DO MY GENES MAKE ME FAT

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We were all born with a set of genes inherited from our parents who carried good and bad genes from their ancestors. There might be a family history of stroke, heart attacks, Diabetes, breast cancer, arthritis or thyroid disease but while this gives you an increased risk, you are able to avert these tendencies and switch off these genes with your diet choices. The images above show good and bad pictures, circulatory problems, thyroid imbalance, deficiencies, such as B12 or iron, magnesium, calcium, inflammation for example. Foods that cause weight loss in one blood type, cause weight gain in another.  Some foods cause insulin resistance or slow the thyroid down and others increase the toxic load and the risk of cancer. Exercise is highly beneficial for O blood type and…
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WHAT AFFECTS MY THYROID?

WHAT AFFECTS MY THYROID?

Thyroid
This endocrine gland sits in the throat and is responsible for our metabolism, growth and mental development. Parathyroid glands situated on the thyroid gland are responsible for regulating calcium in the blood and this impacts on muscle contraction, blood clotting and nerve impulses. If the thyroid is out of balance, you can experience hyper or hypothyroid symptoms. The thyroid needs many nutrients in order to function efficiently and a deficiency in any one of these, may affect thyroid hormone production. Insulin resistance and excess levels of oestrogen can lower thyroid function. Other causes of thyroid disorders may be anti-bodies that cause the body to attack the thyroid gland and two examples of these are Grave’s Disease causing hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease, causing hypothyroidism. These are auto-immune disorders. There are many…
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WHAT DOES MY PINEAL GLAND DO?

Iridology, Nutrition
CIRCADIAN RYTHMS Your Pineal Gland, also known as your “Third Eye”, “Crown Chakra” or “Seat of the Soul”, is responsible for far more than you will ever guess.     Circadian rhythms Immune system Sexual development and fertility Mood The Pineal gland manufactures Melatonin from  Tryptophan, an amino acid which is the precursor to your Seratonin, the ‘feel good’ hormone.   It is also synthesised in the retina of the eyes as well as the gut. Melatonin levels are highest at night and lowest at mid day, whereas  Seratonin levels are low at night and highest during the day.  If there is not enough melatonin, this can lead to insomnia, depression or SAD, Seasonal Affected Disorder and many other disorders. People living in climates where there is insufficient sunlight, very often suffer…
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EFA’s – WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE?

Nutrition, Uncategorized
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS : Essentially, these are omega 3 and omega 6 or alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid. Without these, cell membranes become hard and inflexible and valuable nutrients are unable to  penetrate the cell to do their job.  This can lead to chronic diseases. They are vital for brain health, nerve health, heart health, hormone synthesis, inflammation, allergies and much more. Without getting technical,  if you want to know which one to supplement with, here are some very simple tips : FLAXSEED OIL: This contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 and is your most cost effective way of supplementing with EFA's and your best choice if you are vegetarian. If you want to buy a supplement, look for an oil in a dark bottle and preferably a small bottle.  Light…
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WHAT AM I MISSING?

Nutrition
WHY SHOULD I SUPPLEMENT? To achieve all over health, I believe it is necessary to add supplements to your daily diet to avoid deficiencies that may occur and result in chronic problems later. You may ask why you would be deficient in any nutrient if you eat a healthy diet but there are many factors that will shortchange or deplete your levels; Fruit and vegetables with lower nutritional values as a result of poor soil and chemicals Limited diet choices that may unwittingly leave out vital food groups Stress, will deplete your B vitamins faster than you can imagine. Free radicals from external and internal sources will use up all your anti-oxidants Many medications deplete important minerals and vitamins In my opinion, there are two groups of nutrients that definitely…
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