DR. NATHAN'S HEALTH BLOG

The Long Journey to Becoming 10% Happier

Part 1: How an on-air panic attack led ABC’s Dan Harris to dive into America’s self-help subculture. Part 2: ABC’s Dan Harris explains how meditation has helped stop his emotions from running wild.

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I Love Nutritional Science

Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health! and Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution! bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

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How to make diseases disappear

Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future, Rangan is changing the way that we look at illness and how medicine will be practised in years to come. He highlighted his methods in the groundbreaking BBC TV show, Doctor In The House, gaining him much acclaim from patients, his contemporaries and the media.

He is the author of the international bestseller, The 4 Pillar Plan – http://amzn.to/2yGfpuB which has been released in the USA and Canada under the title, How to Make Disease Disappear – https://amzn.to/2GstJf6

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The brain-changing benefits of exercise

What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory — and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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How our microbes make us who we are

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.

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Hypertension / High Blood Pressure and Sodium Intake

Hypertension / High Blood Pressure and Sodium Intake Normal blood pressure – Systolic <120 mmHg and diastolic <80 mmHgElevated blood pressure – Systolic 120 to 129 mmHg and diastolic <80 mmHg Hypertension: Stage 1 – Systolic 130 to 139 mmHg or diastolic 80 to 89 mmHg Stage 2 – Systolic at least 140 mmHg or diastolic at least 90 mmHg NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data from 2011 to 2014 demonstrated that 46 percent of adults 18 years and older in the United States had hypertension. This translates into 103 million adults.  Age, obesity, lack of physical activity, excess sodium consumption, lack of restful sleep, excess alcohol consumption is some of the risk factors for hypertension. In addition, there are medications like oral contraceptives, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, certain antidepressants, over the counter decongestants and weight loss medications that can also increase blood pressure as a side effect. Lifestyle

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Harvard Health

https://www.health.harvard.edu/ About Harvard Health. Edu Harvard Health Publishing is the media and publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University, under the direction of Dr. David H. Roberts, Dean for External Education. The goal of our publications is to bring people around the world the most current health information that is authoritative, trustworthy, and accessible, drawing on the expertise of the 10,000+ faculty physicians at Harvard Medical School. Working with partners in the media and publishing industry, Harvard Health Publishing publishes information about health and wellness through all types of media: newsletters, reports, books, mobile apps, video, web-based interactive tools and our websites (www.health.harvard.edu and www.HarvardProstateKnowledge.org) In addition, Harvard Health Publishing content is made available to the public through a syndicated daily newspaper column as well through licensing arrangements with a wide range of public and corporate websites. Harvard Medical School was founded in 1782 and encompasses 18 affiliated hospitals with more than 11,000 members

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Top 10 Sources of Sodium

https://www.cdc.gov/salt/sources.htm More than 40% of the sodium we eat each day comes from only 10 types of food. Many people are surprised to learn which foods are on the list because the foods do not always taste salty. Top Sources of Sodium1 Breads and rolls Pizza Sandwiches Cold cuts and cured meats Soups Burritos and tacos Savory snacks* Chicken Cheese Eggs and Omelets *Chips, popcorn, pretzels, snack mixes, and crackers The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for AmericansExternal recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day as part of a healthy eating pattern. Knowing which foods are the biggest contributors to sodium in your diet is an important step in reducing daily sodium intake to a healthy level. To figure out the amount of sodium in a food, check the Nutrition Facts label, which lists sodium content per serving. Sodium content is listed in milligrams (mg). Sodium Adds Up

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones — such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system. Download the PDF here

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