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contents januar y/februar y „ 2015

5 Listen to the Beet 7 Living with a Broken Heart 10Cardio with Plates 14Make Healthy Eating Fun 16Heart Smart Fats 18Easy Guacamole SUPER FOOD

19A Giving Heart Fuels

WOMEN THAT INSPIRE

Females for Future Success

HEALTHY MIND

EXERCISE FEATURE

MIGHTY KIDS

EAT FRESH

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20 I had a great life before but I had no idea how sick I was until I had a heart that was working.

30Straight from the Heart 32The Hot Belly Diet 24Strolling Around with Walking Pneumonia 335 Foods for Your Ticker 28Meditation: for the Love 34The Heart of the Matter of Your Heart 30from the Athletic Avocado 37Winter Dryness Solution INSPIRE

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NATURAL BEAUTY

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THE COLOR IS INTRIGUING. THE TASTE IS UNIQUE. VERSATILITY AND HEALTH BENEFITS PLACE THE BEET AT THE TOP OF THE TOP OF SUPERFOODS. SERVED HOT OR COLD, AS A LIQUID OR SOLID, BEETS MAY PREVENT NUMEROUS CHRONIC CONDITIONS, INCREASE ENERGY, AND BOOST MENTAL HEALTH.

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lthough beets can be golden, white, striped, and greenleafed,consumers are most familiar with the deep red-purple (think beet-red!) root vegetable found in gardens throughout the world – and throughout history. Often referred to as a prehistoric food dating back 5,000 years, thank the ancient Romans for recognizing the beet as a powerful addition to the dining table. In more contemporary times, the U.S. Apollo 18 astronauts served borscht, a Russian beet soup, to the Soviet Soyuz 19 astronauts. Exuvwlqj"zlwk"Ûehu"dqg"qxwulhqwv/" beets contain generous amounts of vitamin C, the B vitamin folate, potassium, and manganese.The beet is a superfood, which helps to reduce birth defect risk, promotes healthy nerves and muscles, and is good for the liver, kidneys, pancreas and bones. Rich in betaine, a nutrient Ûuvw"ghwhfwhg"lq"vxjdu"ehhwv"dqg" pronounced accordingly, beets assist lq"Ûjkwlqj"lqÜdppdwlrq/"plqlpl}lqj" risk to the vascular system and internal organs, increases energy and may prevent chronic disorders such as asthma or diabetes. The colorful appeal of the beetroot is not just for catching the eye. In an extract form, the natural

plant chemicals, which contribute to their deep red-purple color, are being studied as a method for treating prostate, breast and pancreatic cancers. And the red and yellow, or betalin pigment, contributes to the erg|Ñv"ghwr{lÛfdwlrq"surfhvv/"zklfk" dvvlvwv"lq"olyhu"dqg"eorrg"sxulÛfdwlrq1 Looking to spice up your life? Have a beet salad. The preChristianity Romans enjoyed beets as dq"dskurglvldf"dqg"vflhqfh"frqÛupv" it. The boron found in beets is connected to human sex hormone production.That could also explain zk|"ehhwv"duh"hvshfldoo|"ehqhÛfldo" during pregnancy, with high amounts of vitamin B and iron assisting in the development of new growth cells and iron replacement. DON’T FORGET THE JUICE AND THE GREENS In a rush? Need to power up quickly for an intense workout? Grab a glass of chilled beet juice mixed with a little apple or orange juice for a vzhhw2wdqj|"Üdyru"dqg"|rx"duh"uhdg|" to go. According to several studies, individuals who consumed beet juice prior to exercise, could increase their exercise time by as much as 16 percent. Research indicates that nitrates in beets are changed into nitric oxide, which not only enhances exercise tolerance but may also assist

in lowering blood pressure. Beet greens are good for you, too. The iron-rich greens also contain large amounts of nutrients and vitamins and may be more nutritionally powerful than the beetroot. Research shows that beet greens have the potential to boost bone density, slow the rate of Alzheimer’s disease and strengthen the immune system. Try using beet greens in the same ways you use spinach or other leafy greens. Now that you are ready for a healthy serving of beets or beet juice, keep in mind that beets are high in carbohydrate and sugar. Enjoy the greens in unlimited quantities, but limit beets and their juice to three or four servings a week.

