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About Me

I have passion about health. Its a big part of my life and my work. I really do believe that good health is a key success factor to happiness.I am the Co-founder of FoundHealth. Go to (http://www.foundhealth.com/html/team) to read my story.... (more)

How I Stay Healthy

I exercise 5 times a week. Don't eat too much refined sugar or white flour. Eat as many veggies as possible. Try to think happy, positive thoughts.

I try to keep up with all the latest health solutions so that I can stay healthy and help others stay healthy too.... (more)

My Experience with Health Challenges

Plantar fascitis after I walked the Nike Marathon--cured it with a chiropractic and a small blue ball that I religiously use to massage the bottom of my feet.

My mother died of complications from Diabetes. I was very involved with her care before she passed away. She was fainting during dialysis treatments--despite many tests to figure out this problem, she went into a coma and passed away. I know firsthand that it is very challenging to get solutions just when you need them most.
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Commented on Superoxide Dismutase 3 years ago

You are taking charge of your health journey--that's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your experience. Others in the community will benefit from your research and willingness to share. Best of health to you...

You are taking charge of your health journey--that's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your experience. Others in the community will benefit from your research and willingness to share. Best of health to...

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Regular exercise in general can help the body function properly therefor and helping to problems like high blood pressure/hypertension. More than merely stretching and burning calories, yoga has breathing and meditation components inherent in the practice as well. Aligning the body and mind through breath, stretching, and quieting of the mind can help all of its systems function more properly, including supporting the elasticity of the blood and lymph.

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Commented on Ayurveda Side Effects and Warnings 4 years ago

I agree--Ayurveda is a powerful science. Although it took 2 decades, I am encouraged by the growth and reimbursement around acupuncture and chiropractry which is now commonplace. I hope that we can continue to see the same sort of traction for Ayurveda. Is there an organization that can take on this cause?

I agree--Ayurveda is a powerful science. Although it took 2 decades, I am encouraged by the growth and reimbursement around acupuncture and chiropractry which is now commonplace. I hope that we can...

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This guide is based on the current US food guide, MyPyramid. More information on the types of food included in each food category and serving sizes is available at http://www.MyPyramidmyplate.gov.

Grains

  • Daily amount: 6 ounces (1 ounce = 1 slice bread, ¼ bagel, ½ cup cooked pasta or rice, 3 cups popcorn)
  • Tips:
    • Consume at least ½ of your grains as whole grains
    • Whole grains include: whole wheat products, oatmeal, brown rice, barley, bulgur, popcorn
  • Key nutrients provided:
    • Vitamin B12 (fortified breakfast cereals)
    • Zinc-fortified breakfast cereals, wheat germ
    • Iron-fortified breakfast cereals

Vegetables

  • Daily amount: 2½ cups (1 cup = 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables, 2 cups raw leafy vegetables)
  • Tips:
    • Eat a variety of different vegetables every day.
    • Eat more of the following:
      • Dark green vegetables (eg, broccoli, spinach, bok choy, romaine lettuce)
      • Orange vegetables (eg, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash)
      • Dry beans and peas (chickpeas, black beans, lentils, split peas, kidney beans, tofu)
  • Key nutrients provided:
    • Antioxidants
    • Calcium (collard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, and mustard greens)
    • Iron (spinach, turnip greens, peas)

Fruits

  • Daily amount: 2 cups (1 cup = 1 cup fresh fruit, 1 cup fruit juice, ½ cup dried fruit)
  • Tips:
    • Eat a variety of fruit
    • Choose fresh fruit over fruit juices
  • Key nutrients provided:
    • Antioxidants
    • Calcium (fortified orange juice)
    • Iron (raisins, prunes, dried apricots)

Dairy

  • Daily amount: 3 cups (1 cup = 1 cup milk or yogurt, 1 cup soy or rice milk, 1½ ounces natural cheese)
  • Tips:
    • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products; limit intake of full-fat cheese
    • Milk alternatives include calcium-rich or calcium-fortified foods and beverages
  • Key nutrients provided:
    • Protein
    • Calcium (all milk products, fortified milk alternatives)
    • Vitamin D (fortified milk and milk alternatives)
    • Vitamin B12 (milk products and fortified milk alternatives)

Legumes, Nuts, Eggs, and Other Protein-Rich Foods

  • Daily amount: 5½ ounces (1 ounce = ¼ cup cooked, dry beans; ½ cup tofu, ¼ cup tempeh, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, ½ ounce nuts)
  • Tips:
    • Eat a variety of protein sources
    • Nuts and nut butters can also be counted as oils
  • Key nutrients provided:
    • Protein
    • Zinc (white beans, kidney beans, and chick peas)
    • Iron (kidney beans, black-eyed peas, lentils)
    • Omega-3 fatty acids (eggs, ground flaxseed, walnuts)

Oils

  • Daily amount: 6 teaspoons
  • Tips: Choose healthful oils such as those found in canola and olive oil, fish, and nuts
  • Key nutrients provided: Omega-3 fatty acids (flaxseed oil, canola oil)

Fats & Sweets

  • Daily amount: less than 265 calories from these foods
  • Tips:
    • Limit or avoid solid fats such butter, stick margarine, lard, and shortening
    • Limit foods high in added sugar or solid fats
  • Key nutrients provided: Few, if any
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There are many natural remedies for depression available that can both treat the cause of depression as well as mitigate some depression symptoms.

Some widely known natural remedies for depression include herbs like St. John’s Wort and Kava, dietary changes (restrictions and/or supplements), mind based therapies like psychotherapy, body therapies like yoga, exercise and massage, and spiritually based therapies like meditation and hypnotherapy. Below are some benefits of these natural treatments for depression:

  • Herbs, supplements and relaxation techniques can help reduce depression symptoms without dramatic side effects which can be associated with depression medications
  • Natural remedies can address the root cause of depression (depending, of course, on the person and their unique cause). Stress or dietary deficiencies are examples of depression causes that can often be treated through natural remedies.
  • Natural remedies for depression encourage contact with other types of health professionals such as massage therapists, acupuncturists and herbalists that can expand your methods of approaching depression treatment.
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Natural Remedies for Depression There are many natural remedies for depression available that can both treat the cause of depression as well as mitigate some depression symptoms.

Some widely known natural remedies for depression include herbs like St. John’s Wort and Kava, dietary changes (restrictions and/or supplements), mind based therapies like psychotherapy, body therapies like yoga, exercise and massage, and spiritually based therapies like meditation and hypnotherapy. Below are some benefits of these natural treatments for depression:

  • Herbs, supplements and relaxation techniques can help reduce depression symptoms without dramatic side effects which can be associated with depression medications
  • Natural remedies can address the root cause of depression (depending, of course, on the person and their unique cause). Stress or dietary deficiencies are examples of depression causes that can often be treated through natural remedies.
  • Natural remedies for depression encourage contact with other types of health professionals such as massage therapists, acupuncturists and herbalists that can expand your methods of approaching depression treatment.
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Shared experience with Menopause and Black Cohosh 6 years ago
Shared experience with Back Pain and Steroids 6 years ago

Some side effects

Shared experience with Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1) and Yoga 6 years ago

Really works when you are stressed out.