus which means it can shed. The insert warns that people getting this vaccine should avoid being around pregnant women & children after getting this shot. Hmmm, I wonder how many recipients have been told this & still go out in public after getting it.

Today when I was out with my daughter, I stopped by & saw that they were also advertising the Whooping Cough vaccine. When I went into to talk to the pharmacist, she said that it was a combination shot TDaP & she only had one vial so she had to keep the insert BUT she gave me the phone number for Glaxo Smith Kline so that I could call up the company & get the insert directly from them. I'm also going to ask for the inserts for all the rest of their vaccines too to read thru them.

The pharmacist asked why I wanted it. I told her that I was an independent researcher on the dangers of vaccines. She asked what I had found out so far. I gave her the tip of the iceberg & she was very surprised about what I had found out so far. (was she really or just covering up for what she really knew?)

I hope to be making a few phone calls on Monday. Not only to Glaxo Smith but also Merck, Sanofir & any other manufacturers that are willing to send me what I would like. :)

Have a great week,


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's back ......with a vengeance


Friday afternoon I visited my chiropractor, I picked up a few items & then went home. Monday afternoon I went to physical therapist to get a treatment for my vertigo. I've spent 90% of my time since Friday afternoon either laying on the couch or in bed.

I've missed 3 days of classes at the campus, so I can imagine my profs are NOT happy with me at the moment.

I'm hoping to get back on campus Friday for at least one of my classes.

Just when I thought I had my life back, it came back with a vengeance. Not sure how much longer this is going to go on but I'm going to try to get back with my chiro by Monday & my physical therapist as soon as she can get me in.

Gotta love it......Have a good weekend,