Artificial blue light exposure – a hazard to our health? In our modern world, I believe an important question that we should start to ask is whether the constant exposure to technology and artificial light could actually be the cause of our health complaints? Just take a brief moment to consider if you struggle or […]
Placebo and nocebo effects are powerful and pervasive in any health coaching or clinical practice. Placebo effects are the expectation of a positive outcome and can indeed trigger beneficial results. Compared to nocebo effect which is the negative expectation of an outcome. This negative expectation can undeniably cause harmful outcomes or lead to the worsening of a symptom.
Our mind and body consist in a complex and bi-directional axis constantly communicating with one another…
Parkinson’s disease robs millions of people of their quality of life every day – could there be a better solution to this destructive condition?
While conventional medicine has provided pharmaceutical and surgical options for managing the symptoms, these treatments typically offer little hope and many side effects. Thankfully, there is an alternative way to approach Parkinson’s disease: Functional Medicine.
Fatigue is a common ailment affecting millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, the root causes of chronic fatigue have evaded modern medical practitioners for years. Besides resulting from other illnesses or nutritional deficiencies, the causes of fatigue remain unidentified and therefore go untreated. Due to the elusive nature of fatigue, pinpointing specific causes for patients can be challenging and time-consuming. All too often, patients make multiple visits to various healthcare providers, leaving them with too many bills..
Each and every day you are exposed to specific chemicals that impact your endocrine and hormonal systems. Although that isn’t good news, far from it, but once you know and understand what changes can be made to limit your exposure you ultimately have the power to take action… The plastic water bottle you drink from? It definitely contains endocrine disruptors. The carpet or couch you are sitting on? It is likely releasing harmful particles too.
Between 6% and 10% of women, in reproductive years, and 20-50% of women with infertility problems are affected by endometriosis.
Most common among women aged between 25 and 30 years.
Endometriosis is an inflammatory and hormonal condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus, called the endometrium, can be found in other locations of the body where it’s not supposed to be…
In today’s world the presence of these toxins are unavoidable and everybody is exposed to one form or another of these cancer-causing stimulus every day of their lives. Therefore, everybody has the potential to form cancer cells every day. In fact, we all have mutated cells in our body at this very moment. However, our body is very efficient in cleaning away these mutated cells and the immune system plays a leading role in this process…
In the Finnish Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, investigating over 2000 middle-aged men, researchers came to the following conclusions:
Sauna use 2-3 times per week reduced the likelihood of death from cardiovascular-related causes by 27%
Sauna use 2-3 times per week was associated with a 66% and 65% lower likelihood of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease….
I had several individuals asking me “how can I create a low toxin space at home… and where should I start?” And the answer is almost always: the bedroom. Bedrooms are our sanctuary: this is a place where we spend the majority of our time, sleeping. Sleep is so fully integrated into our identity and is such a natural state that we enter into it on a regular basis.
Our parasympathetic nervous system is largely operated by our vagus nerve – which originates from our brainstem and runs through our entire body. Our vagus nerve is unbelievably intricate and regulates the controls of our heart, gut and lungs. It also branches out to our liver, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, reproductive organs and some muscles.