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Endocrine System

Find natural health information about this body system here, along with product suggestions from our naturopathic team.

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Acid and alkaline forming foods

If you eat over 80% alkaline forming foods, you preserve the normal alkalinity of the blood & will not need to think about diets. Your body will stay in balance & will adjust to its ideal weight.

Adrenal Glands - stress hormones, energy levels

The adrenal glands sit on top of each kidney and are responsible for producing hormones to counter stress as well as the regulation of blood sugar levels and water balance. Continued stress can be damaging to the adrenals & lead to adrenal insufficiency.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a group of vitamins, mineral and enzymes that help protect our body from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are produced by our own metabolism and from the environment.

Aromatherapy oil uses

The word aromatherapy means "treatment using scents". It refers to a particular branch of herbal medicine that uses concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, to improve physical & emotional health & to restore balance to the whole person.

Carbohydrate and protein content of foods

 

Essential Oils for your Emotions

Essential oils can be used as powerful concentrated plant oils to counteract negative emotions and lift the spirits.

Fish Oil, Garlic, Antioxidants

A high potency antioxidant, combining fish oil, mixed tocopherols & carotenoids with selenium & garlic for true synergistic antioxidant protection. These nutrients assist in reducing atherosclerosis, maintaining peripheral circulation & capillary function

Foods to help detoxification

The liver acts as the body's primary detoxification organ for the clearance of toxins. Certain vitamins & minerals, as well as plant nutrients, can help support the liver in its detoxification & eliminative processes.

Good Nutrition for Positive Weight Control

Never before have the statistics on obesity been so high in New Zealand, with more than half of the adult population being either overweight or obese. When we look at these statistics, we find that the NZ pattern is similar to the United States trend.

Herbal phytoestrogens and menopause

Many women can achieve a smooth passage through the menopause with the assistance of herbs and without the many side effects of HRT. Phytoestrogens are compounds found in plants that have mild estrogenic effects.

How to read a food label

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requires that the packaging of every manufactured food display certain nutritional information on the label, including a list of ingredients in descending order of weight.

Levels of Protein, Carbohydrates & Fat in Food

 

Protein - A macronutrient so often overlooked

Amino acids are the building blocks from which proteins are made. They supply the raw materials for repairing damaged muscle tissue, cell division, making enzymes, building new connective tissue & making hormones and neurotransmitters.

The Aromatherapy company oils

The Aromatherapy Company offers a comprehensive range of essential oils with the following benefits.

The benefits of Glutathione (GSH) - master antioxidant

Glutathione has been called the "master antioxidant" and regulates the action of lesser antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E. Low levels are associated with liver & immune dysfunction, heart disease, premature aging and death.

The good health diet

The Good Health Diet suggests a number of important points for improving health & well-being.

Water, the elixir of life

Most people do not drink enough water and unknowingly they are chronically dehydrating their body. Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing wiehgt & keeping it off.

More product information

We have gathered more products related to this body system here. Click the link for a list of other topics related to this body system.

Please Note

The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered and is intended to be used for educational and general information purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice or as a means to diagnose, treat, cure or prescribe for any particular condition or disease. You assume all responsibility for the treatment which may be undertaken as a result of the information on this site, or treatment recommended by any other party. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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