Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected. In 2020 and now 2021, as we deal with the pandemic, racial injustice, loss of income, heightened stress levels and uncertainty, those numbers just keep going up. According to a study from September 2020, the prevalence of depression symptoms in the US was more than 3-fold higher during the pandemic compared to prior COVID. Specifically, individuals with lower social resources, lower economic resources (lockdowns), and greater exposure to stressors reported a greater burden of depression symptoms.
Struggling with depression? You’re not alone.
Embracing a functional medicine approach to mood disorders such as depression may provide some positive outcomes.
We live in a microbial world, which means that we constantly encounter microorganisms that could harm our health. The immune system forms the body’s entire department of defence. With so much fear in the world surrounding microbes, the goal of this article is to regain some trust and respect for the incredible job our body does each and every day. Once we know how the immune system works, we can then address some of the causes of a poor immune system as well as take a few natural supplements!
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 increasing at an alarming rate.
There is a need to understand the pathogenesis that underlies the development of comorbidities so that the implications of multiple co-morbidities can be avoided…
“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?