Sleep is essential to healing and restoring the body and mind. Sleep and wakefulness have been defined as ‘recurring, behaviour states that reflect coordinated changes in the dynamic functional organization of the brain and that optimize physiology, behaviour, and health.”
“Sleep health” is not just the absence of a disorder or deficit, researchers suggest. Rather, promoting sleep health and education about sleep may help prevent imbalance, as with every other aspect of health. The importance of sleep health is highlighted by new research on the glymphatic system of the brain and CNS. Studies show that this system functions mainly during sleep and is largely disengaged during wakefulness. ...
The glymphatic system of the brain was described and named in 2013 by Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, a Danish neuroscientist. The glymphatic system is a "macroscopic waste clearance system that utilizes a unique system of perivascular channels, formed by astroglial cells, to promote efficient elimination of soluble proteins and metabolites from the central nervous system.”
Mitigating our daily exposures to industrial chemicals – from carpet off gas to herbicides in food or tap water and much more – relies on our defences: knowledge (learning, avoiding, choosing non-toxic products, filtration) awareness (political system, lobby efforts), our five senses, our natural abilities to detoxify and eliminate especially through the liver, kidneys, lungs, digestive system and skin.
News of the train derailment in Ohio on Feb. 3, 2023, has again highlighted concerns regarding industrial chemicals. In response, the EPA has issued regular reports from air, water and soil samplings for the area. On Feb. 23, they reported air measurements for certain chemicals and identified elevated levels for acrolein, benzene, vinyl chloride, o-xylene, naphthalene and more.
The symptoms of Parkinson's Disease (PD) are caused by the impairment or loss of neurons in the substantia nigra and/or the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. These neurons produce the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter dopamine. However, this signalling molecule within the brain also plays a central role in our ability to move.
Swedish pharmacologist and neuroscientist Arvid Carlsson discovered in 1957 that dopamine was concentrated in the basal ganglia, the portion of the brain that controls movement.
Enzymes are proteins (except for ribozyme) that act as biological catalysts converting ‘substrates’ into different molecular products. Almost all metabolic processes in human cells need enzyme catalysis.
The citric acid cycle also known as the Krebs cycle, for example, is a metabolic pathway in the mitochondria of our cells. The pathway involves at least eight enzymes our body produces in a series of reactions to create and release chemical energy in the form of ATP.
An increasing prevalence of allergies in animals mirrors that which we have seen in humans in western countries over the last 25 years. This ‘new normal’ for pets can include skin itching/hives, gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, vomiting), and upper respiratory reactivity (sneezing, itchy ears, ear infections, running eyes).
Allergens can include saliva from flea bites, foods, the environment (ie. hay and barn allergens for horses). The allergic pathways – immune system factors and the chemical cascade of the reaction – are the same for all mammals.
Our body has a set of complex thirst signals that include blood pressure, hormones – especially angiotensin II – and areas of the brain including the lamina terminalis. Some neurons of the lamina terminalis that are outside of the blood-brain barrier, monitor the fluid in the third ventricle “to determine its osmolality and the amount of sodium present” – which provides a snapshot of whole body hydration.
“Changes in blood osmolality correlate well with the subjective feeling of thirst in humans, and increased blood osmolality is probably the most important homeostatic signal for drinking in everyday life.”
Myocarditis is a disease that causes inflammation of the heart muscle, the myocardium. The inflammation, often in response to a viral infection, “enlarges and weakens the heart, creates scar tissue and forces it to work harder to circulate blood and oxygen throughout the body.”  Pericarditis is a condition that affects the pericardium, a thin membrane that surrounds the heart.
According to the Myocarditis Foundation, the condition is rare. It can affect anyone of any age but is seen twice as often in males than females. Globally, 3.1 million cases of myocarditis were diagnosed in 2017. The condition can lead to heart failure.
Viral infections are a leading cause of myocarditis. ...
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