Celiac disease is a malabsorption syndrome and chronic digestive disorder. The intestine is not able to absorb vital dietary nutrients from foods containing gliadin, an alcohol-soluble portion of gluten. This condition which is often hereditary means the sufferer has a serious intolerance to wheat (including durum, semolina and spelt), rye, oats, barley, and related grain hybrids such as tritaclae and kamut.
Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joint. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is characterised by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis which is also an autoimmune disorder. In this case the body's immune system attacks its own cartilage and tissue surrounding the joints.
Some detoxification experts advocate fasting, while others do not. It is known that the components of any well-designed detox program will stimulate the body to cleanse itself, but people who are underweight, are undernourished, have weak hearts, have blood sugar issues or are ill should avoid fasting. Some studies have shown that restricting food intake can actually lead to bingeing.
Hemorrhoids are extremely common in industrialised countries and it is estimated that fifty percent of persons over fifty years of age have symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease. Although most people may begin to develop hemorrhoids in the twenties, the symptoms do not become evident normally until in ones thirties!
EXERCISE – WHY WE DO IT
- Exercise increases circulation to the heart, increasing respiratory power and lymphatic circulation
- Exercise is helps the detoxification process (sweating removes toxins through skin). This means that the liver and kidneys don’t have to work so hard to detox for you.
- Exercise breaks down stored fat and helps with weight loss.
- Exercise is strengthening – moving muscles against resistance of bones, builds strength in both bones and muscles
- Exercise decreases the risk of osteoporosis significantly, especially weight bearing exercise as weight bearing exercise (eg. walking, dancing) helps deposit minerals into bones
- Exercise improves coordination (tennis), balance (tai chi), flexibility (yoga) which has a positive impact in many areas of your life.
- Exercise improves sleep – this assists with the immune function as the body repairs iteself in deep sleep
- Exercise improves metabolism, revitalizing the plump and listless and calming the thin and anxious.
- Exercise decreases stress
- Exercise decreases insulin resistance – glycogen stored in muscles can be easily transformed to glucose
- Exercise increases brain vitality – glucose is major food for brain
- Exercise contributes to better blood/sugar management. Therefor it helps with conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, High blood pressure, High blood fats, CV, Stroke.
- Exercise improves appetite and decreases cravings.
- Exercise improves tissue receptivity to thyroid hormones.
- Exercise increases the release of positive neurotransmitters
- Exercise decreases depression
- Exercise decreases the release of stress hormones eg. cortisol
Most of us use only a fraction of our lung capacity while breathing. Many of us put a lot of pressure on our body system unknowingly while breathing. Quick shallow breathing results in oxygen starvation which can lead to a poor immune system, sleep disorders, fatigue, heart diseases and also premature ageing.
Exercise just makes people feel better. It helps give you more confidence and higher self esteem. Give it a go!