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My Fitness Tip for the YEAR!

Walk a mile EVERY day! Stretch before and after and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Dr. Walker’s Fix for an Upset Stomach

If you have an upset stomach try this delicious recipe.

You need:

  • 1/2 sweet pineapple
  • 3/4″ slice of thin-skinned lemon
  • 3/4″ piece of fresh ginger

Juice the pineapple, lemon and ginger together. Pour and serve!

Did you know?

  • Pineapple juice is great for improving digestion and soothing an upset stomach. The healing enzyme bromelain reduces bruising so it can also help you recover from an injury. Pineapple is also a good source of vitamin C which helps to heal and fight infection.
  • Lemons are gently diarrhetic and helps to regulate and cleanse your entire system.

Preventing Cold & Flu

It’s Cold & Flu Season! Here are my tips for preventing cold & flu-related illness this winter.

1 – Wash your hands often. Use soap and water. Wash your hands and fingers all over with warm water and count to ten. Dry with a clean towel. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

2 – Disinfect surfaces at home such as phones, door knobs and keyboards.

3 – Don’t touch your nose or mouth

4 – Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

From http://www.nbcam.org :

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in one or both of the breasts. Breast cancer usually develops in the ducts or lobules, also known as the milk-producing areas of the breast.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). Although African-American women have a slightly lower incidence of breast cancer after age 40 than white women, they have a slightly higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 40. However, African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age. Breast cancer is much less common in males; by comparison, the disease is about 100 times more common among women. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,910 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among men in the United States in 2009.

For more information check out these sites:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: http://www.nbcam.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.komen.org

Pink for October: http://pinkforoctober.org

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