Category Archives: Educational

World’s Fastest Scooter!!

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Introducing the Worlds Fastest Electric Mobility Scooter!

 Are you competitive? Do you like to Go Fast?….. Really Fast?

Let’s face it even though your body is slowing down your mind is still racing. Your competitive spirit will not be denied. That’s why at ActiveForever we recommend the eWheels EW-36 for those who still like to lead the pack.  The EW-36 is one of the World’s fastest mobility scooters.
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You can purchase the world’s fastest production 3 wheel mobility scooter. It will even arrive to your house ride ready!  No complicated assembly instructions.  Just uncrate this speed demon and you are on your way.

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5 Star Mobility Enhancing Toilet Seats from Carex

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Bathroom time is a personal time as everyone knows. However this is not always as true as it should be for individuals with mobility issues.

As an industry leading provider of mobility products and solutions that truly improve peoples’ lives, ActiveForever is particularly excited about the 5 Star Consumer Rated Carex Elongated Toilet Seat with Handles.

This deluxe, raised toilet seat is as attractive as it is comfortable and user-friendly. The 3.5″ tall contoured seat design features a smooth, high quality finish. Easy installation makes it ideal for anyone recovering from surgery to get around easily. The accompanying padded, side support rails provide users with poor balance, arthritis, or any number of mobility limitations with stability and peace of mind during the most personal of moments.

Carex Elongated Toilet Seat with Handles

The Carex Elongated Toilet Seat with Handles is stable, sturdy and impeccably well designed. $44.57

 

Core Strengthening and Coordination with Core Laser Pro Physical Therapy

ActiveForever-logoThe best kept secret among professionals for vastly improved motor control, coordination and blood circulation in the shortest amount of time, is the Core Laser Pro GymThis comprehensive clinical-grade core stabilization and rehabilitation therapy system from ActiveForever is truly making waves.

The Core Laser Pro Gym is a specialized and highly targeted rehabilitation and training system, developed by leading physical therapists and physicians. It is the latest, must-have device among top athletic trainers, physical therapy and pain and rehabilitation specialists.

The Core Laser Gym provides clinicians and patients alike with the ability to track core movement in real time, allowing for instantly trackable gains in motor control and core power. The Neuro-Muscular connections formed by the combination of visual feedback and physical action ensures patient results are not only immediate, but long lasting.

Those that have invested in this device swear by it’s effectiveness. Take advantage of a $50 mail-in rebate when you buy now.

Inversion Physical Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

ActiveForever-logoThe Health Mark Promax Inversion Table is a top-seller from ActiveForever and it’s no wonder. The health and fitness benefits are nothing short of miraculous.

There is a reason why the terms “backbone” and “spine” are often used to convey a sense of foundational importance. Back pain can bring a person to his knees, literally. This is why the ProMax Inversion Table, with its truly comprehensive spinal decompression therapy system, has had such success with fitness and physical therapy professionals.

Health Mark Promax Inversion Table

The Health Mark Promax Inversion Table offers 6 angles and 180 degrees of professional spinal decompression therapy. $744.43

The Promax Inversion Table provides non-surgical relief for those suffering from chronic back pain such as a disc bulge, disc herniation, Sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative Spondylolisthesis.

Users benefit from unbeatable comfort with thigh, ankle and knee supports as well as a firm padded back and dual use headrests. Featuring 180° of inversion as well as six integrated preset inversion angles, this state of the art inversion machine delivers unmatched control and support.

5 Star Consumer Rated TranquilEyes For Dry and Red Eyes

ActiveForever-logoThe TranquilEyes Chronic Dry Eye Hydrating Therapy Kit as featured on “The Doctors” TV Show is the #1 solution for dry eyes.

The eyes are the windows to the soul and as everyone knows there is nothing worse than peering through dry, damaged and neglected damaged windows. You should not have to live with that.

The TranquilEyes Hydrating Therapy Kit is THE go-to solution for chronic dry and red eyes. The Chronic Dry Eye Hydrating goggles work by moisturizing the sensitive skin around the eyes and simulating natural tears so your eyes look and feel amazing.

TranquilEyes Dry Eye Hydrating Therapy Kit

The TranquilEyes Dry Eye Hydrating Therapy Kit from Eye Eco is a top-selling, 5 star, consumer rated product! It works!! Right now it’s only $53.95 You save 46%!

