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Digestion: To lose weight you HAVE to poop. Fat doesn’t just fall off your gut, it has to come out. The ideal bowel movement is first thing in the morning. Having a bowel movement at least once a day is important.
Increasing bowel movements: 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed, drink 1-2 L of water a day
Eat at […]
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease that manifests most commonly as well-circumscribed, erythematous papules and plaques covered with silvery scales. Multiple factors contribute, including genetics. Common triggers include trauma, infection, and certain drugs. Symptoms are usually minimal, but mild to severe itching may occur. Cosmetic implications may be major. Some people develop severe disease with painful […]
Eczema also known as atopic dermatitis is an immune-mediated inflammation of the skin. It appears to be triggered by genetic and environmental factors. The main symptoms are itching, redness and skin thickening.
AD primarily affects children in urban areas or developed countries,and prevalence has increased over the last 30 yr; 15 to 30% of children and […]
Acne vulgaris (acne) is the formation of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and/or cysts as a result of obstruction and inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland). It most often affects adolescents. Diagnosis is by examination. Treatment is a variety of topical and systemic agents intended to reduce sebum production, bacterial counts, […]
Menopause is a physiologic cessation of menses due to a decrease in ovarian function. Menopause is established when menses has been absent for 1 year. The average age of menopause is 51 years old.
Signs and symptoms:
Changes in the menstrual cycle usually begin during a woman’s 40s, with variation in cycle length. Persistent changes of ≥ […]
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a clinical syndrome characterized by mild obesity, irregular menses or lack of menstruation, and signs of androgen excess (eg, facial hair and acne). In most patients, the ovaries contain multiple cysts.
Causes: This syndrome involves anovulation or ovulatory dysfunction and androgen excess of unknown origin. However, some evidence suggests that patients have […]
Pre-menstrual Syndrome occurs 7-10 days before menstruation. Also known as premenstrual tension some symptoms include irritability, depression, anxiety, breast tenderness to name a few.
Causes: the cause is not entirely clear but it appears to be caused by different hormonal factors. Some examples include hypoglycemia, changes in carbohydrate metabolism, and fluctuating levels of progesterone and estrogen. […]
Fibromyalgia is characterized by poor sleep, fatigue, and widespread aching and stiffness in soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Causes: Causes are not known although in some cases a viral or bacterial origin has been suspected. In many cases fibromyalgia is linked to chronic chemical exposure. Physical and emotional stress are major triggers for this […]
The disorder depression is a feeling of sadness intense enough to interfere with functioning. It may follow a recent loss or other sad event but is out of proportion to that event and lasts beyond an appropriate length of time.
Heredity, side effects of drugs, emotionally distressing events, imbalances in the body, and other factors can […]
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness and unease about an imminent event or something about to occur in the future. 1 in 4 Canadians will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime. There are several types of anxiety disorders but I will focus on Generalized Anxiety as this seems to be the […]
Hypertension is high blood pressure and is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. The ideal blood pressure reading is 120/80. There is Primary and Secondary hypertension, most people have primary hypertension.
Causes: the causes of primary hypertension can be obesity, insulin resistance, genetic, and having low levels of nitric oxide. Causes for secondary hypertension […]
Hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol, occurs when there is too much cholesterol in the body. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. High cholesterol raises your risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. When there is too much cholesterol circulating in the blood, it can create sticky deposits (called plaque) along the artery walls. […]
It’s a metabolic disorder where the body cannot make enough or use insulin properly. Without insulin it cannot drive the glucose into cells where it is needed. As a result the glucose builds up in the blood causing high glucose levels and depleting the cells of energy. Commonly associated with obesity and it tends to […]
Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid gland, located at the front of your neck, doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone (underactive thyroid). There are several types of hypothyroidism. The most common is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease. It is most common in women over age 60. Because the thyroid gland helps regulate your metabolism, low thyroid levels […]
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses due to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. An acute sinus infection usually occurs after an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI).
After a viral infection, the sinuses can become infected with a secondary bacterial infection sometimes colonized by streptococci, pneumococci or staphylococci.
Signs and symptoms:
nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, fullness in the ears, […]
Asthma is a disease of diffuse airway inflammation caused by a variety of triggers. Some triggers include genetics, environmental triggers, immune dysfunction and exercise induced. Symptoms are primary difficulty breathing.
Genetic, environmental chemicals and or allergens, exercise induced, immune related
Signs and symptoms;
Wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, coughing
Diagnosis: Pulmonary function tests, x-rays
Bronchitis occurs when the air passages in your lungs become inflamed. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral infection — such as a cold — that starts in your nose or sinuses and spreads to the airways.
Usually a virus but can also be cause by bacteria. Some viruses […]
No one knows why the immune system produces antibodies to certain foods, but when it does, a noticeable food reaction may result. Lab tests can measure for food-specific reactions to three different antibodies: IgG, IgE and IgA
Only IgE reactions are considered true food allergies. IgE reactions typically occur within minutes of exposure to a food. These […]
Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by the incompetence or loosening of the lower esophageal sphincter. The sphincter between the stomach and esophagus is allowing stomach acid and sometimes food to enter into the esophagus causing pain and burning in the chest and throat area.
It is common in 30-40% of the population. Factors that […]