Biochemistry Determines Cellular Health. Learn more about Nutrition & Detox with Island Healthworks!
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.
You can set effective & actionable health goals for 2015!
At Island Healthworks we wish you a Happy New Year and lots of success and discovery in 2015! We are pleased to be able to take the opportunity to answer some of the leading questions relevant to health related New Year’s resolutions as our contribution to your year.
Looking and feeling the best they can is what most people want. But to take the right action to achieve that is another matter.
Of all the New Year’s resolutions we make one can make, health and lifestyle are at the top of the list for most people.
Island health Works Discusses Natural Approaches for Reducing Anxiety
Quality Time in Nature May Reduce Anxiety Levels.
Anxiety is an increasing problem in our modern society. Humans are programmed to respond to stress in our environment through a variety of biochemical and psychological processes. A number of physical complaints may result from the physical effects of anxiety in the long termHowever, an increasing rate of health challenges associated with rising environmental stressors and limits on our ability to deal with stress is leading to what some sources have called the anxiety epidemic.
Anxiety includes physical and emotional symptoms of stress that may manifest as an increased heart rate, racing thoughts, an inability to focus or a general feeling of fear or intense stress. Anxiety has its roots in our way of protecting ourselves from perceived danger. However, an overly sensitive stress response does us no service and may lead to the introduction of toxic body chemicals including cortisol into the bloodstream with a variety of negative health effects.
Anxiety may have environmental causes that create stress as a direct response to our conditions. However, biochemical imbalances may also lead to anxiety that is a false alarm triggering stress responses and chemical releases that lead to further anxiety symptoms. A number of physical complaints may result from the physical effects of anxiety in the long term. Excessive intake of legal stimulants including caffeine may heighten anxiety, while alcohol use may induce temporary relaxation at the expense of longer term peace as a result of toxicity and nutrient depletion. Proper water intake boosts nutrient delivery and toxin removal, while regular exercise flushes the body systems and cells and disperses tension.
Environmental Conditions Are a Key Factor in Cancer Prevention.
On the heels of Cancer Month, Island Healthworks is running a cancer prevention through cellular health education month!
This environmental health article address the connection between cancer, cellular health and ecology!
Our next two cancer and cellular health articles will explore physiology and diet.
Our goal at Island Healthworks is to leave public readers armed with a privileged degree of integrated knowledge in this highly important area of human health and wellness.
Cancer in its many forms is a notorious and growing threat to human health, wellness and longevity. Cancer is a disease at the cellular level with important biochemical and immune system components.
Growing levels of toxic exposures from environmental, dietary and chronic psychological stress factors constitute a threat to our health. Insufficient clean air, nutrients and regenerating time in nature are challenges facing those in urban or industrial environments.