Western medicine has become the norm in our culture, meaning we often jump right from symptoms to prescriptions. While a modern approach to health issues may often be the best course of treatment, it’s important we remember it’s not the only one.
NAD+ is short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide - a chemical compound that helps the cells in our body produce energy and maintain their health over time. NAD is a naturally occuring co-enzyme of niacin that is responsible for converting the energy we get from food into cellular energy.
NAD+ also plays a part in the structural health of our DNA and our body’s natural circadian rhythm. As we age, the body’s NAD+ levels start to diminish. Dug and alcohol abuse can also deplete a person’s natural amount of NAD+, making it more difficult for them to convert the energy that is broken down from the food they consume. There has even been speculation that those who naturally produce less NAD+ may be more likely to develop an addiction. Other reason’s the body’s natural reserve of NAD+ may be depleted are:
Having trouble getting pregnant? Your immune system may be to blame. Learn what immunological infertility is and how you can treat it holistically.
Ozone is a colorless gas made up of 3 oxygen atoms. Found in the Earth’s stratosphere, ozone’s primary purpose is to protect the Earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation by absorption. However, many researchers believe it has many therapeutic effects. In medicine, ozone is used as an alternative therapy that improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen while activating the immune system. Ozone therapy is used to treat diseases and conditions by disinfecting the area around them. Not only does this limit the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast, but ozone therapy also improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen and activates the immune system.
Around the world, approximately 38.4% of people will be diagnosed with cancer within their lifetime. The universality of cancer is staggering, making research for treatments and cures a well-recognized priority. Among the many drugs and alternative treatments undergoing clinical trial is a surprising plant most commonly known for its decorative use: mistletoe.
Dermaplaning involves the use of a sterile, surgical grade scalpel to gently scrape, or “shave” off the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the face. This physical exfoliation technique leaves skin feeling and looking smoother, healthier and brighter. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning requires a specific technique and use of an extremely sharp, straight blade. This super effective treatment has become increasingly popular for those seeking a relatively quick and painless way to remove facial hair, while experiencing a variety of other skin benefits at the same time.