The following is a *rave* review for TranquilEyes from an actual customer named Elaine. She gave TranquilEyes FIVE STARS:

Dear Brad, use of Tranquilizeyes  goggles has kept me from having the RED red eyes, lids and eyes, that I’ve had for 12 years. 12 years ago I had a sever attack of Shingles in my eye, and I’ve had pain ever since. So I thought that my red eyes were just one more thing that I had to live with. Terrible pain in the morning with those red eyes, because my eyelashes grow inward and scratch my cornea. I have to sleep with a contact in my eye because of the scratches – but the contact would dry out because I also sleep with my eye opened. Now, in the morning, I am pain free. You can see how I went round and round with my symptoms.   Now with moist eye protection all night, my eyes are still moist in the morning. The redness is starting to go away also.
My Doctor suggested Tranquilize goggles for me.
I can’t wait to thank him.
Thanks to you VERY helpful people at activeforever also, because after I had placed my order, a lovely girl called and said that if I had sensitive skin, I should order the goggle that is not covered with fabric. She handled the exchange for me, and she was right…I would not have been able to stand the fabric.
I have just ordered a pair (sensitive eyes and skin) for one of my daughters who will be visiting next week. She will love them. Especially since she lives in California and I am in Florida and the sun comes in the windows of my guest room too too early for her … and she also has sensitive eyes.
Thank you for writing, Brad.
Have a good life, Elaine.

Brondell Swash Ecoseat: Enhanced Toilet Seat with Eco-Friendly Bidet

ActiveForever-logoThe scholarly physician and writer Thomas Fuller once said, “We never know the worth of water ’til the well is dry.”

Fortunately, with environmentally sound products such as the Brondell Swash Ecoseat 100 Toilet Seat we might never have to experience a dry well.

The Brondell Swash Ecoseat from ActiveForever is the most efficient and environmentally friendly bidet available on the market. It harnesses pure water pressure for a cleansing experience that is as refreshing as it is eco-friendly. No electricity or batteries are required.

The hydro-powered, hygienic dual nozzle system is a perfect solution for homes with children, elderly people, or anyone who require some extra assistance when it comes to self-cleansing.

The Brondell Swash EcoSeat 100 Toilet Seat is an innovative high tech toilet seat designed to provide a hygienic and thorough cleansing experience while saving energy and reducing waste. $179.00

 

Features include:


  • Posterior and feminine cool water washes
  • Hydro-powered hygienic dual nozzle system
  • Adjustable water pressure controls
  • Aerated wash spray
  • Stylish design and comfortable contoured seat
  • Sleek side control panel with jog dial
  • Gentle-closing seat and lid
  • Nano silver ceramic sterilizing wash
  • No electricity or batteries needed
  • One (1) year limited warranty

The Brondell Swash Ecoseat 100 is a practical and easy to use system that is just as easy to install as it is to use, meaning no costly plumbing installation bill. It installs directly onto your existing toilet in four simple steps:

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Tools Needed for Installation:


  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Universal Wrench (crescent wrench)
  • Measuring Tape

Responder Protection in Attack, Emergency or Disaster

ActiveForever-logoLet’s face it. Things are not the way they used to be. We as a society live under the near-constant threat of attack. It seems that every day in the news we read about people suffering at the hands of a terrorist attack, shooting spree or record-breaking natural disaster. The list goes on and on.

Chances are, even if you are not a responder, you will be called upon to offer help in the form of CPR at some point. The MDI CPR Microshield Mask is a mouth barrier designed to protect administers, as well as recipients, of CPR.

The Microshield Mask from ActiveForever is a wonderful thing for responders and hospitals to include as part of their emergency arsenal of equipment. Its also ideal for individuals who just want to be prepared in case of emergency. It’s lightweight, compact and very easy to carry and store… just in case.

MDI CPR Microshield Mask

The MDI CPR Microshield Mask for CPR protection. Single pack: $8.99, Box of 10: $79.99 or Case of 50: $359.99

BodyUP: The Future of Mobility

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It only stands to reason that a device meant to enhance mobility should be easy to maneuver. It was perhaps with this enlightened view in mind that the The BodyUp Evolution Mobile Patient Lift and Transport came to pass.

