Articles by Academy of Wellness
Hormones and Women
Many women suffer from ailments that are often as a result of hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances are caused by various nutritional deficiencies particularly in EFA's, B group vitamins and anti-oxidants. Stress is also known to aggravate these ailments and the use of oral contraceptives also often worsens them.
Some Common Women’s Ailments Some of the most common ailments that fall under this category of disorders include the following:
Communication Is Key
Communication is a key factor in all our activities. As leaders, co-workers, team members, and in the multiple roles we play both professionally and personally, we need to constantly improve the way we communicate.
First World Nutritional Awakenings
We look at the role of nutrition in combating diseases. Today, thanks to the work of molecular biologists, it is clear that vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients do their magic at the most basic levels within the body. We are in many respects, exactly what we eat. This is why Africa is shackled by a monotonous and depleted diet. It is only once this problem is tackled proactively that more sophisticated treatments can have any application.
The Efficacy of Co-Enzyme Q10
Co Enzyme Q10 is one of the most important nutrients in the human body. It is afat-soluble vitamin like compound that is also known as ubiquinone, from the word ubiquitous, meaning "everywhere. It is also referred to as nature's energy spakplug.
We all need glucose for energy and this glucose comes mainly from our food. Glucose is released into our blood after we eat, especially if it’s a carbohydrate such as cereal, bread, pasta or sugary foods.
Nutritional Supplementation is a Minefield for most
For most people, taking nutritional supplements is an absolute minefield. Most people don’t even know what a vitamin is. What is being confirmed over and over again is the fact that our body requires dozens of nutrients to function properly.
Acid-Alkaline Balance for Good Health
In recent years, one of the most exciting nutritional discoveries has concerned the effect that different foods have on the body’s pH levels once they are consumed.
Eat Better to feel Better
Many people are resistant to suggestions about changing their eating habits. There is a general misconception that one has to make dramatic changes to their diet in order to achieve good health. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - A Nutritional Approach.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is fast becoming one of the biggest concerns among parents and educators alike. Ritalin and similar medications have become almost standard in the treatment of a range of symptoms classified under the ADHD umbrella, but experts warn that this may not always be the ideal solution.
Is Your Child
The brain consists of billions of interconnecting nerve cells through which tiny electrical currents flow in any of a vast number of pathways via neurotransmitters. The well-protected but delicate human brain is constantly under attack. Stress, environmental pollution, internal toxicity and diet related nutrient deficiencies all take their toll.
Nutritional Support For Stress
GOOD STRESS-BAD STRESS Stress can be a crippling experience but when correctly managed it can be a very positive tool. The first step to success in any stressful situation is our ability to manage our stress. There are several factors that determine our capacity to manage and benefit from stress.
Celiac disease is a chronic disease and is usually genetic although it can sometimes be triggered by physical trauma, surgery, a viral infection, pregnancy or severe stress.
Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances
Food Allergy A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food.
Could Candinda be the culprit for a myriad of health problems?
Candida growth is usually kept under control by the immune system and the “good bugs” in the large intestine. When not controlled effectively, resulting infestation leads to a condition known as candidiasis – an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, impossible for a normal immune system to eradicate. It can produce a sufficient quantity of toxins to chronically poison the host individual.
Candida & Concentration
Over the last two decades it has become clear that a great many common health problems, both physical and mental, might have a common cause – namely, the spread in the body of a yeast that lives in each and every one of us. Its name is Candida Albicans; and we will call it Candida for short.
Children with picky eating habits.
“It has been suggested that if junk foods are banned or kept out of reach, and good wholesome foods are available at all times, then the child will eventually eat them because he is just so hungry. A child should never be forced to eat particular ‘allowed’ foods; he should be allowed to choose from the suitable foods available in the house.
Mental Problems, Stress, Nerves and Depression
All mental problems are physical problems. Our brains are made up of cells that determine whether or not our minds work well. If they do, we are considered intelligent, if not we are stupid. Our brain cells also determine our emotions. Sometimes we are pleasant, sometimes we are vicious and aggressive.
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman's life. It is not an illness that requires drug treatment. By following a healthy lifestyle you can eliminate many of the symptoms and avoid Hormone Replacement Therapy. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may be necessary for some women; in this case natural hormones can be used instead of synthetic ones.
5 Powerful Reason to Eat More Slowly
The festive period also comes with a flurry of activities that many people rush through the day, with no time for anything. When they have time to get a bite to eat, they gobble it down. This habit of eating fast has serious debilitating effects on our general health. It leads to a stressful and unhealthy lifestyle. Eating should be a slow and pleasurable experience if we are to derive maximum benefit from the food we eat.
Alcohol and Your Health
Women tend to be more sensitive to alcohol than men due to their bodies’ lower water content and higher fat content. This results in alcohol becoming more concentrated in the bloodstream and being retained in their bodies for longer.
Amazing facts about fruit and vegetables
Surprisingly, Nature knows best. “The news isn’t that fruits and vegetables are good for you, its that they are so good for you, they can save your life.” Adapted from David Bjerklie Time Magazine Oct 2003.
Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is the same virus that causes chicken pox and affects the nerve endings on the skin.Only those who have had chicken pox are at risk of developing shingles as the varicella-zoster virus does not go away once it has entered the body.
Why Should we Eat Organic Foods?
Due to the advances in technology, anyone anywhere can have access to foods from any country, and in any season. Progressive as this may seem, it poses a major challenge to health which many choose to ignore.
Wellness is the right and privilege of everyone. To be “well” does not necessarily mean to be strong, to be brave, to be successful, to be young, to be whole, or even to be illness-free.
Share the Wellness
Wellness and Nutritional Facilitation is fast becoming the most effective way to deal with health issues as people slowly but surely move away from conventional medicines to natural methods of healing.
Weight Control and Detox through Nutrition
There are many factors that contribute to weight problems. Most people think it is only overeating that is the problem.There are many reasons why certain medications cause weight gain.There are also several types of medication that cause weight gain.Different people will experience different reactions to their medication.
Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy
Nutritional intervention for healthy pregnancies.It is very important for both the mother and father to be in an excellent state of health prior to conception. Any nutritional deficiency symptoms may well be passed onto the baby.
Your Immune System
Modern conventional medicine battles disease by means of drugs, surgery, radiation and other therapies, but true health can be obtained only by maintaining a healthy, properly functioning immune system.
Reduce cortisol to reduce belly fat.
Cortisol is created in the pituitary gland of the body and helps produce energy, regulate blood sugar and inflammation, and aid the immune system. As a result, when people have high levels of cortisol in the body, they may experience weight gain (especially in the abdomen), advanced aging, stomach ulcers and a weakened immune system.