The Gentle Press

Stress-reducing health and wellness advice gently provided by Dr. Barone and the staff at Una Vita.

HRV: The New Measure of Health

What is HRV? Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of the interval between each of the beats of your heart.   The amount of variation is an indication of your overall ability to adapt to the environment.  When your body is under high amounts of stress, the HRV...

The Weight of a Dime

Enough to stop a nerve from working. In 1975, Seth Sharpless, a neuropsychologist at the University of Colorado discovered that the weight of a dime (10mm Hg) at the spinal nerve root was enough to drastically alter nerve function.  According to the report: “A...

Cast-Iron Cookware for a Healthier Home

When it comes to choosing cookware that helps you create healthy meals, the best material, in my opinion, is cast-iron.  Companies like Lodge and LeCrueset are great choices.    When choosing a wok or skillet, avoid teflon-type "non-stick"  materials.  Classic teflon...