The role of the diet in migraines – a lack of copper could be the cause

The proper functioning of all organs in the human body requires daily provision of the appropriate doses of micro- and macroelements. Copper is an element that shouldn’t be overlooked in the daily diet. It’s responsible mainly for the formation and proper function of red blood cells, as well as for the metabolism of fats. Insufficient copper can also increase the frequency of migraines. How can you help yourself if you get severe recurrent headaches? One thing you can do is consume more copper-rich foods. Find out which foods these are and how to diagnose this deficiency.

Effective diagnostics of the causes of excessive hair loss and balding EHA – elemental hair analysis

Excessive hair loss is a problem that affects both women and men. Physiologically, we lose 50 to 100 telogen hair (hair in the resting stage) every day. If it’s more than this, we’re dealing with balding, which affects scalp hair, although not all areas of the scalp are equally susceptible to it. From the point of view of a functional medicine specialist, the most common causes of hair loss seen in the clinic are hypothyroidism (including atrophic Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), vitamin and mineral deficiencies (including iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin D3), omega-3 deficiency, active viral and bacterial infections (including Helicobacter pylori),

Potassium deficiency – how is it diagnosed? How can you supplement potassium?

Hypokalaemia is the main indication for potassium supplementation. However, people with other ailments can also benefit from supplementing this element. Swollen legs, constant drowsiness, headaches, tremors in the calves or thighs, mood swings and irregular heartbeat can mean that you haven’t got enough potassium in your diet.

The correct diet – a better start for your child

Numerous studies have shown that the development of a child is influenced not just by their own diet, but also by what their parents ate, even before birth. This is why the entire family’s diet should be rich in nutrients already at the planning stage. But how can you know that what you put on the menu will ensure the optimal development of your child? First of all, you need to be aware of which elements play a key role both in conception and at later stages of a child’s development, as well as how to determine their levels in the body.

The effect of lithium on the central nervous system – how to deal with depression

Lithium salts are one of the oldest currently available psychotropic drugs. Numerous studies have confirmed their value in psychopharmacotherapy, especially when it comes to the treatment and prevention of bipolar disorder (bipolar affective disorder – BPAD, also known as bipolar affective disturbances, previously known as manic depression or cyclophrenia, is characterised by depressive episodes, mania/hypomania

Depression and mineralisation disorders – diagnostics and therapeutic methods

According to the World Health Organization, in 2020 depression will become the second-highest cause of disability in the world behind back and joint pain. There are 350 million sufferers worldwide, of whom already over 2.5 million are in Great Britain alone. This is the best evidence that depression is a huge problem. At the same time, it’s a great business opportunity for pharmaceutical companies that earn hundreds of millions selling anti-depressants.

How to remove aluminium from a child’s body?

Aluminium is a toxic metal that in terms of global presence, occupies third place among all elements on the periodic table. We can safely say that we are surrounded by it. This is why we should learn to recognise its sources in order to protect ourselves, particularly children, who are particularly exposed to the negative effects of this element.

We have contact with aluminium every day and in almost every situation. Ways it gets into the body include the digestive tract due to contaminated food products, and skin penetration through cosmetics that we use every day. Its source may be kitchen pots (including enamelled ones – if they have been damaged, they’re not safe) and canned drinks, which in the case of children, especially those with any diagnosed neurodevelopmental problem, must be completely eliminated.

Selenium – an effective weapon of the immune system

A selenium deficiency can cause many changes in the human immune system, the most important of which is suppression of the immune response to a bacterial or viral infection. Deficiency in selenium leads to quantitative and functional disruption of lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. Research conducted in recent years has confirmed that

It’s not only diabetics who need CHROMIUM – it’s an element essential for life

Chromium is a chemical element discovered in 1797 by the French chemistry professor Louis Nicolas Vauquelin. It belongs to the group of transition metals, and its name comes from the Greek word “colour”, as depending on the degree of oxidation, it forms compounds in various colours. For the human body, chromium is important in oxidation state III.

Decreased libido, bloating and oestrogen, do they have something in common?

