Acid Reflux – Oh NO!!

Years ago my former husband John had surgery because of a bleeding ulcer.  Afterwards the gastroenterologist told him he would be on Protonics for the rest of his life.  The internist agreed.

Just yesterday, speaking with 4 other women, Acid Reflux issues came up with 3 of them!!!  I thought this blog was a perfect subject, as a result.

John was off the medicine in 2 weeks!!  We did our research and also spoke with Dr. Richard Brouse.  Here is a current article by him on Acid Reflux.  May it help anyone suffering.  Call me for more information

Acid Reflux – The Dangers Of Proton Inhibitors

Until next time – have a glorious day!!  Want this article?  Go to joanlubar.com.

Interview on Portland Community TV: Joan Lubar – Rock & Roll at Any Age!

What would it look like if you could feel fit and fabulous whether you are 40, 50, 60, 70 or beyond?

How many people begin their decline into fear of aging, attributing every ache and pain to getting older, even at age 40?  Have you seen the “Over the Hill” birthday decorations and favors?  People use these for those having birthdays over 40!!   People – get REAL!!!!

Much of the aches and pains are what I like to call “accelerated aging” because we haven’t taken the best of care of our attitudes and our bodies.  Does that mean you have done something wrong to be where you are today?  No, for most it is not knowing the options, unfortunate circumstances or not taking responsibility for our health.

Here is my interview on Portland Community TV that expresses my personal views and beliefs that have helped me feel and look as young as I do.  The results are in my book, Rock & Roll at Any Age, a rebellious look at life, health & spiritual wisdom from the Sassy Sage.  Please feel free to comment – I would love your feedback!!

 

July 15 Workshop in Portland, OR: A Rebellious Look at Life, Health, and Spiritual Wisdom

Joan Lubar ~ Author of Rock and Roll at Any Age

Are you ready to stop struggling with your health and BEGIN living the vibrant life of your choosing? Come to Portland for:

A Rebellious Look at Life, Health, and Spiritual Wisdom

Saturday, July 15, 2017

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

at the

New Renaissance Bookstore
1338 NW 23rd AVE
PORTLAND OR 97210

503-224-4929


Meet Joan Lubar, author of Rock & Roll at Any Age: A Rebellious Look at Life, Health, and Spiritual Wisdom for an in depth look at how to rewrite your story and live your next chapter with vibrancy and joy.

Joan’s journey took her from being overweight, dealing with major health issues, and being the primary caretaker of a husband with Parkinson’s disease to now, being an icon of inspiration to women of all ages.

In this enlivening event, Joan will share how she found her way to her fullest life and how you can, too! Joan Lubar aka “The Sassy Sage” is an expert in aging with a vibrant attitude, a youthful body and sense of purpose. She competed in the Arthur Murray Dancearama at age 73 and received Gold ratings in Tango, Rumba, and West Coast Swing. She has also been successfully running a health and nutrition business as a Shaklee distributor for the last 30 years.

To Register Call 503-224-4929
New Renaissance Bookstore
1338 NW 23rd AVE
PORTLAND OR 97210
orders.newrenbooks@gmail.com

Contact Joan at: www.JoanLubar.com/contact

Heart Attack – True or False

Heart Attack True-False Question

Which of the following could be an early warning sign of a heart attack?
A. Anxiety___
B. Nausea___
C. Jaw pain___
D. Fatigue___
E. Sweat___

Answer: All of them, again (are you onto us?).  “It’s hard to parse some of these symptoms because women tend to be juggling so much as a matter of course,” says Arnett. Three questions to ask : is this a new symptom? Did it appear suddenly? Does it resolve if I rest for a few minutes? “When in doubt, call an ambulance,” she says “If the worst case scenario is wasting time at the hospital, that’s far than than the alternative.”

Thanks to O Magazine and Oprah for this fun and informative True/False Test

True or False- Day 5 – Are you a Workaholic?

Day 5

Attention workaholics: How many hours can you clock each week before your heart pays a price?
A. 45___
B. 50___
C. 55___
D. 60___

Answer: A. When researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centers and the University of St Thomas in Houston analyzed data on more than 1,900 people, they found that among people who worked 45 hours per week for a decade or more, each additional hour meant greater risk of heart disease. Risk climbed 16 percent when people put in 55 hours and 35 percent for 60 hours.

WOW!  This should be a wakeup call!  Americans are hardworking and often put in way more than the 45 hours noted here.  One tip to help on those longer days – get up every hour and take 3 deep breaths and walk around your office, in the corridor or outside for at least a couple of minutes.  You will feel refreshed and able to concentrate better for the next hour.

Give you heart a rest – it deserves it!!

Want some great nutritional tips for a Healthy Heart?  Message me back!  My goal is to live to over 100, still making plans, have great energy and have all my marbles to know what I am doing!  I can only do that making good choices.  How about you????

Day 4 – Which Do You Choose?

Day 4
I have been at a conference so I got behind.  I’ll be catching up this week!
Which is the best choice here?

