Posts Tagged ‘Heart’

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!  

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…

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.

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…

Start your day with a smart choice using this easy to make heart smart juice recipe. Ingredients: 1 medium Apple 1 small Orange, peeled 7 medium Carrots, peeled Directions: 1. Place all ingredients in juicer and mix until apple, orange, and carrots are juiced. 2. Stir juice, pour, and enjoy with a healthy breakfast.

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…

There are hundreds of medical studies being carried out on the role of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, on your health. Many are showing interesting associations. As a naturopathic doctor, I have found that vitamin D is one of the particularly important nutrients since the body converts it into an active hormone that i…