Schedule Changes

We have a few class changes to let you know about:

For all of you mat class lovers...we are adding an evening mat class on THURSDAYS at 6:30pm beginning May 28th!

Also, On SATURDAYS the group class schedule is now 8:00am and 9:00am.  

Please remember, reservations are required for all classes.  

 

New Mat Class - Tuesdays 9:00am sissors

Cindy Sentel will be teaching a beginner mat class on Tuesday mornings at 9:00am.  The class will be 55 minutes and is the perfect way to begin a Pilates practice.  Learn the fundamentals of mat work, which is the basis of all Pilates exercises.  Class size is limited, please call 256-541-0519 to register. 

 

 

 

Debra Wade traveling to Atlanta

Debra Wade will be traveling to Atlanta, GA in the upcoming weeks for additional training on  the RED CORD suspension training system.  More information on the Red Cord system coming soon...

Congratulations to Cindy Sentel...IMG 2499

ur newest insturctor, Cindy Sentel, passed the Peak Pilates Level 1 training on September 7, 2014!!!  Cindy trained at the Pilates Atelier in Nashville, TN with Master Insturctor, Sonje Mayo.  After 4 months of grueling training,  the test out day arrived.  Cindy passed with flying colors and we are so excited to have her associated with Core Connection.  Look for Cindy's Biography coming soon to our instructor page.  

 

Congratulations to Crista Conwell...

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Congratulations to Core Connection Pilates Studio owner, Crista Conwell,  along with Christine Damron, Dawn Giammalvo, and Kevin Lartigue who passed the Level 3, Comprehensive Certification for Peak Pilates on April 26, 2014.  This certification completed 500 course hours of study, teaching, observation and personal practice.  The training took place at the Pilates Atelier in Nashville, TN with Master Instructor Sonje Mayo.  Great Job guys!






Pilates Helps Relieve Neck Pain

Chronic sufferers had less pain, greater function after 6-week program.

By Scott Douglas
Published by Runnersworld.com
June 20, 2013

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People with a history of neck pain found significant relief after a six-week Pilates program, according to a small study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Perhaps most significantly, the participants reported less pain six weeks after their last official Pilates session, suggesting that the exercise program had induced subtle changes in movement patterns that had long-lasting benefits.

Twelve women and one man participated in the study. They had moderate but recurrent neck pain, which had been with them for at least six weeks, or for at least one week per month for four months. 

For the study, they did one 1-hour Pilates class a week for six weeks, and were advised to do three 20-minute sessions each week on their own. The Pilates class featured 10-15 beginner-level mat exercises, plus a warm-up and cooldown.

After the six-week Pilates program, the participants had less disability and greater function in their neck than at the beginning of the study. At that time, they rated their pain the same, despite the improvements in function. Once the classes were over, the participants were encouraged to stick with their three-times-a-week home program.

Six weeks after the final class, however, they rated their pain as less severe, and their functioning remained higher. "With continued practice subjects may have progressed to the automatic stage of learning a motor skill where movements become more subconscious," the researchers wrote.

Water: How much should you drink every day?

by Mayo Clinic Staff

Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids. How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. Although no single formula fits everyone, knowing more about your body's need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each day.

Health benefits of water:

Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

How much water do you need?

Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.  So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

What about the advice to drink eight glasses a day?

Everyone has heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." That's about 1.9 liters, which isn't that different from the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Although the "8 by 8" rule isn't supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it's easy to remember. Just keep in mind that the rule should be reframed as: "Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day," because all fluids count toward the daily total. Factors that influence water needs

