How stress can sabotage thyroid function and make you gain weight

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1. Adrenal stress can disrupt the HPA axis The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a complex network of interactions between the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the adrenal glands that regulates things such as temperature, digestion, immune system, mood, sexuality and energy usage – in addition to controlling the body’s reaction to stress and trauma. Chronic adrenal stress depresses hypothalamic and pituitary … Read More

Causes of hair loss (continued)

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Hair loss is a big concern amongst men and women. Thirty percent of women report hair loss by age thirty. By age fifty, that statistic climbs to about 50 percent. This is a major problem and it is demoralizing, and conventional medicine often pats you on the back and say, “You’re getting older; you need to get used to it.”  … Read More

Diagnostic Test for Cardio Vascular Disease

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cardio vascular disease

Why is LDL-cholesterol subfractions important as a risk indicator for coronary arterial disease and other lifestyle diseases – Cardio Vascular Disease? Every day in South Africa, approximately 80 people die of myocardial infraction or heart failure, while another 60 die due to stroke. The statistics reflect a lack of prevention, early detection and effective management of cardiovascular risk factors. Determining … Read More

Vitamin C can reduce heart disease

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According to scientists, human beings could make their own vitamin C, but that has changed. A lack of vitamin C weakens arteries and genetic research is now suggesting that the development of lipoprotein A was a response to protect leaky arteries. We know that vitamin C deficiency will raise cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, Apo-protein and lipoprotein A and lowers HDL and … Read More