March 2021 / 76 posts found

5 Best Herbal Supplements to Boost Your Sexual Health

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It is quite common for men and women to have sexual problems. The reasons behind the problems can be many, ranging from medical problems to emotional disconnect. As you know, sexual activity is a very important activity in any person’s life. Many relationships end due to dissatisfactions caused by poor sexual performance. In fact, poor sexual performance can make or break relationships. However, you can work on such problems through different processes, exercises, medications and changes in diets. Reasons for Poor Sexual Performance: The inability to prolong ejaculation can be a major disappointment for your partner. The amount of time […]

Putting the FUN in Functional. Medicine, that is. Erynn Kay, PA-C , Denver’s Diet Doctor

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Share on Social Media Subscribe to our Blog and Newsletter via Email Enter your email address to receive notifications of new blog posts and newsletters via email Join 1,747 other subscribers Email Address Meet Joe. Joe dreamt of becoming a physician his entire life. When his dream was finally realized, he was beside himself! With the rigors of medical school, however, Joe developed some health troubles. He sought help for his newfound bloating, loose bowel movements, and fatigue with a gastroenterologist. The physician that saw him listened to his story, pushed on his belly, and diagnosed him with Irritable Bowel […]

Fat is the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes – A Healthy Body

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Studies dating back nearly a century noted a striking finding: If you take young, healthy people and split them up into two groups—half on a fat-rich diet and half on a carbohydrate-rich diet—we find that within just two days, glucose intolerance skyrockets in the fat group. The group that had been shoveling fat in ended up with twice the blood sugar. As the amount of fat in the diet goes up, so does one’s blood sugar. Why would eating fat lead to higher blood sugar levels? It would take scientists nearly seven decades to unravel this mystery, but it would end up holding the […]

Data still supports lifting Covid-19 restrictions, insists Boris Johnson | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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The UK is on track to lift coronavirus restrictions as planned, but the country could still be hit by the third wave sweeping Europe, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister said he could see nothing in the data to stop him “continuing along our roadmap to freedom”. “In just a few days’ time, I’m finally going to be able to go to the barbers. But more important than that, I’m going to be able to go down the street and cautiously, but irreversibly, I’m going to drink a pint of beer in the pub,” he said. “And as things […]

Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions are easing again. Here’s what it means for your weekend and beyond – ABC News

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From 6:00pm tonight, Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions will drop back to their most relaxed in more than a year. You won’t need to wear a mask in the shops, more people can get on the dance floor, and you and 199 of your closest mates can meet outdoors. Here’s what it all means for your weekend and beyond. Have 100 friends? You’re in luck Pexels: Rawpixel, file photo In good news for big families and those with lots of friends, up to 100 people can visit your home in a day. That’s more than triple the cap of 30 that’s been in place. So unless […]

Sales of SA’s vitamins and nutritional supplements boom

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Vitamin C and zinc mineral supplements, the first line of defence against the Covid-19 virus, have helped boost sales in SA’s R7bn complementary health-care market by an overall 22.6%, says Vital Health Foods, one of SA’s leading and Africa’s largest manufacturer of vitamins and mineral supplements. Vital Health Foods CEO Justin Williamson says Vital vitamin C sales soared by 450% and zinc by 300% by mid-January 2021. Further impetus was provided by doctors prescribing both products to patients as immune system boosters. At the same time, sales of over-the-counter multivitamins grew by 100%. “These sales pushed the overall growth of […]

Why We Need to Evolve the Evidence Base for Personalized Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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I deeply appreciate this important topic brought to us by Dr. Michelle Barrow as she answers questions put to her by our Nutrition Programs Director, Romilly Hodges. This exchange was prompted by Dr. Barrow’s recent peer-reviewed publication – Transforming Personalised Nutrition Practice – a worthwhile read which came across Romilly’s desk earlier this year. After all, personalized nutrition is a core component of the Functional Medicine toolkit. As a profession (of both functional medicine and personalized nutrition practitioners), we need to bridge the gap between currently-accepted evidence models and what is actually needed to support our practice. We need to […]

Hold a Type 1 Tea Party for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity

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Hold a Type 1 Tea Party Put the kettle on and spend some quali-tea time with your friends and family by holding a Type 1 Tea Party. On or around Sunday 21 April (National Tea Day) we’re asking people across the country to hold a Type 1 Tea Party at work, home or school to cause a stir and raise money towards finding the cure for type 1 diabetes. Ask your friends, family or colleagues for a donation for each tea or slice of something scrumptious served… it’s a piece of cake! Since 2016, Type 1 Tea Parties have raised […]

Coronavirus: Third wave will be worse than the first two, expert says | CTV News

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TORONTO — While patios reopen in hotspots across Ontario and vaccines roll out nationwide, doctors are bracing for the impact of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. An Ontario doctor isn’t surprised to have seen the number of infections tick back up as restrictions loosened in the province in February,and once the variants took hold he felt it was only a matter of time until a third wave of the pandemic. Now, he says this wave could be the worst yet. Ontario’s top doctor declared on Monday that the province is entering its third wave, while Alberta and B.C. […]

Gov. Roy Cooper COVID 19 update: Some North Carolina businesses allowed to fully reopen as coronavirus cases fall – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham

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Gov. Roy Cooper said capacity will be increased for a wide variety of businesses and other restrictions will be lifted beginning Friday. Here are the main changes: Some places will be able to increase capacity up to 100% indoors and outdoors with safety protocols in place. They include museums, aquariums, retail businesses and shops, salons and personal care shops. — Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) The alcohol curfew will be eliminated beginning Friday, which will allow restaurants and bars to sell adult beverages any time they choose. Cooper eases restrictions beginning Friday NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen details the latest COVID-19 […]