Dr. G - Health Column

Dr. G – Detox – The Most Effective Way Of Cellular Detoxification

Cellular detoxification is an important mechanism in our body, glutathione (GSH) is one of the key molecules. Although GSH can be synthesized in our body, when the body experiences high levels of oxidative stress, innate production of GSH is not enough to...

Thyroid function and diabetes

Thyroid function and diabetesHow does thyroid function affect diabetics?Diabetes does not directly cause thyroid disease, however those who already suffer from diabetes are more prone to develop an endocrine disorder. Thyroid function affects diabetics due...

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Women and Thyroid Issues

Women and Thyroid IssuesWomen are more likely to suffer from hypothyroidism due to a hormonal imbalance. This is one of the reasons for thyroid problems to be closely associated with menopause. Hypothyroidism can worsen symptoms of menopause. Often,...

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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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