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editor’s letter

TRANSFORM with Heart Welcome to the transformation issue of INSPIRE HEALTH. Whether you are looking to transform your mind or body, or both, \v|"~pss"äuk"h"}hypl{\"vm "{pwz3"z|nnlz{pvuz"huk"zl}lyhs"yljpwlz"{v" nl{"\v|"vu"{ol"~h\"{v"wlhjl"vm "tpuk"mvy"\v|y"zv|s"huk"wo\zpjhs" ptwyv}ltlu{z"mvy"\v|y"ivk\3"lzwljphss\"\v|y"olhy{5 Mvy"zvtl"wlvwsl3"{yhuzmvyth{pvu"ilnpuz"sp{lyhss\"~p{o"h"ul~" ivk\"why{5"Qhtpl"Uhwvsp{huv3"{ol"z|iqlj{"vm "v|y"jv}ly"z{vy\3"ohz"h" ul~"olhy{5"H"{yhuzwshu{"yljpwplu{3"oly"spml"ohz"johunlk"mvy"{ol"il{{ly" h{"l}ly\"sl}ls5"Hs{ov|no"oly"jhypun3"hwwyljph{p}l"huk"~lsjvtpun" zwpyp{"ylthpuz"hz"z{yvun"hz"l}ly3"Qhtpl"pz"{hrpun"vu"{ol"johsslunlz" of running and winning a few gold medals along the way. If you ylhk"q|z{"vul"hy{pjsl"pu"{opz"pzz|l3"thrl"p{"oly"z{vy\5"`v|"~pss"uv{" only learn how a little girl’s dream can come true, but also how {ol"nlulyvzp{\"vm "v{olyz"thkl"oly"kylhtz"{yhuzmvyt"pu{v"ylhsp{\5"`v|" th\"il"zv"puzwpylk"{oh{"\v|"ylnpz{ly"hz"hu"vynhu"kvuvy5" Transforming your health, changing the way you see your body, and establishing a healthier life are standard resolutions for the start vm "{ol"Ul~"`lhy5""I|{"Qhu|hy\"8"pz"uv{"h"thnpj"kh{lB"z{hy{"~olu" \v|"hyl"ylhk\"huk"rllw"vu"nvpun5"P"oh}l"h"mypluk"~ov"kljpklk"p{" ~hz"{ptl"{v"yl{|yu"{v"oly"tpsp{hy\"zohwl"huk"sp}l"olhs{o\5"Zol"jovzl" h"z{hy{"kh{l"hzzvjph{lk"~p{o"h"zwljphs"huup}lyzhy\"pu"oly"mhtps\5" ^olu"zol"~hz"{ltw{lk"{v"zrpw"h"y|u"hyv|uk"{ol"ulpnoivyovvk"vy" zws|ynl"vu"h"z|nhy"jvvrpl3"zol"{ov|no{"hiv|{"nvvk"mhtps\"tltvyplz" and found the energy to maintain her healthier lifestyle. Today she pz"jlsliyh{pun"h";<4wv|uk"~lpno{"svzz"v}ly"upul"tvu{oz"~p{o"nylh{" ul~"jsv{olz"huk"nhyklu4nyv~u"}lnl{hislz5"" `v|"jhu"{yhuzmvyt"\v|y"spml5"Pm "\v|"hyl"ylhkpun"PUZWPYL" OLHS[O3"\v|"hyl"hsylhk\"vu"{ol"ypno{"wh{o5"^l"ovwl"{opz"pzz|l" v朽lyz"\v|"lujv|yhnltlu{"huk"z|nnlz{pvuz"mvy"h"ztvv{o"yvhk"holhk5 Ohww\3"olhs{o\3"wyvk|j{p}l"huk"zhml"sp}pun3 PATRICIA DANFLOUS Editor lkp{vyGpuwzpylolhs{othn5jvt Help us inspire others! We want to know what inspires you to live healthy. Tell the editor at editor@inspirehealthmag.com. You could be published in the next issue of Inspire Health magazine.

