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NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: DYSGLYCEMIA

Brigitte, 35 year old personal assistant, is presenting with overwhelming fatigue in the afternoon, anxious with fluctuating moods and bouts of depression. Dysglycemia refers to any abnormalities in blood glucose levels that lead to disease. Abnormally high, low or unstable glucose levels indicate a lack of control that can be attributed to a variety of causes. Glucose, the sugar in our blood, is essential to health because it is required for the formation of ATP, the energy molecule in our bodies, which is necessary for every organ and cell to function. The brain primarily relies on glucose as a source…

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A complex presentation

Amanda, a 53 year old  accountant presented with medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome, fatty liver and constant lethargy. She is very often sick with colds and coughs. First consultation: Gastro-intestinal repair and nutritional support – Gastro-intestinal repair: formula made of glutamine, slippery elm and specific probiotics, good gut integrity is indispensable for long term health. – A good multivitamin/mineral with high B12 and high folic acid, her nutritional status was decreased due to the poor absorption caused by the IBS – Extra magnesium, zinc and vitamin D 5000 I.U. as these deficiencies were noted. – Diet modifications: reduce coffee, alcohol,…

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SPRING CLEANSE

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: SPRING CLEANSE 47 years old, civil engineer, is presenting with joint swelling, pain, history of upset stomach, diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome by his G.P. The blood tests are good. He is chronically tired with sore muscles. All this started two years ago after contracting gastroenteritis overseas. First consultation: Short term protocol to reduce inflammation To address the pain with a very specific probiotic and nutrients like glutamine and Boswellia to relieve the gastrointestinal symptoms and reduce gastrointestinal inflammation To address diet with an anti-inflammatory diet for 3 months, reducing coffee to one a day, to eliminate…

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Naturopathic Case study of Fatty Liver

Michael,a 45 y.o. plumber presented with severe pain on the right side, bloating and nausea, His G.P. had diagnosed fatty liver disease by ultrasound. Fatty liver is a pathological increase in the fat content of liver cells that can severely compromise hepatic function. DIET: HYPO-ALLERGNIC DIET Eliminate totally alcohol of any sort Eliminate deep fried, fatty, and processed foods Aim to limit dairy foods including milk, processed cheese, cream and butter.  Opt for organic low fat yogurt and cheese such as ricotta or cottage. Avoid margarines and similar type spreads. Avoid sugary processed foods and drinks  Consume only free range chicken…

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UNEXPLAINED FATIGUE

 UNEXPLAINED FATIGUE Mary, a 59 years old secretary complained of decrease energy and breathlessness. All her blood tests were good. She had enjoyed good health in the past and was on no medications.  To improve her vitality with a herbal formula and supplements Adrenal tonics also help build energy. These herbs nourish and balance the adrenal glands, the “stress managers” of the body. They improve stamina, energy, and ability to manage stress. Withania is a calming adrenal tonic and is anti-inflammatory Ginkgo improves cerebral blood flow and circulation Rhodiola strengthens the nervous system, fight depression, enhance immunity, elevate the capacity for…

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