Taking Care of Your Heart and Yourself!

Valentine's Day is around the corner and it's a great time to take pause and think about your health - though few do! For many of us, Valentine's Day is a time for chocolate and candy, rather than health, but there are two important reasons to think of your health.

First of all, the symbol of Valentine's Day is the heart, and so it's a great time to stop and think about your heart. Most heart disease is determined by diet and lifestyle choices, which is an area that naturopathic medicine thrives in, so it's a great time to visit your ND. An ND can counsel you on the cardiovascular wellness program that works for you, which may include a Mediterranean style diet, moderate exercise, and supplementation. NDs can also recommend nutritional supplements and botanical medicines as part of a treatment plan.

Secondly, while most of us are giving our loved ones gifts of flowers or candy this Valentine's Day, consider giving your partner the gift of health - yours! Living a healthy lifestyle and taking a preventive approach to health not only helps ensure that you'll be around for a long as possible with them, but it also improves the time you spend together. By overcoming your health limitations, you increase the amount of quality time you spend together, living life to its fullest, and there's no better way to show your love than through quality time.

Hopefully you've got a special meal or a special event planned for you and your partner, and at Charm City Natural Health, we wish you nothing but the best, but in this holiday season, remember that the gift of health is one of the greatest you can give.