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lv"d"vxuh0Ûuh"zd|"wr"lpsdfw" your health. Once you’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition or survived a health scare it’s normal to still be diudlg"dqg"wkdwÑv"RN1"Wkh"nh|"lv" to not dwell on things outside of your control and keep your stress levels to a minimum. Listen to your body Although the warning signs were there, it took Nhuulh"d"ihz"zhhnv"wr" acknowledge that her body was in trouble. Once you’ve had a heart scare it becomes even more critical to be attuned to your body’s signals of distress. Don’t ignore aches and pains and make a point to make your nutrition and rest a priority. Talk it out Emotional support is very important after a health scare so lean on your partner, family members or friends when you need a loving ear.

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The Choice is Still Yours. You’re capable of making your own medical decisions - we simply want you to know Great Bend Regional Hospital can remain your choice for hospital care in Great Bend. Great Bend Regional Hospital is excited to take this opportunity to announce the launch of our new hospitalist program. The program ensures we are fully capable of taking great care of you and your loved ones in the event you require hospitalization; no matter who your Primary Care Physician is we can and will welcome you in an emergency or urgent situation, as well as a direct admit from your doctor’s office. At your request, you can be admitted right in Great Bend rather than at a facility more than an hour away. It’s your right as a patient to choose where you’re hospitalized. We’re here for you should you choose to exercise that right and we hope that you do. The convenience of receiving quality healthcare in your own community has been and will continue to be made available by Great Bend Regional’s hospitalists. There is no need to switch Primary Care Physicians should you choose to be admitted with us; our hospitalist will care for you during your stay, but we will happily coordinate post-discharge care with your current doctor.

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What’s a Hospitalist? As defined by the Society of Hospital Medicine, a hospitalist is a “physician whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to Hospital Medicine.” A hospitalist typically spends most of their days working inside the hospital rather than in an outpatient setting or office; this affords patients the benefit of being cared for by a physician who’s focused entirely on hospitalized patients. If necessary, they’ll work directly with your primary care physician to determine the best course of treatment. The hospitalist will also be available to you and your family to answer questions regarding your care during your stay. We’re available to answer any questions you might have about how the Great Bend Regional Hospitalist program can help accommodate you in your time of need. For more information, please visit: http://gbregional.com/hospitalist-program/

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last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth. They are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually appear during a person’s late teens or early twenties, which has been called the “age of wisdom.”

surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed. Most people require wisdom tooth removal at some point in their life. Having the surgery as a teenager is generally easier, less risky, and the healing process is quicker and more reliable. Most wisdom tooth surgeries do not require hospital admission and can be performed in our ofice. Most people choose to do this under IV anesthesia. Today, surgery can be performed in comfort and maximal safety using our modern surgical and anesthetic techniques. Most young people can return to normal activities within a couple of days after surgery. We can discuss your options at the time of consultation.

What is an Impacted Tooth? A tooth becomes impacted when there is a lack of space in the mouth and its growth and eruption is blocked by overlying gum, bone or the adjacent tooth. Nine out of ten people have at least one totally impacted wisdom tooth resulting from a lack of space in the mouth. Impacted teeth can lead to such problems as pain, infection, crowding of teeth, tumor formation, or damage to adjacent teeth and bone. More fully developed wisdom teeth tend to cause these problems and require a more involved surgical procedure to remove them. Even though impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious problems a recent study found that wisdom teeth that have erupted into the mouth in a normal upright position may be as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted. The researchers found that patients with erupted wisdom teeth may be at greater risk for disease, including periodontitis. These chronic gum infections can cause bone loss around the wisdom teeth and adjacent teeth. Chronic gum infections can affect your general health.

When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? It isn’t wise to wait until your wisdom teeth start to bother you. Generally, early removal of wisdom teeth results in an easier surgery and less complicated healing process. Medical studies strongly recommend that wisdom teeth be removed during teenage years to prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing. It’s recommended all people have their wisdom teeth evaluated by an oral surgeon before high school graduation.

