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Adenoid disorders

Adenoid disorders

June 10, 2020 | Infant and Children, Immune
The adenoids are diffuse masses of lymphatic tissue located on the nasal pharynx (high up on the throat behind the nose). In fact, the adenoid tissue is a tonsil. There are 3 pairs of tonsils in the human body - called the pharyngeal tonsils. What is commonly known as the tonsils...
Pericarditis. What it is and aiding recovery

Pericarditis. What it is and aiding recovery

June 3, 2020 | Heart, Immune
The pericardium is a two layered sac-like membrane which surrounds the heart. Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium. Inflammation causes swelling, irritation and pain, resembling a heart attack and may cause anxiety and fear in sufferers. Although pericarditis can be a symptom of heart attack, it is most often due to a viral...
Need an Energy Boost?

Need an Energy Boost?

May 27, 2020 | General, Immune, fatigue
There can be a number of reasons energy levels feel low and the ability to “get-up-and-go” is just not there. Post-viral fatigue, low nutrient levels, poor diet and depression are some common reasons people may be lacking energy. An important first step is a check-up with a health care...
Social isolation – Avoiding depression and anxiety

Social isolation – Avoiding depression and anxiety

May 20, 2020 | Depression, Stress
Being isolated can have its advantages. It can give you your own time to relax and contemplate, chilling in pj’s, or working at your own pace. However, for some, being on their own, alone or caring for others in isolation can result in depression and anxiety. Human beings benefit from...
Supporting your lungs

Supporting your lungs

May 13, 2020 | Asthma, Immune
For every breath taken into the lungs an amazing process is taking place to transport life-giving oxygen to all the cells in the body and breathing-out releases carbon dioxide which is the waste produced from the work cells are doing. It makes sense it is important to take care of lungs. Unfortunately,...
Endorphins – Our own natural pain reliever

Endorphins – Our own natural pain reliever

May 6, 2020 | Depression, Pain
Endorphin is the body’s own endogenous morphine, produced by the body to block pain and allow us to participate in the experience of pleasure. The word endorphin is made from two words: endogenous – meaning coming from the body and morphine, an opiate pain-reliever. Opioids can be endogenous (made...
Made for baby

Made for baby

April 27, 2020 | Infant and Children
What parent would turn down help with caring for baby. Here are some suggestions, created by parents and people with infant’s health, safety and their future in mind. Sound-a-sleep Desperate sleep-deprived parents can come up with some interesting ideas. A dad recording “shushing” noises and playing to baby -...
Shingles - What it is and what can Help

Shingles - What it is and what can Help

April 22, 2020 | Age related illnesses, Immune
Shingles (herpes zoster) and chicken pox (varicella) are both diseases caused by the varicella-zoster virus (human herpesvirus type 3). Chicken pox commonly occurs in childhood and is the acute or primary stage of the disease whilst shingles is a reactivation of the disease from its latent stage. Shingles is also...
What is a cytokine storm?

What is a cytokine storm?

April 15, 2020 | Immune, Inflammation
A cytokine storm is a result of an immune system becoming too zealous in its war against disease. It is a description of the harmful consequences of excessive or uncontrolled release of proinflammatory cytokines which generate inflammatory responses. This is seen in both infective and non-infective conditions and can occur...
Immune Support for Seniors

Immune Support for Seniors

April 8, 2020 | Age related illnesses, Immune
As we age our immune system becomes inefficient in protecting us from disease, cancer and devloping auto-immune disorders and healing wounds. This is known as “immunosenescence” – meaning the gradual deterioration of immunity due to natural aging. Survival depends on a functioning immune system able to defend the body against the continuous onslaught of...
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