Kidney Stones: Functional Tips for Preventing Pain

The kidneys are vital organs of the body that help in the removal of toxins, waste products, and excess fluids from our blood through urine. When we have too much waste or toxins or not enough fluid in the blood, this can lead to a build-up of waste in the system. The result? Kidney stones.
In this article, we will discover the underlying mechanisms behind kidney stone formation, as well as some unique lifestyle and dietary suggestions to help you prevent kidney stones in the future…

Is Fear A Friend or Foe?

Fear is one of the most natural and universal human emotions. We evolved with a potent fear response to keep us healthy, safe from harm, and alive. Yet, most of us feel negatively about fear. We want to hide from it, escape it, and ultimately live a life free from fear.
So, is fear a friend or a foe? Here we’ll dive deeper into fear and how it impacts our health and daily lives. Then, we’ll review a few simple steps that help us live better with fear – and even learn from it, too!

Seductively Sweet & Severely Damaging

So what exactly does this seductively sweet drug called “sugar” do to our bodies? There is bountiful evidence which indicates significant roles for both insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction in the pathogenesis and evolution of type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is often present in your body years before diabetes is diagnosed. This reflects a diminished response to insulin in its key target tissues and has been shown to predict the development of the condition…

Maintaining Your Lung Health

If you’re striving for optimal health, you cannot ignore your lung health. In fact, lung health is absolutely critical for a well-functioning body. To better understand the crucial role your lungs play in your immune health, let’s first take a moment to visualise the lungs inside your body. The lungs sit in the chest and are filled with tiny structures called alveoli. These small air sacs are surrounded by tiny blood vessels called capillaries which allow for the exchange of two gases…

Autism Spectrum Disorder A Functional Medicine Perspective

Only a few generations ago, the children that suffered from autism were sent away to psychological institutions. Today, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 54 school aged children within the USA are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism remains to be one of the least understood and most controversial diseases from the elusive cause to the treatment options. There is no easy answer to this complex and multifaceted condition…

Thriving Senior Health

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.

Are You Struggling to Control Your Bladder?

Have your bathroom habits felt more urgent lately? Do you worry about finding a restroom in time? Do you feel like your bladder is out of control? There can be many factors that affect urination on a day to day basis, but if your sudden urges have become a regular occurrence, it may be time to consider overactive bladder.
Overactive bladder is far from rare. In fact, the Urology Care Foundation estimates that over 33 million people in the United States manage an overactive bladder on a daily basis.

Can Oral Health Be Linked To Your Chronic Diseases?

Our oral health influences our physical and mental health, and believe it or not, vice versa.

A universal view of ones wellbeing must encompass all aspects of health, this includes oral health to be truly holistic. Research is advancing in the connections between certain chronic conditions and oral health, although it is often overlooked in conventional medicine. Perhaps this is due to the disjointed approach to treatment of symptoms without viewing the body as comprehensive whole.

How To Restore Your Gut Microbiome

The human microbiome is a collection of trillions of microorganisms which populate your intestines. Your microbiome is essentially its very own complex ecosystem. Although the microbiome consists of a diverse range of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa and viruses), it is primarily populated with bacteria which are located in your gut.

3 Facts You Should Consider If You Follow Trends

As a society, we’ve turned most things into a trend and this includes HEALTH. The modern trend of “being healthy” is often an expensive endeavour, time consuming, misleading and frequently changing. I think it’s great to be actively involved in your own health, to set realistic goals however getting too tied up in what’s popular right now can be exhausting and dangerous for your health. So, why is it important to tell the difference between a trend and what can actually improve your health status?