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How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Leaky Gut Syndrome Bone Broth

Could healing your gut also heal your disease?

In our article “Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?” we described how a leaky gut happens, what diseases it causes, and what to avoid to keep your gut healthy. “Refined flours and highly processed foods are really hard on the epithelial lining of the gut. High glycemic index foods, dairy products, and gluten are damaging. High chronic caffeine use, excessive alcohol consumption, and overuse of antibiotics are bad for the epithelial lining. All of these things weaken the bonds between the cells letting particles escape.
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Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Intestinal Health Leaky Gut

Could a leaky gut be the source of all your disease?

Leaky gut syndrome is opening the eyes of people suffering from a wide array of conditions. Leaky gut is found in people with obesity, thyroid disorders, endocrine disorders, lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, autism, and even schizophrenia along with many, many more. (more…)

Neurological Disorders and Vitamin D Part 2

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Neurological Vitamins

Are all of your Neurological Symptoms Being Caused by an Underlying Vitamin Deficiency?

Part 2: Why Vitamin D May or May Not Be Helping You

Before you begin, you may want to read Part 1 of this series by clicking here.

I’m Already Taking Medication for my Neurological Problems.

Most neurological disorders are treated with medications that alter the amounts of different hormones that are used by the body. Your doctor may prescribe a drug that increases serotonin absorption, for example. The problem with these medications is that they don’t fix the root of the problem. Over long treatment periods, they can cause the body to make less of the already depleted hormone. Supplementing with vitamin D and carefully managing prescription medication dosages can help you to fix the underlying sleep disorder that is causing the neurological symptoms.
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Neurological Disorders and Vitamin D

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

brain disorder tree graphic

How is vitamin D deficiency affecting your brain?

Part 1: Learning How Vitamin D Is Used

People with neurological problems such as chronic pain, chronic headaches, tremors, depression, dizziness, stroke and memory loss will almost always have abnormal sleep study results, even when they are completely unaware of any sleep problems. Furthermore, most sleep issues can be drastically improved or eradicated by increasing vitamin D levels. It turns out that a vast majority of neurological problems can also be eliminated by vitamin D supplementation.
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This Mineral Could Save Your Life

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Vitamins and Minerals

Are you skimping on this life saving mineral?

Up to 80 percent of Americans are jeopardizing their health by failing to get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of a mineral that protects against heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, and other dangerous disorders. In fact, this essential nutrient—required by every cell in your body—is so often overlooked that it’s been dubbed “the forgotten mineral.”
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How to Combat Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Anxiety without Drugs

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Chronic Pain Chronic Fatigue

Produce More Serotonin and Norepinephrine Naturally

Conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are brought on by lowered levels of serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin and norepinephrine are neurotransmitters that become depleted by stress, lack of sleep, dietary or physical activity shortfalls, illness and disease. Lower levels of these can cause depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and fatigue.

Norepinephrine is the neurotransmitter (hormone) responsible for alertness, motivation, and the ability to stay awake when you’re supposed to be awake. Serotonin is basically the opposite hormone responsible for calmness and restful sleep. A good supply and balance of these two hormones is necessary for mental “well-being”, or psychological wellness.
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How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Monday, March 4th, 2013

How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Almost all health issues, stress, or even just being startled can deplete your body of magnesium, which is necessary for basic life functions.

Your body relies heavily on your consumption of magnesium to perform its most basic functions. Your nervous system, muscles, kidneys, cardiovascular system, digestive system, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium to function.

What Diseases Can Be Prevented By Magnesium?

