Tag Archives: diet

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 »

Horseman’s Health: Shedding Those Holiday Pounds

Welcome to a new year and the end of the 2016 holiday season! Many of us find ourselves entering the new year with a few extra pounds from all the tasty, but maybe not so healthy foods we indulged in over the holidays. After all who can say no to Grandma’s homemade pies. As a … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Maintaining Your Flexibility

Take a moment to think about how often during the day you bend over, stand up and walk, lift items, stretch to reach something on a high shelf, get on a horse, and all the other ways flexibility helps you throughout the day. Most of us do these things naturally and never think about the … Continue Reading »

Chronic Horse Laminitis: The Road Back to Health

This is an article I wrote a while back on managing chronic laminitis, and it highlights some basic management issues that are always important when dealing with a horse with chronic laminitis. I deal with a lot of these horses on a regular basis, so it seems like a good time to bring this topic … Continue Reading »