The health status of the female reproductive cycle is a reflection of both local and systemic health. The wide range of signs, symptoms and disorders that can occur as a result of an imbalanced cycle can present as reproductive or non-reproductive issues.
Mention quercetin and the first thing that will spring to mind for practitioners will most likely be its efficacy in the treatment of allergies. Often referred to as ‘nature’s antihistamine’, quercetin reduces the allergic response by stabilising mast cells and basophils thus preventing the release of histamine.
Thyroid dysfunction is currently one of the leading endocrine disorders worldwide, with data suggesting about half of the population with thyroid dysfunction has not been diagnosed. This, in part, could be due to the fact that the signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s, such as fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, low body temperature, hair loss, constipation and mood changes overlap with various other common conditions.
There are multiple factors involved in the aetiology of eating disorders. Logging into social media accounts daily, or in many cases even hourly, is now considered the norm in our society. Exposure to these social feeds and messages is regarded as a contributing factor to the development of body image issues and eating disorder development.
A number of chronic health concerns seen in children are linked to toxicity and resultant oxidative stress, enzyme dysfunction and inflammation. Some examples of these conditions include allergies and chemical sensitivities, immune dysfunction, neurological and behavioural conditions, and cardio-metabolic diseases.