Dopamine, Serotonin, Norepinephrine and mood

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Many conditions such as Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, are related to autoimmune system activation in which a leaky gut may play a role.  Other conditions such as Attention defecit, bipolar, depression, autism, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, POTS and chronic lyme may be related to chemical metabolisms problems which may be a part of enzyme defects in the methyl cycle, folic cycle, methionine cycle, detox cycle- which occurs in numerous cells throughout the body.
Defects in certain enzymes lead to neurotransmitter problems of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin- seen in panic attacks, anxiety, attention defecit hyperactivity, parkinson,s ( a dopamine problem), Alzheimer’s ( a  possible detoxification problem in the brain associated with metals)
Chronic lyme and its associated coinfections- may be continuous activation of the immune system by live infection, chemicals elicited as a result of this infection may worsen the condition and even perpetuate the symptoms. Having a biochemical understanding of the enzymes involved – which is unique to each individual might help tailor a treatment that is for that person based on their  genes, dna, enzymes and their own response to the conditions which initiated their illness. This premise is true for other autoimmune diseases such as celiac, crohn’s colitis, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroid disease

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Heavy metal in body- Remove naturally with foods

Heavy metals in the human body contribute to serious health problems. Toxic heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, uranium and aluminum may enter the human body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. In today’s world, it is difficult to avoid exposure to any one or more of these metals. Natural News has reported extensively on this subject. It is, however; useful to be reminded of the foods that actually help to remove toxins from the body. Toxins from heavy metals can result in enormous damage to the human body. Long-term exposure may result in muscular, neurological and physical degeneration and may cause cancer. Although aluminum is not a heavy metal, it is readily ingested through the use of food additives, antacids, buffered aspirin, astringents, raising agents such as baking powder, nasal sprays, vaccinations, aluminum foil and cookware.

Foods that chelate metals Pectin, found in the rinds of various fruits and vegetables, has been found to chelate heavy metals and other contaminants from the blood stream. These contaminants are then excreted from the system through urination. Good sources of pectin are green apples, cabbage, bananas, beets, grapes, carrots and the pith of citrus fruits. Cilantro, otherwise known as coriander, is an excellent food for removing heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum and lead from the body. This herb is believed to cross the blood-brain barrier and remove heavy metals from the brain. Taking 400 mg of cilantro a day can pretty much clean heavy metals out of the body in just two weeks, according to Robert C. Atkins MD. Parsley is extremely effective when it comes to removing mercury from the body. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale and cabbage contain antioxidants that increase the production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Sulfur-rich foods, such as onions and garlic, help the body to eliminate heavy metals such lead. Other sulfur-rich foods, such as cauliflower, eggs, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage are able to remove some heavy metals from the body. Natural chelating agents include amino acids, obtained from proteins such as eggs and fish.

Protein deprivation has been shown to decrease the liver content of several enzymes the body needs to remove toxins. Chlorella is a mild chelator. Chlorella has a three-layered cell wall that contains cellulose microfibrils, which aids in heavy metal detoxification. Alpha lipoic acid is made by the body and can be found in very small amounts in foods such as spinach, broccoli, peas, Brussel sprouts, rice bran, and organ meats. According to Dr. Lyn Patrick, alpha lipoic acid crosses the blood brain barrier and is able to trap circulating heavy metals, thus preventing cellular damage caused by metal toxicity. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038670_heavy_metals_chelation_foods.html#ixzz32ISqzd18

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Best and worst foods for belly Fat QUIZ

Here are the highlights of the Quiz

Belly fast is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body

Fatty foods such as butter, cheese and fatty meats are not the biggest cause of belly fat. The biggest cause is overeating, and lack of exercise

Calories from alcohol are worse for belly fat than other calories-

Trans fats an move fat from other parts of your body to your belly ( not a good thing)

Green tea, blueberries and soy show promise for fighting belly fat

Fast foods can contribute to belly fat because they are high in fat, calorie dense, and large portions.

To help your waistline- you should eat a diet high in fiber ( like popcorn)

Men tend to collect more belly fat than women

Spot exercises does NOT target belly fat

Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia

The best plan for reducing belly fat is cutting calories and getting more physical activity