The Simplicity of Nature
The Simplicity of Nature

Enjoy the brilliance of simplicity. Simplicity can inspire you to new heights and challenges.

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A Time for Tranquility
A Time for Tranquility

Find the time everyday to allow your mind, body and spirit to become tranquil, calm and quiet.

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Meditate in the Spirit
Meditate in the Spirit

Listen to the spirit of awakening it can provide guidance to our thoughts and actions.

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Renew to Replenish
Renew to Replenish

To renew means to replenish, take time to lay everything aside to refuel each day.

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Refresh to Refocus
Refresh to Refocus

Cleansing and meditation can bring you back into focus, harmony and balance.

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Energize for a New Day
Energize for a New Day

The purpose of rest is to be energized.

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Holistic Health represents the connection between the mind (what you understand), the body (your physical well-being), the spirit (your actions, inner core) and will to be healthy.  

 YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE

 LIFELONG

REJUVENATE  REFRESH

                 MIND, BODY, SPIRIT    

 

NIH LIFELINES: COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS

Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cancer and the second cause of mortality from cancer.  The prevelence of colorectal cancer has declined in the U.S. however certain racial and ethnic groups have higher rates of the disease. 

DOES VITAMIN D PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER?

Vitamin D may be protective against colorectal cancer; also including a lifestyle which incoporates fiber, vegetables and a regular physical fitness routine.  

RESEARCH SHOWS TUMERIC MAY LOWER RISK FOR  COLON CANCER

Understanding Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the fourth leading cancer and the second cause of mortality in the U.S. of al cancers.

Colorectal Cancer Resources

Over 100 epidemiologic studies report an association between alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer in women.  A meta-analysis of 53 of these studies (which included a total of 58,000 women with breast cancer) showed that women who drank more than 45 grams of alcohol per day (approximately three drinks) had 1.5 times the risk of developing breast cancer than nondrinkers. The risk of breast cancer was higher across all levels of alcohol intake: for every 10 grams of alcohol consumed per day (slightly less than one drink), researchers observed a 7 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer (National Cancer Institute, 2015). 

Numerous studies report higher lives of head and neck cancer related to alcohol consumptions, particularly cancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). People who consume 50 or more grams of alcohol per day (approximately 3.5 or more drinks per day) have at least a two to three times greater risk of developing these cancers than nondrinkers. Moreover, combined with tobacco use the risk is greater (National Cancer Institute, 2015).

Learn how to make a few simple changes to your diet to lower risk for colorectal cancer.  Start adding fiber, leafy green cruciferous vegetables and lowering red meat and processed meat consumption by adding poultry,  fish, soy and whole grains to your diet.

The importance of understanding risk factors associated with colorectal cancer are beneficial. Genetics, age over 50, diet and sedentary life-styles are linked to higher levels of colorectal cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects 1 out of 20 individuals in the United States. The cancer affects either the colon or rectum of the body. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends both men and women over the age of 50 to have a colonoscopy. Men have a higher rate of the disease than women.

Know the Symptoms

Know the Symptoms

The ability to understand the symptoms of colorectal cancer early on are life saving. Do the research and learn how to detect the symptoms and seek medical care.

Diagnostic Test

Diagnostic Test

Learn about the various test used to diagnose colorectal cancer. Men and women over age 50 should be tested every five years. If you over the age of 50 please consider contacting your doctor you have the test conducted. Remember early detection saves lives.

CDC Vital Signs Podcast

CDC Vital Signs Podcast

Listen to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs podcast. The podcast provides helpful information related to screening, detection and treatment protocols for colorectal cancer.

Get Physically Fit

Get Physically Fit

The American Institute for Cancer Research states there are several things you can do to lower risk for colorectal cancer. The first thing to do is to get active and physically fit. Have fun working out at the gym, use video tapes or walk in your own community. Focus on reducing belly fat through strength training and aerobics.

A Nutritional Diet is Key

A Nutritional Diet is Key

Harvard University researchers presented a healthy eating plate which includes whole grains, protein in comparison to the USDA healthy plate. The plates both are good choices to following related to your overall health the Harvard University plate includes good oils and physical fitness.

Meat Consumption

Meat Consumption

According to Harvard Researchers the U.S. conducted a long-term meat consumption study. A total of 148,610 people between the ages of 50 and 74 consumed high levels of red and processed meats. The study reported a higher link to colorectal cancer in those with higher meat consumption. Diets which included fish and poultry lowered rates of colorectal cancer by 1/3.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

The importance of changing your diet has many benefits. There a numerous studies which link Vitamin D serum levels with colorectal cancer prevention. If you do not drink milk, absorb sunlight, eat fatty fish like salmon, and add certain vegetables like broccoli which contains Vitamin A and Vitamin K to supplement Vitamin D deficiencies.

Higher Rates

Higher Rates

African Americans have the highest prevalence of colorectal cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. Lower mortality rates through incorporating a proper physical fitness routine and proper diet.

WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER

 

Women are confronted with multiple challenges in today's society.  The cultural and societal shifts have propelled women into new roles amazingly different from the traditional days of the past. Those new roles can often create disharmony, new stress and disconnection with self, family and loved ones. The importance of refocusing goals, nurturing inner harmony can balance your life despite societal stressors. Learn how to reenergize your life. Visit the women's center to learn about what affects women, fun tips and what can be done to foster positive preventive health throughout all stages of life.

 

MEN'S HEALTH CENTER

 

Research shows life expectancy has increased for men, however there still exist a 5-year gap between women and men. Advances in medicine and research have contributed to many of those improvements, however men are confronted with adapting to a wide variety of  health challenges in today's society. Incorporating practices early on can maximize health for family, work and yourself. Incorporating a healthier diet and a daily physical fitness routine goes a long way in improving life outcomes.  Visit the men’s center to learn about what affects men, and what can be done to foster positive preventive health.

YOUTH HEALTH CENTER

 

Obesity has reached an all time high in the U.S. with 12.7 million children and adolescents falling into either an overweight or an obese category. The influences of social media and pop culture show unrealistic images, which can confuse children as they transcend into adulthood.  In addition, peer pressure, mental stress, autism, suicide and socialization issues continue to escalate while youth struggling to transform into productive adults. Parents are the child's first teacher, however young children can also optimize opportunities to learn about their individual health. Visit the youth center to learn about what can be done to foster positive preventive health. 

GLOBAL HEALTH CENTER

 

The United States ranks 37th in the world related to healthcare.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one of the first steps to overhaul a disconnected health care system in the U.S. Global health has been a valuable contributor to many novel medical discoveries for the prevention of disease such as HIV, cancer and diabetes.  The benefits of worldwide research can increase understanding of how other countries deliver quality health care. Visit the global learning center to learn about global health and trendsetters internationally.