[caption id="attachment_24546" align="alignleft"]Ghita Worcester, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Marketing, UCare[/caption]UCare’s Ghita Worcester, senior vice president of public affairs and marketing, was selected by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a Women in Business honoree for 2015.
Let’s face it, we are all busy people! We run around all day from the moment we wake up. The key to feeding yourself right is to have a plan….otherwise when the afternoon munchies arrive you will want to grab anything that’s handy. Don’t get stuck in the “fast food” trap, instead let’s talk about having some good ideas, that are quick, convenient and ready to grab!
Consumption of an African diet for only two weeks may reduce the risk of colon cancer, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in Nature Communications.
Smith, the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976, is reaching out to minorities who are battling Alzheimer’s disease.
[caption id="attachment_24383" align="alignleft"]canstockphoto[/caption]Your health begins with your gut! In Western medicine we are not taught the importance of good gut health, yet it is at the root of your overall health. In Eastern medicine, this is commonly acknowledged and this is where they begin whether you are going in for emotional, neurological or physical reasons.
The statistics around stroke are staggering. Each year over 130,000 people in the United States die after experiencing a stroke and according to the Minnesota Department of health, since 2005, the number of stroke hospitalizations has remained between 11,000 and 12,000 a year. For minorities, the numbers are even more alarming. Minorities have higher stroke risks, stroke occurrence at an earlier age and, for some, more severe strokes.
[caption id="attachment_24344" align="alignleft"]modernstorytellers.com[/caption]The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released an infant mortality reduction plan that calls for improving the state’s infant mortality rate with a stronger focus on reducing disparities across racial and ethnic groups.
[caption id="attachment_24326" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]We’ve talked about getting hydrated! Are you drinking your water? Remember the best time to grab a glass of water is right away when you wake up. Starting this habit will help you to realize when you are thirsty throughout the day! We have also talked about adding in GREENS by having a daily green smoothie and adding a salad in daily!
[caption id="attachment_24324" align="alignleft"]canstockphoto[/caption]It seems obvious that if our plants are wilting, we water them! Those of us with cats, dogs and other animals know that we must give them water or they will die. But sometimes when it comes to our own bodies, we forget to drink the life giving water that we need! There are so many beverage options for us that it seems we are “drinking” enough. In reality, drinks such as caffeine filled coffee, tea, soda, alcohol and beer don’t hydrate us and even rob us further of the water our cells need.
Get Your Green On!! Eat some green everyday….whether it’s a salad, a smoothie or cooked greens on the side….your body needs the green!! Why?
Here’s the deal…..more greens make your blood naturally less clumpy and makes it FLOW better. Meaning it LOWERS blood pressure naturally! Better blood flow means more oxygen to your cells! More oxygen means MORE ENERGY, MORE MENTAL CLARITY and LESS DEPRESSION!! Also the greens have a ton of FIBER to keep things moving in the bathroom. Lastly, greens have a lot of protein! Who knew! (If you are already on a blood thinner such as Coumadin, talk to me, because greens will effect this.)