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Health Concerns

  • Tired? It May Be Anemia

    by Paula Gallagher | July 15, 2014

    Did you know that anemia is the most common form of malnutrition found in women of all ages? Anemia is caused by reduced levels of hemoglobin, which is the iron-containing protein that is responsible for delivering oxygen to the cells. When hemoglobin is low, the body is unable to burn off the sugar to produce energy.

    Symptoms are varied and ranging and can include, weakness, vertigo, headache, tinnitus, spots before the eyes, loss of libido, amenorrhea, drowsiness, irritability and sometimes changes in behavior.

    There are different types of anemias, and the treatment depends on its cause and severity.

     

    • Aplastic anemia is a rare condition characterized by low levels of red and white blood cells and platelets.
    • Hemolytic anemia occurs because red blood cells are destroyed in the liver and spleen faster than they are produced.
    • Pernicious anemia relates to a decreased body store of vitamin B12. Vegetarians are more prone to develop B12 deficiency because this nutrient is found primarily in animal protein.  Read more
  • Candida: Symptoms and Natural Treatments

    by Margo Gladding | July 7, 2014

    Candida is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body, but can be problematic. The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in your body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms. The most common causes of this overgrowth are the use of antibiotics (which kill off the healthy flora that keep candida in balance), chronic stress, compromised immune system, and a diet that is high in sugar, white flour, pastries, etc.

    It’s been estimated that up to 80% of the U.S. adult population has some form of candida overgrowth. Candida is also one of the most widely misdiagnosed conditions. Candida resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals; however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make its way into any organ of the body. It emits over 70 different toxins into the body.  Read more

  • Incrediwear: Products for Pain Relief and Injury

    by Paula Gallagher | July 2, 2014

    The founder of Incrediwear, Jackson Corley, was a chiropractor for over 20 years who shifted his vocational focus to a more global scale after suffering a severe injury when a mountain biking accident left him with three herniated discs in his lower back. Knowing the risk of complications from surgery, Jackson researched alternative healing methods, despite the counsel of his doctors.

    His research in anions (a negatively charged ion) led him to what is now Incrediwear technology, embedded in the fibers of all of his products. He constructed a back brace and within a year he recovered; he was able to run and bike, after being told he may never be able to do these things again. Realizing the potential of his products, Jackson continued developing a line of braces, sleeves, and socks in an effort to help people recover from various ailments.

    How does Incrediwear work?

    Negative ions are negatively charged particles that are both prevalent in nature and released by Incrediwear products. Negative ions have a plethora of health benefits with no known side effects.

    Negative ions stimulate molecular vibration which increases blood flow and blood speed and helps bring more oxygen to the area of use. This helps the body:  Read more

  • What Can I Take for Chronic Heartburn?

    by Paula Gallagher | June 30, 2014

    Recently, a friend asked me what he could do for heartburn. He popped antacids like candy, just to get through a meal. Tired of this, he was searching for a more a natural approach.

    Heartburn is all too common and can no doubt become a difficult challenge. The good news for him and many others who suffer from chronic heartburn is that with the use of both dietary modifications and supplementation, symptoms can improve.

    Antacids are often used to provide temporary relief from heartburn through inhibiting the production of digestive enzymes and decreasing the amount of digestive acid produced in the stomach. While they can take away the symptoms initially, with long-term use the situation can worsen as the continued inhibition of enzymes and acid causes further digestive sluggishness and difficulties.

    Here are a few supplements I suggest:

    1) Heartburn Free: The key ingredient, orange peel extract (ROH10), provides lasting relief without shutting down the production of stomach acid and the dose is every other day.  Read more

  • Headache or Migraine?

    by Margo Gladding | June 24, 2014

    Do you have a headache or migraine? What's the difference? A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can last anywhere from several hours to several days. Migraines differ from traditional headaches in that they are usually accompanied by other symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or flashes of light.

    Migraines can affect adults and children, but are most often reported by adults. Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines than men.

    To better understand headaches and to differentiate migraine headaches from other types, check the list of common signs, symptoms and frequencies of headaches below. Our certified wellness counselors recommend keeping a headache diary—noting when your headaches occur, what your headache signs and symptoms are, and any diet or lifestyle triggers you can identify. These details can help a professional assess your situation and make recommendations for natural relief of your headache or migraine.  Read more

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