The Gut – Brain Connection

Increasing evidence shows that our digestive systems play a significant role in our overall health, both physical and mental.There is evidence of a connection between hormones, the intestinal bacteria, probiotics and mental functions. An imbalance in bowel flora may lead to depression, anxiety and mental illness. [Read more…]

Living with Parkenson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in a region of the mid-brain.  The cause of this cell death is unknown. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty walking.  [Read more…]

Food Allergies – often overlooked contributors to chronic disease

No one wants to be sick, but where does disease really begin? Food allergies are often not included in a Medical Doctor’s assessment of one’s problem.

Food allergies or sensitivities are caused by a reaction of the immune system to specific proteins in a food. According to Health Canada, [Read more…]

Athlete’s Foot

dreamstime_s_24941517Athlete’s foot causes scaling, flaking, and itching of the effected area. Blisters and cracked skin may also occur, leading to exposed raw tissue, pain, swelling and inflammation. The infection can spread to other parts of the body, such as the groin, but is mostly manifested between the toes, with the space between the fourth and the fifth digits is most commonly afflicted. [Read more…]

Bulimia Anorexia

Bulimia is the secret practice of eating, usually to excess and then either vomiting or taking bowel purging substances to ensure evacuation the next day or sooner. Bulimics tend to believe they are in control of their body and follow strict rituals of elimination.

The bulimic may be well informed and know the fat, sugar, salt content and calories in an amazing amount of foods. They may use all kinds of vitamins and supplements and are often experts on metabolism, [Read more…]

Are we missing something in asthma treatment?

More than 15 million American suffer from asthma, with more than 5000 deaths annually from severe asthma attacks. With all the advancements in medical knowledge and technology, are we missing something in asthma treatment?

There are a number of triggers that can bring on an asthma attack, which is characterized by wheezing and a shortness of breath, or coughing and chest tightness. [Read more…]

How to silence hypertension

As a leading cause of cardiovascular problems, hypertension has been called the “Silent Killer”. Elevated blood pressure can cause all types of medical issues and more than 95% of cases may have unknown causes. Learning how to silence hypertension may involve dietary and lifestyle changes. [Read more…]

Solving the migraine headache puzzle

To sufferers of painful headaches, which may be disabling or severely painful, solving the migraine headache puzzle is foremost on their mind. Understanding the difference between tension headaches and migraine headaches, along with their causes, can be the first place to start, when it comes to relieving them. [Read more…]