You may need to modify your total fluid intake depending on how active you are, the climate you live in, your health status, and if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. Exercise. If you exercise or engage in any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to compensate for the fluid loss. An extra 400 to 600 milliliters (about 1.5 to 2.5 cups) of water should suffice for short bouts of exercise, but intense exercise lasting more than an hour (for example, running a marathon) requires more fluid intake. How much additional fluid you need depends on how much you sweat during exercise, and the duration and type of exercise. During long bouts of intense exercise, it's best to use a sports drink that contains sodium, as this will help replace sodium lost in sweat and reduce the chances of developing hyponatremia, which can be life-threatening. Also, continue to replace fluids after you're finished exercising. Environment. Hot or humid weather can make you sweat and requires additional intake of fluid. Heated indoor air also can cause your skin to lose moisture during wintertime. Further, altitudes greater than 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) may trigger increased urination and more rapid breathing, which use up more of your fluid reserves. Illnesses or health conditions. When you have fever, vomiting or diarrhea, your body loses additional fluids. In these cases, you should drink more water. In some cases, your doctor may recommend oral rehydration solutions, such as Gatorade, Powerade or CeraLyte. Also, you may need increased fluid intake if you develop certain conditions, including bladder infections or urinary tract stones. On the other hand, some conditions such as heart failure and some types of kidney, liver and adrenal diseases may impair excretion of water and even require that you limit your fluid intake. Pregnancy or breast-feeding. Women who are expecting or breast-feeding need additional fluids to stay hydrated. Large amounts of fluid are used especially when nursing. The Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women drink 2.3 liters (about 10 cups) of fluids daily and women who breast-feed consume 3.1 liters (about 13 cups) of fluids a day.

Beyond the tap: Other sources of water

Although it's a great idea to keep water within reach at all times, you don't need to rely only on what you drink to meet your fluid needs. What you eat also provides a significant portion of your fluid needs. On average, food provides about 20 percent of total water intake. For example, many fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon and tomatoes, are 90 percent or more water by weight.

In addition, beverages such as milk and juice are composed mostly of water. Even beer, wine and caffeinated beverages — such as coffee, tea or soda — can contribute, but these should not be a major portion of your daily total fluid intake. Water is still your best bet because it's calorie-free, inexpensive and readily available.

Staying safely hydrated

Generally if you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) or more of colorless or light yellow urine a day, your fluid intake is probably adequate. If you're concerned about your fluid intake or have health issues, check with your doctor or a registered dietitian. He or she can help you determine the amount of water that's right for you.

To ward off dehydration and make sure your body has the fluids it needs, make water your beverage of choice. It's also a good idea to: Drink a glass of water or other calorie-free or low-calorie beverage with each meal and between each meal. Drink water before, during and after exercise.

Although uncommon, it is possible to drink too much water. When your kidneys are unable to excrete the excess water, the electrolyte (mineral) content of the blood is diluted, resulting in low sodium levels in the blood, a condition called hyponatremia. Endurance athletes, such as marathon runners, who drink large amounts of water, are at higher risk of hyponatremia. In general, though, drinking too much water is rare in healthy adults who eat an average American diet.

Top 5 Tips For Balancing Hormones Naturallygood fats

1. Eat Plenty of Good Fats

Low-fat diets are probably the number one reason young and old women are having problems with their hormones.  Hormones are made out of cholesterol. If you don’t eat enough cholesterol, your body can’t make hormones.  What are good fats? Traditional fats that have been around for centuries — the fats our great-grandmothers ate. These include: butter, cream, egg yolks, whole milk, coconut milk, lard, beef tallow, coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil.  Bad fats that should be avoided include: canola oil, vegetable oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and any hydrogenated oils.

2. Avoid Soy

I think one of the other big reasons we are seeing more hormonal problems today is due to the increase of soy in our diets. Soy is a goitrogen, which blocks iodine uptake in the body. In women, iodine is stored in the thyroid gland, the breasts and the ovaries.  Iodine deficiency causes thyroid disorders (including goiters, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer), cysts in the breasts and ovaries, and breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  You may think you’re not eating a lot of soy since you don’t drink soy milk or eat tofu. But these days, soy is in almost everything.  Most restaurants use soybean oil to cook with, and most packaged and processed foods contain soybean oil and/or soy lecithin. Most of the meat and dairy we consume is from animals fed soy. Most mayonnaise and salad dressings contain soybean oil.   It is okay to eat soy in small amounts, as a condiment, as long as it is naturally fermented (like naturally fermented soy sauce, miso, tempeh, or natto). It is best to avoid unfermented soy foods like soy milk and soy cheese. It is also best to avoid processed and packaged foods that contain soy.

