Heart and Lung Health

The importance of your heart and lung health can not be underestimated. These articles will show you how to keep them healthy.

The healthy human body regulates blood glucose levels efficiently and this is a part of our metabolic homeostasis. Having high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) or low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) can both be very dangerous conditions. Diet and exercise are important parts of managing high blood glucose and so is supplemen…

All smokers have their own reasons for wanting to stop, but everyone experiences the same roadblocks. Fortunately, there are all-natural ways to curb those cravings and the other psychological issues that come with taking those first steps. Read about them below!

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects one-quarter of Canadian and one-third of American adults; worldwide, it’s estimated at 40%. Globally, it is the leading risk factor for death and disability and it’s been increasing over the past few decades. Along with the increase in blood pressure in our population, pharmac…

Trying to quit smoking is a tough thing to do, however, keep in mind that it can be done. According to the Centre for Disease Control there are currently more former smokers than current smokers. Nicotine is the addictive drug that is found in tobacco and it is just as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Due to the physic…

Dr. Adrienne Zarifis is a Naturopathic doctor with a passion for education. In this episode of Your Wellness Now, she discusses all-natural remedies and practices to support healthy blood pressure!

We often talk about what to avoid to promote a healthy heart, but what about the positive things we can do to promote heart health? This infographic outlines the things your heart actually wants for true cardiovascular health.

The heart is our most important muscle, it doesn’t take a break, so we really need to do our best to take care of it for our lifetime. In this article, I will describe what will make it content, satisfied and to function optimally from a naturopathic medical perspective. Food for Heart Happiness The heart loves a suppl…

Although some medications can lower blood pressure, they may also cause side effects such as dizziness and insomnia. Fortunately, you can also maintain your blood pressure naturally.

It’s the season for enjoying the outdoors – in the garden, patios, parks or for long strolls or jogs. In the hot summer season it’s useful to be aware of some heart related challenges for those with, or at risk of, heart problems. Below are my summer-friendly naturopathic heart health tips. Impact of Heat on the Heart…

It’s important to nourish your heart – it does a lot of hard work for your entire body, and without the right nutrition it can get strained over time and lead to negative health outcomes. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), or hardening of the arteries, is caused by fatty deposits building up in the walls of arteries over ti…