The BodyUP Mobility aid is light, sturdy and a cinch to fasten and move about. As a patient lift, transport chair and commode in-one, it is the height of multi-functionality. This revolutionary new product is sure to change the lives of those who need help with mobility and accessibility, as well as those who care for them.

By incorporating advanced patient lift and sling technology, as well as transport-ability and commode functions, the Body UP is truly an all-in-one patient and mobility healthcare tool. It is a perfect complement to most any wheelchair or mobility aid. Plus it is extremely easy to clean. With the BodyUP Patient Lift and Mobility Aid, the future looks bright!

BodyUP Evolution Mobile Patient Lift/Transport

The BodyUP Evolution Mobile Patient Lift/Transport brings mobility to a whole new level. $2,995.00

Happy OT Month!

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April is the month for Occupational Therapy!

In honor of OT Month, ActiveForever has chosen The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy as their Check-out Charity for the month of April.

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Don’t forget to give a donation to the AOTA upon check-out!


What Is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Source: AOTA 

Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog

ActiveForever-logoActiveForever brings you the ever-popular, Healthcare Innovations Catalog, 20th Anniversary Edition! It’s filled with the highest-quality, most affordable, life-enhancing, feature-rich, medical devices and solutions.

Featured inside are the latest developments and innovations from UniBand, LaserTouchOne, eWheels, LaserGym, Health Mark, Sigvaris, Quasar, Plextalk and more!

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The catalogs are free, so order a quantity and pass them out to staff, friends, family and patients. Put the ingredients to a smart, healthy lifestyle right at their fingertips. We created this particular catalog with holiday gift-giving in mind. It’s full of all the fun and useful stuff people on any list are sure to love.

They also serve as a great Fund Raising Idea for Non-Profits, Associations, Philanthropic Patient Care Organizations! Leverage Our Catalogs As Win-Win Fund Raising Tool!

Click here to view a full-color PDF of the Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog.

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

How much do you know about Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, including movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. These motor problems are initially seen in the first few years of the child’s life and generally don’t worsen over time.

What is going on in the body?


Cerebral palsy is a motor impairment caused by an injury to the brain. The brain damage usually occurs before birth. However, at times it can occur during delivery or even after the child is born.

There are four major types of Cerebral palsy:


  • spastic CP, which involves permanent stiffness and contracture of the muscles
  • athetoid, or dyskinetic, CP, which causes slow writhing movements
  • ataxic CP, which is rare and affects the balance and depth perception
  • mixed forms of CP, which include characteristics of the other three types of CP
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Click here to learn how individuals with physical disabilities and challenges such as CP, can easily maintain a healthy and active lifestyle with these Adjustable Reversible Prism Glasses. $71.33

At one time, CP was thought to be caused by the infant getting too little oxygen during birth. More recent studies suggest that most cases come from problems during pregnancy and not during delivery.

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?


Cerebral palsy may cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the type of CP and the amount of brain damage. In addition to the motor problems described above, people with CP may have the following symptoms:

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The VibePlate Exercise Vibration Plate promotes increased athletic abilities, improved physical rehabilitation, relief from chronic pain and more. Click to learn the full benefits. Now 34% off. $1,988.50

Summer = Skin Care and Hair Removal

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It’s almost Summer. That means the time for subtle, flawless, natural beauty is upon us. The first step to achieving this look is to obtain a clear, beautiful complexion.

For youthful, glowing skin, you have the modern miracle that is Microdermabrasion. The Crystalift Microdermabrasion System clears away old, dead skin cells and diminishes lines, wrinkles and age spots. The Crystalift is painless, easy-to-use and designed for home use.

Crystalift Skin Resurfacing Microdermabrasion System

Non-invasive, non-chemical, and non-surgical, the Crystalift Skin Resurfacing Microdermabrasion System combines two new technologies: crystal resurfacing and vacuum-lift therapy to remove dead and damaged skin cells. $199.00

Quasar MD Plus

The Quasar MD Plus Advanced Light Therapy Device is the most powerful wrinkle-reducing technology ever used before in the Quasar family. $795.00

The Quasar MD Plus Advanced Light Therapy is an excellent remedy for problem skin as well. This Quasar is 25 percent stronger than the original Quasar MD, treating acne and signs of aging with no downtime. This “medical-grade skin rejuvenation” therapy promotes the development of collagen and elastin, making it ideal for repairing wrinkles around the eyes.

