Dr. G - Health Column

Methylation and Cardiovascular Health

Methylation and Cardiovascular HealthIntroduction to cardiovascular healthCardiovascular health involves the heart and blood vessels, the importance of which is known to all. The heart pumps blood into our blood vessels, which delivers oxygen to our organs,...

Thyroid Diseases – Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Diseases - Thyroid CancerThe three most common types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular and medullary. Papillary thyroid cancer is one of the most curable cancers. The development of thyroid cancer is applicable to all ages. However, it is...

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Thyroid Diseases – Hyperthyroidism

Thyroid Diseases - HyperthyroidismHyperthyroidism is caused by an overactive thyroid gland which produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. When there is an excess amount of the hormones, metabolic processes speed up, increasing nervousness,...

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How Do I Get Tested For A Thyroid Problem

There are multiple blood tests that can be done depending on the symptomsi) TSH test - measures levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the blood. If the results are above 2.0 mIU/L (milli-international units of hormone per L of blood) this can indicate a...

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The Thyroid

The ThyroidMany refer to it as the “master gland of metabolism” as its affects almost every cell in the body. Through the production of two key hormones – T3 (Triiodothyronine) and T4 (Thyroxine) that interact with several other hormones in the body, it...

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Thyroid Diseases- Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Diseases - HypothyroidismA disease of the endocrine system in which an underactive thyroid does not produce enough hormone. Some symptoms include:• Fatigue• Hair loss• Dry skin• Slow speech• Arthritis• Weight gain - a common symptom of...

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Benefits of Detoxification

Benefits of DetoxificationA study conducted in 2000 showed that a heavy metal detox improved liver detoxification capacity by 23% over a seven-day programme, increasing liver function overall.Detoxing through healthy drinks for a short-term allows the...

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The Water Diet: Is It All Good, No Harm?

The Water Diet: Is It All Good, No Harm?The water diet is just another name for fasting, where you only drink water without eating. There are different variations of this diet, some which allow you to eat fruits and vegetables, another which only allows you...

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The Truth about Detox Diets

The Truth about Detox DietsThey’re popular and we have heard a great deal about them in the recent years. How effective are they? Are they really as good as claimed? We take a closer look:Why juice cleanses are not always effectiveDetoxing and juice...

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How our Body Naturally Detoxifies

How our Body Naturally Detoxifies Our body has a very extensive and efficient system of eliminating these toxins. It does so in 4 different ways: ii) Our colon contains bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. It is important to keep the...

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