|10 Easy Steps to Detoxify Your Body and Improve Your Health|
The environment we live in is full of toxins. We inhale them in the air we breathe, ingest them with our food and water, and absorb them through the pores in our skin. Even the personal care products and cleaning supplies that we take for granted are full of poisons that are harmful to our bodies.
|Adrenal Fatigue and How to Beat It|
By: Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC
Your adrenal glands are two tiny pyramid-shaped pieces of tissue situated right above each kidney. Their job is to produce and release, when appropriate, certain regulatory hormones and chemical messengers.
Adrenaline is manufactured in the interior of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal medulla. Cortisol, the other chemical from the adrenal gland, is made in the exterior portion of the gland, called the adrenal cortex. The cort...
|Adrenal Fatigue: Do You Have It?|
Stress is the number one cause of adrenal fatigue; however, many individuals may have this condition but not realize they have a problem or that there is something that can be done about it.
Anyone that is overworked has mental or physical stress, marital problems, or a slew of other issues should pay attention to their body in order to detect symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
|Anxiety: Is it All in Your Head?|
*What is anxiety, and when is it more than natural worry?
|Are All Supplements the Same? What You Should Know about Choosing Dietary Supplements|
Vitamins are nutrients that are necessary for sustaining life and health. With the exception of Vitamin B12, none of them are produced in our bodies; we are dependent on our diets for the important vitamins we need. If we do not consume sufficient amounts of these vital nutrients, our physical and mental health can be significantly compromised.
|Biochemical Causes of Depression: Find the Cure by Finding the Cause|
Depression is a medical illness that involves your thoughts, mood, and body. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things.
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|Can a Food Allergy Test Can Improve Your Health?|
What is a food allergy?
|Can a Neurotransmitter Imbalance be Causing Your Mood Problems?|
Can a Neurotransmitter Imbalance be causing your mood problems?
By Valerie Balandra ARNP, BC
Neurotransmitters are powerful chemicals that regulate numerous physical and emotional processes such as cognitive and mental performance, emotional states and pain response. Virtually all functions in life are controlled by neurotransmitters.
Interactions between neurotransmitters, hormones, and the brain c...
|Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation: Help For Depression and Anxiety|
Are you anxious or depressed? Having trouble getting a good night's sleep? Find out how science can help you to relieve your symptoms and get your life back.
|Creative Responses to Stress|
Creative Responses to Stress:
|Fight Depression with Amino Acid Therapy|
Fight Depression Using Amino Acid Therapy
Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting 9.9 million American adults, or approximately 5 percent of the adult population in a given year. Unlike normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, major depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with an individual's thoughts, behavior, mood, activity, and physical health. Depression is typical...
|Help for Adrenal Fatigue Sufferers|
Many individuals feel tired and exhausted every day, however, the majority of people only believe they are just overworked or need a vacation. The truth is they could be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
If you are feeling tired most of the day, you should keep reading to learn if you have other symptoms that are associated with adrenal fatigue syndrome. The list includes weight gain that you cannot seem to lose, often coming down with the flu or other respiratory infections, uppe...
|Help for Fibromyalgia Sufferers|
Fibromyalgia is classified as a disorder that causes chronic pain with the main sufferers believed in the past to only be women. This is an untrue statement due to the fact that fibromyalgia can affect both genders and...
|Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sufferers|
Irritable bowel syndrome is not a life threatening illness; however, it can be very uncomfortable and can cause many individuals to begin staying at home instead of dealing with the problems that can arise while in public such as diarrhea. Diarrhea is just one of the symptoms that can be embarrassing and often pain...
|How Bad is Sugar For You, and Are Artificial Sweeteners Better?|
The truth is, Americans consume refined sugars in astonishing amounts; one estimate calculates that the average American downs 135 pounds of sugar annually. For a quick visual, that's 27 5-lb bags of Domino's Crystals per person, every year. Obviously, companies who market sugar substitutes have a vested interest in vilifying sugar. But is it really that bad for us? Is sugar responsible for the current obesity epidemic, and are we better off using sugar substitutes?
|How Can I Lower My Cholesterol?|
If you are reading this article, then you already know that high cholesterol can lead to serious health issues - you may have already been told that you need to lower your cholesterol or risk developing a life-threatening illness. In order to understand how to lower the level of cholesterol in your body, it is helpful to know what it is, how it functions, and how certain nutrients affect it.
|How can Medical Testing help Autism?|
How can Medical Testing help Autism?
By: Valerie Balandra NP
Individuals with autism can and do lead normal lives with the proper medical care and treatment. The main reason it is important to perform various medical testing is to determine or pinpoint biochemical imbalances in a person with autism.
