The Role Of Functional Medicine In The Prevention Of Co-Morbidities Written by Deborah Freudenmann BHSc The last few decades have witnessed a sharp rise in the incidence of several lifestyle disorders including diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke. It has been found that the number of people living with two or more chronic conditions is […]
“The art of breath awareness is mindfulness in action, bringing us promptly back into the present moment: the moment in which all magic and transformation happens; the only moment we have. The past is gone and our future is not guaranteed. We must breathe our breath of life, right now.” – Meredith Gaston
Your liver can neutralize a wide range of toxins including chemicals, heavy metals, and metabolites that are produced internally as well as those entering the body from the environment. When the hepatic detoxification pathway becomes compromised symptoms of liver congestion can arise and generalised congestion may occur in the other eliminatory channels….
Heavy metal toxicity has been proven to be a major threat to our health. It poses several health risks by creating a toxic effect on vital organs such as the brain, heart, muscles, bones, gut, and so on.
Though heavy metals do not perform any biological role in the body’s functioning, they tend to remain in the tissues in some or the other forms causing harm…
The root cause of all autoimmune diseases is the same: your immune system, which is supposed to protect you from invading microorganisms, turns against you and attacks your cells instead. Depending on which cells or proteins are attacked, this determines the type of autoimmune disease.
Recent years have witnessed a sharp rise in the incidence of autoimmune conditions possibly due to the increased exposure to factors that can trigger the development of these diseases…
A quick fix is something that we all crave… whether it’s getting rid of your cold, or losing weight, or treating any chronic disease. We are always looking for a quick fix that will address the problem immediately without the need for us to put in much time or effort.
Question is… do these “quick fixes” actually get you long-term results? Are they sustainable?
“Hi, I’d love to hear your views on chemotherapy. Are you pro or anti-chemotherapy?”
My answer? I’m neither.
Confused with that answer? That’s exactly what this article is all about!
Chemotherapy is one of the conventional treatments recommended for patients with cancer. However, it is important to weigh the benefits of Chemotherapy against the risks it poses to be able to make the right decision…
Your poo habits can provide you with some very valuable information. Yes, I know this subject is still a little uncomfortable for some, but it’s just something you will have to get used to talking about. Your bowel motions can tell you a lot about the balance of bacteria in your gut, whether your body is detoxifying toxins properly, or how you are absorbing nutrients!
So, what does it mean when we have constipation?
It is commonly observed that some people tend to be more prone to develop health issues like infections and allergies more commonly than others.
Also, some people tend to develop more severe symptoms of infections or other diseases while some develop very mild symptoms that often require no treatment. These variations in the incidence of diseases could be explained with the help of the Terrain Theory vs Germ Theory.
Measuring your homocysteine levels is recommended for the early diagnosis of several disorders. The abnormal levels of homocysteine in the blood could provide insights into the potential risks of developing certain diseases.
In healthy circumstances homocysteine is broken down, however factors such as nutritional deficiencies, certain medications or conditions can lead to excess homocysteine levels. High homocysteine has been linked to various health issues such as atherosclerosis, stroke, diabetes complications, neurological diseases, osteoporosis, depression, erectile dysfunction and pregnancy complications…