How Sugar Damages Your Brain

How Sugar Damages Your Brain

How Sugar Damages Your Brain An article published in the journal Nature claimed that sugar is a toxic substance that should be regulated like alcohol and tobacco. This conclusion was based on many studies conducted on the effects of sugar in the body including how it impairs several brain functions. How Sugar Affects the Brain’s Nucleus Accumbens When a person eats sugary foods there is a specific area in the brain called the nucleus accumbens that initially releases high amounts of dopamine. When a person frequently eats sugar-containing foods their…

The Link Between Sugar and Cancer

The Link Between Sugar and Cancer

The Link Between Sugar and Cancer Is there a link between sugar consumption and cancer? More specifically, does sugar cause cancer? If not, does eating sugar feed a cancer once it has started? Are there safe levels of sugar consumption? While it is becoming apparent that added sugar is not good for us, it is being made abundantly clear that excess consumption is extremely damaging to our health. Incidences of cancer are up to double in patients classified as obese. The link between sugar and obesity and type two diabetes…

Herbal Remedies For Anxiety, Arthritis, Anger, Blood Pressure, Headaches And More.

Herbal Remedies For Anxiety, Arthritis, Anger, Blood Pressure, Headaches And More.

Introduction Herbal medicine has existed for many centuries. For much of history, it was the only medicine; in some cultures, today, it still is. The Internet has certainly helped the ever-increasing resurgence of interest in herbal remedies for treating a huge range of conditions and diseases. Only a couple of decades ago, patients were reliant almost solely on their general practitioner for medical knowledge.  While some were prepared to consider “alternative therapies”, many were very conditioned to their own education, which was strongly rooted in surgery and pharmacy as the…

What Causes Hormone Imbalances in Women?

What Causes Hormone Imbalances in Women?

What Causes Hormone Imbalances in Women? Hormonal imbalances are a fact of life for women. Sex drive, moods, energy levels and ability to think clearly are all affected by the inevitable cycles of hormone imbalances. Many of these occur as a result of the reproductive cycle, an incredible process that requires huge physiological changes, month in and month out. These profound changes require powerful hormones to implement them, which is why their side effects are experienced body-wide. Hormonal fluctuations and deficiencies can also result from conditions not primarily related to…

What Are The Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?

What Are The Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?

What Are The Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance? Hormonal imbalance can cause disruptive and disturbing effects to your lifestyle and feelings of well-being. Each annoying symptom of a hormone imbalance can have an impact on your quality of life, cumulatively, they can be life-changing, and usually not in a good way. When a woman’s hormonal ratios change, moods and physical changes can change rapidly, without warning and also affect longer-term health and wellbeing. Think weight gain, mood swings, depression, night sweats, hot flashes, PMS, extreme fatigue and lack of sleep…

The Female Monthly Hormone Cycle – What Happens?

The Female Monthly Hormone Cycle - What Happens?

The Female Monthly Hormone Cycle – What Happens? A woman experiences her monthly hormone cycle to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The uterus grows a new lining and if no pregnancy (fertilized egg) occurs that month, it sheds the old lining and begins a new one. This process is called menstrual bleeding and occurs once per month. Most women experience monthly cycles from the teen years until approximately age 50 when menopause begins. Menopause means the cessation of the menstrual cycle, however, it does not normally switch off suddenly. During…