Category Archives: Horseman’s Health

Horseman’s Health: Supporting Your Joints so They Can Support You By: Dr. Madalyn Ward Our joints aren’t something we really think about much usually until we start experiencing stiffness and/or pain with them, but without good joint care our mobility is affected and the pain and stiffness can slow us down. And who has time … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Diet Dragging You Down?

Natural Energy Solutions To Boost Your Energy June 2021 – Holistic Horsekeeping.com Leave a comment We all have periods of time when we start dragging, usually when we’ve been extra busy or burning the candle at both ends. But usually with some extra rest or a vacation we recoup our energy level. The real problem … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring is here!: Let’s Refresh with the season

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) Keep It Fresh This SpringThe sun is shining. Spring showers are falling. Birds are singing and plants are popping up all over. Spring is here! It’s the season of refreshing. Our world is renewing itself. Let’s keep up and renew our … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Aging – Diet

By guest contributor Barb Swanson(author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) This is part 3 of 3 of this newsletter series contributed by Barb Swanson about healthy aging. There will be a bit of science and a few great hacks to help us all age as well as possible. If you missed the … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Aging: Exercise

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) Functional HealthWe look at the aging process through the lens of how our body is built to function. We believe our body is a whole, and that each part works with and is dependent on the rest. Three major areas that … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: New Year, New You

Did you make a New Year resolution this year? Or are you one of those that has quit making them because you haven’t been successful in the past? That happens to a majority of people as John C. Norcross, PhD, University of Scranton psychology professor reports that 60% of those who make a resolution for … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Digestive Help for the Holidays

It’s holiday time again and even with the Covid-19 precautions many of us are taking that restrict social engagements and travel, a big part of the holiday fun revolves around food. Maybe even more so this year since we are missing out on those social and family gatherings that define the holidays. But why is … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Aging – How Emotional Health Impacts Aging

By guest contributor Barb Swanson(author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) There is a ton of information on the internet about healthy aging. Unfortunately, a lot of this info is either out of step with science (low fat diets? Eggs are bad for you?), and/or so focused on selling a product that the … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Remedies vs. Quick-Fixes

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) / There is no doubt that within the last 120 years, medicine has dramatically changed human health. Some advances have truly enhanced our lives. Antibiotics offer cures unlike anything previous in human history. Surgery has become a micro-art form. Also, however–and … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Count the Ways AFA is a Superior Superfood

If you keep up with healthy living type news at all, then you have heard about superfoods. Those are whole foods that are particularly dense in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. On your list of superfoods, you may not have included AFA, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, blue green algae, also known as organic Wild Microalgae® … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Summer Health & Sunscreens

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) It’s the time to enjoy the outdoors! In the last several years, common health knowledge says to always use sunscreens when outdoors. There are two types of sunscreens:Physical sunscreens are made from the minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They work … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Protect Your Skin During Your Summer Rides

Planning on doing a lot of riding this summer? Me too, and that means finding ways to protect my skin from the harsh summer sun and heat. Did you know that the health of your skin reflects your overall health and level of stress? Healthy, glowing skin indicates you are living a healthy lifestyle and … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Tips – Children, Probiotics & COVID19

By guest contributor Barbara Swanson Daily Use of Probiotics May Reduce Colds & Flu We are beginning to realize that our children are much more vulnerable to COVID19 that originally estimated. One way to help the children in your life is to get them on a daily probiotic. A recent study in Denmark indicates that … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Life Hacks to Avoid Diabetes

by guest contributor Barb Swanson We Know It’s a ProblemType 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a national epidemic. 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and another 3 of every 10 are prediabetic. This means close to 40% of our population is at risk for a largely preventative killing disease, since 95% of diabetics have T2D. There … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2020

March 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 3 ================ In This Issue: 1. On Blue Green Algae and Horses2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources ================ 1. On Blue Green Algae and Horses Blue-green algae plays a very important part in my holistic healing practice for horses. The blue-green algae I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How Your Gut Affects Weight Loss

Many of us find that even eating a healthy wholefood diet, getting plenty of exercise, staying hydrated, and having techniques to cope with stress still isn’t enough when it comes to weight loss. We get to a certain point and can’t seem to get those stubborn few extra pounds gone. Especially if you are one … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health:The Mind-Body Connection

by guest contributor Barb Swanson “To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” ~Albert Schweitzer The Attitude ConnectionFor thousands of years, the state of your mind has been linked to the health of your body. In one way … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Truth About Diets

by guest contributor Barb Swanson Trying to figure out what a healthy diet consists of is hard. This article gives you a snap-shot on the Functional Nutrition viewpoint of truth vs. fiction in diets and supplements. There are a dozen celebrities touting a dozen different “best” diets and weight loss programs. We have internet health … Continue Reading »