Health Articles — Hypertension

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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Metabolic Syndrome - High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Central Adiposity

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Metabolic Syndrome When the word 'syndrome' is used, it is discussing a collection of conditions that are connected. Metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome x is a collection of risk factors that increase your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  This syndrome dates back to 1966 but became widely recognised in 1988 when Gerald Reaven gave a lecture on it at the American Diabetes Association national meeting.  When you are experiencing symptoms from three out of the following five risk factors then the chances are high that you have metabolic syndrome, however even if you only have one then...

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STRESS!!! and adrenal glands

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  STRESS!!! and adrenal glands Stress – we all experience it. Unfortunately, it is becoming normalised and accepted as part of life. What does stress do to your body? One of the major areas that is effected from stress are the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and they produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone and it can be public enemy number one. When your cortisol levels become elevated from stress it can interfere with your body in many ways such as headaches, insomnia, difficulty breathing, pounding heart,...

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Autoimmune disease

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Autoimmune disease is where the immune system has a case of mistaken identity and thinks your body is the enemy and begins to attack your health body.  There are presently around 80 recognised autoimmune diseases with the number on this rise. When looking for underlying triggers of autoimmune gut health and inflammation are major factors. Your gut is your like your body's life support system, you need a balance of bacteria, yeast, and all the components for digestion.  If this balanced ecosystem is out of balance, then problems arise.  It is one of your major defence forces against toxins and pathogens...

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