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1. Is Your Deoderant Safe?
2. Trouble Sleeping? Is it your Adrenals?
3. The Health Benefits of Vitamins C
4. Idiopathic Neuropathy, what is it really?

 

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Is Your Deoderant Safe?

There are ingredients in anti-perspirants and deodorants that should be avoided.

We unknowingly expose ourselves to a wide variety of chemicals every single day. Whether it is the cosmetics we use, the building materials in our homes, or the additives in the food that we eat, our bodies are inundated with a wide spectrum of chemical exposures that they would have never experienced, even 100 years ago.

There are ingredients in anti-perspirants and deodorants that should be avoided.

Here is an article that addresses this:

Is Your Deoderant Safe?

 

 

 

 

Trouble Sleeping? Is it your Adrenals?

Most medical doctors will want to help you sleep but will give you somethng that knocks you out. Even when they use natural remedies (kava kava, valerian root, , etc) it will knock you out and won't address the reason you are not sleeping.

But let's just look at one of the reasons you don't sleep.

The adrenal glands produce hormones in a complex symphony that is orchestrated by two structures in the brain called the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.

The adrenal glands via these hormones control many functions from anti-inflammatory (ridding the body of pain and swelling) and immune system protection to balancing fluid and salt levels and controlling minerals (such as potassium), rapid heart rate, regulating blood pressure, and sleep and awake cycles.  They even act as the backup organs producing estrogen during and after menopause.  

When there is stress, these glands counter the stress by the production of several hormones. The adrenals don't know the difference between physical and mental stress, they treat both with the same stress hormones.  

Every type of stress influences these glands - injury, infection, divorce, finances, job-related stress, irritable people, drugs and medications, surgery, pain, illness, poison ivy, extreme cold or heat, giving birth, menstrual cycle, staring at computer monitors, eating junk foods, starvation diets, etc. etc. etc. Emotional stress of loss can actually is 1000X more than other forms of stress.   

When stress and poor nutrition lead to altered hormone levels, imbalance in endocrine function can lead to substantial fatigue.

What happens? 

When you experience stress of any kind, the adrenals start pumping adrenaline, cortisol and other adrenal hormones. These hormones get the blood flowing to the heart and muscles and at the same time pull the blood away from your digestion. They also stimulate the nervous system to speed up the heart rate. They prepare your body for stress.
This is the "fight or flight mechanism".  Your body is preparing to fight a survival opponent or take flight in the fastest way possible. 

As you push your body over the years coping with stress, living on caffeine, nicotine, sugar and alcohol with little sleep, the adrenals eventually become exhausted.  In this state, the adrenals don’t produce like they used to.

When the stress goes on too long or the body is exposed to excess shock and stress you lose the ability to adapt to the stress, or the body stays in this stress mode when no stress is present (yes, some people call that anxiety as they can't locate the reason they are stressed). 

How can you address this so you can sleep?

Your can read about a Dr. Berg's Sleep Aid

 

 

 

The Health Benefits of Vitamins C
from KnowtheCause.com

Vitamin Cis perhaps one of the most well-known, health-promoting nutrients around. It has volumes of study for its uses, yet it still continues to surprise us.

In historical times, it was known that sailors who would go for months without fresh food would develop similar symptoms, including swollen gums, loose teeth, slow-healing wounds, and hemorrhaging under the skin. The disease would come to be known as scurvy.

It was in 1795 that a Scottish doctor named James Lind would notice the healing power of citrus fruits; his advocacy led to lime juice being a mandatory issued ration on British Naval ships. The British Navy slowly saw the disease disappear, but no one knew why lime juice worked to prevent scurvy at the time.

Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi was the first scientist to isolate Vitamin C in the early 1900s. Since, we have come learn a quite a bit about vitamin C. Most people today realize that vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, but it can be found abundantly in a variety of other foods, as well, including red peppers, kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and strawberries. It is more than possible to get an abundance of vitamin C in the diet in doses high enough to do more than just prevent scurvy.

We know that having an abundance of vitamin C confers a number of benefits on the body.

Vitamin C and Cancer

Vitamin C can protect against free radical damage that can lead to disease like cancer. (Antifungal, anyone?)

Furthermore, vitamin C is being studied as a treatment for cancer, itself. Vitamin C causes apoptosis in cancer cells (cell death) but leaves healthy cells unharmed; it is being studies for its use a chemotherapeutic agent.

Vitamin C and Heart Health

Vitamin C has a variety of uses for heart health.

It is known to improve overall cholesterol numbers and has been shown to lower blood pressure.

Vitamin C also acts a vasodilator, meaning assist in opening up blood vessels, allowing proper blood flow. As an antioxidant, vitamin C can also protect against the oxidative damage that leads to heart disease.

Uses For The Common Cold

Most people know that vitamin C can boost the immune system, which can assist in preventing getting sick in the first place. Vitamin C may also lessen the amount of time you are sick if you do come down with a cold.

As an immune system booster, it will also give your body the tools it needs to fight off pathogenic yeasts and fungi that can cause a variety of health problems.

Find out what else Vitamin C helps.

 

 

 

Idiopathic Neuropathy

What is Idiopathic Neuropathy?

A patient will go to their doctor with certain symptoms. These can include numbness, tingling and pain, unsteadiness when standing or walking and muscle weakness other symptoms may be feelings of faintness when standing. They may be vague or strange sensations (parenthesia), inability to feel pain, touch or temperature. Some other symptoms can be lack of coordination, loss of reflexes, muscle weakness, loss of muscle control, muscle twitching, cramping or spasms, difficulty walking or moving limbs.

There are even symptoms related to the autonomic nervous system such as dizziness, fainting, sweating abnormalities, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rate or blood pressure and sexual dysfunction.

The doctor does a series of tests and the diagnosis is neuropathy. Sensory neuropathy is the pain, numbness and tingling resulting from damaged sensory nerves. The unsteadiness and muscle weakness means a motor nerve has been damaged – in other words, the nerves which relay the orders from the brain to the muscle to get them to move isn’t working well.

The doctor will next look to see what caused this problem, as in order to help the patient, whatever caused it needs to be identified and brought under control. For example, in a diabetic it is the blood sugar that causes the damage and thus the blood sugar needs to be normalized. Sometimes the neuropathy was caused by trauma – a car accident, sports injury or even surgery. Nothing more needs to be done as the trauma is over. Of course, someone who continues to have injuries might make the neuropathy worse.

There is no known reason?

Sometime the peripheral neuropathy seems to happen for no particular reason.

Medical Doctors call this disorder "idiopathic", which means "of unknown cause." Typically, idiopathic peripheral neuropathy occurs in people over 60 years old, but not necessarily. It my progress slowly, or may not progress at all, after the initial onset.

As with all neuropathies, it can be very disruptive to someone's normal life and lifestyle.

What to do.

It doesn’t make sense that there is no cause for this problem. Nerves just don’t get damaged on their own. As with any medical condition or disease, there is always a cause.

If you are told you have idiopathic neuropathy, you should continue to look for a cause. A specialist might be able to track down the cause, or a nutritionist might be able to find what deficiencies are causing the nerves to deteriorate

Here is a list of causes that we have found and compiled in hopes that you can figure out what is causing the problem and eliminate the cause to improve your condition.

Causes & Risk Factors of Neuropathy

 

 

 

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