Diseases and Conditions

Copper deficiency (trace mineral)

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Copper deficiency Copper (Cu) is an essential trace mineral to humans. The majority of the body’s copper is in the Cu2+ form. The human body contains about 1.4 to 2.1 mg of copper per kg of body mass. Since the body cannot synthesize copper, a diet must supply steady amounts for absorption. Copper is absorbed in the small intestine and then… Read More »

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Hypercalcemia (high calcium levels)

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Hypercalcemia  (Hypercalcemia) is a condition that indicates an elevated calcium (Ca2+) level in the blood. It may be presented as acute, chronic, or transitional dysfunction. With mild hypercalcemia below 12mg/dL, many individuals stay virtually asymptomatic, although the symptoms thought to be always present in mild form, such as elevated thirst, anxiety, sleep problems and fatigue. Hypercalcemia can occur due to… Read More »

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Pancreatic insufficiency

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Pancreatic insufficiency With so much attention directed to the liver and digestive disorders associated with liver function impairment, the importance of pancreas seems to be almost completely ignored, particularly due to the fact that the blood tests that evaluate basic enzyme presence in the blood stream are not an accurate representation of pancreatic function. Treating the liver with supplements and… Read More »

Histamine toxicity

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Histamine toxicity Histamine is a basic amine that is utilized and stored by the basophils and mast cells. Its primary functions include contraction of smooth muscle, cardiac stimulation, and increase in vascular permeability by acting on H1-receptors and gastric acid secretion by acting on H2-receptors. Histamine toxicity is a biochemical state of high or sustained border-high blood levels of histamine. Histamine… Read More »

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) depletion

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Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) depletion Glycosaminoglycans (Mucopolysaccharides) are long chains of sugar molecules such as glucosamine. They comprise the first line of defense of mucous membranes of gastrointestinal tract and the bladder. They are also found in fluid around the joints, cartilage, connective tissue and skin. Examples of GAGs include Chondroitin sulfate, Dermatan sulfate, Keratan sulfate, Heparin, Heparan sulfate and Hyaluronan. Glycosaminoglycans… Read More »

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Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

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Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition characterized by increased urinary urgency, bladder and pelvic pain due to injury to the uroepithelium, a layer between the urinary space and underlying tissues. It is also frequently accompanied by symptoms such as chills, night time sweating and low grade fevers. Causes IC is associated with autoimmune connective tissue diseases and… Read More »

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Hypoglycemia

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Hypoglycemia is a term that describes recurrent episodes of symptomatic hypoglycemia occurring after a high carbohydrate meal, an emotional stress that can cause an insulin release or a night time low blood sugar episode that generally occurs when adrenaline levels fall and insulin levels stay elevated. Some of the common hypoglycemia symptoms are confusion, heart palpitations or fibrillation, fatigue, light-headiness,… Read More »

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Herpes family viruses

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Herpes family viruses are the leading cause of viral diseases in humans. There are at least 25 identified viruses in the family of Herpesviridae. They are very contagious and once infected remain in the human host for life. After infection, it retreats along nerve fibres to nerve cells near the brain or spinal cord, where it remains dormant. When the… Read More »

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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) SIBO, a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth condition that occurs in the small intestine, indicating an excessive presence of bacteria. It is also referred to as SBBOS, a small bowel bacterial overgrowth. Individuals with SIBO might be only mildly symptomatic suffering from indigestion symptoms or profoundly affected with a malabsorption syndrome. The SIBO has been recently… Read More »

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Insomnia (sleep maintenance)

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Sleep is an essential contributing element to health. Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep will negatively affect one’s health long term. If you suffer from sleep maintenance (staying asleep) or falling asleep issues, it is necessary to first look into obvious reasons that might be contributing to issues with sleep. Psychological state at the bed time is of utmost… Read More »

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Glutathione (GSH) deficiency

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Glutathione (GSH) deficiency Glutathione (GSH) is a primary antioxidant synthesized within the body to provide defense mechanism against bacteria, viruses, toxic metabolism byproducts, heavy metal toxicity and toxic poisoning. The highest density of glutathione is found in the liver, where most of the blood detoxification occurs. Of all the most powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, grape-seed and blueberry extracts,… Read More »

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Low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)

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Low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) Low stomach acid, independently of other conditions can be a major contributing factor to mineral depletion and associated conditions such as headaches, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, chronic pain syndromes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and poor control of intestinal pathogens activity. The stomach acid’s primary functions are Sterilize the food before it’s digested in the GI tract Activate the… Read More »

Oral health tips and anti-cavity diet

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Oral health tips and anti-cavity diet Oral health should be considered as one of the most important aspects in maintaining overall health as it’s a part of the digestive mechanism. If you already have or plan on having a root canal procedure done, read important information on root canals. Tips on keeping your teeth healthy Foods to avoid Processed, frozen,… Read More »

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Thyroid Function

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Thyroid function The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands. It is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage (“Adam’s apple”). The thyroid gland regulates how efficient the body uses energy, produces proteins and controls the body response to other hormones. The thyroid gland synthesizes an array of hormones with principal set of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine… Read More »

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H.Pylori symptoms and treatment

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Helicobacter pylori H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori) – is a helix-shaped (classified as a curved rod, not spirochaete) Gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the gastric mucous layer. Infections of H. Pylori are usually acquired in early childhood in all countries either due to inadequate hygiene education or parent-to-child contact. If a person is infected and becomes compromised due to stress, an illness… Read More »

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