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Let’s get to the Heart of the Matter

By Dr Sonya Jensen ND
 
We’ve all heard about Inflammation and the damage it can do to our bodies, and in particular to the heart. Statins, which are cholesterol lowering drugs, are the second most prescribed drug in Canada, with over 23 million prescriptions yearly!
Statins work by reducing the production of HMG CoA Reductase to reduce the production of cholesterol by the liver. So essentially it is a bandaid, the theory is by reducing the cholesterol, risk of heart disease should go down by 50%. But have you ever wondered what made your cholesterol production increase in the first place? Is it your lifestyle, your toxic exposure, genetics, your altered microbiome?
 Cholesterol is our body’s way of protecting us from inflammation and damage to the arterial walls. It is needed to create hormones and is one of the foundational components of all our cell membranes. So by taking a drug that lowers that production we are also lowering our body’s ability to protect itself. As of recent there have been several studies documenting the side effects of statins, from memory loss and increasing blood glucose levels to doubling the risk of Women for two types of breast cancers, invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive lobular carcinoma. [1]
So what are some ways that we support our Cardiovascular System? It starts first with knowledge. Learn about your body and what is creating inflammation.
What are the stressors you face today? Take not of the toxins are you exposed to daily, these can include products we use to the pesticides and glyphosate on our food. How do you respond to emotional stress? Is your day filled with a to do list or are you able to slow down and be present in your life?
Find out the status of your microbiome. There is so much we still don’t know about this topic, begin with the basics.  It starts all the way back to your birth. Were you a C section baby?, were you breastfed?, learn about how your early days and how they influence your health today. We are learning more about the different strains of bacteria that support different parts of the body and the mind. Find out what you need.
Dr Bruce Lipton has a great way of communicating the link between genetics and disease. We have the ability to turn these genes on and off according to our lifestyle and belief system.  This puts us in the driver seat when it comes to our health, we are no longer victim to the health of the generations before us but have the ability to create change towards great health. However, it is still important to know what your predisposition is to disease, this gives you the chance to prepare and prevent.
The following are some tips for a healthier and stronger heart!
1.Pomegranates and their juice: this powerful antioxidant has been proven to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and delay oxidation of LDL cholesterol in patients with coronary artery disease. Enjoy a cup a day!
2.Curcumin: this powerful antioxidant has shown to reduce incidence of atherosclerosis. It has been proven to reduce fatty deposits by 26% in just 16weeks of consumption.
3.MitoKit by Xymogen: this Medical grade supplement pack is filled with heart supportive nutrients. It contains alpha lipoic acid, Quercitin, resveratrol, arginine and more. All shown to strengthen the arteries, reduce inflammation and support blood flow.

[1] M. Goldstein & L. Mascetelli, Journal of Cancer Epidemiology. 2013

WHAT IS YOUR WORTH?

How many times does your self talk block you from living the life you desire. It can be easy to put value onto things that are outside of ourselves. When we purchase a new vehicle, we get regular oil changes, clean it thoroughly, by all the accessories to make it look our own, and even give it a little glance as we walk away with a feeling of pride…I own that. Do you give your body, the vehicle that takes you through life that same attention? Do you feel that same pride when you look in the mirror? Do you value your body as you do your car enough to take care of it?
I bet the answer is no. This isn’t something we are taught, not in school and not at home, and yet it is the foundation from which we make our decisions from, these decisions can be anything from relationships, to careers and even the food we eat. Our self-talk and beliefs around what we are worth help us attract experiences in our lives that will directly mirror that for us. This same self-talk will even tell us if we are worth the investment when it comes to our health.
So ask yourself this question. Am I worth it? See what comes up. Is it a physical reaction? Is it a voice from your childhood telling you, you are not enough? Or are you making a conscious decision to put yourself last because there just isn’t enough time, money, or support?
Whatever the reaction, know you have a choice when you feel it, hear it, or choose it. In every moment there is a choice to choose a better version of yourself. One that is in the driver seat making life happen for you instead of to you. Why wait until tomorrow, the time is now, decide. Am I worth it? And see how life begins to respond!
Join Dr Sonya Jensen ND next Thursday as she dives into this very question. Am I worth it?! Learn tools to deal with those inner voices and shift them to create the life you really desire!

DETOX THE CELL AND GET WELL!

It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to commit to your health. It is also a good time to reflect on what works for you when it comes to achieving your health goals. There is so much information out there especially in the form of detoxification and about what to do and what not to do, how do you choose for yourself? How do you know if you are on the right track?
After the holidays there is sometimes an urgency to detox, workout, and get rid of that extra holiday cushion, but in that urgency we forget that lasting health doesn’t occur in a week long detox, it plants a seed and creates some changes, but the real detox happens when you commit to yourself and your health. So ask yourself this, are you interested in your health, or are your committed?
If you’re committed then we have some answers for you! Most detoxes address what we call the downstream pathways. They focus on the bowels, the liver and even the lymphatics, which are all important systems needing support. What if we told you that your could go a step further than that? What if you could access your cells and detoxify at a cellular level to create lasting change? Well you can!

Every organ and system in your body relies on the cell for fuel and communication. It is the cell that gives the orders and direction to the rest of your body, how much energy to create, what to metabolize, and even which hormones to use and when. So if the cell is toxic then there is improper communication between you and your nutrients. This results in fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, irritability, thyroid issues and so much more. In order to get well you have to work on the cell.
The interference, the obstacles that allow dis-ease to creep up, that block the body’s healing ability, are different today than they were 30 years ago. When you begin to understand the assault we’re under by toxins in our environment, our food, our homes, and our workplaces, you begin to understand why dis-ease is at an all-time high, and you also intimately begin to understand the need to protect ourselves and . . . to detoxify the cell.
JOIN DR NICHOLAS AND SONYA JENSEN ON JANUARY 17TH TO GET ALL THE ANWERS YOU NEED!
REGISTER FOR OUR EVENT HERE!

The Rushing Woman Syndrome

 

Studies have shown that Women physically handle stress differently than Men. After a stressful event the cells in the brain that bind stress hormones for women stay activated long after an event, where as in Men they deactivate immediately. This may be referring to a big event but in today’s world we are in a constant state of stress just trying to get through the day. In comes ‘The Rushing Woman Syndrome” coined by Dr. Libby Weaver. This “Syndrome” is one we can all relate to. So what does that mean to you and how does this manifest in your mental and physical health?

In my 7 years of practicing and working with women, I have seen it show up as anxiety, infertility, PMS, digestive issues, depression, skin flare ups, the list can go on forever. So why do we put so much on our plate? Why do we feel the need to please others at the expense of our own health? And most importantly how do we stop this viscous cycle so we can begin to live the life we want and deserve?

Well here’s your chance! Join Dr Sonya Jensen and her team for their EVERY-DAY Woman Workshops. The first workshop will dive into exactly how these patterns of stress in every day life influence our health and well being. You will learn tools that you can incorporate immediately to help you walk through the challenges of everyday life with ease.

 

What to Expect-

Yoga taught by Dr Sonya Jensen

Feel empowered by the knowledge you gain about your health

Lots of Girl Talk

and FOOD!!!

When

October 27th @6:30pm

Call and Reserve your Spot!!

 

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