3. Get Your Minerals On!

Most of us are depleted of minerals. Phytic acid in whole grains (like oats and whole wheat) deplete the body of minerals (unless these foods are properly soaked or sprouted.)  Minerals are vitally important to balancing hormones. For example, if you are low in zinc, which many of us are, you will not be able to produce enough testosterone (yes, even women need a certain amount of testosterone — this is vital to a healthy sex drive).  Iodine is a trace mineral most of us are deficient in. The Japanese have one of the lowest rates of breast cancer. I believe this is partly due to the fact that they consume large quantities of iodine, mainly in the form of fish broth and seaweed. (Not, as we often hear, due to soy. They eat very little soy compared to the amount of fish, fish broth and seaweed.  Japanese people traditionally eat miso soup with all their meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner. Modern miso soup is often made with MSG powder — but traditionally prepared miso soup is made with bonito broth. Bonito broth is made with fish. The fish are small and they use the whole fish in the broth, including the heads.  The reason this is important is the head is where the thyroid gland is contained. The thyroid is where iodine is stored. So if you are making fish broth, you need to include the head to get the iodine. The soup also contains seaweed which is also rich in iodine.   Unless you are eating real bonito broth miso soup every day, I recommend taking a supplement to get the same amount of iodine. One Iodoral pill contains 12.5 mg of iodine (which is the same amount the Japanese consume). Another form of iodine is Lugol’s.   It is recommended getting your iodine levels tested before you take it. You can order an iodine loading test online. If you have Hashimoto’s or hyperthyroidism, you should not take iodine.  A multi-mineral supplement called Concentrace can be added to filtered water.

man w herbs4. Take Maca

Maca is an adaptogenic herb which means it works to balance hormones. It’s not like taking a hormone. If you have low progestrone, maca will help you produce more. If you have high cortisol, maca will help to lower it.   You can buy maca on Amazon or  www.life-flo.com.  

5. Avoid White Flour, Sugar and Cut Out Caffeine

White flour, sugar and caffeine are all really bad for you, and they are especially bad for your adrenal glands.   If you really want to eat bread, try sprouted bread.

 

7 Signs your CORE is getting STRONGER!

Need some inspiration to get moving? Take a look at this list of benefits that devotees of Pilates enjoy.Man and Woman in Teaser
1. Your abdomen starts to flatten.
2. Your low back pain dissipates. 3. You can bend and twist with more ease.
4. You can tighten your abdominal wall when you lift heavy objects.
5. Your neck and shoulder strain subsides.
6. You feel like you stand straighter and taller.
7. You sweat doing simple Pilates exercises because you are engaging more muscles and, in effect, working harder!

Reasons not to Stretch

12 X 6 foam rollerMost of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.

But anyone who follows fitness science — or this column — knows that in recent years a variety of experiments have undermined that idea. Instead, researchers have discovered, this so-called static stretching can lessen jumpers’ heights and sprinters’ speeds, without substantially reducing people’s chances of hurting themselves.

Now, two new studies are giving us additional reasons not to stretch.

One, a study being published this month in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, concluded that if you stretch before you lift weights, you may find yourself feeling weaker and wobblier than you expect during your workout. Those findings join those of another new study from Croatia, a bogglingly comprehensive re-analysis of data from earlier experiments that was published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. Together, the studies augment a growing scientific consensus that pre-exercise stretching is generally unnecessary and likely counterproductive.

Many issues related to exercise and stretching have remained unresolved. In particular, it is unclear to what extent, precisely, subsequent workouts are changed when you stretch beforehand, as well as whether all types of physical activity are similarly affected.

