The adrenals are two small, triangular-shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. These glands are an important part of the endocrine (hormonal) system. The adrenals might be small, but their role in the body is not! They are responsible for producing many hormones called catecholamines. Dopamine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and norepinephrine are the primary catecholamines. As you can see in the graphic included in this article, these hormones are released into the bloodstream when you are physically or emotionally stressed. The adrenals do play a role in regulating stress response, blood sugar, blood pressure, sex hormones, inflammation and immune …
If you are anxious, your hormonal organs and glands are working overtime. As a result, your system burns through your nutritional reserves at an accelerated pace. The more your nutritional reserves deplete, the harder time your body has physically coping with anxiety which can make anxiety much worse.
A large percentage of skin conditions and rashes are fungal in nature. Psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, dandruff and acne, just to name a few, are conditions commonly influenced by fungal challenges.
Last month, the FDA issued a strong warning regarding the safety of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). It’s about time! Here at the NHCAA we’ve known for a long time that these medications wreak havoc on your health; now there’s research that substantiates that as well.
NSAIDs are broadly used over the counter for fever, pain and swelling. They have become a staple in medicine cabinets across the country. Pair this warning up with recent increased warnings placed on the popular pain reliever Tylenol, and many Americans are likely at a loss for what to do for pain.
If you have high blood pressure, it’s likely you need nutritional support for one or more of the organs listed above. It’s different with every person. With Nutrition Response Testing, we find the organs that are stressed and then find the nutritional support appropriate for your body.
There are a whole host of nutrient deficiencies that cause ADHD like symptoms. Some of the most common deficiencies are minerals, vitamin D, B vitamins, and essentially fatty acids.
As a former pharmacist turned holistic practitioner; it gives me a very interesting viewpoint on healthcare. I became a pharmacist because I wanted a good and stable career that is meaningful and helps to better others. I wanted to help people get well. I worked in pharmacies from the time I was 18 until I left the field at the age of 28. That was 10 years of seeing the medication side of healthcare. What I came to realize through my experience is that medications do very little towards healing bodies, but the primary result (and best case scenario much …
The very high in fiber food that I want to bring to your attention is my new found love: chia seeds!
Keeping a food log is essential because if we start by looking at all the changes that need to be made to eat a perfect diet, it can be overwhelming.