Internationally acclaimed, Quasar Bio-Tech has been featured on TV’s “The Doctors”, in Vogue Magazine, and The New York Times. Quasar Bio-Tech has also won the 2010 and 2011 New Beauty Magazine “Beauty Choice” awards.

Facial hair is a frequent culprit behind drab skin which is often overlooked. Female celebrities these days take pains to ensure all but their scalps are completely devoid of hair. As a result, their complexion’s appear baby smooth and clear. The Vector Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal System provides for painless and permanent hair removal and constant red-carpet readiness.

And of course…


  • Make sure your skin stays fully hydrated. Drink lots of water and invest in a quality moisturizer suited for your skin type.
  • Eat a healthy diet full of whole, not processed foods. Foods rich in “good fats” such as salmon, avocados, nuts and seeds are ideal.
  • Wear sunscreen and sunglasses. All that squinting does leave a mark!
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Always make sure you get proper rest, and while you’re at it, sleep on your back. Over time we develop our own unique sleep lines depending on where we rest our faces. People who sleep on their backs do not develop these lines. If nightly lying in the casket style sounds unmanageable to you, it’s time to invest in a groove-shaped pillow that supports that position. The enVy Pillow—truly a modern marvel of modern sleep and wellness technology—works like a dream.
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The enVy Anti-Aging, Wellness Pillow helps you sleep comfortably on your back for a beautifying, wrinkle-free slumber. $159.00

Emergency Preparedness Solution to Violence in Schools

As Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio and action movie veteran, Stephen Segal trained volunteers to defend Phoenix-area schools against gunmen, one thing was made clear. The threat of brutality against America’s children is an epidemic that demands immediate action. ActiveForever has answered the call with an affordable emergency survival kit.

The Classroom Emergency Lockdown Kit from ActiveForever is a must-have safety precaution for schools across the country. As a twenty-year leading advocate of health and safety, ActiveForever believes this survival kit should be standard equipment in each and every classroom. Therefore it is providing them at a more affordable price than its competitors. Read the press release.

“No matter what side you are on in regard to gun control and guns in schools, ActiveForever has a solution everyone should profoundly value; for the safety of our children, as well as the staff. These supplies can also help save lives for a variety of common emergencies that arise in schools of every type.” –ActiveForever CEO, Erika Feinberg

There are many different viewpoints coloring the controversial issue, however one commonality is the desire to keep children safe. While there may not be enough resources to equip every school with armed guards and firearms, ActiveForever believes the Classroom Lockdown Kit is a safe, sensible step in the right direction.

The Classroom Emergency Survival Kit is available from ActiveForever as a single unit or in cases of 50.

Classroom Emergency Lockdown Survival Kit Contents:


  • Item – Count
  • 4.225 oz. Pouches of Water – 30
  • 3600 Calorie Food Bar – 3
  • Portable Toilet – 1
  • Standard Roll of Toilet Paper – 1
  • Toilet Disinfectant – 2
  • Moist Towelettes – 100
  • Toilet Liners – 4
  • AM Radio w/Batteries – 1
  • Whistle – 1
  • 10 yd. Roll Duct Tape – 1
  • Large Mylar Blanket – 1

UniBand Resistance Bands for Summer-time Strength Training


Summer is coming and you knew it would. It happens every year at approximately the same time. Are you ready this year? If not, don’t fear. Unibands are here!!
UniBandThe latex-free resistance bands are colorful, resilient and durable. They instantly amp up any workout or routine; targeting problematic, leftover winter flab on arms, legs, backs, glutes and any other danger zones with a powerful laser-like precision.

The Unibands the only resistance bands on the market built to withstand harsh pool chemicals so they make for a fun addition to water aerobics as well.

Unibands come in a range of color-coded resistance levels that facilitate customized  weight training sessions. Just like free weights, the Unibands target major muscle groups as well as the smaller, under-worked neighbors, providing attractive tone and definition.

Unlike bulky, costly weights however, there’s no need to continue purchasing more equipment as your strength training routine progresses over time. No to mention that they are a breeze to store and a cinch to lug around. As with all of our UniBand products, when you buy them from ActiveForever, they ship FREE.

