Health Notes

Health Notes: From the Heart of a Natural Woman provides a forum to share pertinent and timely health topics on nutritional, mental, emotional, spiritual and political health topics.

Health Notes addresses all aspects of health in our community.

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7/7/2014 Health Notes

The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine 

Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.

Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahl’s adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. Now, in The Wahls Protocol, she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission: to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions.

6/30/2014 Health Notes
Patience – The Art of Peaceful Living

The wonderful thing about patience, unlike commodities, is the more we use it, the more we offer it, the more we have. Also, by its nature, patience creates a spaciousness that lets us feel as if we have more time than we have ever had. Thus, patience can alter our everyday experience from one of anxiety and deficiency to one of peace and plentitude.

Kinshashal talked with Alan Lokos about his important book on “Patience”

6/23/2014 Health Notes

Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

Did you know that carrots cause blindness and bananas are radioactive? That too many candlelight dinners can cause cancer? And not only is bottled water a veritable petri dish of biohazards (so is tap water, by the way) but riding a bicycle might destroy your sex life?

In Encyclopedia Paranoiaca, master satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have assembled an authoritative, disturbingly comprehensive, and utterly debilitating inventory of things poised to harm, maim, or kill you—all of them based on actual research about the perils of everyday life. Painstakingly alphabetized, cross-referenced, and thoroughly sourced for easy reference, this book just might save your life. (Apologies in advance if it doesn’t.) Beard and Cerf cite convincing evidence that everyday things we consider healthy—eating leafy greens, flossing, washing our hands—are actually harmful, and items we thought were innocuous— drinking straws, flip-flops, neckties, skinny jeans— pose life-threatening dangers. Did you know that nearly ten thousand people are sent to the emergency room each year because of escalator accidents, and, despite what you’ve heard, farmers’ markets may actually be less safe than grocery stores? And if you’re crossing your legs right now, you’re definitely at serious risk.

Hilarious, insightful, and, at times, downright terrifying, Encyclopedia Paranoiaca brings to light a whole host of hidden threats and looming dooms that make asteroid impacts, planetary pandemics, and global warming look like a walk in the park (which is also emphatically not recommended).

6/16/2014 Health Notes

Love In The Land Of Demntia

From the earliest indicators and faint forebodings to the eventual grim diagnosis, Deborah Shouse talks about the difficult—and at times joyous—road she and her parents walked through the Land of Dementia—Alzheimer’s disease.

She shares the challenges she faced during the process of caring for both parents as her mother slowly vanished, to be replaced by a difficult but surprisingly no less valued and beloved stranger. Strong, fluid organization and tender writing distinguish this purposeful and compelling conversation on a heartbreaking subject filled with unexpected insights.

6/9/2014 Health Notes

Snack Girl
Do you need to be rescued from bad eating habits and junk food? Are you looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to begin? Well, fear not because Lisa Cain, a.k.a. “Snack Girl,” is here to help! A busy mother of two, Lisa faces the same challenges to healthy eating that we all do—unlimited access to junk food, a jam-packed schedule, a tight budget, and a love of delicious food. So in Snack Girl to the Rescue, she has created a way to make small changes that will make a difference in how you eat and live.

6/2/2014 Health Notes

Global Renaissance Woman

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. (EST) May 28, 2014
Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memorialist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.

Health Notes will devoted the entire hour to the wisdom of Dr. Maya Angelou.

5/26/2014 Health Notes

Kinshasha talks with Mike Robbins about his inspiring book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.

Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken” reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. Mike Robbins shares a powerful conversation that teaches us how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself.

5/19/2014 Health Notes

A Conversation To Help Men Dr. John LaPuma

Throughout much of their lives, men have a weight advantage over women, whose bodies are naturally designed to hold more fat. Fair or not, men’s hormonal make-up, muscle mass, and unique metabolic profile make it easier for them to stay lean. But certain conditions can overturn that gift—the passage of time, the pressure of work and others, the wrong ‘fuel’—and lead men to a hormonal state that more closely resembles women.

5/12/2014 Health Notes
Naturally Healing Breast Cancer

Junko Himawari (“Himawari” means “sunflower” in Japanese) was diagnosed with breast cancer last year May (spread to axillary lymph nodes, grade: 2, HER2: positive, stage: IIB to IIIa)
She decided to heal cancer with natural remedies such as diet therapy, changing life style, Chinese herbs, spa therapy, and Spring Forest qigong.
Junk realized that purpose, love and mission, no fear were the emotional stances she needed to take to heal emotionally and physically.
Junko shares her amazing journey on Health Notes – it is a journey of love, inspiration and wonder. Junko’s motto is: Laughter and sense of humor. Do not be stuck in one place, but move on.

5/5/2014 Health Notes

21 Day Superstar Cleanse Rainbeau Mars

Actress health advocate Mars offers a detoxifying cleanse that combines a vegan diet with yoga poses and philosophy, journaling, affirmations and mantras, as well as other elements intended to promote rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit. Mars, who has created her own hybrid yoga style called ra yoKa which combines traditional yoga poses with breath centered flow, explosive martial arts movements, and core strength takes readers through a 21-day cleanse to rest, restore, and reset. In three main sections (organized week by week), the author provides daily suggestions for a morning Dawn Glow Tonic, breakfast, yoga pose of the day, lunch, self TLC (read an inspiring passage, practice conscious breathing), dinner, Get Your Glow ON (dance or listen to music), and an evening Dusk Flow Tonic. Though the plan favors raw foods, Mars provides suggestions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced vegans and a variety of healthful recipes 75 in all. She also suggests beauty tips and techniques, such as a weekly Self-Care Day that includes a facial, colonic, yoga class, or relaxing bath