Author Archives: Loreta

Inflammation

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…]

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Digestion Challenges: The Bowel

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.

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Infant / Child Nutrition

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…]

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Fertility

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…]

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