Beth K. Vogt | In Others’ Words: Take Your Medicine

Walks are a great way to start the day. My friend Mary and I meet up around 7:30 a.m. and head out for a good three-mile walk. We take our phones with us, too — but we use them as cameras and look for what we call “a little bit of pretty.” Today’s blog post image? That was taken on a recent walk with Mary. On that particular morning, our friend Jeanne joined us. By the time I’m back home, I’m ready to start my day. I’ve cleared my head of things that are weighing me down. I’ve laughed — oh, yes, there’s always laughter during the morning walks. We’ve begun praying, too, about particular concerns close to our hearts. And we always end our walks the same way: we look at each other and say: This is the day the LORD has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24) So I have to agree with Hippocrates: walking is some of the best medicine. It’s not found in a bottle. You don’t need a prescription — but the refills are limitless. Walking is good for your body, your mind, and your spirit. In Your Words: When have you found walking to be good medicine? How would you complete this sentence: _______________ is man’s best medicine. “Walking is man’s best medicine.” #lifequotes #Hippocrates

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Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

erbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your meals. Every time you flavor your meals with herbs or spices you are literally “upgrading” your food without adding a single calorie. In fact, on a per gram fresh weight basis, herbs rank even higher in antioxidant activity than fruits and vegetables, which are known to be high in antioxidants. Many studies have also shown that most spices tend to have unique medicinal qualities. In the featured study,1 researchers from three Universities devised an experiment to evaluate the “true world” benefits of herbs and spices, by feeding them to people in quantities that are typically consumed simply by spicing up your meals. As noted by Dr. Michael Greger MD, who produced the video above:2

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Walking is the best medicine | Naturopathic Pain Clinic

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said: “Walking is the best medicine.” My personal observation of the benefits of walking started early in life when I saw my grandfather, who lived to the age of 103, walking every day. Walking beachPatients with arthritis of the knees who walk three times weekly reduce pain and disability by 47%. Patients with pre-diabetes who walk and use other healthy options such as a low-glycemic diet reduce their risk of diabetes by 58%. Walking also reduces anxiety by 48%, and is a great treatment for helping patients with insomnia. Plus walking is absolutely free. The list of benefits from walking goes on and on. Walking can even improve the economy! Learn more below about the benefits of walking for your health. -Dr. Jake Felice

Source: Walking is the best medicine | Naturopathic Pain Clinic