Osteoporosis appears in the later year of life. With age, the cells renew at a much slower pace which means bone density diminishes with time. With the weakening of its bone structure, the bone becomes more and more porous and brittle which ultimately leads to an increased risk of fractures.
The physiological systems, nutritionally and hormonally, are quite different between men and women, which is why women are more often affected. The three years following menopause are critical in this regard. With men, the loss of bone density is often the result of secondary effects, such as chemotherapy, medication, thyroid problems or simply a consequence of other diseases. A sedentary Read More
Urinary infections are a frequent occurrence in women, due to the proximity of the vagina, the anus and the urethra. In 85% of cases, the infection is caused by E.coli bacteria, which one generally finds in the intestines. These bacteria migrate toward the bladder and provoke the inflammation of the tissues. If untreated, a urinary infection can spreads to the kidneys and cause infection that can result in extreme cases as kidney failure. With men, because the transfer of bacteria is less common, infections generally signals the possibility of an inflamed prostate.
Symptoms of urinary infections include persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation during urination, frequent passing of small amount urine, Read More
ADD/ADHD –The Link to EFAs
It is well known that a diet providing a balance of nutrients is essential for the maintenance of good health. Nutritional deficiencies during the prenatal period and in early childhood may be responsible for the development of ADD/ADHD later in life. Studies show a deficiency of EFAs and trace minerals in patients with hyperactivity and ADD. EFAs are an important part of a balanced diet and essential for the normal growth and functioning of the brain.
EFAs participate in the generation of messenger molecules (neurons) responsible for the action of various hormones and enzymes and have a vital role in cell to cell communication in the Read More
EFAs – The “Good” Fats… And More
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are essential to our diet and body. Unfortunately, many of us are relatively deficient in these powerful fats. Gone are the days of eating simple diets full of fish, seeds and nuts; our diets are now full of processed foods that are lacking in the good, essential fats.
Some signs of EFA deficiencies include dry, scaly skin, thinning hair, fatigue, impaired growth, loss of visual acuity, and increased incidence of disease.
Immune system deficiencies are also commonly seen with an EFA deficiency. Upon supplementation with EFAs, conditions such as asthma and various food allergies can be greatly improved.
Studies have shown a Read More