Nine easy ways to lower blood pressure

If you’re one of the 70 million or so Americans with high blood pressure, you’re (hopefully) limiting your salt and alcohol intake, getting sources of potassium, eating your fruits and veggies, watching your weight, engaging in some exercise and have quit smoking. If so, good for you…but that’s not all you can do. Because there […]

A peek into my secret past…

When I speak to audiences about taking responsibility for improving their health, trust me, I see the eyes rolling and I know what they’re thinking. “Sure, that’s easy for you to say because you’re healthy.  You have no idea what it’s like to be sick.” Oh, I don’t, huh? Not so. Even though now at […]

What you don’t know about Asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and similar to other “awareness” campaigns, much of what you will read and hear about asthma this month is a regurgitation of things that most people are already very well “aware” of. So I’m going to tell you a few things you might NOT know about asthma, as well as […]

Myths and Facts about Women’s Health

This is National Women’s Health Week—an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to encourage women to make their health a priority. Great idea, but unfortunately, there are many myths out there with respect to women’s health, and when you’re talking about serious and possibly life or death concerns, ignorance is […]

You don’t have one brain… You have two!

Most people are pretty aware of all that their brain does for them, and that it’s a good idea to take care of yours. That’s a no-brainer.  (Pardon the pun.) However, the grey matter in your skull is not your only brain. You have another one about 30 inches south of the first one. It’s […]

Sherry’s Crock Pot Re-fried Beans

In honor of Cinco de Mayo today, check out Sherry’s Crock Pot Re-Fried Beans! An absolute favorite in her house… 3 cups dried pinto beans 5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 2 tablespoons lard 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon […]

What you didn’t know about depression

Depression affects a staggering 350 million people worldwide, and those numbers continue to go up each year. It’s very difficult to treat because it’s not a cut-and-dry illness…and sadly that means many people are either untreated or improperly treated! Here are some facts you probably don’t know about depression and ways you can help brighten […]