For the more wide-ranging of the new studies, and to partially fill that knowledge gap, researchers at the University of Zagreb began combing through hundreds of earlier experiments in which volunteers stretched and then jumped, dunked, sprinted, lifted or otherwise had their muscular strength and power tested. For their purposes, the Croatian researchers wanted studies that used only static stretching as an exclusive warm-up; they excluded past experiments in which people stretched but also jogged or otherwise actively warmed up before their exercise session.

The scientists wound up with 104 past studies that met their criteria. Then they amalgamated those studies’ results and, using sophisticated statistical calculations, determined just how much stretching impeded subsequent performance.

The numbers, especially for competitive athletes, are sobering. According to their calculations, static stretching reduces strength in the stretched muscles by almost 5.5 percent, with the impact increasing in people who hold individual stretches for 90 seconds or more. While the effect is reduced somewhat when people’s stretches last less than 45 seconds, stretched muscles are, in general, substantially less strong.

They also are less powerful, with power being a measure of the muscle’s ability to produce force during contractions, according to Goran Markovic, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Zagreb and the study’s senior author. In Dr. Markovic and his colleagues’ re-analysis of past data, they determined that muscle power generally falls by about 2 percent after stretching.

And as a result, they found, explosive muscular performance also drops off significantly, by as much as 2.8 percent. That means that someone trying to burst from the starting blocks, blast out a ballistic first tennis serve, clean and jerk a laden barbell, block a basketball shot, or even tick off a fleet opening mile in a marathon will be ill served by stretching first. Their performance after warming up with stretching is likely to be worse than if they hadn’t warmed up at all.

A similar conclusion was reached by the authors of the other new study, in which young, fit men performed standard squats with barbells after either first stretching or not. The volunteers could manage 8.3 percent less weight after the static stretching. But even more interesting, they also reported that they felt less stable and more unbalanced after the stretching than when they didn’t stretch.

Just why stretching hampers performance is not fully understood, although the authors of both of the new studies write that they suspect the problem is in part that stretching does exactly what we expect it to do. It loosens muscles and their accompanying tendons. But in the process, it makes them less able to store energy and spring into action, like lax elastic waistbands in old shorts, which I’m certain have added significantly to the pokiness of some of my past race times by requiring me manually to hold up the garment.

Of course, the new studies’ findings primarily apply to people participating in events that require strength and explosive power, more so than endurance. But “some research speaks in favor” of static stretching impairing performance in distance running and cycling, Dr. Markovic said.

More fundamentally, the results underscore the importance of not prepping for exercise by stretching, he said. “We can now say for sure that static stretching alone is not recommended as an appropriate form of warm-up,” he said. “A warm-up should improve performance,” he pointed out, not worsen it.

A better choice, he continued, is to warm-up dynamically, by moving the muscles that will be called upon in your workout. Jumping jacks and toy-soldier-like high leg kicks, for instance, prepare muscles for additional exercise better than stretching. As an unscientific side benefit, they can also be fun. 

 How to Eat a Rainbow

colorful-vegetables-150x150It can be hard to maintain a healthy diet. Counting calories, deciphering ingredients - it can all get overwhelming. Well, forget that. We want to share one of the most basic ways to determine a healthy meal - just use your eyes. 

See, the natural pigments that give foods like fruits and vegetables their color also have beneficial nutritional properties. By including foods in a variety of colors, you can add nutrition and vitality to any meal. We want you to literally eat a rainbow every day!

So why is it important to eat a rainbow and not just your favorite fruit or veggie? Well, a study in the medical journal, Nutrition states that the variety of vitamins and antioxidants absorbed from a range of sources can, even in small amounts, provide greater health benefits than consuming only a few types of vegetables in large quantities. Here are some good places to start:

Red. Colored by lycopene, red foods like cherries, beets, grapefruit, watermelon and even red potatoes and wine help reduce risk of several types of cancer, including prostate cancer.

Orange. Colored by carotenoids, foods like mangos, persimmons, apricots, yellow apples and sweet corn are vital to healthy eye sight and may reduce the risk of heart related diseases.