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Wkh"prvw"vljqlÛfdqw"wklqj"derxw" unhealthy fats is that they can have a direct bearing on your blood cholesterol levels. Two types of fat are known to increase bad cholesterol (LDL) - trans fats and saturated fats. The American Heart Association ghÛqhv"vdwxudwhg"idwv"dv"idw"prohfxohv" that have no double bonds between carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules. Since saturated fats are so dense, they are usually solid at room temperature. Saturated fats are mostly found in animal meat and animal products. Some examples include beef, lamb, pork, and chicken with skin, lard, butter, cheese, and whole milk. Trans fats are in a category by themselves. These fats are typically the end product of hydrogenation, the process of adding additional hydrogen to convert oil into a denser product. The process increases shelf life. Read nutritional labels to detect vxfk"idwv"lghqwlÛhg"dv"k|gurjhqdwhg" oil or partially hydrogenated. You zloo"Ûqg"sduwldoo|"k|gurjhqdwhg"rlov" in non-dairy creamer, for example.

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The Good Fats Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are the good fats. These are less dense fats, typically liquid at room temperature. Not only do these fats lower bad cholesterol, but also contain essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3 that support cellular function. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may also contain the vital antioxidant vitamin E, important for a strong, healthy immune system. Plant-based oils such as sunflower seed oil, olive oil, and safflower oil, contain good fatsalong with trout, herring, salmon, avocadoes, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, for example.

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good female mentors, encouraging me wr"vhhn"rxw"fkdoohqjlqj"Ûhogv1Ï Now the Motiva Enterprises UhÛqlqj"Surfhvv"Fkhplvw"lv"vkdulqj" her experiences with the next generation. Every other Friday during the school year, she meets with her STEM GEMs unit, one of 40 similar groups throughout the country. The GEMS mentoring project focuses on girls excelling in math and science, introducing them to different surihvvlrqv/"duudqjlqj"Ûhog"wulsv/"dqg" sharing experiences. “I give the girls my personal career insight and be a mentor to them,” Dunbar explained. “Mentoring can entail so much – giving them an ear to listen to, providing opinions, sharing experiences and offering encouragement. Girls need that vxssruw"wr"hqwhu"Ûhogv"wkdw"duh"xqghu" served with women.” “I tell the girls it is okay to ask questions and to not worry about being a perfectionist, but just make

an approach to career options. I also let them know that just because they are girls or of a different ethnicity they should not feel limited because everyone doesn’t have to look alike.” Questions from the students and answers from Alsie are frank and krqhvw1"ÎRqh"ri"wkh"Ûuvw"txhvwlrqv"lv" ‘How much money do you make?’” she smiled. “Once you establish a good relationship with them, the questions are more about career options, which courses to take, and what profession would be best for them. They also ask me about obstacles along the way.” Mentoring 15 girls, essentially by herself, is a challenge. Dunbar points to networking, peer support and her own mentoring experience for guidelines. “I have a core of female friends including a dentist, pediatrician, a nurse anesthetist, all science majors, who are working to inspire change in younger girls,” she said. “I really like giving back,” continued Dunbar, who has completed several missionary trips to under-privileged countries. “My grandmother was a giver, my mom is a giver – one of the prvw"vhoÜhvv"shrsoh"L"nqrz1"L"kdyh" vrph"suhww|"elj"vkrhv"wr"Ûoo1Ï Those who know Alsie Dunbar zrxog"vd|"vkh"lv"Ûoolqj"wkrvh"vkrhv" very well.

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Napolitano is one of thousands of athletes who participated in the 2014 Transplant Games of America, a multisport event for living donors, organ transplant recipients and bone marrow recipients. In addition to competition, the Games highlight the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. Slim, and trim with the cover girl looks of a young woman in excellent shape and good health, Napolitano entered the national competition for several reasons - to promote the organ donation cause, to demonstrate wkh"srzhu"ri"d"vhfrqg"fkdqfh/"wr"ixoÛoo" a childhood aspiration, and to thank Cameron’s parents for their gift to her. Napolitano’s transplant journey is a long one, with many blessings and roadblocks along the way. Thanks to the observant eyes of her grandparents, a physician and a nurse, khu"khduw"glvhdvh"zdv"Ûuvw"ghwhfwhg" dqg"frqÛuphg"zkhq"vkh"zdv"wkuhh" months old. “When I was diagnosed my prognosis was not good at all, but I was very fortunate to have great medical care,amazing parents and to be honest, I didn’t really know that I had heart disease,” said the West Texas native.“I didn’t feel different than other kids and I lived a pretty normal life. By the time I got to the age of ten I really, really wanted to be on a junior track team. I thought I was fast and all my school friends were joining the team.” Her supportive and encouraging, but cautious, parents said “yes, but let’s

