Allergic diseases are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment. They include hay fever, food allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include red eyes, an itchy rash, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath, or swelling. In many cases, allergy is little more than a […]
For DES Daughters, Conception and Pregnancy Are DifficultMy first pregnancy, now 30 years back, was difficult. I am a DES daughter and after years of trying to conceive naturally, we tried in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which was pretty new at the time. The first IVF attempt led to a miscarriage. The second IVF attempt was successful […]
Let Food Be MedicineAt the risk of repeating myself too much as in former pages of this website, I want to return to discussing in some depth the fallacies incorporated in our present approach to health and disease. You may or may not remember that I have stated a number of times that Hippocrates (400 […]
Years of Pain, Fatigue, and Weird SymptomsI have had chronic fatigue syndrome, excessive Non-REM (NREM) dreaming, mood issues and muscle pain 24/7 for as long as I can remember. I have been to more than 100 health practitioners of various flavors, from the conventional doctors and specialists, to herbalists, energy medicine doctors, hypnotists and acupuncturists […]
The combined APS (American Physiological Society) and EB (Experimental Biology) conference was full of excitement for me. This was my first migraine-associated presentation to scientists, MDs, and premed students. I have never presented a poster at any conference—I have usually given lectures. I was concerned. Will my posters catch any interest? Then I arrived at […]
For some time now, we have been covering all the ways in which thiamine deficiency influences disease. The primary mechanisms are through the down regulation of mitochondrial enzymes critical for ATP production. The lack of thiamine impairs mitochondrial functioning significantly leading to complex, debilitating, chronic, and sometimes, deadly illnesses. With mitochondrial energy a requisite for […]
Fitness and survival are by nature estimates of past performance. George Wald Reconsidering Genetic Mutations: What is Baseline?Each person possesses a set of genes that belongs to that person only. It is not possible to state what the “baseline” human genetic makeup is; we can only look at phenotypes (observable characteristics or traits) and the […]
As we approach the end of 2017, let us vow to make 2018 better. Love extravagantly and be a light for someone.From all of us at Hormones Matter, we wish you the very best for the new year. Related posts: No related posts.