The Centre for Disease Control defines diabetes as, “the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy”. The pancreas organ creates insulin to aid in the process of moving glucose into our cells. When a person has diabetes, their body creates one of two scenarios depending on the type of diabetes. Either the body does not make enough insulin or the body cannot utilize insulin as efficient as it is supposed to causing a build up of sugar in the blood. Type 1 (Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) This type is often referred to as insulin dependent or juvenile diabetes. The risk factors associated are difficult to determine although genetic and autoimmune factors are often the cause. Type 2 (Non-insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) This type of diabetes is also known as adult-onset diabetes.
Parasites are organisms that can be found living in or outside the body. When parasites find their way into the body they feed off our cells leaving the host deprived of vital nutrients. Parasites are not limited to only the intestines. They can spread around the body via the blood stream until they find a space to grow and mature. Not all parasites are present as worms in the stool. Some types present themselves as microscopic amoeba, which are not visible to the naked eye. Parasites are typically spread through contact with contaminated feces. Individuals with a weakened immune system are more susceptible to developing an infection.
Stomach acid is a very crucial digestive agent also known as Hydrochloric acid (HCl). Aside from solely breaking down food particles, stomach acid plays a much greater role in the body than you may be aware of. When a person has low stomach acid food stays in the stomach longer than it should causing improper digestive function. What makes it tough to diagnose is the fact that some of the symptoms of low acid are very similar to high acid levels. Although symptoms may be similar, it is extremely important proper treatment for the specific condition is followed. For example, when a person with low stomach acid takes an over the counter medication for heartburn or other issues related to high HCl, the problem will worsen and create a vicious cycle of digestion problems. For proper diagnosis it is recommended to consult a doctor to best determine the results.
The start of the New Year brings about new resolutions to get started on accomplishing although, resolutions are known more for their failure rates rather than success. In fact, did you know only about 8% of people are actually successful in sticking to their resolutions? If you are going to have a resolution, a well thought plan is necessary to increase your chance of success. Many of us desire good health upon the New Year, but with the overload of health information thrown at us daily it can be difficult to know where to begin. To keep focus it is best to stick to healthy basics, emphasizing good nutrition and regular exercise. Listed below are a few ways to best achieve a healthy year. Juice cleansing eliminates toxins from your system by drinking only juice from raw vegetables and fruits so your entire body feels better both internally and externally.
If you answered yes to any of these circumstances, histamine intolerance may be the cause. Histamine is defined as the chemical responsible for inflammation in local immune response. Histamine also helps to perform vital bowel functions and acts as a neurotransmitter to send messages throughout the body. Histamine causes inflammation to protect the body from any potential “invaders” it detects. Once histamine detects a possible invader a signal is transmitted causing the blood vessels to dilate. The swelling of the blood vessels allows for the white blood cells to rush to the problem site and attack the invader. Itchiness as well as other symptoms commonly are experienced during this build up of histamine. The intolerance occurs when the body cannot breakdown this buildup adequately.