*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Stress causes a rush of cortisol and norepinephrine in your system. These hormones raise your blood pressure which prepares you to either fight the stress or flee from it. Although it is only a temporary reaction; this elevation in blood pressure can still damage blood … Continue reading TOO much Stress
*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Excess weight creates a vicious circle that perpetuates type 2 diabetes. Being overweight causes insulin resistance in your muscles/fat tissues, which in turn forces your system to secret more insulin. When you have increased insulin in your blood, it makes you more overweight because … Continue reading How 2 Lose Weight ?
*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Every time you exercise, your body requires extra energy, which it takes in the form of glucose in your blood. Glucose sources: grapes, blueberries, mangoes, raspberries, apples, blackberries, papaya, cherries, peaches, dates, pears and plums. Glucose is the basic source of energy for all … Continue reading When You Exercise?
*information obtained from Human Body by D.K Energy is needed for the functioning of body cells. This energy is produced by the breaking down food molecules in various chemical reactions, in particular the Krebs cycle that takes place within a cell's mitochondria. Because the energy cannot be used directly by the cell, it is stored … Continue reading How Food Provides Energy
*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andre Weil, M.D Many people want to remake their lives but cannot imagine doing so without outside help. If only some skilled hands, could apply the necessary force to get them going, they could do it, but on their own they remain in habitual ruts. The … Continue reading What’s your Motivation?
*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D Health is Wholeness & Balance, an inner resilience that allows you to meet the demands of living without being overwhelmed. If you have that kind of resilience, you can experience the inevitable interactions with germs and not get infections, you can be in … Continue reading Do I Have Health?
*information obtained from Eight Week To Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D Stretching is the most natural form of nonaerobic exercise. All of us tend to stretch after being in one position for a long time, and experts in human physiology say that we should develop habits of stretching in opposite ways from the positions … Continue reading I Need 2 Stretch
*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D Adequate sleep is a key element of a healthy lifestyle; lack of it increases susceptibility to illness. I am sure you can look to your own experience to find instances when a good night's sleep nipped early illness in the bud and restored … Continue reading Are You Getting Adequate Sleep?
*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D The sympathetic (arousing) branch of the involuntary nervous system dominates at the time of heart attacks; during that time the heart muscle might be predisposed (inclined) to go into ventricular fibrillation, which is when the heart muscle goes into a chaotic useless movement … Continue reading Emotions affect the HEART
*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andrew Weid, M.D Inflammation despite the discomfort it causes us, is a natural component of the body's healing response. It is the visible and perceptible aspect of the immune activity intended to contain infection and injury and promote repair of damage tissue. However, too much of … Continue reading What’s Inflammation?