Author Archives: Virgínia Helena

GUT Health and triggers for Brain Health

We tend to think of our guts, if we think of them at all, as nothing more than a tube for transforming food into poop. Even though we still have much to learn about the intricate world of intestinal microbiota … Continue reading

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How Sugar Feeds Cancer Growth

Could it be possible that sugar feeds cancer growth?  Billions of dollars are funneled into cancer research every year… and still, sugar is a relevant reason for cancer growth that is often forgotten. Take a look at almost any cancer … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain and Acute Pain: 8 Natural Pain Relievers

Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that is designed to alert you to the fact that something is not right within your body. It may be steady, throbbing, stabbing, aching, pinching, mild, severe or debilitating. Pain can also bring about other … Continue reading

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A Growing Interest in CBD and Physical Therapy

One need only to look through medical articles or talk to health care providers at conferences to realize that medical marijuana (MMJ) is becoming a widely accepted area of study for pain management and other applications. Medical indications for cannabinoids … Continue reading

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What is Leaky Brain? Solutions to fix it

You probably have heard about “leaky Gut”, right? It is a gastrointestinal condition that your Gut can be punctured, which then impacts how well you digest your food and absorb the nutrients, how sensitive you are to possible allergens, and … Continue reading

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Everything You MUST Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Most people today know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for about 60 to 80% of all dementia cases. People who have dementia lose memory and cognitive (thinking) abilities, … Continue reading

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5 types of Brain medication that affect memory

At work, I am often questioned by patients about memory changes with age. They also state: “But you know, nothing much that can be done at my age”. Wrong. In fact, there is a lot that can and should be done, … Continue reading

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What is Brain Fog?

Brain fog is caused by a lack of blood flow to your brain. This lack of blood flow is called hypoperfusion and this condition triggers a domino effect of negative impacts on the brain. Hypoperfusion causes inflammation in the brain … Continue reading

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The 4 most important ways to optimize Brain Health

  Early signs of cognitive decline are often missed until it’s too late. Symptoms such as forgetfulness, confusion, unpredictable moods, lack of energy and poor sleeping habits are often overlooked or attributed to stress. Ignoring these key warning signs can … Continue reading

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Could Wearing a Face Mask Be a COVID-19 Game Changer?

— Augmenting protection during a global pandemic While it may not be evidence-based in the rigid scientific sense, wearing a basic face mask in the community setting to augment our protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is biologically … Continue reading

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