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  Stress and Obesity: The Biological Connection Obesity causes many negative changes within our physiology. Obesity can cause systemic inflammation which causes an increase in production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that cause oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress will contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction. Consuming excessive amounts of macronutrients and calories can overwhelm the Krebs cycle and the mitochondrial respiratory chain, resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction, and greater ROS formation.  A quick review of the hormones, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters that play a role in our metabolism will help you better understand how obesity can contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction.  Please read below for a quick recap.  Cortisol . Researchers have also discovered that chronic stress can cause the body to release excess cortisol, a hormone critical in managing fat storage and energy use in the human body. Cortisol is known to increase appetite and may encoura

Kidney Stones: Natural cures

  Kidney Stones:   The incidence of nephrolithiasis is rising worldwide, especially in women and with increasing age. Kidney stones are associated with chronic kidney disease. About 80 percent of all stones are calcium oxalate stones. High blood calcium levels lead to hypercalciuria excessive absorption of calcium from the intestine which increases the level of calcium from the urine. High blood calcium levels can also result from malfunctioning parathyroid, vitamins D intoxication and multiple myeloma.   Preventing recurrence is largely specific to the type of stone such as calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, cystine, struvite magnesium ammonium phosphate, and uric acid stones. However, even when the stone cannot be retrieved, urine pH and 24-hour urine assessment provide information about stone forming factors that can guide prevention. Medications, such as protease inhibitors, antibiotics, and some diuretics, increase the risk of some types of kidney stones
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Protocol for immune system support:  How to support your immune system? The best way to support your immune system is by adding Glutathione and high levels of vitamin C to your diet. It is a straightforward formula and extremely important to your health. Most people are Glutathione deficient; we are experiencing an epidemic of Glutathione deficiency in our population due to poor diet, toxins, pollution, medications, stress, and trauma. All of these conditions deplete our body from its natural Glutathione production [1,2] What is Glutathione: It is a simple molecule that is made of 3 amino acids cystine, glycine, and glutamic acid. Glutathione is the mother of all antioxidants and the powerhouse of the immune system. It is needed to recover and prevent all medical conditions. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant found in both plants and animals. Often called the “master antioxidant,” Glutathione also boosts other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, as well a
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Neurotransmitters in the gut: Serotonin, GABA, Norpinephrine, & Dopamine Neurological diseases and mental disorders are some of the most current research areas in the medical field. According to Liang et al. (2018), only when we take the human self and its microbiota into consideration at the same time is when we can better understand these diseases. Liang et al. (2018) noted that new research has found that the human being carries billions of microorganisms such as archaea, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozola living in symbiosis with their human host. These microorganisms contain 300 to 3,000 different species that exceed 10 14 the number of human cells representing more than 200 times the number of human genes. These microorganisms have mutated and established a relationship with their host over evolution; therefore, they are called commensal microbiota (Liang et al. 2018). Strandwitz, (2018) shows that the gut microbiota has trillions of bacteria est
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: The human intestinal microbiota has a complex ecology, and it has the most abundant microbial population in the human body. It is also characterized by its diversity and complex interaction. Per Bures et al. (2010), any disbalance in the intestinal microbiota will have serious health consequences. One of the most commonly developed syndromes due to bacteria overgrowth is called SIBO small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. It is defined as an alteration of bacteria in the upper gastrointestinal tract and is one of the most common forms of disbalances in the gut. The duodenum and jejunum contain a small number of bacteria, such as lactobacilli and enterococci gram-positive bacteria. However, high amounts of coliform gram negative bacteria are found in the small bowel of people with SIBO.   Sorathia et al. (2015) reported that gastric secretion and intestinal motility limit the overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. Fu
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Comprehensive Elimination Diet The Comprehensive Elimination Diet is a dietary program designed to clear the body of foods and chemicals you may be allergic or sensitive to and, at the same time, to improve your body’s ability to handle and dispose of these substances. This is called an Elimination Diet because you will be asked to remove certain foods, and food categories, from your diet. The main rationale behind the diet is that these modifications allow your body’s detoxification machinery, which may be overburdened or compromised, to recover and begin to function efficiently again. The dietary changes help the body eliminate or “clear” various toxins that may have accumulated due to environmental exposure, foods, beverages, drugs, alcohol, or cigarette smoking.  Clinical experience has shown this process to be generally well-tolerated and extremely beneficial. There is really no “typical” or “normal” response. A person’s initial response to any new diet is hig