9 of the Most Prevalent Respiratory Illnesses

some respiratory conditons increase in cold weatherThe fall and winter are often associated with respiratory illnesses, and it’s not uncommon to see people coughing and sniffling throughout both seasons. It’s always important to do what you can to prevent and best manage such illnesses. It’s also important to identify what you have so you can address it appropriately, and know when to seek professional help.

More types of respiratory ailments are out there than ever before, Continue reading “9 of the Most Prevalent Respiratory Illnesses”

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5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health

respiratory health1aBreathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”

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Diet Can Fight Diseases Linked to Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

plant based dietImproving nutrition now may be especially beneficial, as the COVID-19 virus is not projected to peak in parts of the United States until this summer, and experts warn that there could be another outbreak this fall.

Although I’m now counseling Barnard Medical Center patients via telehealth instead of across my desk, my advice remains the same as always: Remember to eat as many fruits, vegetables, grains and beans as circumstances allow (frozen fruits and vegetables, pasta, and dried or canned beans are all great options) to help boost immunity and reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and asthma Continue reading “Diet Can Fight Diseases Linked to Poor COVID-19 Outcomes”

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Sunday Radio Show: Toxins, Candida and Body Cleansing

Join us this Sunday as radio show host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Todd Nelson discuss toxins, candida and body cleansing.

Todd Nelson, ND, is a well-known naturopath in the Denver/Boulder area. In his clinical practice he integrates comprehensive holistic modalities including clinical nutrition, medical-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, functional medicine, herbal supplements, lifestyle counseling, stress mastery and corporate wellness.

Dr. Nelson is the co-author of three books, Arthritis Survival, Asthma Survival, and Headache Survival, and a contributing author to Dr. Robert Ivker’s Sinus Survival. He also helped develop the Sinus Survival Respiratory Healer Network for practitioners, and an online, self-help Sinus Survival Tutorial Series for patients to learn more about the root causes of their recurring sinus symptoms.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on environmental toxins, diabetes and obesity, and the connection with farm-raised salmon. Click to listen.

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National Allergy Month: Tips to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

May is National Allergy Month. It seems that this year has been especially tough on people who suffer from allergies and asthma. You may not be able to do much for allergens outside, but here are four simple tips that you can do to help reduce allergens in your home.

1.  If you are working in your yard, keep your shoes outside and change your clothes once you come in. Taking a shower and washing your hair will also help get rid of outside allergens. Do not go to bed without showering!

2. Pets are exposed to the same allergens we are, so wash your hands after petting or handling your furry friend. Vacuum and clean frequently. If your allergies are severe, getting rid of carpets and rugs may be something to consider. Hardwood, laminate and tiles are easier to clean and do not trap allergens as easily as carpet fibers. Continue reading “National Allergy Month: Tips to Reduce Allergens in Your Home”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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