Magnesium deficiency is associated with preterm labour, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, anxiety, constipation, diabetes, osteoporosis, and countless other common health issues.
Women in Germany are routinely prescribed Mg during pregnancy as it has been shown to reduce the risk of premature birth. Through such a simple intervention as maintaining good Mg levels during pregnancy, babies are born at the right time which sets them up for a healthy start in life.
Developmental Disorders are becoming more common. Medical Scientist and Naturopath Annalies Corse has some sound advice. A specific subset of neurological conditions is known as developmental disorders. These are increasingly prevalent, yet inadequately understood behavioural, psychological and psychiatric disorders that present in childhood. Due to the very early age of onset and the increasing links between developmental disorders with maternal transfer, genetics, nutrition and lifestyle...
We live in a toxic world, and our children are being exposed to far more environmental chemicals, including BPA plastic than we were when we were young. The more you know about these toxins, the scarier life becomes. We wonder how we can protect our children from being poisoned, and we make decisions to reduce their exposure, for example by not using pesticides, buying organic food and avoiding plastic in the kitchen and the playroom. And then well-meaning relatives or friends tell us off for being neurotic and over-protective.
Preconception care is crucial and often greatly underestimated step in preparing to conceive a baby. It is an opportunity for you and your partner to improve your health and correct any nutritional deficiencies in the 3-4 months before trying for a baby. Many studies recognise that nutritional deficiencies, illness, toxin expose and other factors influence the health of the egg and sperm. By taking action now before pregnancy, you can prevent many future problems for yourself, your ability to conceive, your growing foetus and eventually your child.
Neurological Conditions and Childhood Neurological Conditions, in particular, are disorders of both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (all body nerves). This collection of conditions is so vast, many sub-categories of disorders exist: mental health conditions, dementia’s, epilepsy, acquired brain and spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis
autism and learning difficulties
The above are all forms of neurological illness, but each is very different. The aetiologies (causes) of these diseases represent some of the most complicated clinical situations for modern medicine to manage.
Have you heard of Casein Sensitivity? Casein is the major protein found in cow's milk, and for some, it is a problem.
Dairy consumption worldwide is astoundingly high. It is estimated that between 94-99% of people regularly consume dairy products1 and up to 36% of people drink 2-3 glasses of milk a day2. Dairy is often recommended as highly nutritious and beneficial.
However, there is a negative side to dairy and it has been linked to several conditions. Lactose intolerance is known to give gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.
The brain, with its numerous functions critical to life, is protected from potentially harmful substances in the bloodstream by a fence-like structure called the Blood-Brain Barrier.
The Blood-Brain Barrier, or BBB, is a single-layered lattice of cells joined together by tight junctions that keep most substances out and allow few substances into the brain.
Toxic substances typically kept out include heavy metals, pesticides, pcbs as well as damaging proteins while substances allowed in are oxygen, hormones, and nutrients.
How many hours do they spend on screen-based activities such as watching videos on a smartphones, tablets or laptops?
Infants and toddlers are in the age group that must have little to no screen time at all. But, what is screen time?
Screen time is the amount of time spent on media devices such as TV, mobile phones, computers, tablets, etc. More and more parents turn to these technological devices to keep their children "pre-occupied". This is to keep them from crying or from climbing on the furniture and so on.
But more recently, the American Academy of Paediatrics announced that children should have no exposure to media devices up to 2 years of age.
Magnesium deficiency can account for those minor health conditions you may sometimes experience.
It can be one possible reason for your symptoms and, if ignored, could be lead to a more serious condition.
Magnesium is crucial for over 300 different biochemical functions within the body. A lack of magnesium can manifest in a variety of ways indicating less than optimal health. Check out these 11 commons signs of magnesium deficiency to see if they sound familiar...
The Vagus Nerve connects to many body systems and has a significant influence on systemic inflammation and overall health. Vagus nerve Stimulation may be the key to improving your health. This article examines why the Vagus Nerve is essential and how it functions to contribute to health.
