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Autism

Autism Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are general terms for a group of complex disorders of the brain. It is associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in social interaction, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviour. It is considered to be a mental condition beginning in early childhood characterized by difficulty in… Continue reading >>

Candida Albicans

Candida Albicans Candida Albicans is a yeast found in the skin, mouth, the mucous membranes and intestines.  This yeast only become a problem when it goes out of control and becomes an infectious agent. Then the intestinal wall is weakened and the overgrowth penetrates through into the bloodstream releasing its by-products. One of the major… Continue reading >>

Cortisol

Cortisol Cortisol is a life sustaining adrenal hormone essential in the maintenance of health by helping the body meet challenges in life by converting proteins into energy, releasing glycogen and counteracting inflammation. This is good in short bursts, but not so good for long term stress. To much cortical over too long a time gradually… Continue reading >>

DHEA

DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that is found in the adrenal glands, the gonads and the brain. It leads to the production of both male and female sex organs through androgens and estrogens. DHEA levels begin to decrease after 30, more quickly in women than men. These low levels can affect levels of other… Continue reading >>

Endocrine System

Endocrine System The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ and function of the body.  It consists of different glands which secrete certain hormones to different cells aiding their function.  Endocrine glands release more than 20 major hormones directly into the blood stream to be relayed to other parts of the body.  Each of the… Continue reading >>

Estrogen

Estrogen Estrogen is the primary hormone that promotes the development and regulation of the female reproductive system of the body. This includes the growth of the secondary sex characteristics (breasts, pubic and underarm hair, endometrial, regulation of the menstrual cycle and reproductive system). They can also be produced artificially for use in oral contraceptives or… Continue reading >>

Gastrointestinal (GI)

Gastrointestinal (GI) Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI) involve the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum. The accessory organs which can be affected by problems in the GI tract are the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The GI system is designed to process nutrients and energy from food and fluid.  It breaks… Continue reading >>

Heavy Metals Toxicity

Heavy Metals Toxicity Can toxic metals affect a person’s well-being? Exposure to toxins influence a person’s health and can even result in an illness. Some symptoms and results of heavy metal toxicity in the body are irritability, depression, memory loss, mental disturbances, anxiety, low energy, kidney and liver damage, joint pains, inflammations as well as cardiovascular… Continue reading >>

Insomnia

Insomnia Insomnia is defined in various ways: habitual sleeplessness,  wakefulness, difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia is not a medical condition but rather a symptom of some problem either physical or mental. There are two types of insomnia.  Primary insomnia is a condition where the person is having difficulty sleeping due to an immediate… Continue reading >>

Migraines

Migraines Migraine headaches are a reoccurring throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision and sensitivity to light, sound or smell.  They can have moderate to severe pain and last from 4 to 72 hours. There are two types of migraine, with aura and… Continue reading >>

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. The cause is unknown and there is presently no cure, however there are treatments to manage the symptoms.  Parkinson’s disease begins with the malfunction and death of certain vital nerve cells in the brain called neurons.  Some of these… Continue reading >>

Testosterone

Testosterone Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles and is responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics. It maintains muscle bulk, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone growth, a sense of well being and sexual function. It is also produced in the female as well and helps grow the secondary sexual… Continue reading >>