Yoga comes to Peavine! May 2016

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Have you been wanting to try yoga but felt intimidated by large classes of fit, young, experienced yogis? YOUR TIME HAS COME.

No matter what your age, fitness level or experience, we have your back for beginning a new journey with yoga.

The benefits of yoga are recognized by the American Osteopathic Association. Below is an excerpt from the Association’s website.

“As an osteopathic physician, I focus a lot of my efforts on preventive medicine and practices, and in the body’s ability to heal itself,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it is based on similar principles.”

Physical Benefits
 “The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”
 Other physical benefits of yoga include:
  •  Increased flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength…

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Fighting Breast Cancer Related Depression With Greens

Breast Cancer Authority

Fighting Breast Cancer Related Depression With GreensWhy does frequent consumption vegetables appear to cut ones odds of depression by more than half? And by more frequent they mean eating vegetables not 3 or more times a day, but just 3 or more times a week. But even that seemed to cut the odds of developing depression by 60% after controlling for a long list of variables.

In the 2012 study that found that eliminating animal products improved mood within 2 weeks. The researchers blamed arachidonic acid, primarily in chicken and eggs, which may adversely impact mental health via a cascade of brain inflammation, but better moods on plant-based diets could also be from the good stuff in plants,a class of phytonutrients that cross the blood brain barrier into our heads. This recent review in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience suggests that eating lots of fruits and vegetables “may present a noninvasive natural and inexpensive therapeutic means to…

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Acupuncture After Breast Cancer Treatment

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According to the latest study conducted by the researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, acupuncture is considered a feasible option for women complaining of hot flashes following treatment with estrogen-targeting therapies for breast cancer.

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According to researchers, acupuncture can be effective on women who had breast cancer treatments and they are experiencing hot flashes.

In the survivors of breast cancer, hot flashes are severe and seen frequently, but the measures approved by FDA  for the treatment of these episodes such as hormone replacement therapy are not suitable for the survivors of breast cancer due to the presence of estrogen. The study results are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, an associate professor in the department of community health and family medicine, said that the majority of people relate hot flashes with menopause, this episode may also appear in…

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Vegan Delicious Risotto Recipe For A Breast Cancer Diet

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Vegan Delicious Risotto For A Breast Cancer DietThis is a mountain of deliciousness… if you love mushrooms and rice, this recipe will provide you with the best combination! Always use organic ingredients when available.

What you need:

  • 2 cups white basmati rice
  • 4 Shiitake mushrooms
  • 6-7 sliced champignon mushrooms
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 spoons olive oil
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 3 cups water

What to do:

  1. First, soak the Shiitake mushrooms in 1 cup of boiled water for 5 minutes. Keep the water.
  2. In a wide pot, saute the champignon mushrooms in the olive oil on a low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Slice the Shiitake mushrooms and add them to the pot.
  4. Add the salt, cumin seeds, mix well and add the rice. Mix again and add 2 cups of water plus the water of the Shiitake mushrooms.
  5. I suggest here to taste the water to see if you have enough salt.
  6. Let boil and then lower the heat and cook partly covered…

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Been Diagnosed With Cancer – When Do You Start To Exercise?

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So you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and you want me to exercise?!So you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and you want me to exercise?! I heard this frequently when I approached ovarian cancer patients in chemotherapy clinics to participate in my research. I would sometimes sit for hours in the waiting rooms just to wait for a two minute conversation with a patient, in the hope to assist them to become more active.

I have no doubt that being diagnosed with cancer and having treatment is one of the most challenging things a person can ever go through, and without having cancer myself, i cannot act like I know what they are going through. However, what I do know – an emerging field of exercise oncology – the majority of patients, families and a lot of doctors do not know about. More and more support has been given by oncologists to tell their patients to be active and get moving, when…

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