Your friend just betrayed you big time! What’s the heart healthiest way to manage your anger?
A. Tell her off___
B. Run it off____
C. Walk it off___
D. Find consolation in Ben and Jerry’s___

Answer: C Taking a walk calms the fight or flight response, as do cool down activities like stretching and deep breathing. Intense physical activity, on the other hand, can push your heart into the danger zone. “Anger triggers an adrenaline response that reduces blood flow to the arteries,” says Donna Arnett, PhD, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. “Strenuous exercise in this state is incredibly taxing on the heart.”  An Australian study found that the risk of a heart attack was more than eight times higher when patients had been very angry in two hours before the onset of symptoms, while another recent study showed that the risk tripled in those who experienced anger and heavy exertion in the hour before.

 

 

 

 

True or False – Day 3 – Heart Health

Day 3

“Women need to start worrying about heart disease after they hit menopause”.

Answer: False
It’s believed that the drop in estrogen that accompanies menopause may make your blood vessels less elastic, increasing the strain on your heart.  However, when researchers followed nearly 1,500 women over nine years, they found that in the years leading up to menopause, there was an increase in the severity of metabolic syndrome…a group of risk factors, including high fasting blood sugar and high blood pressure, associated with heart disease. This effect was even more pronounced in black women.

True or False – Day 2

Day 2

Which of these is not a risk factor for heart disease?
A. High blood pressure ___
B. Obesity___
C. Migraines ____
D. Smoking ____
E. Diabetes_____

Answer: Trick question…they all might be. You can probably rattle off most risk factors by…well, heart, with the possible exception of migraines.  But a Harvard study of more than 100,000 women recently found that migraine sufferers were 50 percent likelier to have a heart attack, a stroke, or fatal heart disease, regardless of other risk factors, Genetics, hormones and inflammation are all possible culprits, but “the short answer is that we do not yet know what precise mechanism causes this,” says lead researcher Tobias Kurth, MD, adjunct professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

 

 

 

True or False? What do you know?

Over the next week I will be sharing “true or false” health questions.  Let me know what you think!  These came from O Magazine and I thought you would find them interesting and informative!

Day 1:
For each pair of breakfast foods, circle the option with less sodium per serving.”

Cornflakes or shredded wheat ___
Greek yogurt or cottage cheese___
Whole wheat toast or a bagel

Answer:
Shredded wheat, Greek yogurt, and whole wheat toast all contain significantly less sodium per serving than the other options. Why should you care? Americans consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day on average far above the American Heart Association’s recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams and nearly double its ideal limit of 1,500. “All that sodium can raise blood pressure, a major contributor to heart disease,” explains Cheryl Anderson, PhD, an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  Try to eat mostly fresh food, and always check labels.  Choosing foods that contain only one milligram of sodium per calorie or less- no more than 100 milligrams in a 100- calorie food, for example- can help you stay within healthy limits, say Anderson.

 

 

 

 

 

Aging & The Throwaway Culture Continued

Let’s hear it for our fabulous over 60 crowd!!

The question is, how do we all come out of the closet and say to the many who have ignored us, “I am here! I have valuable information to share, ideas & perspectives that might change the directions our society is taking”?  Aging is magnificent – let’s live it to the fullest.

Families, now further apart, often look at their parents as obsolete or having suddenly gone “stupid” with minimal value to offer. While they have no patience for us, perhaps we can teach them that patience is a virtue that took us years to acquire.

Usually, grandparents are more revered by their grandchildren because they give them individual attention and show more patience. Our children may still be stuck in remembering our foibles when we were 20-30 years younger. Perhaps we elders have learned from our experiences and can now offer some valuable viewpoints, but we may never be given the chance.

We have so much more to give and share, as well as, receive. Let’s stand up for our “Throwaways” and re-purpose ourselves into mentors for the future, contributing to greater, more engaged communities and families.

Some ideas you might consider to keep us from falling into the stereotype of “old people”:

  1.  Get healthy so you can be able to participate in many life activities.
  2.  Determine what you are passionate about and decide how to get involved if you aren’t already.
  3.  Get active (or “just Do It” as they say at Nike)
  4.  See where you can give back – mentoring, charitable work, political activism – volunteering to be a reader at an elementary school or tutoring at middle or high school could be an idea.
  5. Write your memoirs
  6.  Learn or relearn a skill you like that you can share with a grandchild or do for yourself.
  7. Set up special time with family members – expressing gratitude, helping with grandchildren, meeting one on one with family members to build or rebuild relationships.
  8. Take interesting classes at local community colleges

For those of you younger, how about giving us more than a “moment of your time” or a brief text. You will one day be an “elder” too, and have much to offer those younger. Don’t wait until then to realize what you have missed along the way.

I present this as food for thought, with the request of all who read this to share ideas on how to create a more inclusive community of all ages with the concept of collaboration and cooperation where we all learn from each other.

Don’t believe media nonsense – we seniors have value, lots of energy and vitality left, and the wisdom and experience to make the world a better place!!