The thyroid is a gland in the neck, near the base of the throat. The thyroid gland makes hormones that help control many of the body’s metabolic processes, such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Thyroid disorders can be serious. However, most thyroid disorders can be treated successfully with medication. Dr Ross Walker looks at the Thyroid in Bodyworks.
It is often said that diabetics are very much like the “canaries in the coal mines” in regard to vascular risk. Many years ago, miners would take canaries into the coal mines so if there was a gas leak, the canaries would die long before any of the humans.This rather disturbing analogy for diabetics is […]
Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease is defined as the presence of fat in the liver when no other obvious cause is present, such as alcohol abuse or any other potential liver toxin. With the increasing problems of diabetes and obesity in modern society, the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is rising […]
It has often been said, “You are what you eat”, but could it also possibly be, as many people have suggested for a long time, that many common diseases are also what we eat. I & many other health professionals have been saying for many years that many of our common diseases are linked to […]
Can having a broken heart actually damage your real heart? How can a broken heart affect your real heart? (Since this is your area of expertise, we’d love an in-depth note on a few repercussions. We’ve previously heard of chest pain, tightness, broken heart syndrome and even an increase in heart attack risk can occur.) […]