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.
The Terrain Theory and Germ Theory try to explore the primary causes of diseases that could be responsible for disease development and progression. These theories also help us understand why some people are at a higher risk of developing diseases while some tend to be healthier throughout their life.
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…
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is one of the most dreaded, progressive neurodegenerative diseases that impact motor neurons. It is a slow but steady decline where the brain loses connection with your muscles resulting in an inability to eat, talk, walk, before eventually paralyses and respiratory failure take place.
In loving memory of Frank.
This article was inspired by a vibrant and beautiful family friend, Frank who passed away from ALS in 2020.
Here is a brief discussion about what ALS means and how the functional approach to the treatment of this condition can provide natural support to ease the symptoms.
Hashimoto’s Disease is a common thyroid disorder known to cause disturbances in thyroid functions. Hashimoto’s disease is a thyroid condition that occurs due to the abnormal response of the immune cells to the thyroid gland.
The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland is a part of the neuroendocrine system responsible for regulating metabolic processes and the body’s response to stress. The primary function of this gland is to secrete thyroid hormones including T3 and T4. It also plays a critical role in is regulating the functions of the endocrine system…
We tend to take the strength of the bones for granted without realizing that bone is living tissue, which, just like any other tissue in our body, constantly undergoes degeneration and renewal. Bones have many functions including providing structural support for your body and vital organs.
Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease of the bones which can occur due to aging, inactivity, hormonal imbalances, certain medications, steroids, emotional stress, low vitamin D levels and nutritional deficiencies.
Here is a detailed discussion about what osteoporosis means, why it occurs, and the functional approach to the treatment of this condition.
Acupuncture has been helping people heal for thousands of years. From daily stress to complex health conditions, acupuncture is a simple treatment that offers a natural source of relief and restoration.
Despite centuries of using acupuncture and witnessing its benefits, one question remains: how does acupuncture work?
Let’s dive deeper into the world of acupuncture to understand this unique therapy better. What’s the magic and science behind acupuncture, and could it help you find your true health?
Migraine is a chronic complex disorder potentially caused due to the interactions between genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Here is a brief analysis of the common causes of migraines and the effective ways to eliminate them. Migraine is a neurological disorder known to cause multiple symptoms. It is characterized by severe debilitating headaches.
The symptoms may include vomiting, nausea, difficulty in speaking, numbness and tingling in the hands, and increased sensitivity to sound and light. Migraine can affect people of all ages and has been found to run in families indicating it could be genetically linked…
Have you ever had a big boozy night out? Tried out a few drugs or dabble every now and again in recreational drugs? Most people who drink or experiment with recreational drug use will never develop a problem or become an addict.
The big question we have to wonder is when does this recreational drug “use” transform into drug “abuse”, and when does it further develop into drug “addiction”?
There are some drugs that are toxic to our brain. The use of these drugs can lead to functional and structural changes in the vital organs resulting in immense neurological damage.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic inflammatory disorders affecting the air passages. Atopic diseases are a group of diseases linked by a shared underlying problem with the immune system. Asthma is one of the atopic diseases – including eczema and allergic rhinitis. That’s why most individuals who show one form of these atopic diseases like asthma also suffer from eczema for example.
The inflammation present in asthma is understood as being driven by airway hyper-responsiveness, which may lead to longer term airway remodelling and potential long-term damage…
Chronic inflammation is a classic example of too much of a good thing. While inflammation is meant to be a helpful process that protects the body from harm, when it gets out of control or lingers for too long, damage and illness results.
Here, we’ll explore inflammation in depth to better understand what inflammation is, what causes chronic inflammation, and how you can prevent or heal disease by directly addressing the root causes of inflammation.