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see what the pediatric cardiologist says.” Looking forward to good news, the report came back detailing a heart that had deteriorated a little bit more and strenuous physical activity was not a good idea.“I was devastated, it was so important to me to be on the team,” Napolitano recalled. “That was the beginning of my journey in thinking that every single doctor I encountered was crazy. Surely, I was not sick, they had no idea what they were talking about.” Fast forward to her sophomore year at Texas Tech University. “I was really, really enjoying college, but my khduw"zdv"qrw/Ï"vkh"uhÜhfwhg1"ÎL"kdg"d" heart attack on campus. That was quite a wake up call for me as I realized that well, maybe I am a little bit sick. During recovery in the hospital, one of the interns asked ‘when’s the transplant?’ during medical rounds. I had never heard anything about transplant before. ‘Who was this guy?’ I thought. He must be crazy; they shouldn’t let him talk during rounds. So, I decided to make sure to take my medicine, go to my doctor’s appointments and I would eh"Ûqh1Ï Heading on to Dallas for graduate school and a Child Life internship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Napolitano began noticing irregular and racing heart rhythms even while sitting down at

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weak heart,” she emphasized. Not getting the answer they wanted, the Napolitanos were blessed with the gift of surrogacy from her sister and doubly blessed with twins, Reese and Brady. Shortly after bringing the babies home, she encountered another roadblock. Feeling more and more symptomatic, Napolitano was unable to hold her babies, vacuuming was a major chore, she was frequently sick to her stomach and her lab results yhulÛhg"wkdw"khu"orz"hqhuj|"zdv" not surprising. Finally conceding to be placed on the transplant list, she received a heart on New Year’s Day, 2009. “I had a great life before but I had no idea how sick I was until I had a heart that was working,” she explained. “I was starting to feel warm as I lay in the hospital bed and was scared I was getting a fever. When the nurse came to check on me, I told her my ears were hot. Her answer was simple, ‘you have circulation.’ I thought that zdv"dpd}lqj/"wr"kdyh"eorrg"Ürzlqj" through my body like it is supposed to do. All the time I thought the doctors were crazy, it was me. I never realized how sick I had been because that was my normal life. I felt like Superwoman after the transplant. I did need a new heart.” Now, her heart is healing, she is achieving her dreams as a wife, mother, Child Life Specialist on a pediatric unit, and the track star she wanted to be at whq1"Lq"wkh"odvw"Ûyh"|hduv/"vkh"kdv"uxq" in numerous competitive races and completed three half marathons. At the Transplant Games she came home with gold medals in the 400 meter and 1500 meter run; a silver in the 200 meter, and a bronze in shot put. Winning the gold took second place, however, to meeting her donor’s family. Three months after the transplant, Napolitano wrote letters of gratitude to her donor’s family, expressing gratitude and describing how her life had changed. “I did not hear back from them for four and a half years, but I was blessed again, to


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The primary difference between a cold and pneumonia is the severity of the signs. Pneumoniais intense, magnifying the symptoms, leaving the patient feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, oftentimes unable to get out of bed. Walking Pneumonia: Have Infection, Will Travel The term “walking pneumonia” zdv"Ûuvw"frlqhg"lq"wkh"4<63v/"wr" suggest its relatively slight impact compared to better-known forms of pneumonia. At the time (decades before modern antibiotics), a pneumonia diagnosis required hospitalization in virtually all cases. Today, walking pneumonia is pruh"riÛfldoo|"nqrzq"dv"Îdw|slfdo" pneumonia” because it is not spread

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First, get comfortable. Find a comfortable seated position either lq"d"fkdlu"ru"furvv0ohjjhg"rq"wkh"Ürru/" making sure that your body is fully supported.Keep your posture strong, but your body relaxed. Notice your heart beating in your chest. Close your eyes. Try the 100 breaths technique. Take 100 breaths in and out. Count them, and try not to think about anything else. Or, set a timer. For your Ûuvw" wlph/" shukdsv" mxvw" vhw" d" forfn" iru" Ûyh" plqxwhv1Vlw" dqg" euhdwkh/" shukdsv" imagining something steady like the Ülfnhu" ri" d" fdqgohÑv" Üdph" wr" irfxv" rq1" Or maybe just notice how your belly expands as you inhale, and the way the warm air feels as it passes across your upper lip as you exhale. Do this until the timer goes off, and then notice how you feel.Maybe next time set the clock for a little longer, eventually working up to sitting for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. You will feel calmer, less stressful and your heart will be stronger.