Green foods are colored by chlorophyll and lutein. Honeydew melon, onions, limes, kiwi and avocado can all help protect against cancer, fight cataracts and reduce the risk of birth defects due to the high amounts of folate often found in green veggies. 

Blue foods like plums, eggplant, juneberries and raisins are colored by the pigment anthocyanin which is a powerful antioxidant helping to protect cells against damage and improve memory all while fighting against strokes and many forms of cancer.

Visit your local farmer's market to buy a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Pilates During Cancer Treatment:

Pilates is a low-impact physical fitness system that consists of a series of exercises that develop the body's strength, flexibility, and control. Pilates exercises can be mat bridgeseasily modified to suit practitioners' limitations and abilities. It makes sense, then, that Pilates can be used as an important part of maintaining wellness for those currently undergoing cancer treatments, or those in recovery from cancer.  

By isolating different muscle groups, Pilates exercises  develop strength in the body's "core" muscles in the abdomen and back, and increase overall flexibility and coordination. Pilates exercises can be done with no equipment but a mat, moving just the body in a series of movements with focused attention on breathing and muscle control. Pilates exercises also emphasize concentration and breathing, making it very relaxing, with benefits similar to other low-impact exercises like yoga.

The National Cancer Institute explains that exercise in general has been shown to be beneficial to cancer patients undergoing treatment and in recovery. However, many forms of exercise may be too high-impact for those suffering from fatigue and muscle weakness as a side effect. Pilates is a viable option for cancer patients because it is low-impact and features exercises that can be easily modified to suit a patient's needs and abilities.

Pilates can be a powerful aid to cancer patients during any stage of treatment. Pilates expert Mari Winsor, interviewed for Gaiam.com, explains that patients currently undergoing chemotherapy may experience an energy boost from Pilates. Winsor also explains that Pilates can help patients feel stronger, have better circulation, and at the very least can help relieve the stress of treatment and recovery.

The Stanford Cancer Center offers a Pilates class part of their Cancer Supportive Care Program because of their understanding that Pilates can be highly beneficial for the healing process. Their class covers modifications to Pilates exercises designed for cancer patients or survivors. Similar classes are available at other cancer treatment centers, gyms, and specialized studios throughout the country.

For patients with mesothelioma or other cancers, Pilates offers the benefits of stress reduction as well as gentle strengthening and flexibility training. Engaging in Pilates following a mesothelioma prognosis or similar cancer diagnosis can help create an increased quality of life and promote faster recovery for current patients and survivors.

Article by: Kate Flaherty

The Muscles of the Pelvic Floor

by Kelley Ranaudo, pilatesdigest.com

Psoas Rest PostitionWhat do you mean lift my pelvic floor? This is what we hear from some of our clients, but patiently we get them to learn, use and appreciate their pelvic floor muscles. As Pilates instructors, we know how important the muscles of the pelvic floor are and why we emphasize them to our clients. As Pilates participants, we might not know, but we should understand the many functions these muscles participate in. Our pelvic floor consists of several muscles, which support the bladder, uterus, rectum and prostate. The function of the pelvic floor that we most hear about is their help in controlling urine. Many women have been told to do Kegel exercises to help strengthen and control urine leakage. Common causes of the pelvic floor weakening include pregnancy, childbirth, obesity and even constant coughing, to name a few.

The muscles of the pelvic floor also function as part of our "core" muscles. The pelvic diaphragm, the floor of the pelvis, is the lower support of the abdominal cavity and assists in respiration as well as spine support. These muscles connect to the pubic bone in front and attach to the tailbone in back so they are extremely important for low back health. Contraction of the deep pelvic floor muscles will also help to fire the transversus abdominis, which is an extremely important stabilizer for the low back and spine.

Neutral pelvis, as emphasized in Pilates, is where you want to be to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles optimally and evenly. Neutral pelvis refers to the natural curves of your spine. To find neutral, your anterior superior iliac spines (ASIS) and your pubic symphysis are in the same horizontal plane. When lying on your back with your knees bent, the heel of your hands should feel your ASIS and your fingers should feel your pubic symphysis. Rock the pelvis slightly back in forth until you feel that they are in the same horizontal plane. Imagine trying to balance a cup of tea on your lower abdomen.

