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Type 1 Diabetes: Complementary Approaches To Protect The Body From Serious Complications

It is logical to admit that functional medicine cannot restore an organ if it has completely lost its function or if it is dispersed. For example, if a person loses an organ like a hand or a leg, functional medicine or a complementary approach cannot restore it, same as the function of an organ like… Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Complementary Approaches To Protect The Body From Serious Complications

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Everything About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5-10% of all diabetes cases. This form of the disease appears most often in childhood or adolescence. At the very beginning, type 1 diabetes does not cause any symptoms because the pancreas remains partially functional. The disease does not become apparent until 80-90% of the pancreatic insulin-producing cells are already… Continue reading Everything About Type 1 Diabetes

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5 Natural Remedies for Flu and Colds

Colds and flu-like conditions are common in winter. They can however be avoided or relieved if they have already been contracted, thanks to simple and natural remedies! 1st remedy, Echinacea : Echinacea helps reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms, such as congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headache, weakness or chills. Native Americans have… Continue reading 5 Natural Remedies for Flu and Colds

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What are asthma symptoms and signs?

The classic signs and symptoms of asthma are shortness of breath, cough (often worse at night), and wheezing (high-pitched whistling sound produced by turbulent airflow through narrow airways, typically with exhalation). Many patients also report chest tightness. It is important to note that these symptoms are episodic, and individuals with asthma can go long periods without any symptoms. Common… Continue reading What are asthma symptoms and signs?

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What are risk factors and causes of asthma?

Asthma results from complex interactions between an individual's inherited genetic makeup and interactions with the environment. The factors that cause a genetically predisposed individual to become asthmatic are poorly understood. The following are risk factors for asthma: Family history of allergic conditionsPersonal history of hay fever (allergic rhinitis)Viral respiratory illness, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), during childhoodExposure to cigarette smokeObesityLower socioeconomic statusExposure to air pollution… Continue reading What are risk factors and causes of asthma?

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What is Asthma ?

Asthma is a clinical syndrome of chronic airway inflammation characterized by recurrent, reversible, airway obstruction. Airway inflammation also leads to airway hyperreactivity, which causes airways to narrow in response to various stimuli. Who is at risk to develop asthma? Asthma is a common chronic condition, affecting 68 per thousand individuals in most recent asthma surveys.… Continue reading What is Asthma ?

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What Are the Best Essential Oils for Eczema and How to Use Them

If you suffer from eczema, you know how irritating and uncomfortable it can be. I only have a mild case myself but my son is unlucky – he has itchy, inflamed patches of skin almost all the time. I’ve tried everything to help him, but even using medicated creams doesn’t provide a long term cure.… Continue reading What Are the Best Essential Oils for Eczema and How to Use Them

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The Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin, Hair and Health

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the seeds of the fruit of the Karite (shea) tree that is most commonly found in Africa. Rich in vitamin A and E that repair and protect the skin, shea butter also has essential fatty acids that boost collagen production and has shown anti-ageing properties. This skin superfood… Continue reading The Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin, Hair and Health

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How You Can Prevent Chronic Diseases ?

Many chronic diseases are caused by key risk behaviors. By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life. Quit Smoking Stopping smoking (or never starting) lowers the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and lung disease, as well as premature death—even for longtime smokers. Take… Continue reading How You Can Prevent Chronic Diseases ?

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

 Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. 1-Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in… Continue reading 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s