Health & Wellness Magazine, launched in 2004, has one of the highest circulations of any free publication in Kentucky. Found in over 2,500 locations with a readership exceeding 75,000 a month, Health & Wellness was created to raise awareness of health-
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After years of increasing, adult obesity rates remained stable in 45 states from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health, ....
Across the country, a growing number of YMCAs offer Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-
How much more succinct can you get than saying, “Cancer sucks”? Because it does. I am sure all of us know someone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis – a parent, a child, a friend, even your own self. The very word strikes fear in the hearts of both the patient and his or her loved ones. The thought of enduring chemotherapy or radiation
can be devastating. When a cure for cancer in all its forms is found, there will certainly be worldwide rejoicing. In the meantime, we must believe there is still hope. With all the medical innovations being made at a rapid pace these days, cancer doesn’t always have to be viewed as an inevitable death sentence. In this issue, you will read about preventive and treatment vaccines now available for cancer. Dr. John Patterson offers resources to help you cope with your cancer – to see yourself, he emphasizes, not as a cancer patient but as a human being whose life has been touched by cancer. And women who have lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy will find their dignity and beauty at a local business that specializes in hair restoration. Don’t give up hope. Remember more and more people are surviving cancer these days – and you can be one of them.
Here’s to your wellness,
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Kim Wade has been a marketing consultant for more than 20 years specializing in the funeral industry. Currently, she is the Community Relations Director for Milward Funeral Directors, the 37th oldest continuously operated family business in the United States which operates three locations in Lexington including its Celebration of Life center at 1509 Trent Boulevard.
Dr. Barry Lord is a licensed psychotherapist in California who has worked in the field of counseling for over 25 years. He was the Dean at Southern California Seminary. He continues to teach as an adjunct professor in the graduate program at SCS and lectures at national and international seminars, Webinars and radio programs throughout the United States.
Dr. John Patterson is past president of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians and is board certified in family medicine and integrative holistic medicine. He is on the family practice faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Saybrook University’s School of Mind Body Medicine (San Francisco) and the Center for Mind Body Medicine (Washington, D.C.).
Dr. Brewer completed her Doctor of Audiology degree at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is licensed by the state of Kentucky as an audiolo-
Dr. Gerhardstein is a native of Fort Thomas, Ky. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He joined Family Practice Associates of Lexington in 2003. His specialty is family practice. Dr. Gerhardstein shares Nietzsche’s phi-
Harleena Singh is a professional freelance writer with a background in teaching and education. She has a keen interest in food and health related issues and can be approached through her website freelancewriter.co. Checkout her blog and network with her on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.
Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor emeritus and senior research scientist, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut; retired service chief from the VA Medical Center; and tenured professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky.
Dr. Graebe received both his B.S degree in Visual Science and Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University. He is a Behavioral Optometrist and learning expert. He has been in private practice here in the Bluegrass area for the past 32 years.
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Both my parents experienced the sudden change in life’s priorities associated with the diagnosis of inoperable cancer. Suddenly, things that have occupied our….
Did you know your health could be negatively affecting your hearing? It’s true! Hearing loss is associated with a number of different health problems ranging from....
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Barley is one of the oldest domesticated cereal grains still being grown around the world today. It originated in Ethiopia and southeast Asia.
For many women facing cancer, the most devastating aspect is learning they may lose their hair due to chemotherapy. “Most women tell me that as soon as they hear the oncologist say, ‘You’re going to lose your hair,’ that’s the last thing they remember hearing,” said Eric Johnson, co-
Brain cancer is a very serious form of cancer. Recently, Sen. John McCain revealed he has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – the most aggressive type of brain tumor. GBMs originate in the brain; it does not spread there from another part of the body. The cause is not known. This tumor has no relation to melanoma, the skin cancer….
Chemotherapy is a standard treatment for cancer. It kills healthy cells along with cancer cells, inflicting damage on the body and seriously compromising the immune system. Chemotherapy also kills most rapidly dividing healthy and cancer cells, but not all the cells are fast growing.
Many people ask what “eating clean” means. This common question has a simple answer. Eating clean is eating foods that are natural and healthy instead of unhealthy, processed foods. It means trying to embrace more whole foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains as well as healthy proteins and fats.
Some cancers can be found through early detection, which can reduce the chances of the cancer growing and spreading throughout the body, according the American Cancer Society. Cancer screening looks for cancer before the individual displays any symptoms. There are a variety of screening tests. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention….
Gastric or stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the mucus-
Research from several sources indicates vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dietary fiber can protect against a variety of cancers. Studies conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) indicate the benefits of eating mostly foods of plant origin, such as broccoli, berries and garlic.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The chances of getting cancer increase with age, obesity, tobacco use and many other risk factors. Cancer is caused by the transformation of normal cells into tumor cells that develop from precancerous….
The pancreas is a 5.9-
Are you a person with cancer who wants to create a safe, comforting place to express your feelings about dealing with the disease – a place where you can be yourself and find solace? Perhaps you want to write stories about your experience with cancer and how it is affecting you.
Just what is in the food we eat? Considering the food chain, did you know adding antibiotics to food dates back to the 1940s? Antibiotic use has led to a dramatic reduction in illness and death from infectious diseases, yet there is a downside to this practice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others encourage health care professionals.....
Gluten is a particular kind of protein that is not found in eggs or meat but is in barley, rye, wheat and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Going gluten-
Have you noticed? Look around and you’ll see a majority of Americans who are either overweight or obese. Look in supermarkets and you’ll see a plethora of food products, many of them processed or high-
Since 2012, meal kit delivery has become a $400 million market that is projected to increase tenfold in the next five years, according to the food industry research and consulting firm Technomic. Currently, there are more than 100 meal kit delivery services nationwide with new ones starting all the time.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are food crops that have been genetically modified in some way. This is different from cross-
When it comes to snacking, we often think of foods that are high in added fats or sugar. But there are many other snack options if you choose wisely. Regardless of how many snacks your meal plan includes, the key to controlling blood glucose and avoiding weight gain is portion size.
Genetically modified foods bring some controversy to today’s consumer. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as plants, animals or microorganisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.
For farmers, free-