We are still deep in snow. Everywhere you look is snow, snow, snow. Under there, somewhere under there, under that blanket of snow, the snowdrops are blooming, they are, I swear. But it will be weeks before I get to see their delicate petals and green throats.
All this snow reminds me of the workshop at the Wise Woman Center some time ago, a workshop with White Feather, it was. It snowed three feet and blew six foot drifts. Seriously. We had to shovel ourselves into the classroom and then shovel ourselves out again. All our cars were totally buried. Nature is powerful and stunning!
The heart health teleseminar Robin Rose Bennett and I did last month caused quite a stir of interest. I am so glad. So glad the message is being received: Herbs and whole foods make a heart healthy, not drugs. Want to know more? How? Specifics? So do I, that’s why I created a new course for you at the Wise Woman University: A Healthy Heart, the Wise Woman Way.
As Robin Rose said on our encore teleseminar
, “the heart is the spirit of the person.” A healthy heart is the keystone to good health, for an unhealthy heart contributes to dementia, kidney disease, diabetes, even loss of eyesight. I’ve been following the literature, and am happy to report that more and more studies are confirming that cardiovascular health is strongly influenced by diet.
The recently concluded European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Heart Study – which followed more then 3000,000 people between the ages of 40-85 for more than eight years – found that diets high in cooked vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, fish, wine, and fruit and low in salt, preserved meats, and processed foods, help keep the heart and blood vessels healthy. Women who ate the most leafy greens – and nourishing herbal infusions count as leafy greens – were the least likely to die of coronary disease.
I am excited to know that it is so easy to have a healthy heart as I age, with no need for drugs. I invite you to share the journey with me in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, here’s a sneak preview from lesson one.