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Hormones are Nature’s molecular messengers. We literally cannot survive as a species without them. I care for my patients with menstrual and menopausal abnormalities with non-hormonal oxygen therapies. I do so because I get far superior long-term clinical results with this approach.
To save the human species from extinction, Nature created a rather simple design: It prepares the uterus for pregnancy each month during the entire reproductive life of the women. Oestrogen peaks during the first half of each menstrual cycle to prepare the soil of the uterus for conception. If conception occurs, oestrogen peaks further, and oestrogen overload is balanced with a progesterone peak to protect the beginning of life for the baby from an unbalanced oestrogen overdrive. As the fertilised egg develops into an embryo and beyond, there is an outpouring of oestrogens from the placenta that also increase its output of progesterone, again to keep the oestrogens under control.
With this edition’s article on insomnia we pay homage to World Sleep Day which, on 17 March, celebrates the undeniable link beween enough sleep and good health – both physical and mental.
If you suffer from insomnia, it can be incredibly irksome when those around you seem to nod off effortlessly. Sometimes it can be hard to fathom why one has difficulty sleeping, when for others it is so easy. If, like many people, you struggle to sleep, read on for tips to combat insomnia and maintain well-being.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second-most common infection in women and as such their causes and treatment options deserve attention here.
Most cases of UTIs can be cured by a course of antibiotics aided by increased fluid intake. The problem lies with those sufferers who have recurring infections, often due to poor inner self-healing. These are more likely to develop serious kidney problems if the chronic infection is not dealt with effectively. In these people the aims of natural therapy are four-fold: alleviate the symptoms, identify and eliminate the causes, enhance inner healing mechanisms by adopting a more congenial diet and lifestyle, and moderate the personal habits which encourage further infections.
Liver therapy and liver cleansing is not just for patients with chronic liver disease. It is for the prevention of liver conditions and optimal health.
The liver nourishes 50 to 100 trillion cells in the body.
When your liver (the primary detox organ) is healthy and functioning optimally, your body has more energy to carry out its various functions, nutrients become more readily available, and toxins are removed quickly and efficiently. These functions are compromised by sluggish liver function due to a bad diet, insulin toxicity, side effects of medication, overuse of alcohol and smoking. Before detoxing the liver, it is important to ensure that the colon is clear and healthy. For optimum detox, one needs to do a whole body cleanse and this includes a gallbladder/liver flush as well as kidney support.
The older people get, the more inefficient the metabolic processes become, and hence the greater the need for high-quality nutrition and supplementation.
The elderly have their own specific health challenges because the body is in a constant process of ageing. Try to form an image of the ageing process, by imagining a factory that prints birthday cards using a template to make exact copies. Over time the template will slowly begin to wear away so that the birthday cards become imperfect copies. At first only an expert will detect these imperfections, but later anyone will begin to see the flaws. Ageing is something like that. Despite the fact that cells are dying and being replaced, the replacements are no longer a perfect copy of the original.
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