In order to feel the muscles of the pelvic floor, inhale and as you exhale try to lift and tighten the muscles that would normally stop the flow of urine. Try not to use your abdominals and don't squeeze your buttocks, legs or hold your breath. Try to hold for 5-10 seconds. As you inhale, relax the muscles and lift them again on the exhale. Do 10 contractions, trying to hold each for 5-10 seconds, with a 4 second rest in between.

The activation of the pelvic floor muscles should not only be practiced in Pilates class. As with all Pilates principles, this awareness should become part of your daily life.

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Questions for Our Resident Massage Therapist

Kim, When and how often should I get a massage? -BF  

Answer:    This is an excellent question!!   Many people during times of stress begin to feel many aches and pains that are normally not something that they feel during times when stress levels are low.  Should you be entering a period of high levels of stress, it may be a good time to schedule an appointment, before you begin to feel any particular aches and pains.   If one is seeking rehabilitation for a particular injury, whether it be old or new, it is good to have a sense of body awareness.  Normally after a neuromuscular therapy session, one should begin to evaluate themselves immediately and especially after approximately 48 hours.  Some people will feel some lactic acid build up or some other muscles may beginning to work that have been sluggish during normal activities and may create some tenderness. After the 48 hours, is when you should really pay attention to what your body is telling you.  When you begin to feel as if you are no longer improving, or you feel like you are going backwards, this is the appropriate time to reschedule an appointment.  This helps the body to facilitate proper motor function that may have been lost due to injury or improper alignment. Keeping with this type of protocol will help one to be more body aware and in tune with their own rehabilitation.   Most people after receiving massages for a period of time will begin to "know" when they may need to schedule their appointments. Although, I do believe that it can never be too soon to visit your massage therapist.  A monthly appointment is always great mental rejuvenation as well as physical!

Swan with Foam Roller

Please click the following link from Pilates Digest to view a video that illustrates the Pilates obliques exercise: Exercise

This is a great exercise for extension. Form is extremely important on this exercise. Swan on the Foam Roller targets the back extensors, transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis, obliques, and the scapula stabilizers. Focus on maintaining cervical and thoracic alignment. Stabilize the scapulae throughout the movement and avoid sinking into the shoulders. Maintain abdominal engagement throughout the exercise to support the lumbar spine and prevent the lumbar from overextending.

To modify this exercise, lift the upper body only as far as abdominal support can be maintained.

As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any exercise program. If you should experience any pain or discomfort, please discontinue the exercise and consult your doctor.


Yamuna® Foot Wakers

Everyday our feet are subjected to tremendous weight-bearing stress. Over time, this stress leads to imbalanced walking patterns that can cause feet to contract, bones to narrow, and muscles to atrophy. The result: restrictions which glue all these underlying structures together. These repetitive, imbalanced walking patterns contribute to misalignment of the muscles and joints from head to toe. Using Yamuna® Foot Wakers you can prevent painful foot problems such as plantar fasciitis and Mortons' Neuromas.

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February is Heart Health Month

- Dr. Deborah Wiancek

February is national heart health month, fitting since Valentine's Day signifies love, relationships, family and the heart. With all this celebration centering on the heart I would like to discuss how we can take better care of your heart given that cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer in U.S. adults. Heart disease should be a concern no matter what your age, especially given that I even see high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis in children. Yet, the majority of cardiovascular disease is preventable and treatable with dietary changes, physical activity and targeted nutritional supplementation. Lifestyle interventions, along with supplementation, have a broader benefit than drugs because they address the dysfunction that underlie chronic disease rather than just treat the symptoms. In treating cardiovascular disease everyone is different since there are many causes such as stress, insulin resistance, inflammation and obesity etc. This is why an individual approach is best. There are a few supplements that I would like to discuss that can protect an individual from heart disease.

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