Autism is referred to a group of major developmental disorders. The patients have problems with behavior, social relationship, and communication. In most ca...
|How to Avoid those Extra Pounds During the Holidays|
How to Avoid those Extra Pounds During the Holidays and all Year Long!
|Insomnia:Lack of Sleep Can be Damaging Your Health!|
What is Insomnia?
|Natural Relief For Fibromyalgia Sufferers|
Natural Relief For Fibromyalgia Sufferers
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|Natural Remedies for Coping with Menopause|
Natural Remedies for Coping with Menopause
* Menopause Defined
|Natural Remedies for Depression|
Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting 10 to 14 million adults. It involves disturbances in mood, concentration, sleep, activity level, interests, appetite, and social behavior. Depression can develop in anyone, regardless of race, culture, social class, age, or gender. Many people suffering from depression are not aware that there are natural remedies for depression that are a safe and effective alternative to psychiatric me...
|Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction|
Millions of men experience problems with Erectile Dysfunction each year. In the past, erectile dysfunction (also called impotence) was regarded as an inevitable part of getting old. With the exception of certain herbal treatments and natural libido enhancers known in limited cultural areas, there was no cure for male sexual dysfunction.
|Natural Remedies For Irritable Bowel Sufferers|
Natural Remedies For Irritable Bowel Sufferers
Would you believe that one in five Americans suffer with irritable bowel syndrome? This fact has many individuals...
|Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory|
Do you occasionally have one of those "senior moments" where you walk into a room and then totally blank out on why you went in there, or scramble mentally to remember the name of a person to whom you were just introduced? These small memory lapses happen to everyone - they are simply part of the brain's constant efforts to sort out, prioritize and file away the information it is constantly receiving.
|Neurotransmitter Testing: How Detecting Neurotransmitter Imbalance Can Help You to Feel Better, Faster|
Neurotransmitters, chemicals in our brains that work as messengers between brain cells, are responsible for most of what goes on in our bodies. They regulate our behavior, our emotions, our ability to learn, and the way we sleep. When these chemicals are not present in the proper balance, it can affect everything from our energy levels to our ability to focus to how we feel.
|Neurotransmitter Testing: What Can It Do For You?|
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers of the nervous system, essential for relaying signals within the brain and communicating with all organ systems of the body.
|Nutritional Deficiency: Symptoms and Recommendations|
Nutritional Deficiency: Symptoms & Recommendations For 24 Common Nutritional Deficiencies
When the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion compiled their Healthy Eating Index for 1999-2000, they found only a slight reason to smile. Ten percent of the population had a good diet.
This was based on 10 aspects including how many servings of fruits, vegetables and meat were being consumed, along with...
|Preventing Pharmaceutical Induced Nutritional Deficiencies|
Preventing Pharmaceutical-Induced Nutritional Deficiencies
Millions of Americans suffer from an almost completely ignored epidemic of drug-induced nutrient depletion that can cause grave health problems. Perhaps 30% of pharmaceutical side effects a...
|Stress and Cortisol: Whats the Connection?|
Stress and Cortisol
Recently we have noticed patients coming to our practice with stress related symptoms and complaints has nearly doubled. They are stuck in the Alarm stage or "fight or flight" which was first introduced in the 1930's by the s...
|The Causes and Signs Of Stress|
Most people live their day-to-day lives believing that it is common and normal to have stress, and do not find it unusual that they are more often stressed than not. There are many causes of stress in daily life, many of which are beyond our control. Although the cause may be beyond control, the way in which we react to and deal with these stressors is within our control. The truth is, people who suffer from stress are unaware of the adverse health effects that their stress ...
|The Dangers of Cortisol: Can Stress Cause You to Gain Weight?|
In life, we are constantly under pressure. Our bodies are hardwired to react to any stress as an imminent threat or danger, and the natural response is to trigger what is known as the "fight-or-flight" mechanism.
|The Importance of Good Health in Tough Financial Times|
With the economy in a tailspin, most of us are feeling the effects of the financial crisis. Amidst the daily struggle to hang onto jobs, pay our bills, and save for retirement, physical wellness can take a back seat to more immediate concerns.
|Thirteen Tips for a Great Nights Sleep|
Thirteen tips for a great nights sleep
By Blake Graham, BSc (Honours), AACNEM
If you find yourself tossing and turning every night or you are waking up before the birds you may want to try this list of recommendations for overcoming insomnia and achieving a great nights sleep. Insomnia is caused by a vast array of physical and emotional components so no one of these recommendations helps everyone. Overcomin...
|Tips For Improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
Tips For Improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is characterized by chronic pain often associated only with women; however, this is a misconception, as both males and females can be the sufferer of Fibromyalgia and of all ages. Fibromyalgia at this time is affecting around 10 million individuals in the United States.
Fibromyalgia does not have a certain area of the body that is the focal point of the pain; the pain can be in the hands, back, neck, pelvic...
|Validity of NT Testing|
The validity of urinary neurotransmitter measurements.
Many diseases are associated with specific chemical alterations; these alterations are commonly called biomarkers and are routinely used to determine if a medical event or process will occur, is occurring, or has occurred. While they may be indirect, the interest in identifying chemical measurements that can be used as biomarkers is very high. ...
|Weighing In: The Real Health Risks of Obesity|
* How Fat is Obese?