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Stiff Neck?


Do you literally have a pain in the neck most of the time?

Are you often tense?

You are in good company.

It seems to be going around.

stiff neck

If you have had head, neck, shoulder, or back pain lately answer the following questions:

  1. Have you had any water to drink today?
  2. Do you get activity regularly?
  3. How much sugar do you eat?
  4. Are you a habitual user of stimulants?
  5. Do you understand how your breathing can make you sick?

Sick of that stiff neck? Continue reading Stiff Neck?

Will Community Resources Make Your Life Happier?

Are you feeling isolated and alone?

Would you like to feel connected to the world outside your door?

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, building a support system can be challenging.

If you have reached the point of feeling isolated, you need to take quick action to plug yourself in and get the support you need.

Community Resources may be the answer.

Online communities like this one, can offer great resources and contacts that will enrich your life.

The inter-net has the amazing ability to connect you with people all over the world.  There is, however, no substitute for real, flesh and blood, people in your life.



Surround yourself with people who are living an active lifestyle!

Find someone who is full of life, and you have found a role model.

Find someone wanting to make the changes you want to make and you’ve found an accountability partner!

People who are actively participating in community organizations are positive people taking positive action.


Will community resources make your life happier?

The potential is there.  It is up to you.

You definitely can’t make your life better in isolation.

Get out of your comfort zone:

  • Ask about programs at your neighborhood community center.
  • Many churches offer support to the community, even if you are not a member of the church.
  • Volunteer your time in a way that gets you doing what you love.
  • Reach out to like minded individuals and build healthy relationships.
  • Remember, you get what you give.  Smile at everyone you meet.

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Many blessings,


Carrie Tucker, RCP

The Life Breath Coach

Heart Failure Solutions


PS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension
  • Exhale Slowly
  • Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter

If You wheeze do you have asthma

If You Wheeze, Do You Have Asthma?

If You wheeze do you have asthma

Does wheezing mean that you have asthma? 

Good question.

Your doctor will diagnose you with asthma when you have wheezing that reoccurs over an extended period of time.

You just have “reactive airways” when you wheeze with a cold, and it goes away.  When you return to your doctor complaining of ongoing wheezing, you are eventually considered “asthmatic”.


Asthma is considered to be a disease that “inflames and narrows the airways”.


It is commonly accepted that asthma is not curable, and it lies dormant waiting to flare up at anytime.

The treatment for asthma is a combination of oral and inhaled medication to make your airways less inflamed.

Recently advisers to the FDA recommended that the drugs, salmeterol (Serevent) and formoterol (Foradil), not be used for young children and there is concern for young adults.

They want the drugs used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but not asthma.


These drugs are considered to carry too high a risk for asthma-related complications and death!

These drugs have been used routinely to TREAT asthma and COPD for years.

Now they are saying that they are just too dangerous when used without steroids!


Steroids are used to reduce inflammation

Does any of that make sense to you?

Heck, doesn’t make any sense to me, and I have been taking care of asthma patients for well over 20 years.


So if you wheeze, DO you have asthma?

Do you have a disease you will have to medicate the rest of your life?

Maybe you do, and maybe you don’t.


You certainly DO have the power to reduce inflammation, and you can do it without dangerous drugs!

Less inflammation is always a good thing.

However, there is a bigger issue here that we need to talk about.


Wheezing can also be caused by fluid in the lungs.

  1. There are a variety of reasons that you might have fluid in your lungs.
  2. Fluid in your lungs is a cause for major concern. 
  3. The cause of your fluid imbalance should be identified as soon as possible!

Heart Failure is often MIS-diagnosed as asthma!


If you are actually dealing with heart failure, low oxygen levels are a huge concern!

Oxygen and other essential nutrients can not be transported where they need to go when you have excess fluid interfering with the process!

Tight wheezy lungs can compound a fluid retention situation quickly for a heart failure patient.

Shortness of breath can become a scarey trip to the hospital, QUICK!