Scientists believe that hundreds of health issues and dozens of diseases could be avoided if people maintained healthy magnesium levels. This list includes HIV/AIDS, asthma, autism, epilepsy, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, PMS, fibromyalgia, and sarcoidosis.
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New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Could One Simple Deficiency Be Causing ALL of Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

People with fibromyalgia are all too familiar with pain and suffering. Fibromyalgia causes body-wide pain and tenderness in the muscles, tendons and joints. Symptoms can greatly worsen at the beginning of a woman’s menstrual cycle or after menopause because of the drastic drop in estrogen. Fibromyalgia also causes numbness and tingling, heart palpitations and fibrillation, sleep disturbances, abnormal pain responses, migraines, stress, depression, cognitive malfunction, fatigue, weakness, personality changes, extreme premenstrual syndrome, and even seizures.

All of these symptoms can be improved by one commonly underrated and formerly misunderstood mineral; magnesium. When magnesium levels are low, it changes the expression and behavior of proteins in the body, altering the course of general health. Approximately 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The proteins in your body have 3,751 binding sites for magnesium alone because it is responsible for so many human functions. Magnesium is also needed for the action of 300 different enzymes found in the body.
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Promising Research on Treating Nerve Damage with Vitamin C

Monday, November 26th, 2012
Promising Research on Treating Nerve Damage with Vitamin C

Can Vitamin C Improve Nerve Health?

The central nervous system is made up of a huge matrix of nerve cells. These nerve cells and the extracellular fluid between them use a lot of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, in a lot of ways. Stanford University’s HOPES Project is focused on showing how vitamin C is used by the brain, and studying whether or not vitamin C can be used to treat and prevent nerve damage in humans.

Why Do We Need Vitamin C?

Most animals make their own vitamin C, but humans and a handful of other animals cannot make their own because of a genetic mutation. We must obtain vitamin C through our diets in order for the body to perform several functions. Vitamin C is responsible for making collagen and elastin, as well as other necessary molecules in the body.
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What Causes Chronic Inflammation?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Inflammation can be the underlying cause of many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disease, and more. Learning how inflammation happens and which vitamins help to fight it can give us the power to prevent many chronic and disabling diseases.

A lot of times, our diets are to blame for chronic inflammatory conditions. Flavor enhancing chemicals, anti-caking ingredients, thickening agents, hydrogenated oils, and many other food additives are structurally identical to the compounds that are supposed to activate our immune systems into stimulating an inflammatory response.

A lot of food additives are actually neurotoxins, like monosodium glutamate, and are added to inflame the brain, putting it into “fight or flight” mode. This produces a heightened sense of smell and taste, but can also unwanted side effects, like migraines, anxiety, sensory processing problems, seizures, scarring in the brain, and more.

Hormones are given to animals that are put into our food supply so that they grow bigger and faster than naturally raised animals. They produce more milk, lay more eggs, and mature at a faster rate than we’ve ever seen in history. There is no regulation on how much hormone the animals receive, so over time they’ve been given more and more to keep up with the demand of the fast food industry. These hormones are passed to us and react with our own hormonal systems, affecting our reproductive organs, thyroid function, adrenal glands, and more. All of our body systems are affected by hormonal changes.

Having these chemicals and hormones in our diets causes our immune systems to constantly overreact to invaders; allergens, toxins, bacteria and infection, whatever it comes into contact with. This produces a constant state of inflammation that we may not even be aware of until we experience serious health problems. An overactive immune system can lead to behavioral and psychological problems, inflammatory diseases, chronic fatigue, obesity, organ damage, nerve damage, chronic pain and more.

All of this chronic inflammation and artificial input can cause your immune system to attack healthy tissues of your body while “missing” viruses and other health threats. Inflammation flushes your system of its vitamin and mineral stores at an alarming rate, leaving you susceptible to vitamin deficiencies that cause even more problems for your body. Eating natural, certified organic meat, fruits and vegetables can give your body a fighting chance.

Supplementing with vitamins that are depleted by inflammation can help you get on your way to a healthy body and mind. Vitamins A, B6, C, and D are great for fighting inflammation and replenishing vitamin stores. Antioxidants help to flush unwanted toxins from the body, strengthen and calm the immune and hormonal systems, and regulate the inflammatory response.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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