Why are the holidays so hazardous to our health?


submitted by Ginny Grimsley,
 National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts

It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health.

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Hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke drop in last decade

U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, according to new research in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, “Circulation.”

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Do a cleanse, your body deserves it!

submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner of Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

The summer is behind us, yet the barbeques and ice cream are sticking with us…literally. Before you go out and commit to an expensive yearlong health and fitness membership, consider starting with the basics – a cleanse and purification of your bodily systems.

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Upcoming food seminars at McCaffrey’s

If you’re interested in information about the Glycemic Index (GI), attend a free nutrition program at McCaffrey’s Food Market. On Thursday, October 9th, 10:00am at the Yardley store, Jill Kwasny, Registered Dietitian, will present “Carbohydrates, Sugars and the Glycemic Index” with McCaffrey’s Executive Chef, Erik Blackshire. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the GI, looking at the impact of foods on our actual blood sugar, as well as observe a cooking demonstration and enjoy a delicious tasting.

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Why aren’t you taking vitamin D?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Vitamin D has been in the news quite often lately, and with good reason. Scientists believe that most Americans do not get enough vitamin D, and according to a recent study, this could have a significant impact on our overall health. In fact, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently reported that experts from university hospitals around the world called on international agencies to “reassess, as a matter of high priority,” dietary recommendations for vitamin D.

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Your mother was right: Take your vitamins!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Many Americans are adopting healthier lifestyles, devoting more and more time to sensible diets and regular exercise. That’s a very good regimen to follow. However, did you know that many vitamins and minerals are lost through sweat during strenuous exercises?

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St. Mary named one of top 100 hospitals in the nation

St. Mary Medical Center was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

St. Mary is one of only three hospitals named to the list from the Philadelphia region and the only one in Bucks County. The hospital, which has been named to this list previously, was designated by Modern Healthcare as a 2010 Best Places to Work and is consistently voted as a best hospital and best employer in the annual Best of Bucks awards.

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Allergy season is here, are your ready?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Spring is here and if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with seasonal allergies, there’s good news. Many safe, natural supplements are available to treat those annoying symptoms – coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion – without many of the side effects associated with prescription medications. Here are some of the more effective ingredients in the war against hay fever.

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Fix diabetes in 30 days

submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner of Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

Adult onset diabetes is curable yet hardly anyone believes it. It’s hard to understand why. It is pretty clear that all sugar-handling problems, such as type two diabetes, can be reversed in the majority of instances. You can fix this yourself without medicine.

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May is American Stroke Month

Knowing these two things may save a life from stroke

During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks everyone in the Delaware Valley to learn two things that may save a life.

  1. Know if you are at risk for stroke.
  2. Know the stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency.

Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

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