Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) – The Necessary Fuel – Part 2

The body has three ways of producing ATP: from creatine phosphate, anaerobic cellular respiration and aerobic cellular respiration. (Jenkins et all, 2007) At rest, the muscle fiber produce more ATP than is required by the body. This excess ATP is used to synthesize creatine phosphate – an energy rich molecule found only in the muscle […]

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) – The Necessary Fuel – Part 1

The human body has always fascinated me and as I have sat in the Anatomy and Physiology class the last few months, I have had several ‘aha’ moments. The co-dependence of the different systems of the body to regulate and maintain the body’s proper functioning that extends to the cellular level of the body has […]

All about Gallstones – Part 2

In my last blog, I talked about the function of the Gallbladder, what causes gallstones and how to diagnose if you have gallstones. I understand most doctors would usually advice patients to get a Cholecystectomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder- to eliminate pain associated with having gallbladder stones. The thought behind this is that […]

All about Gallstones! – Part 1

Ever heard of someone talking about having their gallbladder removed? Do we really need to remove an organ from our body to eliminate pain caused by gallstones!? Surgery seems like the number one remedy suggested by doctors and I wonder should we even be listening to them some times. Are there alternatives we can consider? […]

The Healing Circle

This week I had a profound experience. I witnessed a Healing Circle. The Healing Circle is a group session during which the power of energy is magnified by combining the participants’ energy with universal unconditional love of several practitioners in the circle. The circle is focused on healing a client by offering several different pathways […]

New ways to love carbs! – Part 2

Complex carbohydrates are rich in fiber and are not highly processed like refined carbohydrates, take longer to digest and hence provide a sustained source of energy for a longer duration. You will also feel satiated faster with lesser quantity of food and will not have that urge to snack unhealthily between meals.This pattern would then […]

New ways to love carbs! – Part 1

How many different diet plans have you heard of and read in the past where you’ve been asked to eliminate carbohydrates- without a clear distinction between the ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ carbohydrates – either completely or limit it to a minuscule amount in your diet to lose weight? I am sure plenty. Right? And, when you […]

Why do we fall ill?

Why do we really fall ill? Is diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle sufficient for protecting ourself from illnesses or life threatening diseases? Ever wondered if there are factors beyond these that might be affecting your health and well being. I have seen friends and family members who have blamed themselves for their illnesses. […]

Lactose Intolerance

Food sensitivities are getting more and more common these days. And it’s possible that most of us are have a sensitive reaction to some foods and we don’t even know it. Being lactose intolerance is fairly simple to detect most times. Lactose is a natural sugar found in milk and  other dairy products. Lactose intolerance […]

Quantum Healing

Over the last few months as I sat in class, I often questioned how most of the eastern healing modalities practiced today really work. I have experienced some of the benefits of these healing modalities and have known stories of miraculous recovery of many from serious health ailments. What fathomed me in the past is […]