Entries by Raluca Schachter

The Root Cause of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Dysfunctional Digestive System.

  What do depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, epileptic seizures and many other mental and behavioral disorders have in common? A dysfunctional digestive system. The digestive system has been called the “second brain”. The enteric nervous system (ENS), a branch of the autonomic nervous system, which is in the digestive system, can communicate and function independently […]

Chronic Viral Infections: a Functional and Integrative Approach to Profound Healing.

    Alternative medicine and especially functional and integrative medicine recognizes the importance of a well functioning gastrointestinal system for good health. This includes, among many other actions, removal of problematic pathogens from the body. Parasites, bacteria and fungi are able to generate a wide range of imbalances and illnesses. But the presence of latent […]

Calcium Metabolism and Bone Fractures.

  Children didn’t break bones as easily back in the days as they do today. The elderly weren’t as susceptible to falls and hard to heal bone fractures either. As with everything in our health and nutrition, over time, the skeletal system had to suffer too, and was forced to adapt and deal with whatever […]

Why Do You Have To Choose a Diet That Fits Your Metabolism?

There are around 86 diets on the market at this moment and counting. How do you determine which one is right for you? Trial and error? Your best friend’s advice? One of Hollywood’s celebrities advice? A magazine? TV news? Online forums? If you’re looking for that perfect diet, you have to admit you already tried […]

What Happens In Your Body When You Suffer From Thyroid Disease?

  Have you ever wondered how can the thyroid, such a small butterfly shaped gland be responsible of so many negative symptoms that affect your entire metabolism? This happens because the thyroid functions are interconnected with each system in the organism. If the thyroid doesn’t work well, neither do you and you can’t possibly feel […]

Choline and Why Do You Need Cholesterol Rich Foods?

  It has been decades since the population was inoculated with the idea that foods high in cholesterol should be avoided, in order to prevent heart disease. However, the clinical and historical evidence and the studies on this matter provide solid evidence: there is no good reason to avoid high cholesterol foods. One of the […]

Enjoy Baked Goods With Healthy Sprouted Flour. (Delicious Brownies Recipe Included!)

So many people these days have problems with grain consumption. Gluten sensitivities, obesity and celiac disease are on the rise and directly related to grain consumption, especially processed grain. Sensitivities became so severe in some people that they can?t even tolerate soaps containing gluten on their bodies. All kind of high protein, no-grain diets advise […]