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.

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…

Happy Heart Awareness Month! 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…

Most people with asthma control their symptoms with medications, however, Winter can pose extra challenges for some asthmatics. You may notice for instance that you are coughing more or you make more frequent wheezing sounds or it’s just harder to catch your breath in the colder months. In the Winter, several factors a…

Think of a tree that is full of healthy green leaves, now imagine that this image is reflected within your chest wall – this represents your lungs. The lungs are where your body extracts the oxygen from the air but at the same time releases the carbon dioxide waste from your body – amazing. However, the lungs are part…

A strong, healthy heart is a great start to living your healthiest life. Use these four tips to help improve your heart health and live better.

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, there are an estimated 70,000 heart attacks each year in Canada. That is one every seven minutes. Approximately 14,000 Canadians die each year from a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the coronary arteries, the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle with blood and…

Heart disease affects everyone – it may not affect you, but it may affect your spouse, a parent, your friend, a co-worker. In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death accounting for 25% of deaths. In Canada, it is the number two cause of death, accounting for 21% of deaths. February is Heart an…

As the colder months of winter come, there tends to be a rise in heart attacks. There are several reasons for this: effect of cold on the heart, snow shoveling strain on your body, impact of hypothermia, additional impact on the aged and a reduction in vitamin D level. In this article, I will speak to how to enjoy the…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in North America for both men and women, and according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, it is estimated that cardiovascular disease accounts for 29% of deaths in Canada. Although heart disease is most common in middle aged women and men, it is important to know the signs a…

February is Heart Health Month, a good time to remember to take care of one of the most precious parts of your body. Some call the heart the ‘second mind’ since there are so many interconnected nerves with the brain and also since the heart strongly responds to emotions, just like our minds. In many cases, a healthy he…