ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioural and learning disorder. ADHD is known to impair the routine activities of the affected children and adults. Here is a brief discussion about the functional overview of ADHD aimed at understanding how it develops.
Typically, children and adults with ADHD are treated with medications that target the neurotransmitters in the brain. Ritalin and Adderall are the most commonly used drugs for the management of ADHD. These medications basically help by suppressing the symptoms of ADHD without effectively addressing the root cause of the illness.
We’ve all heard it at some point in our lives, “You should cut out dairy.” The question is why? Why do most functional medicine practitioners recommend a “no” dairy diet?
Isn’t dairy good for you?
I’m guessing you remember the days where the headlines plastered everywhere saying that adults should drink at least 3 cups of milk daily to get enough calcium (+ other nutrients) to protect our bones and overall health? It’s an approved nutritional guide after all… Let’s find out.
We all love to occasionally have a glass of wine, beer, cider or cocktail. Although, if you’re a health-conscious individual I guess you’ve wondered what type of impact drinking alcohol has to your overall health. So how much alcohol is too much, how does alcohol affect my system and what are the healthiest alcohol drinks to enjoy? Let’s dive into these questions!
Why journal? Why not?!
Journaling is a simple, budget-friendly, and effective way to improve your health – mind, body, and spirit. It helps you understand yourself better and serves as an intriguing record of your life as the years go on.
Yet, some people put off starting a journaling habit because they simply don’t know what to write about! Or, perhaps they think that they don’t have anything important to say, or they don’t think they are good at writing. Nothing could be further from the truth!
In reality, journaling is a self-care hobby that anyone can do. It’s simple, straightforward, adaptable, and rewarding. Not to mention, it improves your mental and physical health immensely!
The old has passed away, behold the new has come. Although you may inch towards seniority with reluctance, in essence it is those wonderful senior years which bring forth a new and beautiful chapter of your life. There is no greater gift than living these years healthy and worrisome free. Nonetheless it is true, that ageing can bring about numerous health issues due to the fact alone that most of our organ systems decrease in function.
Placebo and nocebo effects are powerful and pervasive in any health coaching or clinical practice. Placebo effects are the expectation of a positive outcome and can indeed trigger beneficial results. Compared to nocebo effect which is the negative expectation of an outcome. This negative expectation can undeniably cause harmful outcomes or lead to the worsening of a symptom.
Our mind and body consist in a complex and bi-directional axis constantly communicating with one another…
Contrary to conventional wisdom, brain regeneration is possible. One promising therapy that promotes neurogenesis and is effective in pre-clinical studies of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s is near infrared light therapy, and it may improve other mental illnesses and neurodegenerative disorders including dementia, stroke, ALS, and traumatic brain injury as well.
Our body requires nutrients to survive. They are the building blocks of all matter within our body. So to say nutrients are important is a massive understatement. Nutrients are the very core of our existence. However no other topic on earth seems to have as much controversy as nutrient intake (diet) does. It’s complex, its messy and no one seems to have all the answers.
Once you know what is driving your disease, what has caused it and what is stopping your body from healing then you can choose the most suitable treatment. No guesswork and no hoping for a miracles.
To find the root cause of your disease we need to investigate your current health state, your inherit strengths and weaknesses and check the 5 major causes of disease.
An understanding of the role of mitochondria is the first step to comprehending how dysfunctional mitochondria actually affects us. The human body thrives on the energy produced within our cells.