Hypothyroidism is more than likely to affect women than men. About 5% of Women in the United States have it. This condition is caused by an underproduction of thyroid hormone. There are many symptoms that can be caused by hypothyroidism. Among them are: chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, feeling cold, low body temperature, slow heart rate, weight gain even without change in diet, elevated cholesterol, painful pms, heavy periods, milky discharge from breast, fertility problems, muscle weakness, muscle crams, dry and scaly skin, a yellow-orange coloration in the skin (specially palms of hands), yellow bumps on the eyelids, hair loss (including eyebrows), recurrent infections, migraines, hoarseness, respiratory infections, constipation, depression, difficulty concentrating, slow speech, goiter, and drooping, swollen eyes. Thyroid problems can be hereditary, caused by poor diet, fluoride in water, excessive consumption of unsaturated fats, endurance exercise, pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, radiation from x-rays, alcohol and drugs.
Hashimoto's disease is believed to be the most common cause of underactive thyroid. It is also the most common cause of goiter.
A rare condition that can result from long-term undiagnosed hypothyroidism is called mysedema coma. This coma can occur during illness, after an accident, from exposure to cold, or as a result of the ingestion of narcotics and/or sedatives. This is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.
Hypothyroidism is often diagnosed by a doctor after a blood test. If you are suffering from one of the symptoms mentioned, it is recommended to see a doctor and get tested. If your blood test show that you are hypothyroid, your doctor will prescribe a thyroid hormone that will replace the hormone normally produced by your thyroid.
In most cases, the thyroid hormone replacement is not enough. Some people still feel tired, unable to lose excess weight, have digestion problems, insomnia, hair loss and other symptoms that are not helped by taking the thyroid hormone. If this is the case, you need nutrition therapy in the form or proper diet and supplements to help your body cope with the hormone imbalance. There are Naturopathic assessments available to determine nutrient deficiency. Nutrition Therapy is helpful in any health issues for that matter.
Effective Protocols for Autism and ADHD
In order to effectively control symptoms of Autism and ADHD, treatments for individuals should be done within the cellular level. The following are keys to an individual's well being.
Oxytocin-at a physiological dose, it is able to up-regulate the trans-membrane receptors for this hormone, so important for its involvement in social relationships, and affectivity but also because it is able to reduce repetitive behaviors and gives significance to spoken language.
Melatonin-it's important because it's able to control neuro-endocrine circuits and especially to modulate aggressivity (so high in autistic kids).
Frontal Lobe-important in cognitive activity and spoken expression
TRH (Tireotrophyn Releasing Hormone)-very important for its role in memory process
BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor)-helps to support the survival of existing neurons and encourages the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses
-active in the hippocampus, cortex, basal forebrain areas vital to learning, memory and higher thinking
Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3)-synaptic potentation-supports neurons in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system
Neurotrophin-4 (NT-4)-synaptic plasticity-required for mediating tolerance and memory in certain synapses
Folic Acid and Trimethyglycine-precursors to S-adenosil-metionine able to improve concentration and the ability "to be smart" and "clever".
Zincum, Vanadium, Chromium-important minerals in physiological concentration, and also fundamental in glucose metabolism in cerebral level.
The right combination of these ingredients provide a therapeutic effect in controlling and improvement of aggressiveness, memory, concentration and overall mental ability. For more information on products, call our office at 774-409-3301 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You should consider creatine supplementation if your goals involve strength, power, and/or body composition, or if you are vegetarian. Creatine can support intense anaerobic performance, strength and mass gains, power, and body composition. Creatine monohydrate is the best form on creatine backed by more research than any other form. Dosage depends on what is recommended for your health condition by your health practitioner. There are no history of any severe side effects for lengthy use from health individuals when taking the right dose of creatine. Dr. Joyce Pontillas ND is a registered provider with Douglas Laboratories offering safe Creatine Supplements for active individuals.
