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Two Nostrils + One Mouth

Two Nostrils + One Mouth

 Ever wonder why our body is created that way? Air we breathe though or nose is warmed up, purified and moisten, to better get into our two lungs. Engages the entire ribcage, frees the diaphragm, massages the heart. Pulls the lymphic fluid from lower parts of the body Our nasal smell receptors (olefactory bulb) connected to the brain helps with new learning, memory enhancement and emotions of threat and fear. Nitrous Oxide, the vasodilator of the body reaches our lungs…

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Be A Medication Know It ALL

Be A Medication Know It ALL

Learn Before you start taking any new prescription or OTC/herbal supplement by speaking with your pharmacist. Before taking ANY new drug OR supplement have your pharmacist review the impact on the other meds you are taking. Medications and supplements can counteract each other. TAKE A PHOTO. Make a List, Place the pill next to list medication or supplements as many look alike. Update with any new med or OTC. Pill Container with 2-3 x a day is a MUST, if…

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Everything Important I Learned in Kindergarten

Everything Important I Learned in Kindergarten

We expect misbehavior in toddlers, not adults.  We should have learned to be kind and manage, even in the most stressful conditions without causing anxiety in others.  We are already exhausted and stressed after the isolation of the pandemic. Have we forgotten how to behave with others?  While throwing tantrums appears to be more common in the world today, it is an immature way to react as a person and ultimately accomplishes nothing. Being kind and considerate is far healthier….

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Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease?

Questions about LYME Disease, here are the answers. 1. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick, and the disease is very prevalent across the United States. 2. Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis and may cause infection of multiple organs and produce a wide range of symptoms and should be used as a differential diagnosis in rheumatologic and neurologic conditions, with symptoms similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Somatization Disorder, and any difficult-to-diagnose multi-system illness. 3. A…

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The Power of Your Tribe

The Power of Your Tribe

Post pandemic isolation statistics show, 72 % of Americans over 65 say they know only some or none of their neighbors. 58% say they know some of their neighbors but don’t spend any time with them. We have lost touch with our TRIBE. Your Tribe is built from the connections of family, friends, new and old, neighbors, card group friends, and volunteer friends. Embracing your tribe will boost your health, happiness, and longevity. Spend this week becoming embedded in your tribe. Lives saved:…

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HOW TO CATCH A HABIT

HOW TO CATCH A HABIT

Habit formation is the process by which a behavior, through regular repetition, becomes habitual. Every habit has three components: (1) A trigger for an automatic behavior to start. (2) A routine, the behavior itself. 3) A reward how our, brain learns to remember this pattern for the future. The worse habit many have as we age is being sedentary.  Sedentary is defined as a period of inactivity for more than two hours at a time. According to the Harvard School of Public…

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Brain Fog?

Brain Fog?

Brain fog is characterized as difficulty focusing, sluggish thinking, and memory lapses. It is a complex condition. It appears with chronic insomnia, following COVID, head injuries, drug side effects, depression, and can happen after chemo. In a research study done by Healthy Aging Programs at Cedars-Mt. Sinai Medical Center several helpful recommendations were uncovered. Understand the brain fog is different than cognitive changes that may occur with age. Advocating to find out “What “is occurring with medical professional is essential….

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Forgot Something?

Forgot Something?

Forgot someone’s name, lately?  Gone into a room and forgot what you came in for? I know seriously, who doesn’t? If you are looking for and easy and quick way to get daily help, here is a great trick. Starting TODAY do as much as you can with YOUR NON-DOMINANT HAND: Brush your teeth Stand on the non-dominant foot when doing the dishes Comb your hair, Button your shirt, Zip up clothing Talk on your cellphone   Your brain on…

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Drop Weight = Saves Memory!

Drop Weight = Saves Memory!

It is a no brainer that dropping weight is better for your joins and heart, surprisingly is helps to preserve cognitive memory. The 6-year study reported in Neurology found 3 major results: Being oversight can speed brain aging. The 6-year study showed those who do not maintain a good body weight had smaller brain volume and thinner cortexes. These two factors are associated with development of Alzheimer’s disease. Being obese over 50 may accelerate aging your brain by 10 years….

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MIND DIET

MIND DIET

M Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the early stage of cognitive ability loss (such as language/hearing/ visual/spatial perception) in individuals who maintain the ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The 4 ½ year study done by Rush University nutritional epidemiologists found that people who followed the MIND diet had 53% less reduced risk of moving onto the dementia spectrum. The overall findings: Maintain good blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood glucose levels. Stop smoking and limit alcohol…

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