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factors for cardiovascular disease. So what exactly is meditation?In short, it is the simple practice of becoming aware of the present moment and letting go of distracting thoughts. It is holding time and space for yourself to breathe and just be. Cultivating a sense of connectivity to not only your true self, but also to the world around you, whether through acute awareness of your surroundings, or by tapping into the direct line of energy that hooks you into the universe and all of its greatness, is the essence of this ancient practice. Sound intriguing, albeit tough? Well the great news is, there are many different techniques you can try, that range from meditations with movement such as walking in nature or doing yoga, to guided meditation, mantra, mindfulness, Qi gong, or Tai chi. You needn’t sign up for a class, or invest a ton of money in order to get started! The relationship you have with our body is the most intimate one we have, so why not show yourself the love you deserve, and honor your heart with some one-onone time today.

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sodqw"vwhurov"lq"doprqgv"vshflÛfdoo|/"fdq"uhgxfh" the absorption of cholesterol from the diet, while the unsaturated oils encourage the liver to make less LDL and more “good” HDL. Oranges These zippy and delicious citrus fruits frqwdlq"d"vxshu"vroxeoh"Ûehu"fdoohg"shfwlq/"wkh" famed compound also found in apples, which acts like a sponge inside the digestive system, absorbing excess cholesterol from food and blocking its absorption. Citrus pectin may also assist the body in neutralizing proteins that can cause scarring of the heart tissue. Be sure to consume the whole fruit though, as the pectin is contained in the pulp and pith.

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QR"JUHDWHU"ZRUGV"KDYH"EHHQ"VSRNHQ"DERXW"WKH"GHHS" RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR HEALTH AND WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR BODY AT EVERY MEAL. HIPPOCRATES UNDERSTOOD THIS CONCEPT MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS AGO, AND AS WE CELEBRATE KHDUW"PRQWK"HDFK"IHEUXDU¥/"WKHUH"LV"QR"EHWWHU"WLPH"WR"WDON" ABOUT BODY-LOVING FOODS.

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Blueberries Remember when I mentioned red wine? Well, its claim to fame for heart health, is resveratrol, which may help prevent damage to blood vessels and minimize the risks of blood clots. This special compound may also reduce the build-up of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, or the “bad” cholesterol, in artery walls that contributes to cardiovascualr disease and stroke. It is also thought that antioxidants like Anthocyanin found in berries (blueberries, strawberries and

blackberries) help neutralize harmful byproducts of metabolism called free radicals that can lead to cancer and other age-related diseases. Lentils Since we’re talking plant-based power foods here, let’s honor the humble lentil. Because they come from plants, legumes such as beans, lentils, and peas are an excellent source of ohdq"yhjjlh"surwhlq"dqg"Ûehu"zlwkrxw"d" lot of unhealthy fat. Legumes are also a great source of folate and magnesium, zklfk"pd|"Ûjkw"k|shuwhqvlrq"e|"olplwlqj" calcium buildup. Another mineral these little guys are loaded with is potassium, an electrolyte that counterbalances sodium - crucial for keeping blood pressure under control.

Leafy Greens Dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, Swiss chard, spinach and collards are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that may protect against cardiovascular disease. Spinach is also rich in folate, which helps reduce levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood. High levels of homocysteine can be a possible risk factor for developing cardiovascular glvhdvh1"Hyhu0srsxodu"Ndoh"erdvwv"dq"h{wud" special compound that activates a protective protein called Nrf2.This protein develops a coating in your arteries to keep plaque from adhering. So, what’s really important when it comes to showing your heart some real love, is eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods that deliver all of the nutrients and micronutrients needed to keep it, and you, healthy overall. Next time you are off to your local health food store to stock up on all those famous prepackaged and promoted “superfood” products, why not swing by your local famers market instead or visit the organic produce vhfwlrq"ri"|rxu"idyrulwh"vxshupdunhw"wr"Ûoo" your shopping basket with these alternatives. Meg Pearson is the author of (un)cookbook MAP Wellness Morsels available through itunes!

