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Monthly Archives: February 2015

This week at Yellow Gazebo: February 20th 2015

 

Meet Dr. Olja Keserovic, our new Naturopathic Doctor. She’s very knowledgeable in a variety of areas, including digestive and hormonal issues as well as pediatrics, and she uses a variety of treatment modalities that can treat an even wider array of concerns.Olja-pic-198x300

 

 

Now continuing with out heart health theme, here is a summary of the great posts we shared this last week:

 

Lower Your Cholesterol Now to Prevent Heart Disease,” By Leslie Beck

If you’ve been told your cholesterol is on the high side, take steps now to bring your number down. According to this article, researchers have found that the longer your cholesterol stays elevated in your 30’s and 40’s, the greater the risk of having heart disease when you’re older.

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11 Simple Tricks That Make Heart Healthy-Eating Easier,” By Dr. Lisa Young

Heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. To develop a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent heart disease, try these 11 simple — and healthy — tips for heart health.

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Recipe of the week

The Yellow Gazebo Smoothie (aka The Mango and Turmeric Smoothie)  is a creamy smoothie that is sweetened with juicy mangoes and flavoured with toasted coconut. Why not make your own YG Smoothie with this easy recipe by our very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Schelew:

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Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy. And recently we even added facial aesthetics! Click here to book your next appointment.

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February Health Newsletter 2015

 

 

This Month: Heart Health



Top 5 Myths About Heart Disease

Debunked!

Think you can skip this article because you know you’re too young, already exercise or are taking all the vitamins and supplements you can already? Well think again, because you might not know as much as you think you do.  This article will help not only open your eyes, but may even teach you something you didn’t already know.

Get heart healthy.

Video: Limbic BreathingIn this great video, naturopathic doctor Olja Keserovic shows you an amazing technique for breathing: one that will get you more energy and can even improve your circulation.Click here to breathe right.


Our New Naturopathic Doctor!Olja Keserovic ND, is happy to join the team at Yellow Gazebo after having practiced in Toronto for over 15 years. Olja is very knowledgeable in a variety of areas, including digestive and hormonal issues as well as pediatrics, and she uses a variety of treatment modalities that can treat an even wider array of concerns.Read more about Olja.
Recipe: Vibrant Kale Quinoa SaladHolistic nutritionist Jesse Lane Schelew is back! This amazing recipe for a tasty salad will not only provide unusual warmth for a raw meal, but also contains turmeric which can protect against heart disease. Plus, add some beets which have anti-inflammatory properties that can also be very beneficial for your old pumper. Just remember to share – it’s that tasty.Get eatin’.
Video: How to Stretch Your WristsSuffering from carpal tunnel syndrome? Feeling some tension in your wrists from all the exercise you’ve been getting? Just use your forearms a lot? Getting some stretching done on your wrists and forearms is seldom something we think about, but a little help can go a long way for this part of your body. This video is a great introduction to wrist stretching. Just remember to take it easy when you’re starting out, so that you don’t have any further complications.Watch the video here.

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This week at Yellow Gazebo- February 6th 2015

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It’s February!! This month our theme is heart health. It is bound to be a very informative topic and we’re excited to be talking about some of the many issues and concerns that fall under this category. However, before that let us recap what we covered last week.

Here’s a summary of the great posts we shared this last week:

“7 Signs You Are Having A Heart Attack” By Lisa Collier Cool (http://goo.gl/CKpwFR)

Heart attack is the number one killer of women. This article talks about how  heart attack symptoms can be quite different in women than in men,  and how it’s extremely important that you recognize those symptoms.

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“The Top 5 Myths About Heart Disease” By Richard Lobbenberg (http://goo.gl/EC3ZaX)

Can you tell fact from fiction when it comes to myths about heart disease? With so much information available, what should you believe and what should you just laugh at? In this article, our very own Richard Lobbenberg has compiled a list to help you chuckle (which, incidentally, is very good for your heart).

