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Research of the past twenty years has identified several important factors in premature aging and in the development of chronic diseases.
One major nutritional myth is that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease and that a diet low in fat, high in carbohydrates with a dose of statin drugs will help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
Who hasn’t grabbed a chocolate after a bad day at work or plowed through a bowl of ice cream at night while watching the same silly reruns? Often the thought is, “I deserve this” or “It helps me relax”.
Health goes hand in hand with the concept of excretion and detoxification. One cannot be in a “state of health” unless the body does an effective job of excreting and detoxifying toxins.
Controlling blood sugar levels through diet and nutrition, medication as needed, supplements, proper oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will reduce the long-term risks and harm of diabetes.
Food allergies and intolerances are a major cause of poor health and weight gain in America. Common medical issues like fatigue, joint pain, food cravings, migraines, GI disorders, etc. have been linked to food sensitivities and intolerances.
The GI tract is key to mental and physical health and that there is a connection between the physiology of the gut (GI tract) and the brain. The micro flora in the gut is critical for overall health.
Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that travel in the blood to different organs, glands, and tissues. The tool system is referred to as the endocrine system. Similar to the nervous system, the endocrine system helps cells to communicate by sending signals. These chemical signals help glands to secrete important molecules and compounds to control many body functions.
Antibiotics may not cure Lyme Disease. In fact, many cases of Lyme Disease (LD) become chronic in nature because of several reasons. These include the immune defense of the patient, co-infections associated with LD and many other clinical variables.
Poor nutrition contributes to many of the leading causes of death and disability in America. Six of the ten leading causes of mortality (death) and morbidity (sickness) are nutritionally related. Cancer, coronary artery disease, diabetes, M.S., arthritis, colitis, Alzheimer’s disease, to name a few, all have several components in common.
Losing weight is NOT about counting calories because not all calories (foods we eat) are created equally. A calorie consumed is different from a calorie of energy that you burn off through exercise because of a concept called “gene expression.”
Men’s and women’s health issue are primarily related to the aging process. This includes, for example, issues that relate to menopause, prostate problems, sexuality, skin, hair and nail health, dental health, mental health, and, in general, anything that affects the quality of the aging process and relationships.