The chakras pertain to the body's energy or life force. Life force rotates and is distributed throughout the body which gives life. There are seven major chakras. Each chakra is associated with an endocrine gland in the physical body. Each gland secrete their hormones directly into the bloodstream. When a person is suffering especially from a hormonal disease, acupuncture, acupressure or reflexology focus on the chakras to remove energy blocks to improve the flow of life force.
Crown Chakra- located just above the crown of the head. It represents infinity. The dominant color this chakra is violet. The endocrine gland associated with the crown chakra is the pineal gland.
Brow Chakra-situated at the center of the brow. It's also called the third eye. The third eye is heightened among people who are gifted in telepathy. The dominant color is indigo. The pituitary gland is the associated with the third eye. Instability in this chakra leads to tiredness, irritability, confusion and rigid thoughts. Imbalance leads to sinus problems, stress , neuritis and migraine.
Throat Chakra-Located in the throat area. It's dominant color is blue. The throat chakra is associated with the sense of hearing, nervous systems, female organs, vocal cords and the ears. The glands linked with it are the thyroid and parathyroids. Imbalance in this chakra can lead to asthma, vertigo, allergies, anemia, fatigue, laryngitis, sore throats, menstrual problems, skin and respiratory problems.
Heart Chakra-situated between the fourth and fifth thoracic vertebrae. Its dominant color is green. Physically, its center is associated with the heart, circulatory system, lungs, respiratory system, immune system, arms and hands. The endocrine gland associated with it is the thymus gland. When out of balance, there is possible heart attacks, stomach ulcers, and emotional problems (fear, bitterness and resentment).
Solar Plexus-located between the twelfth thoracic vertebra and first lumbar vertebra. It's dominant color is yellow which is associated with the fire element. This is the center of vitality generating the heat necessary to support life. This chakra is responsible for emotions, digestions and absorption. The gland associated with is is the pancreas. Then there is imbalance in this chakra , possible symptoms are mood swings, depression, introversion, lethargy, poor digestion, abnormal eating habits and skin problems.
Sacral Chakra-located between the pubis and navel. It's dominant color is orange. The main center for this chakra is associated with emotions and fear of anxiety. The glands connected with it are the adrenals. When this chakra is at full potential, it is open to intuitions and psychic abilities. Imbalance in this chakra are related to reproductive and sexual disorders. kidney, bladder, and circulatory system.
Base Chakra-referred to as the root center located at the base of the spine. The color of this chakra is red. The endocrine glands associated with it are the gonads. When its at full potential, the person is filled with strength and vitality and desires to live life to the fullest. When there's imbalance, the person feels sluggish, low in energy, and misses enthusiasm for life.
Holistic treatments for babies are both effective and safe and without producing unwanted harmful side effects. Treating babies with holistic methods during the first year offers a curative program that can prevent chronic problems throughout childhood. What are the benefits of holistic pediatrics?
1. Offer treatments for illnesses with an inclusive perspective of genetic dispositions, cause of imbalance and symptoms.
2. Provide solutions to parents using nontoxic therapies and reliable and safe treatments at home.
3. Holistic methods are safe, gentle and curative.
4. Relieve the symptoms and correct the imbalances bringing the baby's system in to a more harmonious state of health.
In order to arrive to the appropriate diet against heart disease, it usually depends on the individual. The ideal diet is to be totally junk free. Food rich in Vit B3, Vit. B6, Vit. C, Vit. E, Chromium, zinc and selenium and enough vegetable fiber will prevent manifestation of the saccharine disease. Avoid food with industrial sugars added. Diet should be combined with exercise. Keep the ideal weight for the body type. Smoking is not recommended. Stress and Relaxation should be balanced.
Protocol Objective: To provide essential nutrients and supplementation for healthy hair, nails, and skin, and to help balance hormones, sleep, energy levels, and sexual health to build a confident, beautiful woman from the inside out.
Clinical Objective Assessment
Nutrient Protocol Poor hair, nail, and skin health-dry, brittle
lack of growth, lacks luster, wrinkles, etc
Poor dietary intake of phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals,
essential fatty acids.
