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1. Tinnitus, what causes it and some suggestions
2. Electrolytes, Why They Are Important To Your Health
3. Phytoceuticals - What They Do for Your Health
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What is Idiopathic Neuropathy?

 

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Tinnitus, what causes it and some suggestions

There are many causes of tinnitus. It is annoying to say the least. It effects some people's quality of life it is so loud.

It can be a rining in the ear, or can be a hissing.

Fnd out more and some things that can be done for it.


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Electrolytes, Why They Are Important To Your Health

Electrolytes are the smallest of chemicals that are important for the cells in the body to function and allow the body to work. The major electrolytes  found within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium - there are others.

Electrolytes are critical in allowing cells to generate energy, maintain the stability of the cell walls, and to function in general. Electrolytes generate electricity, contract muscles, move water and fluids within the body inside and outside of the cells, and participate in many other activities.

The concentration of electrolytes in the body is controlled by hormones, most of which are manufactured in the kidney and the adrenal glands. There are specialized kidney cells that monitor the amount of sodium, potassium, and water in the bloodstream.

The body functions in a very narrow range of normal, and it is hormones keep the electrolyte balance within those normal limits.

An example of keeping electrolyte concentrations in balance includes turning on the thirst mechanism when the body gets dehydrated.

Electrolyte: Sodium (Na)

Sodium is most often found outside the cell, in the plasma (liquid) of the bloodstream. It is a significant part of water regulation in the body, since water goes where the sodium goes. If there is too much sodium in the body, perhaps due to high salt intake in the diet from table salt and processed foods, the sodium is excreted by the kidney, and water follows.

Sodium is an important electrolyte that helps with electrical signals in the body, allowing muscles and the brain to work. It is of the action that keeps sodium in the plasma and potassium inside the cell where they are needed.

Symptoms of Sodium Imbalance

Too much or too little sodium can cause cells to malfunction. Symptoms are lethargy, confusion, weakness, swelling, seizures, and coma. 

Potassium (K)

Potassium is mostly inside the cells of the body. The difference in concentration from within the cell to the outside of the cell is essential in the generation of the electrical impulses in the body that allow muscles and the brain to function.

Potassium Imbalance

Too much potassium can cause abnormal electrical conduction in the heart and can create heart rhythm problems.

Too little potassium can happen when the body loses too much from vomiting, diarrhea, sweating ad meications such as diuretics and laxatives.

Electrolyte: Calcium (Ca)

Calcium metabolism in the body is closely linked to magnesium levels.

Calcium Imbalance

Too much calcium 
is associated with kidney stones, abdominal pain and depression Too much calcium can be associated with heart rhythm disturbances. 

Too little calcium symptoms include weakness, muscle spasms, and heart rhythm disturbance.

Electrolyte: Magnesium (Mg)

Magnesium is involved with a variety of metabolic activities in the body, including relaxation of the smooth muscles that surround the bronchial tubes in the lung, skeletal muscle contraction, and excitation of neurons in the brain. Magnesium acts as part of many of the body's enzyme activities.

Magnesium levels in the body are closely linked with sodium, potassium, and calcium metabolism; and are regulated by the kidney. Magnesium enters the body through the diet. Too little magnesium stimulates absorption from the intestine, while too much decreases the absorption.

Conditions of Magnesium Imbalance

Common causes of low magnesium include too much alcohol
and associated malnutrition, chronic diarrhea, and medications like diuretics (water pills used to control high blood pressure). More than half of hospitalized patients in ICUs may become magnesium deficient.

Symptoms involve the heart with rhythm abnormalities, muscles with weakness and cramps, and the nervous system, potentially causing confusion, hallucinations, and seizures.

Too much magnesium in the blood stream and most often occurs in patients with kidney function problems in which the excretion of magnesium is limited. Since the absorption and excretion of magnesium is linked to other electrolytes.

Symptoms can include heart rhythm disturbances, muscle weakness, nausea  and vomiting, and breathing difficulties.  

Electrolyte: Bicarbonate (HCO3)

This electrolyte is an important component of the equation that keeps the acid-base status of the body in balance.

Water + Carbon Dioxide = Bicarbonate + Hydrogen

This electrolyte helps buffer the acids that build up in the body as normal byproducts of metabolism. For example, when muscles are working, they produce lactic acid as a byproduct of energy formation. HCO3 is required to react with and form carbon dioxide

Summary:

Electrolytes are minerals, such as sodium and potassium that are found in the body. They keep your body's fluids in balance and help keep your body working normally, including your heart rhythm, muscle contraction, and brain function.

What Is an Electrolye? Educational Video by Dr. Berg

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Phytoceuticals - What they do for your health.

 

Phytoceuticals are From plants and they build your health. With hundreds of clinical trials and studies done, it is worth understanding.

 

What are phytoceuticals?

 

Phytoceuticals are any plant derived chemical that is not considered an essential or conditionally essential nutrient in the human diet but is believed to have beneficial health effects.

Phytoceuticals are not part of the human diet but they can be used to supplement your nutrition so as to promote health by way of amplifying specifically relevant bodily functions since they have the ability to mimic natural human related biochemical substances.

It is important to note that phytoceuticals are most commonly referred to as herbal and/or botanical substances and products. 

Most people do not realize that phytoceutical products have the potential to be just as good as and, in many instances, even better than that of many pharmaceutical products. 


There is a product that we discovered that provides the best of phytocauticals and thought we'd pass it on.

 

PhytoZon® has been developed to help:

 

Increase Energy, help increase resistance to fatigue, stress, tension, promote libido, sexual drive & function, give mental clarity, facilitate weight loss, assist in pain management, stimulate the immune system, retard the aging process and is an Adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural compounds that possess miraculous cell regeneration and nutritional benefits. An Adaptogen can stimulate key beneficial effects in the human body on a broad range of metabolic and immunologic functions. They have the ability to enter a cell and essentially take over a function that is lacking or in some way abnormal.

The most noteworthy qualities of such Adaptogens are their ability to enter and create healing environments in a nonselective variety of cell types. Once committed to a cell type, the Adaptogen will evolve its properties to mimic that cell and it will then take on the job of repair within damaged areas.

 

Results are consistent with an increased resistance to physical or biological stressors. Adaptogens have been clinically proven to possess a normalizing influence on the body without disturbing normal body functions. The results of this science are not only proven by scientific research, but verified through consumer feedback.

 

Find out about PhytoZon

 

 

 

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 (paresthesis), 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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