Stress, Hair Loss and the Cortisol Connection

As we deal with global uncertain times, our way of life has shifted dramatically and stress levels are at an all-time high. The disruption of our routines and the uncertainty of what’s to come is undoubtedly stressful, and for some, spiked stress levels can disrupt the hair’s natural growth cycle, which may lead to excessive shedding and …

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What is a Lipotropic?

What is a Lipotropic?   Lipotropic compounds are key within the metabolism, transport and breakdown of fat in the body. In particular, they play an important role in the removal of excess fats and fat-soluble compounds (including hormones and toxins) from the liver. Beyond the fundamental support for bile production and lipid metabolism provided by …

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Menopause for Men: What does low Oestrogen mean?

If you are a male, you have likely heard or read about declining testosterone (low T). Testosterone production does decrease with age, but it can also decrease faster from poor lifestyle choices, chemicals in the environment, and conditions such as obesity and diabetes. This creates a host of symptoms such as low sex drive, poor …

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Is Stress Affecting Your Microbiome?

  Chronic stress is all too prevalent and it can be a significant impediment to disease prevention and optimal health. Stress increases cortisol which may have a profound impact on the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota and metabolome, selectively decreasing beneficial bacteria and secretory IgA (sIgA). Thus, it is not surprising that clinical interventions implemented to resolve GI …

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Magnesium: Which Form Is Best?

How using the right form of Magnesium could be the missing piece of your treatment puzzle. As A functional medicine practitioner, I often look to how I can support not just one area of the body, but how different areas of the body interact with each other and what tools we can use to maximise …

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Mycotoxins – The Hidden Threat

Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals that are naturally produced by fungi like mould, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. The majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. In fact, mycotoxins are estimated to contaminate 25 percent of the world’s crops. Damp climates, insect damage, and poor food storage facilitate the growth …

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The Side Effects of Eating Healthy

Highlights Oxalates are a potentially harmful compound found in many foods (such as leafy greens) otherwise known as healthy. Too-high levels may lead to a range of conditions including kidney stones and systemic inflammation. Introduction Green smoothie for breakfast, tofu salad with nuts for lunch, and baked potatoes and grains for dinner. As healthy as …

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Vitamin C Supplementation Promotes Mental Vitality in Healthy Young Adults.

Abstract Background: We aimed to investigate the link of vitamin C status with vitality and psychological functions in a cross-sectional study, and examine their causal relationship through a randomised controlled trial (RCT). Methods: We first conducted a population-based cross-sectional investigation of healthy young adults (n = 214, 20–39 years), and analyzed the associations of serum vitamin C …

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Extreme fatigue

Extreme Fatigue Case Study-Healthline

  Extreme Fatigue Extreme Fatigue refers to lack of energy or tiredness of whole body. There are many causes of Extreme fatigue such as alcohol and other drugs. EXAMPLE CASE STUDY: A 37-year-old female presented with digestive complaints, carb cravings, ‘overwhelming fatigue’, trouble concentrating at work, and unable to play with her daughter after work …

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Anxiety and depression

Anxiety and Depression Case Study-Symptoms and treatment

  Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are increasing  in the whole world very fast. There are a lots of symptoms such as feeling upset, sad, depressed and hopelessness etc. EXAMPLE CASE STUDY: A 35 year old woman presented with ongoing depression for the last 5 years. She continuously experienced strong feelings of apathy and …

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