Cleveland Housing Network – Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

chnEvery year, hundreds of people die and thousands are injured from unsuspected exposure to an odorless, colorless gas—carbon monoxide (CO). Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that, while people recognize CO gas is poisonous, they perceive CO as less dangerous than other household hazards.

CO poisoning is most prevalent when furnaces are turned back on to fight cold winter temperatures, but also commonly occur after summer and winter storms and accompanying power outages, when people tend to rely on portable generators for electricity.

The Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) operates numerous programs to assist with energy conservation and weatherization. CHN averages 8,000 energy conservation jobs a year. Whenever an inspector is dispatched to a property, if there is not a working CO detector and/or smoke detector one is installed.

During cold weather it is important to provide simple reminders to encourage individuals to protect themselves and their families:

  • Install battery-operated CO detectors near every sleeping area in your home.
  • Check CO detectors regularly to be sure they are functioning properly.
  • Have gas or oil furnaces inspected by a qualified professional every year.
  • Never use a generator inside the home or garage, even if doors and windows are open.
  • Only use generators and power washers outside, more than 20 feet away from the home, doors, and windows.
  • Never use a charcoal grill inside the home.

About Cleveland Housing Network
CHN’s mission is to build strong families and vibrant neighborhoods through quality affordable housing and strengthened financial stability. Check out more info at www.chnnet.com

Run For All Women Surpasses $100k Donation For Planned Parenthood on 240-Mile Run to Washington DC’s Women’s March

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Run For All Women, a running initiative created to support women and provide a hedge against political efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, has successfully raised over $101,525 in just 20 days – more than double their original goal, as of Jan. 23, 2017. Alison Mariella Désir was one of 4 women that led the 240-mile relay from Harlem, New York to Washington, DC from January 18th – 21st. Hundreds of runners and supporters along the way donated supplies, food, time and encouragement to the Run For All Women team.

The original fundraising amount – $44,000 – was chosen to honor the 44th President, Barack Obama. The Run For All Women team has quickly received immense support and solidarity (from all over the world), which has allowed them to spread the word so quickly.
“Looking to defund Planned Parenthood is a huge threat to women. I wanted to send a message through this run that we are here; that we are going to continue to make our voices heard, and that there’s power in just a small idea,” explains Désir in an interview with MSNBC’s AM JOY.

Stations were set up every 4 miles along the 240-mile relay to allow other runners to join the journey, cheer and show support. The run passed through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, ending at Women’s March in DC 2 hours ahead of schedule.

Jami Gobao, one of the event runners, Baltimore mobilizers and supporters who ran the 40-mile journey from Baltimore to Washington DC, described the event as “a surreal, empowering experience that puts in perspective the power of change. This event was a reminder not to be complacent, and that each person, each woman, has the ability to be the change.

Désir hopes to use this newly created platform to continue to engage, build relationships, and provide support for the next four years during Trump’s presidency and beyond.
The Run For All Women GoFundMe page, which will be accepting donations for Planned Parenthood through February 1st, can be viewed here: https://www.gofundme.com/4Women4AllWomen

Follow Run For All Women on Twitter @run4allwomen – https://twitter.com/run4allwomen
#4WomenRunForAllWomen #Run4AllWomen
For more information on Planned Parenthood, visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org
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Women and Heart Disease

Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men.

There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. We women sure know a lot of numbers by heart, like phone numbers, birthdays, pin numbers, and passwords. But do you know the most critical numbers for your heart health? That knowledge could just save your life.

That’s why Go Red For Women and The Heart Truth are encouraging all women to schedule a visit with their doctor to learn their personal health numbers including Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, and Body Mass Index (BMI), and assess their risk for heart disease and stroke.

It’s time to learn the most critical numbers in Your life. Your heart depends on it.

Well-known heart attack symptoms can include chest pain and radiating discomfort in the left arm. But there are several other ways your body may tell you when something isn’t quite right, potentially with your heart. There are four silent heart attack symptoms that women should definitely be aware of: Shortness of breath, back pain, jaw pain, and nausea.

 Advice
• A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease.

• Whether you’re facing crisis or simply managing the challenges of fast-paced living, don’t let stress get out of control.

• Losing weight usually takes effort and keeping it off has its own set of challenges. But your small everyday choices matter!

• Walking is the simplest positive change you can make to improve your heart health.

Trust Your Gut
If you aren’t feeling normal or are experiencing any of the symptoms above, head to your local emergency room. It is better to take care of yourself and prevent damage to your heart, in the event you are having a heart attack. A woman’s intuition is a very strong thing; don’t ever discount it.

Source: American Heart Association Go Red For WomenWomen and Heart Disease

GO RED FOR WOMEN HEALTH EXPO & LUNCHEON COMING UP ON
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Tips for 2017 that Will Create a Lean Healthier You!

