Healthy Living and Inspiration from Around the Web Series – #3

healthy-living-healthy-inspirationToday, I share interesting links that help you stick with your health goals or resolutions that you made for this year (2014).

If you are side-tracked, get back on track and keep moving.  Don’t let a few stumbles stop you from reaching your goals.

#1.  Heart surgeon declares war on what really causes heart illness – The author of this article is Dr. Dwight Lundell.  It is a long article, but an important article for you to read.  Here are a few quotes.  Dr. Lundell says, “The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.”  He goes on to say, “What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation?  Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils, like soybean, corn, and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.”  Continue reading

Neglecting Your Health Is Detrimental

lady-warning-youA few days ago, I spoke with a friend who has a sister who is a year younger that I am.  My friend’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and since then her health and quality of life has declined.

I share this story with you because I want you to know how important it is for you to take care of your health.

The Story

I have a good friend who has a sister who is 43 years old.  A few years ago my friend’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes.  I think the sister was diagnosed while in her late 30’s, but I am not sure of her exact age when she was diagnosed.

Since my friend’s sister learned she has diabetes, her health has declined.  Diabetes is a manageable disease, but if you neglect following the doctors orders, then all kinds of things can happen to your health.

My friend’s sister begin losing her eyesight about two years ago.  Last year, her kidneys begin declining in function and now she takes dialysis three times a week.

I never asked my friend the specific age of her sister or even what led to her going blind and needing dialysis, but after learning that she skipped dialysis, I had to ask a few questions.  I asked questions because I was baffled by how someone a year older than I am could be in such poor health and I also felt awful for her sister. Continue reading

Healthy Living and Healthy Inspiration Series – #2

healthy-living-healthy-inspirationI’m sure by now some of you have made resolutions, set goals and/or have plans for 2014.

The new year is a time for new beginnings and it is usually the time when you resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, stop smoking, exercise, be creative, be daring, etc.

Don’t let a few miss steps stop you from reaching the goals you set.  Focus on moving and making changes one step at a time.  It is the little steps that get you to your destination.

Today’s, healthy living and healthy inspiration series focuses on change, vitamin news, healthy diet changes, “how-to” exercise, recipes, and a bonus for those who are bloggers.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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