When it comes to our cardiovascular health, many of us don’t have a high awareness of the prevalence and risks of cardiovascular disease – we tend not to focus on the problems that we can’t see. According to recent surveys, most of us aren’t aware, for example, that blood clots, aka thrombosis, are responsible for one in four deaths in Canada each year. The primary cause of cardiovascular disease is atherosclerosis, which happens when fatty plaques build up on the walls of an artery and eventually block it. Eventually, these plaques can rupture, and the resultant blood clot can deprive
Laura Harris is a forty-two-year-old woman living in London, Ontario who was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her lumbar spine. Known as the “silent thief”, osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. In January of 2018, Laura’s bone mass test revealed a sobering result; her T- Score was -2.5, the borderline for osteoporosis. Worried about the potential for a compression fracture in her spine that could lead to extreme pain and curvature of her spine, Laura began religiously taking AOR supplements, including Lactoferrin and Bone Basics.
Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is not a new phenomenon but environmental exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields has been steadily increasing during the 20th century. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the growing electricity demand, ever-advancing technologies and changes in social behaviour are accountable for this ever-increasing EMF exposure. [i] Over the course of the past decade however, some of the common sources of EMF exposure such as power lines, microwave ovens, computer and cellular mobile phones have become the object of serious health concerns and media attention, in spite of the fact that the authorities tend to minimize
While we usually associate fatty liver with excessive alcohol consumption, there is another form of liver disease known as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD that develops in people who drink little to no alcohol. NAFLD can remain ‘silent’ for many years, with few signs or symptoms. The prevalence of NAFLD is increasing at an alarming rate. The risk of developing NAFLD in obese people is 75%. With almost 20 million obese Canadians, NAFLD is a growing health epidemic. Eating excess calories causes fat accumulation in the body. One of the locations fat is stored is in the liver. This
It is clear that a diet high in fructose can predispose a person to multiple disease processes. Figure Two here summarizes the effects of fructose and the connection with type 2 diabetes. The ability of fructose to raise uric acid levels sheds some light on possible mechanisms in the development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This may be a new area where early interventions can be used. In animal and human trials, lowering uric acid improved a number of features of metabolic syndrome, which include renal damage, insulin resistance, high triglycerides and hypertension (Nakagawa et al 2006). It seems that
This month with AOR I did a webinar entitled “Promoting Healthy Blood Sugar”. In the webinar I gave several suggestions of products that I thought and have seen clinical benefit in balancing blood sugar. I feel that the taurine product mentioned in the webinar, deserves a closer look. Taurine (see below) is an amino acid that is different from other amino acids in that is has a sulfur group in place of a carbon group in its molecular structure and as such is not incorporated into proteins. It is synthesized in the liver from other amino acids (cysteine and methionine)
Have you been thinking about learning more about natural health? Natural health is a way to use self-care to restore the health and well-being of your body. Natural health uses a holistic approach when it comes to various issues. This approach includes a variety of factors, such as the way you take care of yourself when you are sick, the types of foods that you eat, what you think when it comes to your general health, and the ways that you deal with pressure. Is natural health the right path for you? Understanding Natural Health Natural health is gained when
Every day, you hear about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Often, medical experts advise that dietary health supplements can help solve a wide variety of health issues. But are dietary supplements worth it? You might wonder if a supplement is vital for you get and stay healthy. Read on to learn more about why you should definitely consider making dietary supplements a part of your daily regimen. While experts state that most of your nutritional needs should be met with whole foods, some people may have trouble getting certain nutrients from their diet. This can be true even if you