Why you ask? Simple. We are here for YOU. We want you to look great this summer in your sleeveless shirts and two-pieces and whatever else you want to wear throughout the most sweltering of seasons.

We love these Resistance Band exercise routines we found online!


Viviscal Hair Growth Fixes for the Follicularly Challenged

Hair is everywhere. Long, silky manes, meticulously coiffed dos and everything in between are front and center in fashion magazines, billboards, movies, TV and beyond. So when hair is everywhere, except on your head, it’s a problem… especially if you are a woman.

It’s no wonder then, that hair growth solutions make up an advanced and lucrative industry. When it comes to their crowning glory, women have a lot of choices, but it’s important that they make a smart one.

Viviscal Hair Shampoo and Rinse Tray

Viviscal Hair Shampoo and Rinse Tray $19.95

Extensions are damaging and can exacerbate hair loss so they are a poor choice for someone who doesn’t just need added length, but actual hair regrowth.

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Hair Growth Supplementsare a top-seller among the comprehensive line of Viviscal solutions for hair loss. The extra strength formula addresses the major causes of hair loss in naturally progressing stages. Stage one hits the reset button for thinning hair and sets the stage for new growth. In this preliminary phase, hair follicles are essentially re-nourished and new hair is able to grow in newly “fertile” ground. Stage two strengthens and revitalizes existing hair, building thickness and volume. Stage three promotes growth at and below the hairline where hair tends to be thin and wispy. By stage four the new head of glorious head of hair is strengthened with restored shine and resiliency.

The supplements can be used with the Viviscal Gentle Shampoo and Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner for a double, or even triple follicular whammy!

Viviscal Hair Nutrient, Hair Growth Tablets

Get the long, luscious locks you’ve always wanted with this 5 Star consumer rated product! $39.95

32 GB Crossover Pocket Player for Visually Impaired Media Lovers

The PlexTalk Pocket DAISY Player PTP1 is a lightweight, easy-to-use, crossover media player with an embedded text-to-speech engine and up to 32GB of available space.

The Daisy was created for busy, resourceful individuals who need a handy, organizational tool for their media files. It’s expert design and intuitive functionality are ideal for anyone with visual or learning impairments.

Plextalk Pocket Daisy PTP1

With 32 GB of space the Plextalk Pocket Daisy Player PTP1 is enormous on functionality but small on size and price. $349.00 and ships FREE.

Structured, voice memo recording enables the user to easily log phone numbers, appointments, memos, etc., Users experience crystal clear playback of voice recordings, music and audio books on the SD card or an external USB drive, via top-quality speakers.

When the DAISY is connected to a PC, it becomes an external drive with an abundance of available space. It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 and features easy, drag-and-drop functionality for hassle-free, file transfer. It is available in white or black.

Lady Gaga Could Benefit from some Far Infrared

Lady Gaga has cancelled her entire U.S. tour due to pains from Synovitis.

Medical tests revealed Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint.

Often compared to lupus, Synovitis, also known as “Toxic Synovitis” is an inflammation within the hip joint. A diagnosis is obtained following an ultrasound or joint x-rays of the hip or blood tests.

What is going on in the body?


Synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?


  • pain in one hip
  • a limp or inability to bear weight because of the hip pain
  • low grade fever at the beginning of the illness
  • knee and thigh pain on the affected side
  • often the infected person does not appear to be ill

What are the causes and risks of the disease?


While Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection, the exact cause is not clear, so there is no known prevention.

According to The Detroit News (and others) Lady Gaga released the following statement when announcing the initial cancellations: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk.”

Far Infrared therapy has been known to be especially effective in relieving pain from inflammation or irritation such as that caused by conditions like Synovitis or lupus.

What is Far Infrared Heat?


Far Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we can feel its effects. Infrared radiation, or radiant heat, represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and is divided into three segments: near, middle, and far.

Infrared rays heat our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate organic substances such as the human body without heating the air in between. By using far infrared heat as opposed to traditional heating methods, you enable the heat to penetrate deeper into your body without the skin discomfort of heating pads, hot towels, and some pain relief gels/creams.

Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna. Regularly $17,999.00, is available at ActiveForever at 24% off for $13,500.00. Shipping is FREE.

 

The Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna (right) is a new and wildly popular addition to the ActiveForever infrared product line. As with most of our Infrared products, shipping is FREE on each of these items.