Brain inflammation has been linked to long-term neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, so it’s important to understand the link between diet and brain health.
When it comes to your diet, how much attention do you pay to eat to keep your brain healthy?
Continually eating the wrong things can lead to general health problems, you'll probably get sick more often, feel lethargic and you'll eventually get brain fog. You know that feeling when you just can't focus, you're forgetful, and you just don't have any energy? That's brain fog, and it can be an early sign of brain inflammation.
There has been an increasing amount of talk about the connection between our healthy gut flora and disease. Recently the research has widened to include the effect on behavior, mood, and feelings. Two recent studies reflect the critical role the gut-brain connection plays in children.
Dr Leila Masson reports on this critical research…
No matter how healthy your diet or lifestyle may be, there are many toxic ingredients commonly added to foods that attack your gut health.
And you should know that many of these toxic ingredients can be hidden in health foods, protein powders, meal replacements, beverages, grooming products, and even household cleaners! So, peek in your cupboards and check those ingredients lists.
Here are the top 10 hidden toxic ingredients to look out for....
Thyroid diseases are more common than you may believe and affect millions of people worldwide. Recently, thyroid diseases have been increasing, and this has motivated researchers to investigate the cause. They found that several environmental toxins are at least contributing to thyroid diseases and should be avoided to protect thyroid health. This guide outlines the information most crucial to maintaining thyroid health and minimizing environmental toxin exposure
The importance of vitamin D really cannot be overstressed. Your body needs it for a variety of functions so that a deficiency can cause some serious health conditions.
Nevertheless, researchers estimate that 50% of the U.S. population does not get enough vitamin D. However, vitamin D deficiency in Canada and Australia is not too far behind with 32% and over 30% of those populations affected, respectively.
Fortunately, simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can actively support your vitamin D level. First, it may help to understand what vitamin D is and why exactly you need it.
Functional Diagnostics and Testing provides an effective way for practitioners to identify the root cause of disease. This focus on cause over symptoms, combined with Functional Medicine treatment approach that views the body as one integrated system, provides a personalized approach for optimal healthcare outcomes.
A growing body of experts believe that glyphosate (an organophosphate in herbicides like Round-Up and a proven contributor to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) is implicated in a long list of health conditions due to its harmful impact on the building blocks of human health. These experts include Dr Stefanie Seneff of MIT, Dr Zak Bush of the University of Virginia and Dr Oscar Coetzee of the University of Bridgeport.
Although there is no definitive study proving this hypothesis "beyond any doubt", there are numerous scientific research papers and studies that have strongly linked glyphosate with harming human health beyond non-Hodgkins Lymphoma which was proven in a California court in 2018.
The potential damage to human health calls for public education to mitigate the epidemic in chronic illness.
Functional Medicine is a new way for practitioners and patients to interact so the best outcome can be achieved for the patients' health. As Dr Mumper explains: "Functional Medicine is not your 10-minute doctor visit." It is much more about looking at the complexity of the body and how all the various networks work together, she explains.
Once a parent or patient understands the foundations of Functional Medicine, they're empowered to manage their health and that of loved ones by making the right lifestyle and treatment choices – including working with a Functional practitioner.
Anyone who has studied the immune system in depth has a deep appreciation of the intricacies, complexities and vast functions of this defensive network of protective structures and processes.
It is arguably one of the most challenging systems of human anatomy and physiology to study; the seemingly limitless cell populations, biochemical reaction cascades and molecular categorisations of the immune system all require great attention to detail to understand them well.
Teenagers and young adults are facing an epidemic of anxiety.
25% of American 13 to 18-year-olds suffer from anxiety and in Australia, a study from 2008 showed that 15.4% of 16 to 24 years olds had experienced an anxiety disorder in the previous 12 months.
Could nutrition have anything to do with this?
Healthy nutrition is, of course, the key to a healthy mind. There are several specific nutrient deficiencies associated with anxiety; the most important are Magnesium and Omega 3.