Does Depression Affect Our Heart?
Does Depression Affect Our Heart? This is an important topic as we see the increase in mental health issues as a result of the pandemic. Depression has been proven to be a such a risk factor in cardiac disease that the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended that all cardiac patients be screened for depression […]
Does Our Mental Health Affect Our Heart?
Does our mental health affects our heart? This is an important topic as we see the increase in mental health issues as a result of the pandemic. Most of us consider heart disease as a physical condition, but our thoughts, attitudes and emotions are just as important. A large and growing body of research shows […]
The Mouth Body Connection – PODCAST
The Mouth Body Connection has seen a huge shift in understanding the link between mouth health and body health. Dr Karen Wolfe answers two questions – How can the health of our mouth affect our body ? Why are the simple habits of daily brushing and flossing more important than we might think? Your Mouth, […]
Lifestyle Medicine is Needed Now! – PODCAST
Lifestyle medicine is needed now more than ever. Poor lifestyle choices such a smoking and overuse of alcohol and lack of physical activity are key contributors to the progression of many of the chronic diseases that put us at more risk of severe infection with this new corona virus. What Is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle medicine […]
Overcoming The Epidemic of Loneliness
Let’s focus on overcoming the epidemic of loneliness. As technology dramatically expands our ways of communicating, loneliness has become one of the leading causes of premature death in all technologically advanced nations.Despite the increase in technology “connectivity” with cellphones, social media, dating apps, texting, email and digital entertainment… we are still lonely! In 2018, Cigna […]
Do You Know About The Healing Power of Pets?
Do you know pets have healing power? Such as Lower blood pressure less risk of heart disease reduced anxiety The number of scientifically proven health benefits of pet ownership is rising faster than the number of chew toys strewn around your house. These health pluses aren’t just the result of the extra exercise you get […]
Is Plant- Based Eating Going Mainstream?
Several Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in California, doctors, nurses, and other staff are learning about plant-powered eating so they can pass along the information to their patients. Some of the medical staff are even adopting plant-powered diets long-term.
PART 1 – Oral Wellness 101 – The Mouth-Body Connection
Do you think a physician who suspected heart disease or diabetes would refer the patient to a gum specialist? That is definitely not the current “standard of care”. Well. Based on research, that might change! Research is now showing strong links between mouth health and body health. In one recent study, people with serious gum […]
How Stress Influences Disease: Study Reveals Inflammation as the Culprit
ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2012) — Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health. A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Sheldon Cohen has […]