Preparing for Virus Season – What To Do Now

January 25 marks the start of a new Year, and the Rat is the first animal in a 12-year calendar cycle. Remember 2008? We were wrapping up a very difficult time, and Hope and Change were the new operative words, our mantra. Well, here we are again! If you’ve been feeling the weight of current [...]

Terpenes – Potently Healthful Aromatics

Original article from Designs for Health “Terpenes” is a term healthcare practitioners rarely use, and it would probably generate a confused look on most patients’ faces. However, these compounds have numerous applications for supporting health and wellness. The term “turpentine” probably comes to mind first when you see or hear this term and it’s no coincidence. […]

Botanicals for Managing Arthritic Pain

Original article from Designs for Health Arthritis is among the most common joint disorders and is characterized by cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis, in particular, is the primary cause of mobility problems in the elderly. An activated immune system and heightened inflammatory process is at the core of arthritis, leading to joint pain, swelling, and immobility. Pharmaceuticals have […]

Stress During Pregnancy. 10 Tips To Combat Stress

Original article from Belly Belly Pregnant women tend to worry often – it’s quite common to experience periods of stress during pregnancy. There might be worries about weight gain, diet, money, relationship issues, or the impending birth. Some women are worried about all the work that has to be done before maternity leave begins. Others […]

Stress during pregnancy can impact infant gut microbiota

Original article from Designs for Health According to a recent article in Psychoneuroendocrinology women who experience stress during pregnancy are more likely to have babies with dysbiosis and with a higher incidence of gastrointestinal issues and allergic reactions. Stress during pregnancy has been linked to both physical and psychological problems in the child. This study suggests the infant’s […]

Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked to increased ADHD risk

Original article from Designs for Health According to a study published two weeks ago in The Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry pregnant women who took vitamin D during pregnancy had children with fewer symptoms of ADHD. Researchers demonstrated for every 10 nmol/L increase in umbilical blood vitamin D levels there was an 11% reduced risk of […]

Study shows role of gut microbiome in autism spectrum

Original article from Designs for Health Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has an unclear cause but is associated with various genetic neurologic metabolic and immunologic factors. Although there is no definitive treatment gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with autism. Such patients who present GI symptoms may show significant behavioral manifestations including anxiety self-injury and aggression. In […]

Vitamin D improves infertility in patients with PCOS & insulin resistance

Original article from Designs for Health Infertility affects approximately 7.3 million couples in the US. One in seven couples will experience difficulty conceiving. The causes are unknown in about 40-50% of these cases. They may be related to toxicity, oxidative damage, poor nutritional status or nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal or environmental toxicity, systemic disorders, hormonal […]

Review demonstrates benefits of collagen peptides

Original article from Designs for Health The use of collagen supplementation has increased exponentially over the past two years; however, not all collagen is considered equal. Collagen supplements can come from a variety of sources such as porcine, bovine, or marine. In addition, there are variations in quality and molecular weight (mass), which affect absorption [...]