Feeling lightheaded upon standing is a common characteristic of orthostatic intolerance. Orthostatic intolerance can be caused by many things, including a dysfunctional nervous system, viruses, low blood volume, and is associated with disorder such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD).
Humans have been drinking other animal’s milk for roughly 12,000 years or so. Dairy is touted for its ability to build strong bones. Yet, dairy is becoming more and more scrutinized for being a food designed to feed baby cows, and not human beings. Regardless of whether you believe one should be drinking milk from the utters of another animal, you should determine if dairy foods are the right choice for your body.
Eating meat is not only a question of health, but also of ethical, emotional, and ecological concern. In this article, I’m going to focus solely on health. So while there are definitely some strong arguments outside the context of health, I’m taking a very unbiased, strict look at the association of unprocessed red meat and illness.
1/3 of Americans born in 2000 or later are expected to develop type 2 diabetes. Diabetes leads to other complications such as blindness, neuropathy, amputations, arthritis, and premature death. (R) Maintain healthy blood sugar levels is crucial for maintaining a health body.
Between 8% and 20% of people in the US have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which represents $1.35 billion in direct and $205 million in indirect medical expenses. Half of the time that a person sees a gastroenterologist, it’s in regards to IBS. Digestive disorders interfere with quality of life. If you’ve got IBS or some other digestive disorder, you know that when you’re not feeling great, everything in your life is affected by it. Most people find that food is a major trigger for IBS symptoms. (R) A low FODMAP diet is the most researched dietary strategy to help with IBS.
Anemia, which means “without blood”, is a condition when the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells (RBCs) to carry oxygen to all of the tissues. If you think of oxygen as a nutrient, than it is the most important nutrient. We can survive for days without food or water, but can survive for only a few minutes without oxygen.
About 1/4 of the entire world has hypertension. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and events such as stroke, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, and overall mortality. (1) Luckily, blood pressure is often manageable naturally with lifestyle changes.
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that presents itself as little red bumps, which are usually found on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The bumps are painless, dry, and tend to get worse during the drier and colder seasons. The condition is medically harmless, but it can affect how people feel about the appearance of their bodies. Actually, 40% of those with keratosis pilaris have negative views on self-image and it impacts their quality of life. (2)
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is most notably known for regulating calcium and maintaining healthy bones. However, vitamin D is also similar to a hormone, in that it regulates many different process throughout the entire body. It’s likely that if you’re not supplementing, you’re vitamin D deficient or suffering from vitamin D insufficiency and impairing your health.