 

 

 

 

 

The Infrared Portable Sauna is an “ActiveForever Approved” product. Regularly $3,499.99, is available at ActiveForever at 43% off  for $1,995.00. Shipping is FREE.

 

 

The Infrared Portable Sauna is a 5 Star Rated, ActiveForever product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad (below) provides safe, non-invasive and highly effective therapy and relief.

The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad is an “ActiveForever Approved” product. Regularly $199.00, is available at 15% off for $169.00. Shipping is FREE!

Congenital Heart Defect survivors and their stories

February 7-14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Congenital Heart Defect, also known as Congenital Heart Disease, (CHD) is any birth defect which affects the heart or the large blood vessels. Congenital means that the defect is present at birth.

Congenital Heart Defect is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide. Congenital Heart Disease affects approximately 1.8 millions families in the United States according to the Congenital Heart Information Network (C.H.I.N.)

The inspirational and heart-warming Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week Pinterest page is something you don’t want to miss. Here are some of the CHD survivors on that page and their stories:

Kaden (above) was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries the day he was born. He had open heart surgery at 12 days old. Complications during and after the 11-hour surgery led the surgeon to believe his heart wouldn’t sustain life. He went home two weeks later. He has pulmonary stenosis and a small VSD but is doing amazingly well.

 

Olivia (left) was born with half a heart as a result of a severe and complicated congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). During the past four years she has endured three open-heart surgeries, five heart catheters and a stroke.

 

 

 

 

Norah (right) was born with Heterodoxy, an ASD, VSD, interrupted IVC w/ Azygos continuation, an Intestinal Malrotation, minor Hydronephrosis, Pulmonary Stenosis and Polysplenia (she has 2 functional spleens). She had Ladd’s Procedure when she was 5 weeks old and open heart surgery at 9 months.

Mother says:
“We were fortunate enough to know she’d have a CHD before birth. It was tough to go through the pregnancy not knowing what would be wrong with her (bad news started when I was about 12 weeks along), but always loving her. She was, and IS, perfect. It took a long time to remember that she was perfect (at least to me) before I knew about her conditions and that they didn’t change anything. She was still the baby I loved, she’d just have a more colorful story than some.”

National Wear Red Day!

It’s National Wear Red Day! Not because it’s such a beautiful color, but rather because it’s a way to show support for the women who are taking action to protect their hearts and by extension, their lives!

They do this by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. They maintain a healthy weight by getting regular exercise and they do not smoke. All of these actions taken together go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing heart disease.

Are you at risk of developing heart disease? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute helps you find out.

Together we are powerful. Let's unite and get to the heart of good health.

Getting a healthy jump start on matters of the heart

Well it’s not quite February yet, but we thought we’d get ahead of the curve and begin posting about Heart Health today!

Why? Well we just ran across this interesting article in the BBC today: Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’. The piece outlines findings from a recent study which illustrates the role that Vegetarianism can play in promoting a stronger ticker.

It reads in part:

A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease.

Differences in cholesterol levels, blood pressure and body weight are thought to be behind the health boost.

Image courtesy of Grant Cochrane at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Heart disease is a major blight in Western countries. It kills 94,000 people in the UK each year – more than any other disease, and 2.6 million people live with the condition.

The heart’s own blood supply becomes blocked up by fatty deposits in the arteries that nourish the heart muscle. It can cause angina or even lead to a heart attack if the blood vessels become completely blocked.

Dr Francesca Crowe said: “The main message is that diet is an important determinant of heart health, I’m not advocating that everyone eats a vegetarian diet.”

The results showed the vegetarians had lower blood pressure, lower levels of “bad” cholesterol and were more likely to have a healthy weight.

Tracy Parker, from the British Heart Foundation, said: “But remember, choosing the veggie option on the menu is not a shortcut to a healthy heart. After all, there are still plenty of foods suitable for vegetarians that are high in saturated fat and salt.”

The study was originally published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The Isagenix IsaLean Shake

The  meal replacement shake is great for heart health because it’s nutritious, low in calories and provides a balance of quality whey protein, active enzymes, fiber, and other essential vitamins. It helps burn fat and maximize nutrient intake, preventing food cravings and overeating.


ActiveForever carries these and other Isagenix products.

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