Even if you don’t have heart failure, fluid retention robs your health.

The excess fluid you retain over works your heart.

Low oxygen level will cause quick distress to a failing heart.


If you are wheezing, you are definitely experiencing inflammation and narrowing of your airways.

Whether you actually have asthma or not, how do you reduce the inflammation in your breathing passages that causes your wheezing?

You just read that the FDA has issued warning about the safety of asthma drugs.  They don’t do that often.  In fact, there are many drugs available today that science is proving to be harmful without any warning being issued to the user.

Your doctor gets to decide if what you are drugging is worse than the side effects of the drug you are about to swallow?

Or do YOU want to decide if you are willing to take the risk of developing deadly side effects?


To Reduce Inflammation:

  • Remember that only fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh fruit and vegetable juices become alkaline in your body.  Everything else is acid forming.
  • Sip water all day.
  • Avoid prepared fruit juice and soda.  (If you drink your fruit you are better off using a blender than a juicer.)
  • Eat nuts raw, not roasted.


  • Sit for a few minutes in quiet stillness daily.
  • Keep your meat and dairy consumption to a minimum.
  • Focus on slow exhale all day.  (Lift your chin and explore your slow exhale followed by a short pause if you can.)
  • Get plenty of sustained activity.
  • Choose peace and happiness.

If you reduce inflammation, you will reduce the incidence and severity of your wheezing and shortness of breath.

Your joint pain will diminish.

You will sleep better.

Your mental irritability will decrease, and your attitude will improve.

If you wheeze, do you have asthma?

Reduce your inflammation and find out if your wheezing goes away.

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Many blessings,

Carrie Tucker, RCP

The Life Breath Coach

Heart Failure Solutions


PS-  If you have severe swelling at your ankles, and you have just been diagnosed with asthma, get a second opinion!

PPS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension

  • Exhale Slowly

  • Be active in a way that adds joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter.


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Planning on Acute Heart Failure This Holiday?

Plan on acute heart failure?

Nobody wants to rush to the emergency room gasping for breath, and then spend a few days dining on hospital fare with your butt hanging out of the most unflattering attire imaginable.

“Ho ho ho?”

“I don’t think so!”

Yet, if you are shopping ‘til you drop, and then having chips and dips and drinks with desert (prescription medication too?), you are asking for a hospitalized holiday!

Lack of sleep, water and good wholesome food will catch up with you quick.

You waste SO much energy processing and eliminating stimulants, alcohol and junk food!

Plan on avoiding acute heart failure!

Want to enjoy your holiday? Continue reading Planning on Acute Heart Failure This Holiday?

Is There a Solution For Heart Failure?

Senior couple making nordic walking

Honestly, is there a solution for heart failure?

If there were a solution would the world be facing an epidemic of heart failure?

Surely if people could avoid this devastating disease, they would, right?

The problem is that heart failure is not diagnosed until after your weak heart has enlarged in an attempt to meet your needs. Unfortunately, that is very late in the disease process.

I used to think that you can’t undo the enlarging of your heart. However, I have had the pleasure of meeting half a dozen people over the past couple years, who have done exactly that.

UPDATE December 20, 2012

Many Life Breath Clubbers have healed from a devastating heart failure diagnosis!  They are getting back to work, enjoying their lives more and even getting off of the heart transplant list!

Until the proverbial “shit hits the fan”, most people live in denial.

You may not even notice symptoms that might alert your doctor to the impending doom.

However, even if you tell your doctor about your symptoms there may be no alarm sounded until it is too late.

Hey, let’s face it, if your doctor can’t drug it or surgically repair it, odds are, he or she can’t help you.

Unfortunately, he can run a bunch of tests and give you a clean bill of health to dismiss your concerns when you should be making changes!

If you are eating lots of sugar and plenty of processed foods, and rarely get off the sofa; that comforting bit of information could be your death sentence.

You may have NO warning of impending heart failure before your health is lost!