Go Nuts! - Almonds, Walnuts, and Chia Almonds have long been a healthnut’s go-to snack, but it doesn’t deserve all the attention. Walnuts and Chia seeds are right up there on the list as far as ehqhÛwv"wr"wkh"wlfnhu"lv"frqfhuqhg1" Chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids and Ûehu/"doo"ri"wkhvh"jx|v"surprwh"khdowk|" hearts, and reduce fatal arrhythmias.The inspirehealthmag.com ̇ #inspirehealthmag

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by Veronica Coons / vcoons@gbtribune.com Photography by Hugo Gonzalez elanie Calcara has a big heart. She is one of the original founders and is an advisory board member of the Prairie Godmother Funds, a charitable organization that provides grants to improve the health and well-being of Barton County women. She is a Golden Belt Foundation board member, gives regularly of her time and talent to community causes and is very active in her church. On a Monday in November, a day when the north wind ushered in the irst biting cold of the season, she opened the doors of her country home and welcomed us. Her warm smile and bright eyes immediately set us at ease. Melanie has an unassuming attitude that draws people in as she matter-of-factly talks about the lasting good that can be done by individuals who are willing to simply do whatever they can. Her heart overlows with compassion and because of this, she was able to quickly overcome a life-threatening heart valve condition. Now, her heart is stronger than ever. It’s not uncommon to have a heart issue creep up in your ifties or sixties, but what is unusual is to make a quick recovery with little to no depression setting in. Melanie credits her quick recovery to her outlook on life and the support of her family. Years ago, Melanie was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. Basically, it meant that a valve in her heart didn’t close the way it should. She had been taking medication to treat her condition for several years. “It’s not a rare condition, and most people live with it and it’s not an issue,” she said. However, when she began to feel palpitations and fatigue, she went to see her doctor who immediately ordered a sonogram. Her condition had worsened to the point that the blood in her heart would backlow. The specialist informed her that she needed surgery to replace the valve, or she would eventually die of heart failure.

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“Everybody can do something. Just do something.”

This got her attention. A few days later, Melanie had a heart catheterization to check for blockage. She was lucky. There was no blockage and surgery was scheduled for the next week. Now she had to decide what sort of valve she would receive. She was given the choice of a tissue valve or a mechanical valve. The tissue valve, which comes from a pig, has a lifespan of about 15 years if the body accepts it. The mechanical valve can last a lifetime, but requires the patient to take blood thinners for life. “I knew I didn’t want to go through this again 15 years from now,” she said. “I chose the mechanical valve right away.” Melanie admits now, she was in shock at irst. Fortunately, she could turn to her husband, Mark, and her sisters Mary, Susan, and Melissa for support and encouragement. “I was really never frightened that I wouldn’t get good care, because my dad was a general practitioner and I grew up with great faith in health care systems,” she said. “We always had good care.” Sisterly support When she looks back on the recovery period following her surgery, two things stand out as remarkable. The irst, that there was very little pain. “Within two days, all I needed was Tylenol,” she said. She also avoided one side effect common to patients that have endured a major surgery. She did not experience the severe depression many do. According to the American Heart Association, about one third of patients experience depression that requires intervention. For the irst few weeks following the surgery, she had down times, when she wondered if she’d feel exhausted for the rest of her life.Those times were few, however. “I think it was because my sisters came and spent so much time with me,” she said. “They offered a little distraction, a

little encouragement, and were a huge help to both me and Mark.” Their care was simple and heartfelt.They talked about sister stuff, the family, and what she went through. She was able to sleep as much as she needed to. They did laundry and took her to doctors’ appointments. They also did a lot of cooking for her. “I didn’t have an appetite for weeks, but they had an evening meal ready and when Mark came home from work, we would sit down together, even if all I could manage was a piece of toast.” At a follow-up appointment, her doctor told her the progress of her recovery fascinated him. It wouldn’t be long before she would be able to resume her normal activities. inspirehealthmag.com ̇ #inspirehealthmag

