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Yes to 2022 Flu Shot

Yes to 2022 Flu Shot

Here are two very good reason the get your flu shot in 2022? CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 annual hospitalizations over the last 10 years. 246,000 died from FLU (not COVID) between September 2021 and March 2022. Annual flu vaccines have proven, to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccine this fall, will reduce your risk from 2022 strain of influenza…

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When is Yes the Wrong Answer?

When is Yes the Wrong Answer?

Giving is good, but giving yourself away isn’t. How many of us find it just easier to say Yes!  Is a Yes enabling the other person(s) to not do for themselves? Reason out when saying Yes is an impediment to another’s growth and development. This will take practice. Rewards will be a better personal life going forward for you. TOOLS TO HELP YOU SAY NO: 1. Remember NO is said out of self-love and protection. 2. Don’t answer right away….

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FALL FREEKEH OUT!

FALL FREEKEH OUT!

Falls brings slow cooking. Think whole grains to add anti-aging benefits.  The entire kernel of grain must be listed to qualify as “whole grain”. Read label carefully, if the label says “refined whole grains”, the bulk of the fiber, iron and nutrients are removed. Freekeh is a type of grain that is harvested young and is usually sold roasted and cracked, giving it a smokey flavor and is one of the highest in protein, with 8 grams in ¾ of…

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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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