Health Articles — Heart

Heavy Metal Toxicity

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  Heavy Metal Toxicity Feeling tired, rundown, depressed?  It could be heavy metal overload in the body. The liver is one of the body’s elimination organs.  It plays a vital role in removing toxins out of the blood. If the liver isn’t functioning effectively then it will struggle to detox. Toxins such as heavy metals can accumulate in the soft tissue of the body and cause a number of signs and symptoms. Some heavy metals have been connected to depression such as mercury (amalgam fillings), lead (old paint), cadmium (smoking).  There are many research papers linking heavy metal toxicity to depression. If...

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation Are you ready to transform your health and achieve the success you've been longing for? I'm here to guide you through the journey and help you reach your goals. Hi, I'm Melissa Callaghan, a Bachelor qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist specialising in reducing metabolic inflammation that leads to heart disease and diabetes as well as improving gut health, mental health, and balancing hormones. At my clinic, Pinnacle Naturopathy, we have helped numerous patients overcome their health challenges and regain control of their lives. Today, I want to share with you...

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Insulin Resistance

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Insulin Resistance What is insulin resistance? It is a condition where the liver, muscle, and fat cells stop responding to instructions from a hormone called insulin to take glucose from the blood and use it for energy. The result is excess levels of glucose stay in the blood causing inflammation and damage.What is glucose?Glucose is sugar, a blood sugar. When carbohydrates are eaten, they are broken down into their simplest form and sent to the liver for processing. Some of the glucose is sent to the blood while the rest gets stored away in the liver and muscles...

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Chronic Fatigue effecting health and energy

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Chronic Fatigue - Unrelenting Exhaustion Chronic Fatigue is a symptom of an underlying condition.  Some possible conditions connected to fatigue include Cortisol (stress hormone) dysregulation Glandular fever Thyroid disorder (blood test may be in range but not optimal) Glucose dysregulation (Insulin resistance, pre diabetes, diabetes) Cortisol dysregulation: The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and they produce a variety of hormones as part of the stress response system.  The stress response system is known as the HPA axis. It is called this because it involves the Hypothalamus, the Pituitary gland, and the Adrenal glands. The hypothalamus is constantly...

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Diabetes and Heart Health

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Diabetic Heart Disease – Heart disease that develops in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. When it comes to diabetes, there is an increased risk of heart disease by about four times. That is an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. When diabetes is present: - There is an increased risk of heart disease even without symptoms such as high cholesterol- There are additional causes of heart disease- Heart disease events will occur at an earlier age Diabetes effects some substances found in the blood and changes their chemical makeup and then this leads to a narrowing...

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