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Thyroid Awareness week 20.-26.10.2018

Thyroid Awareness Week is held to raise awareness of thyroid disease.

Thyroid disorders are relatively rare in infants and children. Nevertheless, being aware of their symptoms is vital to allow early diagnosis and treatment.

We found this very engaging child-friendly video from Thyroid Aware to look into thyroid problems in children:

 

It is also available as a little e-book: Storybook for Children

Resources: https://www.thyroidaware.com/en/resources/child_disorder.html

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13 must-know Secrets to tackle Musculoskeletal Pain

The earlier a musculoskeletal injury is treated, the sooner healing can begin. An untreated injury can easily slide from “acute” to “subacute” and even into “chronic”.

Conventional medicine is keen to find a label, to make a diagnosis. This guides the treatment of the condition. Typical causes of musculoskeletal pain are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Unfortunately, this approach does not address the underlying cause of the symptoms.

Conventional treatments are directed to suppress symptoms with little consideration to the reasons why a person is sick. Instead of treating the individual patient with the disease, the disease is treated instead. This type of treatment DOES NOT take into consideration the unique makeup of each individual.

An abundance of literature shows that chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs will damage the lining of the intestines and cause increased permeability which is called “leaky gut syndrome”. Leaky gut is linked to inflammation which can cause further aggravating and potentially worsening of arthritis pain.

In this ebook, we will discuss the typical diagnoses for musculoskeletal pains from a functional medicine perspective, highlight the need for further analysis and suggest functional treatment approaches, that address the causes rather than covering up the symptoms.

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Autoimmune Paleo Diet

WHAT IS THE AUTOIMMUNE PALEO DIET?

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet is an elimination diet that has been specifically designed to help those suffering from autoimmunity determine their food allergies and sensitivities, reverse nutrient deficiencies, balance gut flora, and heal their bodies over the long-term. The protocol, otherwise known as “The Paleo Approach” has been developed and refined by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, and is outlined in detail in her book The Paleo Approach. We believe this is the best and most specific elimination protocol for those with autoimmune disease, and following it gives you the best chance to come up with your personalized healing diet.

In a nutshell, the Autoimmune Protocol calls for removing foods that are most likely to be problematic for people with autoimmune disease—grains, beans, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, nightshades, as well as food chemicals and additives. In addition, nutrient-dense foods are added to restore nutrient status, such as bone broth, high-quality meat and wild-caught fish, as well as organ meats, fermented foods and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Over the course of the elimination phase (which can last from a month to a year), you take note of the changes you experience in your health. When it comes time to slowly and systematically reintroduce foods, you will be able to tell exactly which foods are holding you back, and able to use this information to construct a diet that will best support your healing needs.

WHY IS THE AUTOIMMUNE PROTOCOL AN IDEAL STARTING POINT?

Autoimmune disease is all about an immune system that has gone awry. Micronutrient deficiencies are common in autoimmune disease. The Autoimmune Protocol provides us with a clean slate.

  1. It removes foods that may trigger an immune response, are harmful to the gut, and lead to hormone dysregulation.
  2. It restores nutrients and flora that promote a healthy gut and well-regulated immune function.
  3. It provides a framework for building a life-long diet exactly suited to you.

Sourceautoimmune-paleo.com

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Functional Approach to Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign oestrogen-sensitive growths made out of smooth muscle cells and connective tissue. They appear during the reproductive years, grow during pregnancy, and regress after the menopause. Sometimes growth spurts can happen in perimenopausal years during anovulatory cycles with irregular oestrogen excess.

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Find out what uterine fibroids are, other conditions that could present similarly, symptoms of uterine fibroids, which functional tests are useful, conventional vs functional treatment approaches, and which supplements can be helpful

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