Collagen is not only for healthy skin and bones. Studies now show that Collagen is essential for joint health and cartilage repair, which can dramatically reduce the pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.
When we think bone health, we generally think calcium, possibly vitamin D, remotely magnesium and never Collagen. In this blog 'Collagen The Missing Link For Healthy Bones' We discuss why collagen is as important as calcium for maintaining proper bone health long into old age.
Dysbiosis is an imbalance in the micro-organisms that reside within the intestinal tract. This occurs when there are excessive levels of detrimental organisms and lower levels of the beneficial ones. Detrimental organisms include; bacteria, parasites, worms, viruses, fungi, protozoa and amoeba's.
Diarrhoea or loose stools can affect everybody from time to time, but if it is present on a daily basis the long-term health ramifications can be severe. In this blog the 9 Common Causes of Diarrhoea or Loose Bowels we discuss the causes, side-effects and how to permanently treat Diarrhoea and loose stools
For anyone who has been diagnosed with Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder what to do next can be confusing. Some practitioners tell patients to take xyz supplement for life and while supplementation will help the symptoms of Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder it won't cure the condition. At Conquering Pyroluria we believe in treating the body holistically.
People suffering from Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder can also endure the crippling effects of Depression, without fully understanding why. I hope that by the end of this article the link between Depression, Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder will become a lot clearer.
Many people suffering from Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder can also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks without knowing the cause. To understand these health conditions, we first need to recognise the role that GABA and Glutamate play.
Candida a fungal yeast overgrowth and Pyroluria a condition with an inability to utilise zinc, vitamin B6 are two conditions that may seem worlds apart. But for a portion of people suffering from Pyroluria they are intrinsically linked. Whilst Candida is present Pyroluria will not be fully resolved.
Collagen - More Than Just Healthy Skin? When we think of collagen images of surgically enhanced lips and wrinkle-free skin come to mind. Thankfully, we don't have to go to those extremes to have a healthy look. Collagen is naturally produced by the body, and while it does help the skin maintain its youthful look and feel its health benefits are far more reaching.
Zinc is an important mineral involved in over 200 reactions within the body. If plays a fundamental role in immune, skin, reproductive, cognitive and thyroid health. Without adequate levels of zinc, we are more prone to many health problems including infections, allergies, poor wound healing, skin rashes, and infertility.
For all medicines advances, some health conditions remain and become more widespread, thus proving more challenging to treat with conventional medications. Anxiety and Panic Disorders are health conditions that fall under this banner. It seems the faster society gets, the more prevalent the more anxious we become. This Health Article 9 Common Causes Of Anxiety and Panic Disorders helps to explain the symptoms of common causes behind anxiety and offers some helpful treatment strategies.
Prebiotic fibres are special fibres found in plant-based foods that can be broken down in the intestinal tract to short-chained fatty acids. These fatty acids are the only fuel supply that feeds the millions of beneficial gut bacteria, plus are the major food source for the cells that make up the intestinal wall. Low levels of prebiotic fibres = low short-chained fatty acids, which leads to sickness, immune suppression, poor health and the growth of abnormal cells within the colon.
In this blog on Understanding The Immune System, we look at how the body in particular the immune system reacts when it is invaded by a pathogen. The immune system is a complex system, but having a basic understanding of how to strengthen it plays a major role in reducing the chances of succumbing to the full effects of a virus or bacterial infection.
Liposomes are a unique way to transport nutrients directly into the bloodstream for greater cellular utilisation. Liposomes are made up of an outer layer of phospholipids with water or oil-based nutrient at its core. Liposomes are quite small less than 1 billionth of a meter in length allowing them to be absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth and oesophagus.
Hippocrates famously said 'All Disease Begins In The Gut, Heal Thy Gut'. The Digestive System is the cornerstone of the body's health. If the digestive system is is unwell then so are we but if it's healthy we thrive. In this blog we look at the causes of poor digestion and the solutions on how to grow and nurture great gut health.
Scientific studies have shown Nopal Cactus to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, which help reduce intestinal inflammation, heal Leaky Gut Syndrome and increase beneficial gut bacteria.
This as with all liver detoxification programs varies from person to person but you may notice a reduction in the symptoms associated with a poor functioning liver. For example you may feel more alive, have better moods, notice an improvement in memory and concentration, lose weight, sleep better and have a reduction in muscle and joint pain.
Your kidneys are one of the most important organs and good kidney health is of extreme importance. Your Kidneys regulate your water balance and blood pressure, manufacture vitamin D and erythropoietin (which controls the formation of red blood cells) and they detoxify harmful substances and excrete them via your urine.
Allergies are a growing concern and are becoming more common in our society. An allergy occurs when your body comes into contact with a substance that it is incompatible with. This could be a food or liquid that you’ve consumed, a substance that you have inhaled, a material that has come in contact with your skin, or by a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome (damage to the mucous membrane lining of your digestive tract).
We often hear that Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder are a life-long health aliment that requires long-term supplementation. For some this maybe true, but for the majority underlying lifestyle and health factors drive a persons Pyroluria. In this blog we look at poor digestion as an underlying causative factor and what can be done to repair the damage.
A little bit of short-term stress is beneficial for the body but long-term stress, impacts us negatively. For Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder sufferers excessive and long-term stress exacerbates many of the symptoms associated with the condition.
Leaky Gut Syndrome, also known as 'Intestinal Permeability' and 'Leaky Bowel Syndrome' is believed to affect up to 65% of the population. It is the deterioration or breakdown of your intestinal wall, in particular the tight junctions that hold your intestinal cells together. When this occurs microscopic holes appear in either your large or small intestine, which allows intestinal bacteria, parasites, worms and their bi-products as well as allergens, undigested food particles, poisons, toxins and in severe cases faeces to pass into your bloodstream.