Nutrition & Detox Supports Balanced Biochemistry

Biochemistry Determines Cellular Health. Learn more about Nutrition & Detox with Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks features biochemical roots of health at cellular, tissue & organ levels. Learn the basics of nutrition & detoxification.
Proper organ function starts at the cellular level. Macronutrients & micronutrients from a healthy diet must be available to each cell.

What does biochemistry mean for wellness?

Biochemistry is a big part of integrative health care! Our bodies are made up of water, minerals and many organic compounds that form our cells, tisues and organs while controlling the function of our body systems. Keeping our body’s chemistry in balance by limiting exposure to toxins and ensuring nutrient availability and absorption is essential. This is also achievable to a greater degree than we might expect.

The biochemistry of the human body is based upon the activity of countless chemicals including amino acids, proteins, catalyzing agents such as enzymes, sugars, ketones, major nutrient minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Core biochemical processes in the human body affect all of our organ systems and body fluids, affecting everything from skin health, energy levels and blood sugar levels to cardiovascular health and brain function. An imbalance in any nutrient level or a toxic exposure can cause a chain reaction that affects multiple body systems.

Integrative health care looks closely at biochemical imbalances, interruptions in metabolic processes, deficiencies, and toxicity in the human body in the interests of improving our health. Understanding several essential factors at even a layman’s level offers us a significant advantage in making proactive health care choices. Island Healthworks now features 6 key principles of environmental and dietary health and wellness in light of nutrition, detox and biochemical function.

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Fat, Your Diet & Your Health Explained!

Healthy Fats Affect Weight, Cardiovascular, Skin & Brain Health


Olive Oil - a Healthy Fat source

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We may try to generally limit fats as a threat to our beltlines. However, a selective approach must be taken to optimize health. Some fatty compounds must be welcomed, as they are required in abundance for strong tissues, healthy skin and sound brain function.  These fats are key to healthy metabolism, heart health and vibrancy. The wrong fat types can pose noteworthy threats to our health.

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Cat’s Claw Herb: The Facts from Island Healthworks

Cat's Claw may benefit digestion and immunity - Island Healthworks

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Cat’s Claw may Support Immunity & Digestive Health


Cat’s Claw, native to the rainforests of Peru is an increasingly popular herbal formulation known for its potentially strengthening effects that target the immune system and gastrointestinal system.  Known as a sacred beverage by the Ashanika tribe, Cat’s Claw has long been used to strengthen the immune system and support healthy bones, ligaments and digestive tract components of the body. Known as Uncaria tomentosa in scientific nomenclature, this herb may promote the balancing of intestinal flora, which affects the physical condition and biochemistry of these This herb may be associated with reductions in inflammation, which is a body state recognized as an underlying root cause of many health afflictions as discussed in our previous articles.  Symptoms relating to Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, ulcers and hemorrhoids may indicate the use of this herb. Choosing the right herbs for your purposes is important. Healthworks only recommends the use of Quality Controlled Herbs and Supplements.

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This article is intended for educational purposes and the information contained within is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health problem. Please seek appropriate medical attention for any health complaints. We cannot take responsibility for your health care decisions. Our intent is only to offer health information to help you with your search for better health. Article text copyright © 2014 Island Healthworks. All Rights Reserved.   

Article by Christopher M. Stephens – Content Writer & Communications Manager for Island Healthworks, With Yvonne Dollard Perc of Island Healthworks.