Archive for Disorders

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

World Health NewsHigh blood pressure can be caused by several things. In conventional teachings, we say that you need to cut back on your salt, however I have known many people to cut back or cut out their salt intake with no effect on blood pressure.

New research is showing that sugar can be as bad, if not worse than salt. When you eat sugar your body releases insulin to carry the sugar into the cells. Magnesium is part of the insulin molecule. Magnesium helps relax blood vessels and lower your blood pressure.

If you’re making a lot of insulin, you can be using up magnesium stores and this can prevent your blood vessels from properly relaxing. I also find that many patients with high blood pressure have digestive problems, such as a Hiatal Hernia. Read More→

Attention Deficit Disorder… Is It Really A Ritalin Deficiency?

Attention Deficit DisorderAttention deficit disorder is the complex neurological disorder in which a patient has a very limited ability to concentrate and most times does not perform well in social settings. Disruptive behavior, outbursts, depression and withdrawal are some other common signs of this condition. There are no definitive tests to determine if the condition exists and it is often a diagnosis by exclusion. This means if it is not anything else, then it must be this.

Let’s first look at the facts, then decide what we need to do to correct this out of control epidemic. It would appear that the condition known as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and it’s partner, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is out of control due to the number of children and adults who suffer from the symptoms on a daily basis. The number of affected people continues to rise and many of the treatments currently being used have far- reaching and devastating side effects, which in many case are worse than the condition itself. Read More→

Hiatal hernia, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD

The biggest and strongest muscle in your body is not the heart or the legs; it is your diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is not a muscle that you think much about unless you have trouble with it. Diagnosing a diaphragm strain or spasm is almost never done, yet if we could find a quick, simple way to evaluate the diaphragm for normal function we could avoid many unnecessary treatments based on improper diagnoses and save huge amounts of money needlessly spent on unnecessary drugs. Read More→

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment – Naturally

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment – ADD… it is not a Ritalin deficiency

Attention Deficit Disorder TreatmentThe way to deal with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), as well as most all diseases, is to treat the cause of the problem and not just to cover up the symptoms. Research has shown that ADD sufferers have an abnormal serotonin level. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that allows a person to relax and focus better.

If a person is to suffer from a hiatal hernia, which is a condition in which the stomach spasms and, simply put, pushes up and into the area of the chest where the lungs are, this will begin a series of problems which will adversely effect the ADD sufferer. When this happens, the stomach cannot digest food properly. The partially digested food then passes into the small intestine. The small intestine cannot do the job the stomach is supposed to do, so the small intestine cannot properly break down the food further and extract the nutrients out of the food. Proteins begin to be broken down in the upper part of the small intestine, where the stomach and the small intestine come together. Read More→

Homocysteine – Worse than cholesterol?

Healthy FoodsHomocysteine is a word most people have never heard of, yet not knowing what it is and what it does could cost you your life. Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is necessary for normal function of the body. The problem is that when it does not perform properly it can be the precipitating factor in cardiovascular diseases (heart and circulatory diseases) such as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke.

For many years, experts have believed the theory that measuring the level of cholesterol floating around in your blood was the best way to measure your risk of cardiovascular disease. They believed that your blood cholesterol levels would increase by eating too much cholesterol and this, simply, was the cause of circulatory and heart problems. It became accepted theory and no one really argued with it. Read More→