Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome, causes symptoms that include: burning bladder pain, frequent bathroom trips, and nighttime urination. IC has no one-size-fits all cause, meaning effective treatment can be illusive when approached using conventional medicine. Thankfully, using a functional medicine approach, Dr. Rafatjah has had success in alleviating her patients of this condition.
Even though too much sugar is bad for your heart, a 2011 study revealed that adults who ate chocolate regularly had a 37% lower risk for heart disease than those who did not. The flavonoids in chocolate help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the heart and brain, fight cell damage and prevent blood clots.
Those with a greater sense of purpose and meaning have a decreased risk of dementia and mortality. To demonstrate this fact, a study from 2010 on 951 community-dwelling older persons showed that those with a greater reported sense of purpose were 2.4 times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease than those with a…
How do you determine your health status? Most of us with American health insurance get a “free” yearly physical exam. We may get some routine blood work done, and if we’re lucky, we might be told that everything looks “normal” and that we can come back the following year.
Since autophagy has been shown to be activated by fasting, many of us have been skipping breakfast to hop on the fasting train and save our brains. People are fasting for weight loss, mental enhancement, anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects, and even spiritual enlightenment.