How Inflammation Affects Every Aspect of Your Health

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Dr. David M. Marquis, DC, DACBN

Inflammation controls our lives. Have you or a loved one dealt with pain, obesity, ADD/ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, migraines, thyroid issues, dental issues, or cancer?

If you answered yes to any of these disorders you are dealing with inflammation.

Sadly, most of us are suffering from one or more of these disorders but have no idea how to eliminate inflammation. Most doctors are utilizing pharmaceuticals in lieu of getting to the root cause.

It often seems extremely foreign to most people when they realize the majority of inflammatory diseases start in the gut with an autoimmune reaction which progresses into systemic inflammation. To truly be effective at managing or hopefully overcome a disease it needs to be addressed on all levels. Taking a look at where this process starts is the key.

Where Does Inflammation Begin? (more…)

9 Reasons Why Exercise May Be the Best Medicine

Forms of Exercise

There is no debate, regular exercise is vital for maintaining health and wellness.  Again and again, research confirms that everyone can benefit from physical activity.  Want to live a long, healthy life?  Your chances of doing so are far better if you regularly work your body.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regular physical activity has been shown to reduce mortality rates of many chronic diseases. Additionally, many illnesses and health ailments can be improved, or even prevented, by engaging in regular physical activity. [1] (more…)

Noradrenaline Strategy

Overview

If the Noradrenaline (NA) neurotransmitter communication channel is not working properly, you will feel tired. One can test this channel, using the following procedure.

1) Read
A) Click here to learn about brain chemistry.
B) Click
here to learn about the chemistry behind the Noradrenaline neurotransmitter.

2) Take A Tyrosine Challenge Test (more…)

Is It Adrenal Fatigue? Or Starvation?

Is It Adrenal Fatigue? Or Starvation?The following is a guest post by Amber Rogers from the Go Kaleo blog.

Do you have adrenal fatigue? Or is it possible that you are just not eating enough? The symptoms of adrenal fatigue look almost identical to the symptoms of starvation or anorexia.

Many people who find themselves drawn into novel dietary philosophies (or fad diets) have a long history of restrictive eating and weight fixation. These individuals have lost the ability to accurately gauge their hunger and satiety signals, and have frequently become conditioned to associate eating with feelings of guilt, shame and fear. Imposing further dietary restrictions on these people, as most dietary philosophies do, while ALSO telling them that calories don’t matter and to not pay attention to caloric intake, leads inevitably to a situation I’m seeing more frequently in my practice: people existing in a state of chronic semi­-starvation. (more…)

Magnesium: Helping people achieve better health

Magnesium is one of the many minerals that are essential in improving overall health. It is known as the fourth most abundant mineral found in the human body. Around 50 percent of the magnesium in the body can be found in the bones while the remaining 50 percent is present within the cells of organs and tissues. A deficiency of this essential mineral triggers a lot of problems including those that affect digestion and sleep quality, and high blood pressure or hypertension. Among the major signs that a person is already suffering from magnesium deficiency are the following:
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Is Adrenal Fatigue the Reason You’re Chronically Tired?

adrenal fatigue 2 300x198 Is Adrenal Fatigue the Reason Youre Chronically Tired?Do you have adrenal fatigue? If you are chronically tired and have lost the ability to handle stress, chances are you have adrenal fatigue, a condition often overlooked by traditional doctors. The adrenal glands produce several key hormones, including adrenaline (the fight or flight hormone) and cortisol (the stress hormone).  When a person is under excessive or prolonged stress, the adrenal glands respond by producing excessive secretions of these hormones until they become exhausted.  Adrenal fatigue can affect anyone who experiences frequent, persistent or severe mental, emotional or physical stress, a common occurrence in the modern world.  When this happens, many body systems may be affected. (more…)

5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You’ve Never Heard About

5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You've Never Heard About

 

Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more…

Our biological connection and dependence to the sun is so profound, that the very variation in human skin color from African, melanin-saturated dark skin, to the relatively melanin de-pigmented, Caucasian lighter-skin, is a byproduct of the offspring of our last common ancestor from Africa (as determined by mitochondrial DNA) migrating towards sunlight-impoverished higher latitudes, which began approximately 60,000 years ago. In order to compensate for the lower availability of sunlight, the body rapidly adjusted, essentially requiring the removal of the natural “sunscreen” melanin from the skin, which interferes with vitamin D production; vitamin D, of course, is involved in the regulation of over 2,000 genes, and therefore is more like a hormone, without which our entire genetic infrastructure becomes destabilized. (more…)

Inattentive, Moody, or Even Violent? You or Your Child May Be Suffering from Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Mood and Behavior May Be the Only Indicators of Gluten Intolerance

Many patients diagnosed with celiac disease also deal with behavioral and neurological disorders.

Patients with schizophrenia and children with autism show a marked improvement when placed on a gluten-free diet.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that is marked by an immune response to the body’s own intestinal cells.

Autoimmunity is an inside job, and disease comes from a confused immune system, rather than an infectious bug. During a flare-up, the immune system will tag cells lining the small intestine and begin destroying them. (more…)

Six signs you are vitamin C deficient

The common disease directly attributed to vitamin C deficiency is scurvy. Scurvy creates a malaise of fatigue and lethargy, affects bone and muscle strength, and stifles the immune system.

Some nutritional experts consider scurvy a manifestation of acidosis, extreme acidity or low pH. That condition gives rise to many other diseases, even cancer. Thanks to using citrus to curb the two million earlier sailors’ scurvy, scurvy’s occurrence has greatly diminished from the late 18th century till now. But it does still occur. (more…)

Adrenal Fatigue

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In my previous article I discussed Susan, a 38-year-old woman with insomnia that gradually increased over the past two years. Her sleeplessness came from adrenal fatigue. Disruption of the adrenal hormones can result in adrenal fatigue, which frequently interferes with sleep. This article about adrenal fatigue explores the hormones involved and the symptoms of this condition so you can recognize it.

Adrenal Gland Hormones And Stress (more…)