The detriment to health by being chronically overweight has become a top-level public health issue. There’s no dodging this subject any longer. The trends read “Out Of Control”. The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that “57 per cent of children aged two to 19 in the U.S. in 2016 will be obese by the time they are 35 years old”. Authorities seem paralyzed. The official mantra to manage weight by caloric restriction is dead. People don’t like being hungry all day long and besides it doesn’t work.
The one approach to weight management dietetics that is in favour is a ‘paleo’ or ketogenic protocol. Powered by mountains of popular books, via social media, by peer review
Given the many news reports of published studies showing much benefit from the use of Vitamin D, people might reasonably conclude that a consensus had emerged favouring its use. Vitamin D has been around for decades. Official bodies like Health Canada have found sufficient evidence to rule on its efficacy, safety and side-effects. At the official Eat Right Ontario website it states “recently, the recommended amounts for Vitamin D increased for people of all ages”. For older children and adults from 600 I.U. to 4000 I.U. per day.
Adrenal Fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency…it’s a syndrome. It is refers to a collection of nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, insomnia, hypoglycemia, depression, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems presenting in an otherwise healthy person with normal laboratory test results. However a person has been living that has placed such stress on the adrenals that are beyond its ability to sustain adequate function. It is difficult to get ‘traction’ with a person so afflicted. Adrenal exhaustion
New research is showing that Lycopene, the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their bright red colour, is being heralded as a SUPER anti-oxidant! - capable of not only prevention, but as an interventional therapy for a vast list of chronic diseases and conditions.
Lycopene is usually associated with prostate health in men, but its’ benefits are far more reaching. Several recent studies have shown that by having a high level of lycopene in your blood increases arterial health by 53% in cardiovascular disease patients! (1)
Also a Finnish study(2) showed that participants with the highest levels of lycopene in their blood
In winter our household windows and doors remain mostly closed and one must consider how much of our lives we actually spend indoors. The combination of airtight homes and toxic cleaning products become a health risk. Commercial air purifiers can be toxic because they emit ozone gases or ultraviolet rays. Instead, we can maintain healthy, breathable air in our homes in more natural ways. What can we do to safely and naturally purify our air?
The best natural air cleaners are to use environmentally friendly cleaning products. Most indoor pollution is caused by chemical cleaning agents we apply to surfaces in our homes. Substitute these cleaners for those in which contain the most common harmful airborne chemicals: formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and carbon monoxide. Even in low concentrations these chemicals can cause a variety of health problems that have