In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Kristi Funk, founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center and breast cancer surgeon to well known celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. Dr. Funk is a board certified surgical breast specialist and has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment. Read More
Why is high blood pressure dangerous?
Think of it like this: Your arteries are like a garden hose. When the water is turned on too low it doesn’t travel fast enough and you only get dribbles of water coming out of the nozzle of the hose. This is similar to hypotension or low blood pressure.
When you turn the tap one entire turn, you’ll get a good steady stream of water coming out of the nozzle,. This is similar to what normal blood pressure looks like.
Now, if you turn the tap on forcefully about 3-4 full turns the water will exert high pressure against the inside the wall of the hose causing a forceful jet of water to shoot out of the nozzle. This is what high blood pressure looks like. Read More
Remember those days your mom would urge you to finish your greens. It’s for good reason! Green leafy vegetables have are a gold mine of nutrients. If that’s the case then how come Americans eat greens only about once or twice a week? Why are cabbage, turnip greens, and spinach rarely seen at the American dinner table?
Why is lettuce the only green vegetable that most Americans ever use? Green veggies are inexpensive and packed with a treasure full of of nutrients. Read More
With all everyone has to juggle – the responsibilities and schedules, work, play and meeting the needs of your kids – it can make life pretty darn serious. When motherhood becomes too serious and the fun and playful Mom you once were disappears into the background, it’s time to take an honest look at the things that are stealing the joy. You can be a more playful parent when you take inventory of what is important, not so important and how to rearrange priorities. Read More