Recipe of the week

Kale Quinoa Salad is packed with exciting flavors and colours. It gets a tanginess from marinated onions and sundried tomatoes, a sweetness from the raisins, carrots and curry dressing, and lots of crunch from the celery, kale and seeds. The quinoa also gives it a protein punch that makes it very filling. It contains turmeric which has been found to protect against cardiovascular disease, and beets which contain anti-inflammatory compounds that have been studied within the context of heart disease. Try this easy recipe by our very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Schelew: http://goo.gl/aXHXM5

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Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy.  And recently we even added facial aesthetics!  Click here to book your next appointment.

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The Top 5 Myths About Heart Disease

Knowing whether or not your heart is healthy is very important, especially since heart disease is the number one killer in North America today. But with so much information available, what should you believe and what should you just laugh at? Here’s a list to help you chuckle (which, incidentally, is very good for your heart):

1. I would know if I had high blood pressure. Sorry Harry Potter, but there’s no magic spell that you can cast over yourself for that test. You can be in good physical condition and still have high blood pressure, and the same goes for high cholesterol. So drop the wand and see your doctor for a proper test.

2. I have heart disease so I should take it easy. Not according to Harvard Medical School, and they’re SORT OF experts in this stuff. The best thing you can do, in fact, is get some physical activity at the level that’s right for you. Your doctor can help you pinpoint that level. And when you know, try one-on-one yoga from one of our experts so that you can hit that sweet spot right away.

3. I’ll know if I’m having a heart attack because I’ll have chest pain. I wouldn’t count on it. Signs of a heart attack are sometimes subtle. Other than chest pain, you might experience:

  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • feeling light-headed
  • pain or discomfort in one or both arms, your jaw, neck or back

Not sure if it’s a heart attack? Call 9-1-1 anyway – you might only get one chance.

4. Diabetes won’t affect my heart if I’m taking my medication. Well now, that’s just silly. Diabetes medication can help control your blood sugar levels, but not so much when it comes to your larger blood vessels – like the ones related to your heart. You’re better off taking the diabetes med’s to prevent issues with your smaller blood vessels (like the ones in your kidneys), and focusing on lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure, plus quitting smoking. See a naturopathic doctor for help with this area.

5. It’s okay to have higher blood pressure when you’re older. Not if you want to live a long life it’s not! While blood pressure does tend to rise with age, that doesn’t mean that it’s ‘okay’. Stiffer arterial walls make your heart pump harder, which further weakens the arteries near your heart and allows fat to deposit itself. This is how high blood pressure leads to heart attacks. Acupuncture works great for leveling out blood pressure, so consider get a little ‘needling’ today.

By Richard Lobbenberg, Registered Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner

 

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This Week at Yellow Gazebo – January 30th 2015

Continuing with our fitness theme, here’s a summary of the great posts we shared this last week:

“How To Get An Actual Workout While You’re Shoveling Snow” By  (http://goo.gl/4OlzzX)

This article shows the benefit of outdoor activity in cold weather because it boosts the health benefits of regular physical activity; you can expect a slightly higher calorie burn and an extra boost to your heart, for starters.  So if you cant make it to the gym, why not make your shoveling work for you? Clear off the front steps while getting in a quick workout with the moves below.

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“4 Science- Backed Ways To Motivate Yourself To Work Out” By Sarah Elizabeth Richards (http://goo.gl/dL8qNE)

We’ve all had those moments where we’d rather sit on the couch, and Netflix it up than hit the gym. In this article it explores 4 science-backed tactics  for the time when you need a little help getting off the couch.

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Recipe of the week
Almond milk is super easy to make at home and has a delicious fresh taste.Homemade almond milk has an amazing clean taste that it completely different from the store bought variety. Why not make your own almond milk with this easy recipe by our very own Holistic Nutritionist, Jesse Lane Schelew: http://goo.gl/VIbo7v

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Remember that we have lots of great natural health care services here at Yellow Gazebo, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathy. And recently we even added aesthetics!  Click here to book your next appointment.

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