PMS Support Irritability, mood changes, bloating, headache, fatigue.
Menopause Support Hot flashes, mood changes, lack of menses
Sleep Support Poor sleep patterns and difficulty falling asleep.
Mood Support Low mood and feelings of sadness, low motivation. May
also have difficult sleeping.
Energy Support Fatigue, lack of energy, sluggishness, high stress
High/Low cortisol levels
Libido Support Low sexual desire, motivation, or stimulation
Weight Management Support Difficulty with weight management and appetite control
Weight gain related to thyroid imbalance
Digestive Support Indigestion, irregular bowel movements, bloating, gas
During the Medieval era in Europe, peas were know as "poor man's meat". Beans and peas contain about 20-25% protein but it does not have the balanced amino acid content needed for human consumption. For a protein to be utilized by the body, it should contain the eight essential amino acids (valine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, and lysine). Grains however can be combined with legumes because the amino acids absent in one are supplied by those present in the other. Grains and Legumes amino acids are complementary which makes the protein "complete".
For many people, cholesterol is taboo. It connotes a negative meaning. But it is needed by the body and it performs an important role in metabolism. Cholesterol is found in the body and stored in the adrenals, testes, and ovaries. It has a vital function in the body and is converted into various hormones. Cholesterol found in the liver is a precursor of the bile acids to aid in digestion especially digestion of fats. Studies provide evidence that high cholesterol levels can lead to development of many cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this is diet that are rich in saturated facts, cholesterol and calories which leads to high blood cholesterol that develops into plaque. Plaque is symptomatic of atherosclerosis. Reasons for high cholesterol are bad diet, genetics, aging and predisposed health condition.
Statins seem to be the most popular prescribed medication to control cholesterol level. However, individuals who are on Statins are vulnerable to the following side effects: Diarrhea, Constipation, Headache, Difficulty Sleeping, Flushing of the skin, Rash, Abdominal cramping or pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Bloating or gas, Headache, and Muscle aches, tenderness, weakness.
It doesn't come as a surprise when individuals prefer natural remedies because they do not want to feel any of these side effects. It is important though to talk with a provider before switching to natural medicine if there is an existing heart condition.
Diet seems to be the best way to lower cholesterol. Fish, plant, and nut oils are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. The Mediterranean diet maintains a healthier balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It is important to consume these two fats in the proper ratio. Cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, halibut, sardines, tuna, herring) are also a good source of omega 3. Flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, walnuts, walnut oil, and avocados are source of plant based omegas.
Cayenne pepper and plants containing phenolic compound capsaicin help lower blood cholesterol levels. Fenugreek and Caraway are spices have cholesterol lowering properties.
Garlic and onion have been used as remedies for lowering blood pressure and general health for the cardiovascular system. Garlic help in inhibiting the synthesis of enzymes involved in plaque formation. Garlic is also has antimicrobial properties. However, its effects are lost in cooking. Onion oil is found to contain a blood pressure lowering prostaglandin.
Allergy season causes discomfort for many people. Symptoms and severity of the symptoms also vary depending on the person. Common symptoms are runny nose, red /watery eyes, sneezing, and headaches. People with allergies are also susceptible to other forms of allergy such as Asthma, Food Allergy or Atopic Dermatitis. Allergy is an "Alteration in the Immune System". Causes of Allergy are:
-Environmental Factors (Hygenic Hopothesis, Environment, Indoor and Outdoor Exposure, Diet, Vaccine Adjuvants)
The most common treatment for Allergy for adult and children is an antihistamine with side effects such as Dry Mouth, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomitting, Restlessness, Urination Problems, Blurred Vision and Confusion.
Since Allergy is an alteration in the immune system, to efficiently and effectively treat the person who has an allergy, it is important to restore the balance at the source. To balance the source, Allergy treatment drops are given to the allergic person and to be taken from 2-4 months without any of the side effects compared to antihistamines.