Iodine deficiency

Iodine deficiency and it’s role in hypothyroidism

Iodine deficiency affects more than 1 billion people worldwide and is the leading cause of preventable brain damage¹. Iodine deficiency causes hypothyroidism by decreasing thyroid hormone production. To increase iodine levels, fortification programs have been implemented in a majority of countries through salt iodisation, bread and milk fortification. Goitrogens can block iodine absorption and need…
Long-COVID and Epstein-Barr Virus naturopath surrey hills

Long-COVID and Epstein-Barr Virus reactivation

The prevalence of persistent symptoms after the resolution of acute illness in COVID-19 is approximately 30%. Known as long-COVID, these symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, sleep difficulties, arthralgia, pharyngitis, myalgia, headaches, fever, gastrointestinal upset, and skin rashes with a variety of presentations. Symptoms of long-COVID have also been observed in those with asymptomatic, mild and…
withania

Withania and the evidence of it’s neuroprotective effects

Mental health and neurological disorders are significant global public health concerns, affecting more than 100 billion individuals worldwide. Conventional pharmacological treatments of these disorders may offer some symptom relief, but are expensive, have limited efficacy, and are associated with multiple side effects.1 As a result, there has been increased interest in the use of herbal therapies…