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How Do I Become Heart-Healthy?

In exercise, Go Red, heart health, Uncategorized, wellness on February 19, 2013 at 1:17 am

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to aid your heart health, says Cardiologist Nieca Goldberg, MD, Medical Director of the Women’s Heart Center at New York University Medical Center in New York City. “It helps to lower blood pressure, blood sugar and weight and it raises levels of good or HDl cholesterol,” she said.

Remember, your heart’s a muscle too and, therefore, needs to be worked out on a regular basis.

“However,” says Goldberg, “If the woman smokes, the priority is to quit.”

Other things you can do to protect your heart:

  • Pay attention to your symptoms–all of them. Signs of heart attack in women often present differently than in men, so you might not get that  “elephant sitting on top of the chest” feeling.

As much as a month before the heart attack you might feel unusual fatigue or experience sleep disturbance, shortness of breath, indigestion or anxiety. During the heart attack, you can experience shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, cold sweat, dizziness and weakness.

How do you know when it’s not indigestion? “If you’re taking any kind of treatment or medication, you should see some improvement within two days,” says Naturopathic Physician Dr. Donielle (Doni) Wilson. Wilson, who is also president and executive director of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, continued: “If you’re not seeing any improvement at all, or if symptoms get worse, it needs to be investigated right away.”

And don’t worry about “pestering” your doctor–remember Rosie O’Donnell and the much-ignored aching arm and chest this summer? When she finally had an EKG, it revealed a 99 percent blockage in an artery known as the widow maker.

Other things you should do:

  • Know your risk factors. There is a reason high blood pressure is called the silent killer. Blood pressure, and your cholesterol levels, should be checked regularly.
  • Watch your sugar consumption!. Americans eat far too much– over 156 pounds a year. It contributes to heart disease by significantly increasing triglycerides. While you’re at it, factor in some additional vegetables, fruit and fiber.
  • Maintain  a healthy weight. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, obesity is one of the top four (4) preventable risk factors for pre-mature mortality.

About Irene:

Irene Ross is a certified health and nutrition coach who helps people alter unhealthy habits so they can balance their lives.  She is author of the e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story, and of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life.  Her website is:


The Power of Your Mind: Affecting Everything from Wellness to Prosperity

In career, entrepreneur, health, nutrition, Uncategorized, wellness on May 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm


How does your brain/mind affect your health, wellness, longevity, prosperity, success and more?

Early research by Eldon Taylor and others proved that auditory stimulation is one of the most effective ways to change a state of mind. Eldon Taylor theorized that by using verbal stimuli just below the threshold of awareness, he could have a positive effect on the moods and behavior of the listeners. His theories were proven correct and thus were born the InnerTalk® method.

A former practicing criminalist, Taylor says he first became intrigued by this concept over 25 years ago when he heard of a study completed by the LA Police Department in anticipation of the LA-hosted Olympics.  The study, he says, focused on information delivery–what we know as subliminal messages.  This study featured sounds, such as furnaces, with messages embedded that would speak to a person’s physiology.  It was first tested on the police cadets, he says, but had to be terminated within 3 days, since they all experienced powerful physiological reactions, such as dehydration.

What Role Does The Subconscious Mind Play?

“Science has discovered many of the hard wired connections that appear to give the brain/mind so much control over the body (health, wellness, longevity, and youthfulness) and our destinies in terms of success, learning, wealth and prosperity,” says Eldon Taylor. Yet, as his website points out, the only limitation is that which is self-imposed, with us being subjected to repeated messages teaching self doubt, fear, anxiety, etc. This programmed language of limitation has become the life script, expectation, and therefore most of the reality.

He continues: To change current behavior, you first have to change the information stored in the subconscious. It sounds easy, but you can’t just tell your subconscious to think differently and ask for life-changing behavior modification. You must find a way to counteract those subconscious thoughts and introduce different thoughts for your subconscious to use. The InnerTalk method will help you control the introduction of stimuli to the subconscious and therefore control behavior modification.”

Taylor says his technology and products have been rigorously tested by independent researchers at leading universities, such as Stanford.

” In the most rigorous of scientific research designs, the double blind study, our programs have repeatedly demonstrated their effectiveness. From Weight Loss to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), from stress to depression, from learning to examination anxiety, and more, we have demonstrated our ability to facilitate your mind power,” he says.

Read an article by Eldon Taylor on the Fit and Healthy Program with the InnerTalk® method: forever fit and healthy by eldon taylor


Taylor, a former criminologist, is is considered one of the foremost authorities on subconscious motivation and developed the patented and proven subliminal technology called InnerTalk®.   The New York Times best-selling author has had his work cited in many books and he is the creator of more than 300 award-winning books, audio and video programs.

