Author Archives: Loreta
Inflammation is always a huge topic. Almost everything can be categorized as some type of inflammation; anything from diverticulitis, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, bowel disorders, eczema, psoriasis, joint pain, and so much more. The liver is generally involved here at some level. When years of toxins build up in the cells and the liver becomes sluggish it can no longer remove cellular debris. The liver needs help making its most powerful anti-oxidant called glutathione which can be encouraged by taking the precursors that make this powerful substance, like cysteine or methionine which can be taken as supplements. Along with cleaning the liver, many anti-inflammatory vitamins/minerals can be utilized like probiotics, fish oils, and various types of micro minerals available in many [Continue reading…]
All bowel disorders/diseases do not have to be debilitating. The bowels respond very quickly to the proper use of probiotics, anti-inflammatory/calming substances like slippery elm powder, marshmallow and peppermint, gut-lining rebuilding amino acids like L‑glutamine and medical foods like protein powders made with all the gut enhancing substances to stop leaky gut syndrome. And extremely important is learning strategies to reduce stress responses to calm down the enteric nervous system in your gut which is directly responsive to the stress felt in the central nervous system. This includes easy deep breathing and meditation techniques along with homeopathic remedies which can be used to calm the mind.
While it goes without saying that during pregnancy the mother absolutely needs to eat a clean, and highly nourishing diet including prenatal vitamins for proper fetus development, the concern for nutrition does not stop here. Proper infant and child nutrition is of vital importance for the growth and development of strong organs and body. The order of introduction of foods and breastfeeding are critically important in building a hearty immune system. Probiotics can be introduced in infancy to promote good gut health at a very young age and toddlers can be introduced to fish oils to enhance brain development. While the mother is pregnant and breastfeeding, it is desirable to take probiotics and fish oils along with the prenatal vitamins [Continue reading…]
Infertility is on the rise according to Dr. Roger Pierson PhD in obstetrics/Gynaecology (also a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society) who reported in a new study that 16% of heterosexual couples where the woman is age 18 to 44 are experiencing infertility. He says that this has doubled since the last time infertility was measured in 1992. According to the Holistic point of view there are many reasons for this and nutrition is at the top of the list. The main issues are the standard American Diet (known as SAD); this includes bad fats, genetically modified (GMO) foods, pesticides/herbicides, and too much caffeine/alcohol. Other factors are stress, hormonal imbalances, ovulatory defects, blocked tubes, and Polycystic Ovarian [Continue reading…]