We've all experienced a 3pm slump at least once in our lives – most of us experience this more than once a week! You’ve had lunch a couple of hours ago, and you’re sitting at your desk slouched over your keyboard with your eyelids drooping. All of a sudden, a coffee and a chocolate bar are both looking downright necessary. Don’t be alarmed, it’s not just you! There are some explanations as to why this occurs and once you understand why, you are better equipped to prevent the dreaded 3pm slump.
What can you eat to help your heart, your metabolism, and to help prevent conditions like cold sores and cancer? A food that can help all of these things, often forgotten but well researched... seaweed!
Regular exercise can help give you the power to make better food and health choices. Exercise has been found to positively influence psychological aspects of eating like cognitive restraint and emotional eating; promoting increased motivation and a greater sense of control.
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health and your quality of life. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy metabolism and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps to support growth and development.
Iodine is the most important nutrient involved in thyroid health. For this reason it is imperative we have adequate intake to maintain optimal health. All cells in the body need iodine. There is a lot of misinformation about iodine and how it can have negative side effects. Like anything if taken at the right dose it is harmless. The body also has a regulatory system to excrete it if you have too much, making sure we are safe at all times!
Thrush is a condition caused by the fungus Candida albicans. It occurs because the immune system — especially cellular immunity and nutrition— is depressed. Therefore, one would expect the infection to remain as long as immunity is suppressed. It can occur on any mucus membrane in the body including the mouth, digestive tract and genital area’s of men and women.
Dr Broda Barnes' Temperature Testing Protocol - can be performed at home!
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to health; conventional and complementary (natural). Of course, every case is different and what works for one person may not be optimal for another. Here you’ve got to take into account the seriousness of your thyroid disorder, your overall health, comfort level, tolerances and preferences, and of course, the thoughts of your healthcare provider - and that’s just to start! Usually the best approach is to use the best of both worlds.
It is well established that tumour and nodular growth is dependent upon angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Antiangiogenic therapy represents a new approach to the early intervention and prevention of malignant disease.
Epidemiological studies have provided evidence that apples have cancer-preventive properties, particularly against lung and colorectal cancers.
It is well established that solid tumor and nodular growth is dependent upon angiogenesis; the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is a critical step in the development of all known cancers, and its inhibition may help in the avoidance and suppression of tumor growth, progression, and metastases (cells spreading).
A natural, bio-identical hormone is generally made from a plant product (such as soy or wild yams) or of porcine origin which has the same structure as the hormones produced in the body. Examples of natural, bio-identical hormones include Desiccated Thyroid, Natural Progesterone, Natural Testosterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Natural Estrogens and Melatonin. Because natural, bio-identical hormones have the identical structure of our own endogenously produced hormones, these substances have very few adverse effects associated with them.
Good food + nutrients = a healthy thyroid.
Like all systems in the body, the thyroid too needs certain nutrients and foods to function properly. Thyroid hormones are made from Tyrosine (a protein) and iodine (a halide mineral).