Enzymes act as catalysts – molecules that make reactions happen faster. While there are enzymes that help to build things up, in this article I’ll focus on enzymes that help to break things down, a.k.a. digestive enzymes.
Digestive enzymes are an incredibly important part of our gastrointestinal system. They help to break chemical bonds in foods, transforming large molecules into smaller molecules we can easily absorb. That’s what digestion means – breaking down into smaller parts.
February is a month filled with hope, love and lots of Valentine hearts. It also happens to be the month designated to heart health awareness. Many of you may not realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Fortunately, it also is a condition that responds very advantageously to healthy changes that in turn provide prevention of heart diseases.
Acupuncture is a form Chinese Medicine, over 2,500 years old, that promotes healing and rejuvenation in the body. Acupuncture is growing more and more popular, both in mainstream society and medical research, for its efficacy in treating conditions such as pain, insomnia, headaches, and a huge list of other ailments. The term anti-aging isn’t quite correct, more like aging mitigation.
Have you known someone affected by cervical cancer or HPV? Do you know that there are ways to support your health and help reduce risk of cervical cancer?
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and in honor of that, we want to offer information and tips to help support our patients.
It’s that time of year again. The time of year where everyone starts catching flus and colds. Hand sanitizers and antibiotics are generally overused, but around this time of year they are particularly. Antibiotics are one of the most misused medications and this has contributed to the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Many child doctor visits end with an antibiotic prescription for a viral infection.
Stress and anxiety is something all of us experience and typically gets a bad wrap. For the most part the stress we refer to is self-induced and inherit in the way we live. We’re fast paced, tend to prioritize work, eating fast and hurried, are success oriented, worry about our health and the health of loved ones. And that’s all fine and good, many times stress comes from the rigors of being healthy and productive.
Moving glucose out of the bloodstream promptly is important because glucose is irritating to blood vessel walls and causes damage if left circulating around too long. What does that cause? Blood vessel damage and inflammation >> heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, impotence, dementia, blindness, neuropathy, poor wound healing, and amputation of toes.
Introducing your baby to his/her first foods can come with a myriad of questions or concerns for some parents. What foods do I choose? How do I know when my baby is ready to eat? My baby has eczema, is that worsened by starting him/her on solids? You are what you eat. That statement is spoken so simply and yet it’s truth is profound. I also believe that the manner, in which we introduce foods to our babies, largely shapes their nutritional habits, immune function and future quality of health, both as children and adults. There is an art to food introduction in babies! Let’s help our children get an optimal start with sound nutritional foundations!
Why does sugar depress the immune system and what will you do to offer yourself an added dose of immune system support?
Of course, it is known that sugar alone can significantly impair the immune system, but it is important to understand why that is the case.
Have you noticed a decrease in your game as an athlete? Are you rehabbing an injury that just doesn’t seem to heal? Many injuries are very overt, they come while playing or training in our sport of choice or from accidents. Some are not so easy to recognize, like ligament laxity or osteoarthritis. This article is dedicated to all the golfers and others experiencing pain, as well as other athletes looking to improve their sport.