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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Brain Function & Nutrition Explained with Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks Looks at Connections Between Brain Function & Nutrition

Learn about Mental Health, Brain Function & Nutrition - With Island Healthworks

Brain Health Requires Proper Nutritional Support

The brain is just an organ, but it is a complex system. Brain function is tied to the rest of the nervous system and the endocrine system, bringing a requirement for lifestyle management and nutritional support.

Proper brain function is related to proper nutrition and nutrient assimilation by the body.  Different food groups are associated with different organic and inorganic nutrient types, enzymes and cofactors. The right biochemical fuel runs the brain and influences physiology and psychology!

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Electrolytes, Minerals & Your Health

Minerals & Electrolytes for Body System Stability

 

Minerals have many important roles in the body. Island Healthworks discusses proper nutrition & electrolytes for better health.

Minerals are essential for proper cellular health & organ performance.

The human body is mostly water, and the rest appears to be tissue and bone made from a variety of components, which of course include water themselves.  There are many carbon, hydrogen and protein based organic compounds making up the human body, with organ functions and metabolic processes involving aldehydes, ketones and other organic chemical processes. Amongst these complex reactions, metallic elements and minerals scattered all across the periodic table interact and assimilate in the human body to carry out a wide variety of roles.

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Lyme Disease a Topic of Increasing Medical Concern in North America

 

Sifting out Concrete Facts from Conjecture is Essential

Learn the facts about Lyme Disease & take steps to protect yourself

Learn the facts about Lyme Disease & take steps to protect yourself

Lyme Disease is a growing subject of concern in both mainstream and natural healthcare as an established and potentially serious form of Zoonosis (disease transmitted from animals to human beings).  Among the controversies generated by overdiagnoses and potential misunderstandings of the disorder, it is essential to sort out reliable facts among ambiguous or conflicting sources of information. A clear understanding and recognition of the limitations in current knowledge regarding the disorder is essential. Rapidly rising rates of Lyme infection  may be related to increased human contact with natural areas without due precautions, animal transport of ticks and climate change. In the past year, over 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease were transmitted in the US alone.

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Inflammation: The Underlying Cause of Most Illness

Chronic Inflammation Often Remains Undetected, but Has Serious Implications

Inflammation is a serious underlying cause of illness

As the Sun benefits human health, so does inflammation as an essential body process, but excess is dangerous.

If you look at any disease, health concern or medical condition, you are likely to find inflammation at the root as an underlying cause.

According to some of the most interesting and progressive health writings by medical doctors, inflammation in of itself is actually a good thing in many cases. However, too much of a good thing is sure recipe for problems down the road, and excessive inflammation drives serious illnesses and even apparently terminal conditions.

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Chamomile And Other Calming Herbs – The Facts

Chamomile, Passion Flower and Hops: Herbs that Offer Natural Ways to Relax and De-Stress

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Chamomile is widely used as a popular relaxing herb in teas and mixed stress formulations.

Stress in the environment or internal stress is a human response that sets off a cascade of chemical reactions. Many of these chemicals directly affect neurological health and physical health alike, leading to further stress complaints and further symptoms down the road.

Mindfulness, or living in the moment is often promoted for stress reduction. However, pursuing the right kind of moments in your life, such as taking some time in nature goes even further. In handling stress, many individuals may resort to stress medications, many of which are known to have side effects.

Potentially relaxing herbal preparations are another approach that many individuals may select as part of a more natural approach to stress reduction.

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Practical Iridology Course With Island Healthworks – May 18-19, 2014!

Learn the Basics of Practical Iridology with Island Healthworks!

Iridology is a Source of Insight into Health

Island Healthworks Teaches Iridology Theory & Application

May 18 to 19, 2014 Course Registration Announcement

Add Practical Iridology to your skillset with Island Healthworks!

Are you interested in gaining a greater understanding of the human body through Iridology? Do you have concerns about health or simply wish to gain a skillset that may give you insight and a qualification in the area of natural health and integrative medicine? Island Healthworks offers educational programs for individuals and practitioners. Our current course offering for Practical Iridology, open to all, will provide the opportunity to become eligible for an exam and certification in Practical Iridology through Tree of Light in the United States.

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Health Nuggets: The Right Fats

Healthy Fat Intake Balances Omega 3 & Omega 6

Traditional diets rich in fish help maintain Omega 3 & 6 levels.

Traditional Diets that Include Fish Help Ensure Sufficient Omega 3 Intake

Dietary fat is a hot topic in natural health care and lifestyle improvement. Weight loss concerns point to fat intake as an inherent evil, while the dietary presence of fats believed to be harmful, such as trans-fats is coming under increasing scrutiny. Perhaps less frequently discussed is the importance of adding sufficient quantities of the right fats in the diet. The body cannot produce Omega 3 and 6, but they are absolutely required for the maintenance of good health. Sufficient intake may potentially limit serious medical concerns that are known to arise due to deficiencies in required fats. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) maintain normal brain development and day to day function of the cells and organs. Omega 3 and Omega 6 compounds have different roles in maintaining body systems, and a balance between the two is required.

Omega 6 may increase inflammatory body responses, while Omega 3 reduces inflammation. You can read more about inflammation, which is not entirely a bad thing, in our latest full length article. Medical studies have indicated the so called “Mediterranean diets” with a balance of Omega 3 and 6 sources may play a role in reducing heart disease, while judicious use of Essential Fatty Acids may assist in the transmission of nerve impulses and cellular activity regulation through prostaglandin production. Studies indicate that Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil reduce the LDL cholesterol and raises the good HDL cholesterol, with indications that cancerous conditions, inflammation and a vast range of symptoms ranging from dermatological, vision and mood problems may relate to Omega 3 deficiencies. EFAs are considered essential in maintaining healthy nerve functions, and inadequate intake could be a factor in some cases of depression.

 

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Practical Iridology Course Available Through Island Healthworks – April 2014!

Learn the Basics of Practical Iridology with Island Healthworks!

Iridology is a Source of Insight into Health

Island Healthworks Teaches Iridology Theory & Application

 

April 13, 14 & 15 Course Registration Announcement

Add Practical Iridology to your skillset with Island Healthworks!

Are you interested in gaining a greater understanding of the human body through Iridology? Do you have concerns about health or simply wish to gain a skillset that may give you insight and a qualification in the area of natural health and integrative medicine? Island Healthworks offers educational programs for individuals and practitioners. Our current course offering for Practical Iridology, open to all, will provide the opportunity to become eligible for an exam and certification in Practical Iridology through Tree of Light in the United States.

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Daily Health Nuggets: Stress Formula

 Stress  Formula & Management Tips – with Island Healthworks

Stress Formula from Island Healthworks aims to support brain and nervous system function

Stress Formula Recognizes that Stress & Physical Health are Interrelated.

Stress comes to us in the form of environmental pressures and inward responses. Some responses are programmed, while others reflect our state of mind, health or natural physical tendencies. Energy management starts with attention to lifestyle, preparation for challenging events, proper nutrition and an attitude that embraces relaxation. Herbal products may play an important role in controlling and adapting to change as well. Stress Formula, for example, contains a wide range of herbs that target nervous system function and promote relaxation, such as Hops and Valerian.

In a truly integrative approach, Stress Formula provides support to the adrenals as well as the nervous system, which contains highly important B complex vitamins and Vitamin C compounds. These nutrients offset stress and address underlying challenges by supporting the body. Stress can destroy, and the damaging effects must be kept in balance. STR-C contains ginseng and other muscle and mood relaxers, which may influence a broad range of health considerations. Quality Control is the standard that Island Healthworks always supports in our research and recommendations.

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