Taylor is a fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association and an internationally sought-after speaker. His books and audio-video materials have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions worldwide.

In early June, he’ll be officially rolling out his newest product, “Fit and Healthy,” a package of 9 programs and 8 CDs, utilizing the Inner Talk Technology.

Five Ways to Get Back in Shape for Summer

In anti-aging, exercise, heatlhy eating, lifestyle, Uncategorized, weight gain, wellness on May 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just around the corner, and soon we’ll be wearing bathing suits, shorts, sleeveless shirts and other hot-weather clothing.

You may have found that you gained a few pounds or got out of shape during the winter. No need for despair, though–here’s a quick- start guide to help you get back on track quickly!

  • Diet: One of the great things about summer is the abundance of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. Fill up on them! Remember, the more colorful your plate the better, because every color includes a different set of phytonutrients–those things that keep us healthy. T


  • A word about superfoods: Some foods have very high nutrient levels, and they are called superfoods. They include berries, citrus fruits, and greens, such as broccoli, kale, collards, bok choy, yogurt, pumpkin, chocolate (Yes! but it must have over 65% cacao) and more.
  • Water: This substance transports nutrients and oxygen to every cell and you’ll end up feeling more energetic—which means you’ll be more active, burn more calories and spend more time at the gym. How much? Divide your weight in half–that’s how many ounces you probably should drink per day.
  • Exercise: I was once told by New York City physician, Dr. Steve Tsoutsouras that exercise was one of the pillars of anti-aging—so you definitely want to add that to your get-back-in-shape program.
  • “Taking care of yourself in all aspects is important, and exercise is right at the top,” said Tsoutsouras. “It releases endorphins, which make you feel better and can reduce stress.
  • In addition, exercise controls weight; fights fatigue and promotes better sleep.
  • “Some of my patients tell me they can’t sleep without exercising,” says Dr. Kathia Roberts, Ph.D., ND, D.PHYT.
  • Nutritional Cleansing: While a cleanse isn’t a weight loss program, per se, the happy result can be the loss of a few pounds and you rid your body of toxins, rejuvenate it (who wouldn’t like to look younger and have a lot more energy??), and provide the body with the necessary enzymes to transport nutrients. There are a lot of ways to cleanse, whether it’s with juices or products, but my personal favorite is Isagenix. If you’d like to know more about that, or any other method of cleansing, don’t hesitate to contact me.
  • Self- Care: Never minimize the importance of a good massage or any other self-care item! Self-care helps to get your body back in balance and one of the happy results is a lack of depression, fatigue and other energy-zappers. You’ll eat more healthfully, too!


Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP is a NYC-based, certified nutrition and wellness coach who helps people instantly double their energy so they avoid that mid-morning or afternoon slump, get more done in less time and balance their lives.

Author of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Life:  Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, she also writes a popular pet wellness blog:

Five Reasons to Exercise

In exercise, holiday, lifestyle, Uncategorized, wellness on November 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Who can remember the episode of the television show “Everybody Loves Raymond” when Raymond becomes thrilled with the sudden, dramatic increase in his sex life–until he finds an exercise class flyer–featuring the photo of a very handsome instructor–on his wife’s table.  He thinks the instructor is the reason for her sudden interest but, when he confronts her, she says:  “Has it ever occured to you that I’m just feeling much better about myself these days?”

So there you have it.  A benefit of exercise is that it can boost your sex life.  It makes you feel better, both physically and mentally.

Right now, we’re right smack in the middle of holiday season.  Personal and professional responsibilities, shopping, entertaining and more often make us tired and stressed to the max.  Sweets and fat-laden temptations are all around us.  It’s pretty easy for us to forget (or want to forget) about exercising.  But don’t.  Aside from the boost to your sex life, exercise can:

  • Exercise can enhance your mood. “It releases endorphins which can make you feel better and reduce stress,” said NYC physician and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Steve Tsoutsouras.
  • It controls weight.  It’s a very simple formula–when you exercise you burn calories.  When you burn calories you lose weight.
  • Exercise fights fatigue.  Study after study shows that, even those with chronic medical conditions, can benefit from the fatigued-fighting exercise.  Here’s why it boosts your stamina:  Exercise carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells.  It also helps detoxify the body, getting rid of toxins, accumulated wastes and poisons.
  • Exercise can promote better sleep. “Some of my patients tell me they can’t sleep without exercising,” says Dr. Kathia Roberts, Ph.D., ND, D.PHYT.
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