What do you know about heartburn?

What is heartburn?

Heartburn is a burning sensation that is felt in the area behind the sternum (chest bone). Normally when you swallow food or beverage it travels down your esophagus and a valve or sphincter at the base of your esophagus opens to permit entrance into your stomach.  The stomach contains powerful acids which help break down food into nutrients that our bodies can use.

Choose Exercise

Take your pick…

Choices… we make them every day. I know it’s not always that simple, and of course I’m excluding accidents and disease.  We do however, chose whether we will exercise or sit on the couch. It is a fact that the benefits of exercise are one of the bulwarks against the cumulative effects of aging.

Long Term Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Health

Serious consequences of lack of sleep on health

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that the average adult get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Most American adults don’t get that much.  If you get six hours of sleep or less, you are going to be sleep deprived and there are more serious consequences to lack of sleep than just feeling groggy the next day.

Are You Crazy For Cranberries?

Did you know that cranberries are very nutritious

The holiday season is approaching and fresh, frozen and canned cranberries take a prominent display position in the supermarkets.  Did you know that researchers are now classifying cranberries as a super phytonutrient fruit right up there with blueberries?  So if you are not crazy about cranberries,

Three Preventable Reasons Elderly Get Hospitalized

What are the three main preventable reasons elderly get hospitalized?

There are three primary reasons the elderly are taken to hospital ER; falls, dehydration, and medication errors.  In the past month I have attended two Conferences, one in the U.S, and the other in Canada. The aforementioned have been cited as the top three preventable reasons elderly are hospitalized. 


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