Dr Frank Aieta's Naturopathic Formulas™ Supplements Blog
After a crazy winter, most of us are all welcoming the nice weather of spring. But many allergy sufferers may not be so excited. As the trees and flowers bloom, their pollen becomes a major source of allergies, which can present symptoms like itchy eyes and throat, runny and clogged nose, and, in some cases, an annoying cough due to post-nasal drip. What Are Allergies? In simple terms, an allergy is an over-reactive response of the immune system to certain substances that are foreign to our bodies, called allergens. We acquire our allergies throughout our life, and some people are more susceptible than others. One must have at least one contact with a substance to become allergic to it. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion.1 Conventional allergy treatment attempts to block the immune response, or in...
From cholesterol in the diet and cholesterol manufactured in the liver originates many of the major hormones that fuel the human endocrine system.
Cholesterol is essential for the body's production of pregnenolone, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, estrone, estradiol and estriol.
Most people when asked about cholesterol simply equate it to heart disease yet they don't realize that cholesterol is actually vital for human life.
The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck and is responsible for producing hormones that regulate the rate at which our cells utilize the fuel that we take in from our diet. These thyroid hormones can have a major impact on how we feel on a daily basis. A dysfunction in this gland can lead to a wide array of negative signs and symptoms.
The following are a few signs & symptoms of low thyroid production (hypothyroidism):
* weight gain
* puffy face
* decreased sexual interest
* cold intolerance
* cold hands and feet
* brittle nails
* swollen legs, feet, hands or abdomen
* rough dry skin
* menstrual irregularities
Thyroid hormones can have a major impact on how we feel on a daily basis.
1) How to detox your liver 10,100
2) How to detox your body 5,700
4) How to detox your body from mold 4,100
5) How to detox 3,200
6) How long to detox from alcohol? 3,000
7) How to detox from weed 2,000
8) How to detox from alcohol 1,700
9) How to detox from sugar 1,600
…and that’s just people putting things into their bodies, intentionally for the most part, wanting to find and undo “button” or reverse the affects of too much fun.
But what about the toxins we don’t knowingly ingest or absorb?
High cholesterol is a sign that the body's hormones are not in balance. To treat the symptom (the high blood cholesterol), most physicians will resort to statin drugs to actually poison the liver's ability to produce cholesterol....not only can this worsen hormone imbalances, but it can greatly increase the person's risk of developing other more serious diseases. Total cholesterol levels up to 300 were not considered important until there were pharmaceutical drugs available to lower the levels. In my practice I will first and foremost treat the cause of the cholesterol as a problem of nutrition and a problem of hormone imbalance. So, when looking at the results of a lipid panel I tell patients to pretty much disregard the total cholesterol and primarily look at just the following 2 markers: 1) Triglycerides – these are fats in the blood that the liver will manufacture when you take in more sugar, carbohydrates and starches...
On a daily basis in my practice I get asked the question, "Dr. Aieta, what supplements do you personally take every day to maintain overall good health?"
My answer is that I change my supplement plan quite often based upon what symptoms I may be experiencing, the time of year, and my changing nutritional needs.
Summer is finally here! With the nice weather comes increased activity and that can mean achy joints and sore muscles for some of you. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States. It primarily affects those over the age of 60 but it can also occur in people in their 40's and 50's, or even younger.