Heart Tonics, Naturally, Healthy, and Herbal

Herbs can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system functioning optimally. Your heart is the capital city at the center of your body, with an intricate network of blood vessels branching out in the form of superhighways (arteries), routes (arterioles), and winding, narrow backroads (capillaries), with your veins serving as the return route. Together, these … Continue reading Heart Tonics, Naturally, Healthy, and Herbal

February Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Globally, heart disease and stroke remain the number one cause of death. The American Heart Association and other organizations have spent the month reminding us to be physically active, eat a healthy diet, stop smoking, lose weight, and manage our cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. All very sound advice. … Continue reading February Heart Month

Lover’s Truffles & Herbs for the Heart Space – Traditional Medicinals

We can use herbs to support our hearts, both physically and spiritually through medicinal formulas and self-care rituals. Source: Lover's Truffles & Herbs for the Heart Space - Traditional Medicinals

Hawthorn 101

During the month of February, when all marketing seems to center on triumphs of the heart, it’s important to remember that not every heart is celebrating Valentine’s Day; many hearts need physical and emotional nurturing. That’s when we herbalists love to sing the praises of hawthorn, one of the nature’s resilient trees and Western herbalism’s … Continue reading Hawthorn 101

Arjuna {Terminalia arjuna}

The arjuna, scientific name Terminalia arjuna, is a lofty evergreen tree that is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. This tree often grows to a height of about 100 feet or 30 meters and bears yellow blooms and tapering leaves. The bark of the arjuna tree possesses therapeutic properties and has been used by people for centuries … Continue reading Arjuna {Terminalia arjuna}

Yoga: What is yoga? How does it work?

Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In 5,000 years of yoga history, the term "yoga" has gone through a renaissance in current culture, exchanging the loincloth for a leotard and leggings. Yoga has become … Continue reading Yoga: What is yoga? How does it work?

Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

Despite messages to the contrary, most women being seen by a doctor for the first time with suspected heart disease actually experience the same classic symptoms as men, notably chest pain and shortness of breath, according to a study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute. But other differences between the sexes are evident in … Continue reading Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

High Antioxidant Diet Decreases Risk Of Heart Attack In Women.

A diet rich in total antioxidants, especially from fruits and vegetables, can greatly reduce the risk of heart attack in women, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. This particular study was the first to focus on the effects of all dietary antioxidants and their connection to heart attacks. Total antioxidant … Continue reading High Antioxidant Diet Decreases Risk Of Heart Attack In Women.

Women’s heart health: is it being ignored?

Women visiting their doctor are less likely to be advised regarding heart health and more likely to be told to lose weight, according to a recent study that will be presented at the upcoming American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session. Although heart disease tends to strike women 7-10 years later than men, it … Continue reading Women’s heart health: is it being ignored?