Even if your health care provider has told you that your heart “is fine”, you can abruptly lose your quality of life as well as YEARS worth of your expected income!

YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT HEART FAILURE IF: Continue reading Is There a Solution For Heart Failure?

Have You Heard that Vitamin Pills Won’t Help Heart Disease, but Cholesterol Drugs Are Magic?

cholesterol lowering drugs

Don’t believe the hype. There is no magic pill for health. 

Eating fruits and vegetables and getting plenty of exercises are great for your health, but the quality of the relationships in your life are even more important.

Toxic relationships are filled with toxic stress.   Toxic stress makes you sick.

Loving nurturing relationships will keep you healthy even if you don’t have the best lifestyle habits.


Real hope for heart disease isn’t in pill form!

If you only listen to sources that want your dollars, you will pay dearly.

You have the power to build your health and vitality! No matter what your current state of health, you can feel better if you nurture yourself.

The researchers who first impressed the world with cholesterol-lowering drug studies were careful to point out that the wonderful benefits of their study could be achieved by lowering cholesterol with diet and lifestyle changes.

There is no money to be made in advising people to eat better.  Drugs are far more profitable.

However, cholesterol-lowering drugs bring along undesirable side effects that could be far worse than the benefits they allegedly offer.


If you take Statin drugs, are you also paying attention to your diet?

The drug companies say that you should be using the drugs in combination with diet and lifestyle changes.

Did your doctor spend time talking with you about HOW to change your diet before he gave you a prescription that could CAUSE heart failure?

The studies credit reduction of CRP, which is a measure of inflammation, as the reason that many more people should be using Statin drugs.

Reducing inflammation within your body is definitely health building.  How can you do that without risking undesirable side effects?


Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet will reduce inflammation, thereby reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke.

The only reason to advise drug use BEFORE giving serious effort to support diet and lifestyle change, is TO MAKE MONEY.

Is there a magical way to build health, and reduce the risk of ALL forms of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke?

I wouldn’t say that it is magic, but it is simple and easy to do.


Want to lower your cholesterol without endangering your health?

Commit to diet and lifestyle changes before risking drugs to lower cholesterol.

  • Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.
  • Eat plenty of fiber
  • Sip water all day long.
  • Get 30 minutes of sunlight everyday.  (Have your vitamin D level checked, and supplement if necessary.)
  • Be active!  Americans are dying early from EVERY cause of death due to Sedentary Death Syndrome.

However, if you resort to drugging your cholesterol level, studies show that you maybe better off to sit on your couch and stop exerting yourself!

Cholesterol lowering drugs cause exercise intolerance!

Trusting a drug that prevents you from exercising effectively to PROTECT you from heart disease is an extremely weak plan!

Being active is the best thing you can do for yourself UNLESS you are on Statin Drugs.

Even if you sit on the couch and move very little to avoid the damage of exercise while being drugged with Statins, you will still deplete your CoQ10.

Depleting yourself of this important enzyme is harmful and may lead to heart failure.

Dr. Julian Whitaker credits Statins with the epidemic of heart failure the world is facing.

Remember this statistic:

Lowering Your Cholesterol Will NOT Reduce Your Risk of Death!

However, we’ve been hearing amazing testimonials from folks using Vemma nutritional supplements.

Vemma is the nutritional supplement Heart Failure Solutions recommends because of its safe track record.

It’s awesome to hear that folks have gotten off drugs for cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar using Vemma products!

My personal experience with it has been really awesome!

It has really been helping my young son as well!  I’m really thrilled to have found something that helps him calm himself, he even asks for it!

If you are concerned about the drugs you are taking or would just like more energy, click on the link below for more information.

Lower Cholesterol With Nutrition


Many blessings,

Carrie Tucker, RCP

The Life Breath Coach

Heart Failure Solutions


PS– Remember everyday:

  • Relax and Release tension
  • Exhale Slowly
  • Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life

Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter