Three vitamins working together to neutralize excess electrons, and these are Vitamin E, Vitamin C and NAD+. These systems help capture and remove or repurpose excess electrons that otherwise would cause oxidative damage. The common prevailing thought about what causes plaque in the arteries and subsequent cardiovascular events (heart attack or stroke) is that cholesterol is the culprit. The body has anti-oxidant defense systems.
“Good” cholesterol is also known as HDL-C (HDL Cholesterol). HDL is a transport molecule that carries cholesterol from our body back to our liver. When higher amounts of cholesterol are brought back to the liver, the liver recognizes that our body has too much and in response, decreases its production. Higher HDL cholesterol has been associated with less cardiovascular events.
Smoothie can serve different purposes – it could be a fun way to blend a few fruits with your toddler, it’s a sneaky way to add hidden greens and vegetables into your family’s diet or a fast way to make a liquid meal on the go. It is super easy - just throw a few ingredients in a blander and there you have a delicious and nutritious drink.
Seemingly contradictory for treating fatigue, exercise and movement is excellent medicine and well-supported by the research for improving cancer-related fatigue. Aerobic exercise, where heartrate and breathing are increased, is more helpful for fatigue-management compared to resistance or weighted exercises. Aerobic exercise has an effect on our mitochondria, the energy-producing factories in our cells; it can help us produce more of them as well as facilitate their repair.
There are conflicting reports of whether cannabis smoking harms male fertility. While studies looking at human and animal cannabis abuse confirm adverse effects to sperm health, data on moderate consumption is scarce. A recent study using Male fertility patients looked at subfertile men who had ever smoked cannabis. The results indicated that both past and present smokers of marijuana actually had higher levels of sperm concentrations compared to men who had never smoked. More research on marijuana use and fertility is still needed.
The flowers and berries of the plant also have a diaphoretic action; helping the immune system to mount an optimal fever response to efficiently kill pathogens that are susceptible to the heat. At a microscopic level, elderberry promotes a healthy immune response against viruses by increasing the number of inflammatory molecules called cytokines. Cytokines can cause local and systemic inflammation; encouraging immune cells to the area to help clear infection.
This can be a difficult transition time for some of us but our bodies thrive on routine so staying on the same sleep/wake cycle as much as possible is the best thing for your health. Our immune system and hormonal regulation revolve around our sleep/wake pattern so to optimize these systems getting a consistent good night sleep is key.