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Be well informed and well educated. Every one who knows TyH is aware that we are all about being pro-active to be healthier and reduce your risk of disease. What’s new, tried and what works? Share your experience. Learn from others. Join the exchange.

Breathing Exercises ‘Real and Effective’ for Fibromyalgia

Posted by Margy Squires on 6/19/2018 to Fibromyalgia
Peaceful CanyonJust breathe...
A new study from the April 2018 Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine reports breathing exercises produce "relevant benefits" on pain tolerance thresholds in a group of fibromyalgia (FM) patients. In layman's terms, doctors put pressure on their tender points at the start of the study, measuring how much pressure pain could be tolerated. The patients were split into 2 groups; one group performed the breathing exercises and the other group did not.

Bone Up with Fibro-Care Cal!

Posted by Margy on 5/17/2018 to Bone Health

Balanced for bone & heart health...

Beans for Bones How much calcium do you need? An interview with naturopathic Michael Murray sheds light on the subject and answers a question we hear from many customers. According to Dr. Murray, his practical recommendation on calcium supplementation is there is no reason to go over 1000 mg a day. Most studies also show that calcium alone does not benefit bones, nor reduce the risk for osteoporosis or bone loss. Adding vitamin D appears to reduce the risk of hip fractures by 29%. However, other nutrients have a role in bone integrity. Dr. Murray cites vitamin K2 in the menaquinone form, boron, B vitamins, bioflavonoids and magnesium.

CoQ10 Regulates Serotonin in Fibromyalgia

Posted by Margy on 4/18/2018 to Antioxidants
Over the past several years, TyH has been reporting on Dr. Cordero's studies with CoQ10 and fibromyalgia (FM) which lowers oxidative stress and improves energy. Another interesting study (which also includes Cordero) shows CoQ10 helps regulate serotonin, found low in FM, which may in turn help pain in this amplified pain condition.

The small clinical trial reports that disturbances in serotonin function impact the classic FM symptoms as this important chemical modulates pain, fatigue, sleep, cognition and mood. The reason why this disturbance happens or how it plays in the pathology or disease process of FM is not agreed on by researchers. However, restoring normal function could potentially help FM patients. Measured comparison of FM patients to healthy controls showed "marked" lower levels of both CoQ10 and serotonin in blood platelets. Previous research suggests platelets are good models of serotonin levels as found in nerve cells.

Heart Healthy Fats: Omega-3

Posted by Ivy Wood on 2/6/2018 to Omega 3 EFAs
Figure holding heartHow many times have you heard that you are what you eat? It appears to be true, especially when it comes to nutrients from essential fatty acids (EFAs). In fact, the status of omega-3 fatty acids as a heart healthy nutrient is thoroughly corroborated by a large body of research.

According to the Center for Disease Control, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, roughly 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women but men appear to be more at risk. In 2009, more than half deaths due to heart disease were in men. Could taking a supplement help change those numbers?

Wellness Fair

Posted by Margy Squires on 2/5/2018 to Immune Function
it's not over until it's over...Margy at Wellness Fair

On January 27, the Tonto Verde Resort in Arizona sponsored a Wellness Fair and invited To Your Health to exhibit, along with other wellness providers offering education on acupuncture, essential oils, massage, physical therapy, nutrition and other holistic therapies. It was fun to interact with attendees and other health professionals in the relaxing and beautiful Tonto Verde Clubhouse. Margy at the fair (right).