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Feeling good Eight months out from surgery, Melanie has resumed her routine of exercise and good nutrition that have always been part of her life, only now her motivation is much different. “Before, I exercised so I could eat what I wanted and wear what I liked,” she said. “Now I do it to stay healthy.” She does basically the same workout she did before, which includes walking and use of itness equipment. She has a little less stamina, and heads to bed a little earlier than before, she said, but otherwise, she feels good. She’s also returned to her full schedule of philanthropic activities. She helped to found Prairie Godmother Funds which provide grants to improve the health and well-being of Barton County, Kans., women by addressing critical needs not met by other community resources. The concept is simple: women helping women. Some of the grants made include the license fee for one woman to get her substitute teaching license, so she could provide additional income for her family. Another grant helped complete payments for a service dog that allowed another woman to put all of her disability payments towards her monthly bills. Growing Faith Considering how important living out her faith is to her now, it may come as a surprise that Melanie did not grow up attending church. In fact, it wasn’t until she was in her late thirties that she began regularly attending. What drew her in was her love of music. With a background in vocal music, she irst began singing with the church choir because she was friends with several of the choir members. She and Mark wanted their kids to grow up attending church, but it wasn’t until they took a discipleship class together that their focus sharpened. “I was a kind person before, but I was a little self-centered then,” she recalls. “You get so into your life, and what you need. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve igured out what’s really important, and have evolved.” Today, the women that inspire her the most include those who understand the gifts they’ve been given by God are not

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for their sole beneit. She believes these gifts are meant to bless others too, and the activities she involves herself in are proof. Quilts for a cause Melanie’s sister Melissa is a nurse practitioner. She was the one the others turned to for guidance in how to care for Melanie during her recovery. A few years ago, she suggested she and Melanie take up quilting. “I told her when she learned how to sew, I would,” Melanie remembers. She also told her she had no patience for sitting around a circle hand stitching. Luckily, neither did her sister. Melissa bought a beginner sewing machine and taught herself to sew. Her creativity blossomed and now the sisters make time to spend days at a time piecing together quilt tops. Not only has it become a relaxing hobby and a way to nurture their relationship, it’s provided another avenue for Melanie to pass on some of her own blessings. In her basement workroom, she is partway through her fourth donation quilt to be auctioned to raise funds for CASA. The organization trains court appointed special advocates for children that have found themselves thrown into the court system through no fault of their own. Often the children are abused or neglected. “I think when you ind something you’re passionate about and you really enjoy doing it, then it makes it easy to use that to bless others,” she said.

“The Mission Field Is Right At The End Of You Hands.” Within grasp While she’s quick to talk about the organizations she works with, Melanie doesn’t consider herself very remarkable. Perhaps that is what makes her so personable. “There are two or three dozen women that I know that do much more than I do and have had much greater trials than I have had, and they are still standing,” she said. But comparisons shouldn’t keep people from helping, no matter their age or their health, she believes. “We all tend to compare ourselves to others, and to think we can’t do something big,” she said. “ Everybody can do something. Just do something.” She points to missionaries that go overseas to work. Joyce Meyer, for example, went to Madagascar to work with hundreds of thousands of children that live on the streets. “I can’t go to Madagascar,” she said. “But locally, I can reach out–the mission ield is right at the end of your hands.” And your heart.


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WEEKLY –as an exfoliating scrub Mix two parts olive oil with one part sea salt. ¦Apply to body and scrub gently to slough off old skin and bring forth a softer, glowing layer beneath. Rinse. WEEKLY - as a purifying face mask Pour ¼ cup olive oil into small bowl. ¦ Mix in one egg yolk and one tbsp. honey. Apply to face for 10-15 minutes. ¡ Rinse. WEEKLY - as an anti-aging/rejuvenating treatment Pour one tbsp. olive oil, two tbsp. raw honey dqg"rqh"Ûqho|"judwhg"juhhq"dssoh"lq"eohqghu1 ¦ Blend until soft. Apply to face for 5 to 7 minutes. ¡ Rinse.

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