Modern women are suffering from more and more hormonal disorders and related symptoms, which include irregular, painful menstruation, periodic swollen and tender breasts, decreased libido, as well as breast and genital tumours. They are also increasingly getting treated for infertility. However, not everyone is aware that the symptoms of hormonal imbalance also include common fatigue, bloating, flatulence, constipation, and a sluggish metabolism; most people also don’t know that hormonal disorders don’t affect only women, and are also a problem for many men.

Cleanse your body and improve immunity – phytotherapy and eliminating silicon deficiency

In nature, silicon (Latin silicium) occurs mainly in the form of the above-mentioned silicates and silica with the formula SiO2. The silicon content in the lithosphere is 276,000 [ppm], and in terms of quantity, it’s second behind oxygen. Under the influence of water and carbon dioxide, silicates are broken down into the final product, which is silica, for example, quartz sand. Its best-known form is the transparent mountain crystal, which, similar to black flint, is used to make silicon water.

Zinc deficiency and supplementation

Zinc is one of the most-important trace elements in the body. It’s a component of over 300 enzymes and proteins, and plays a crucial role in the synthesis of steroid hormones. What products is it found in? Meat, seafood and whole grains are the richest source of zinc. It’s worth noting, however, that only 30% of zinc taken with food is actually absorbed. For men, absorption ranges between 8mg and 15mg per day, and for women, it’s approximately 8mg per day. With age, zinc absorption decreases even more, and even though zinc excretion decreases proportionally, remember to consume enough to maintain a safe balance.

Heat therapy an effective way to detox

The soothing effects of heat have been known for many thousands of years. Indians had sweat lodges, Mexicans had Temescals, Russians used banyas, and mushi-buros were popular in Japan. Each of these places was a meeting place for the local community, and was used for healing purposes. Ancient Egyptian texts also have references to the use of heat therapy in certain diseases. Pioneers of natural therapies used the sauna as a therapeutic method. One of them was an American living in the 19th century – Dr John Harvey Kellogg. In his sanatorium in Battle Creek, Michigan, he thoroughly studied various types of hot dry and wet baths. This allowed him to assess their value as a healing method.

Reduced stomach acidity a cause of anaemia, obesity and even allergies and autoimmune diseases

Excessive flatulence, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, burping, a feeling of heaviness or nausea after meals, lack of appetite for meat or a desire to eat despite having a full stomach, heartburn, reflux, and a sour aftertaste in the mouth are just some of the symptoms of insufficient stomach acid. If you also suffer from allergies, psoriasis, or malabsorption, have observed recurring rashes, are underweight or obese, have brittle nails, hair loss or undigested food in your stool, it most likely means that your stomach is secreting too little stomach acid.

What are the causes of high blood pressure?

According to the health statistics of industrialised countries, high blood pressure is no longer a disease that’s associated with obesity. Even slim people are susceptible to it. Officially, 25% of the population aged between 20 and 60 years have high blood pressure. This number rises dramatically among people over 70 years old. These days, this insidious and life-threatening disease is also reported among children. It’s assumed that approximately 8 million people have high blood pressure in Poland. If left untreated, it inevitably leads to heart attacks, cerebral haemorrhage, as well as premature failure or weakening of the walls of the arteries and blood vessels. The widely held belief that high blood pressure can be controlled only pharmacologically is untrue.

EHA for children – why it’s worth doing

If you’re confident that your child is healthy, elemental hair analysis isn’t necessary. Unfortunately, from the paediatric point of view, this is not common. Try to look at your child with loving parental eyes, but critically. Does anything arouse your doubts? Your child is generally healthy, but isn’t growing well or has a poor appetite, or is picky and eats only certain products, has stomach pain and bloating. Or perhaps your child has weak hair, dry skin, blemishes, blackheads, or acne? Perhaps it’s none of these things. That’s great! How are they doing in kindergarten or at school?

The effect of mineral deficiencies and heavy metal burdens – Diabetes

Diabetes – an insidious and dangerous degenerative disease of millions of people, and a similar number who are still unaware that they have it. The fifth highest cause of mortality and one of the main causes of cardiovascular, kidney and eye disease (including vision loss and bleeding of the eyeball), damage to the nervous system and blood vessels, hypertension, cerebral haemorrhage, hearing loss, slow-healing wounds, ulcers, comas (due to dehydration), gangrene, and limb amputation.