  • Drink more water.  I recommend 50% of your body weight in ounces.  Start your morning with warm water & lemon.  This will gently break the night of fasting, rehydrate, regenerate & stimulate your digestive system.  You will find the more water you drink, the more energy & better skin you will have!
  • Get moving. You don’ need to be a marathoner to be successful at exercising. Start slowly.  20-30 minutes three times a week is plenty.  Find a healthy balance. How about setting your alarm 20 minutes earlier to get your blood moving before starting the day. A simple morning walk on the treadmill is all you need!
  • Manage Stress.  Stress is just as deadly as a bad diet.  It elevates cortisol, increase hunger & disrupts your gut bacteria.  Stress can undo the perfect diet.  Try to be mindful & aware of your stress levels throughout the day.
  • Detox your beauty products.  The average women slathers on 168 chemicals & sprays before ever leaving the house. A lot of those “mineral” make-ups actually contain bismuth and/or lead. Learn about your cosmetics, sprays & lotions. Your skin is your biggest organ – chemicals get absorbed through it, ending up in your bloodstream.
  • Eat Real food!!  It is just that – single one ingredient foods.  Do you see an ingredient label on an avocado?  The Standard American Diet is not food!  It is high calorie, over processed, overloaded with chemically altered sugars, hormones, fats & GMO’s..making it chemical junk! This leads to metabolic malfunction, obesity & inflammation! Research has show that eating whole foods & healthier fats, stimulates weight loss, reverses diabetes, heart disease & even dementia.
  • Eat Fat.  We have been brainwashed to believe that fats make us fat. Highly processed, sugar filled foods will make you fat.  According to Dr. Hyman, at the Cleveland Clinic Integrative Medicine Center, “dietary fat affects your brain chemistry by turning off the craving & addiction centers making it easy to naturally regulate your appetite. Fat is the key ingredient for proper brain, mood & nerve function. Swap out vegetable, canola & corn oils for coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil & avocado oil.
  • Find the cause of your symptoms.  If you are having gas, bloating, brain fog, acid reflux, acne, psoriasis or any other kind of inflammatory processes – know why!  Taking anti-acids, analgesics, proton pump inhibitors is not getting to the root cause.  If you were sitting on a tack would you take a pain killer or remove the tack?
    It is usually something on your plate that causes inflammation.  I believe, “All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates.

    Approximately 92% of people fall short of their New Year’s Resolutions. Will you be one of them this new year or will you choose a sustainable path?

We can help you with your health related goals please contact us at http://www.integrativewh.com/

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Find Your Local INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS Professional

Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Body

By Dr. James Krystosik

A growing body of research demonstrates that if the function and integrity of the gut (intestines) is restored, the body can heal itself. How is that possible? For starts, 70% of our immune system is in the gut. If substances that irritate the body are removed (toxins, hidden food allergies, stress) and elements missing are replaced (beneficial bacteria, vitamins, minerals, hormones), the body is able to heal itself. At my health care facility, we don’t guess the values of these vital components…we test. Functional medical tests unveil the cause of digestive illness—the leaky gut. The number one enemy of digestive wellness is leaky gut syndrome (LGS); it is no joking matter. It affects millions of people and is the underlying cause of a long list of illnesses. Asthma, repeated infections (sinus, kidney, bladder, lung), eczema, hives, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, weight loss, fibromyalgia, depression, inflammatory joint disorders, and an epidemic of autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis) are caused by LGS.

Thousands of research studies clearly demonstrate that there is a world of health care information never shared with you because your doctor doesn’t have time to study this research. For over 25 years, I have been deeply immersed in studying and prescribing lifestyle medicine based on this research. A healthy digestive system means more than freedom from the annoyances of bloating, gas, indigestion and heartburn. A healthy digestive system is connected to the health of every organ and system of your body. After treating over 15,000 patients, I have discovered that if I help patients fix their gut, the body will heal itself.

For an appointment with Dr. Krystosik, call 440.519.1766.
For a FREE 30-page report “Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Body,”
go to www.theothersideofmedicine.com

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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Take the Fear and Anxiety out of Dental Visits

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-10-10-10-pmFear of the dentist is one of the top three reasons for dental neglect. No need to worry anymore! Experiencing the therapeutic effectiveness of essential oils will turn your dental visit into a relaxation session that will keep you coming back. Scientific research validates the value of essential oils in decreasing anxiety and stress. A small application to the temples, back of the neck or wrists, and even inhalation in the waiting area provides relaxation before and during the dental visit. Essential oils are known to provide a calming effect during injections too! Adults and children can both benefit.

The benefits extend beyond the psychological to physical well-being. Aromatherapy has antimicrobial and antiviral properties and increases the oxygen level in the air and cleans the air. There is no “dental office smell” here! Enhancing the experience is what dental “care” is all about. The addition of these holistic modalities truly create piece of mind. If taking care of your teeth is a challenge, our integrative practice can help you with the use of aromatherapy and essential oils.

Health Inspired Dentistry 6151 Wilson Mills Road, Suite 300 • Highland Hts. 44143
440.446.9417 ~ www.minadeo-fox.com

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What is whole body Cryotherapy and why try it?

By Mark Belter

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-10-13-13-pmWhole body cryotherapy enables the natural healing of your body in a 3 minute process. It is used and studied for the reduction in chronic pain. It reduces inflammation and soreness that clients may experience from those annoying aches and pains to those who are dealing with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, MS, joint pain, and even Migraines.

How does the process work? You enter the Cryochamber for a 3 minute session where your body’s surface temperature will be lowered. During the session, blood vessels will begin forcing blood away from the peripheral tissue and towards a person’s core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system removes toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood. The blood becomes optimally oxygenated, which accelerates the healing results. The body’s toxins break down and the brain releases endorphins that have a beneficial biochemical healing affect throughout the body. Stop in to Cryo-Freeze Health and Recovery to experience the natural power of the cold and feel great in just 3 minutes. We have special introductory pricing! It is a great experience. Visit our website for more information: www.cryofreezeoh.com.

Cryo-Freeze Health and Recovery 25963 Detroit Road • Westlake 44145
440.641.1355 ~ www.cryofreezeoh.com