What exactly is the ketogenic diet? It is a diet that is devoid of all processed grains, sugars and all that is designed to increase our insulin or fat storing/building hormone. It is a diet that when implemented correctly produces what is called ketones which have a neuro protectant component that inhibits amyloid in the brain.Despite it being the cleanest source of fuel for our bodies, the typical Keto diet does not address what type of proteins and fats are ideal. It also does not necessarily the most friendly to our Telomeres that are associated with fighting aging, protecting our DNA and improves our immune response. What may also happen is that is all food group macronutrients are not ...
People often wander how their immune system fares with the upcoming cold and flu season. Supporting the immune system is critical to good health. Good health is also neccessary for supporting the immune system. The best way to support the immune function is a comprehensive plan involving lifestyle, stress management, excercise, diet, nutritional supplementation, glandular therapy, and plant-based medicines.
Toxic emotions, or your state of mind's health influences your immune function. Stress increases corticosteroids and catecholamines, which at high levels are immune suppressive. Components of the immune system have receptors for many of the hormones and neurotransmitters of the hypothalami...
If you suffer from the following, you may be suffering from chronic Candidiasis:
Chronic fatigue and malaise.
Gastrointestinal bloating and cramps.
Vaginal yeast infection .
Allergies and /or low immune function.
History of antibiotic use.
It is more commonly found in women possibly from birth control pills, estrogen and greater antibiotic use due to greater doctor visits as opposed to men. Contributors or associated factors include the above, as well as small bacterial overgrowth, leaky gut, as well as any conditions leading to damaging of GI mucosa and lowered immunity. Also is depleted stomach acid, and of course poor nutrition.
Tests you should ask your doctor to perform m...
If you are taking medications for osteoporosis or osteopenia or you have been told that your bone density test is normal you need to know that its not just your bones that you have to worry about. If you are like the many millions of women or even men that have been told their bone denisty registers normal but have multiple risk factors you at that point have lost 10-12 percent of you bone mass.If you already have osteoporosis you have a 50 percent risk of fracture if you bare a woman or 20 percent if you are a man. A fracture is related to a high rate of mortality. So the goal is not to increase the density but to reduce fracture risk.
The causes of bone loss may be age, inflammation, low vi...
Most patients do not know a difference between their regular conventional dentist, and a holistic or Biological dentist. If you have a silver filling you probably heard your dentist telling you that you should not be concerned, and it is not a big deal. He or she may say that if you want it removed its not a problem. What you don't know is that if you leave it in, you are certainly subjecting yourself to continuous absorption of mercury and certainly if he removes it you will most likely absorb a hefty dose which will make you sick, or sicker in the future.
The dentist should provide the equipment, skill, staff to protect you, staff ,and himself. Not to mention the affect on the environment....
1 in 4 men over 30 have Low Testosterone, that's 60 million americans. Even more are in the suboptimal range. when visiting a conventional practitioner you normally follow with normal lab ranges which are totally inadequate. In addition, a conventional practitioner is quick to offer a synthetic replacement Testosterone cream which can potentially cause testicular atrophy, as well as prevent natural Testosterone production. He may not be aware of other healthy alternatives that should be implemented to boost your body's natural ability to produce Testosterone.
When a man is also chronically Stressed, with central Adiposity, eats High Glycemic Foods which cause an Insulin spike, and all that ca...
PCOS-Polycystic ovary syndrome which is a common endocrine system disorder affecting many women of reproductive age with or without structural findings. Symptom may include irregular menses, prolonged or heavy periods, or absent periods. Other signs may be present which present as excess androgens, such as excessive facial and body hair, acne and oily skin. Most important associated symptoms are abnormal insulin, blood sugar, abnoral lipid profile excess weight, infertility, sleep apnea and mood changes.
Causes range from Genetic, to hormone imbalance, insulin resistance, and inflammation. Other than your genetics you can control all other variables but even your genetic expression can be alt...
With the advent of Functional Medicine. We are able to look clearly and more deeply into root cause of chronic diseases. As most of us know when we had gone to our doctor and requested a check up, we most likely were told that we are healthy or maybe our cholesterol is out of range, or that we are according to our lab reference range are safe for now ,and then we go on our way feeling good and continue to eat our" standard american diet". If we feel sluggish , tired, sleep deprived, stressed or suffering from rashes or gastrointestinal issues, our labs may not provide us with all the information we are seeking. It requires someone who is aware of looking at underlying causes and does detecti...
Ever looked at a photo and wondered how it happened that you have aged faster over a short period of time. You think it may be genetic but look closer. This may be your food. If you are one of the millions who has been consuming the standard american diet and can not get enough, look closely because unless you do something now , it may be too late in the future.
Foods that contribute to aging include, baked goods, starches, sugars, processed foods, alcohol, energy drinks,fried foods, and vegetable oils, and of course there are more. But what these all have in common is that these all cause inflammation and are nutritionally deficient.
Ever wondered how these foods cause it. For one these foods...
Did you know that there are over 100,000 people every year who die from appropriately prescribed medications? Why are the rates of heart disease Diabetes and Obesity on the rise? Why are more children suffering from Asthma, Autism, or ADHD? While your doctor may have good intentions and is offering treatment under standard protocols, he or she is most likely part of a system that is meant to manage your illness as opposed to investigating and eliminating the root cause of your illness.
Did you know that health insurance companies require that doctors label patients with a diagnosis in order for physicians to receive payments, and only pay for a minimum number of preventative/well visits?
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