Helping Parkinson’s disease the natural way – Health Zone Clinic

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which results from a deterioration of neurons in the region of the brain that controls muscle movement. The degeneration creates a shortage of the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing the movement impairment, that characterize the disease.
People with Parkinson’s disease often experience trembling, muscle rigidity, difficulty walking, and problems with balance and coordination.

Although there are many theories about the cause of Parkinson’s, the etiology remains unexplained.
Various research papers have suggested mitochondrial abnormalities, environmental neurotoxic exposures, selective generation of potential toxins or reduced detoxification capacity. Infectious agents and genetic factors are also possible reasons for the disease.
Biochemical changes including increased levels of neurotoxic metals, the inhibition of mitochondrial complex 1 activity, and depleted glutathione levels occurring in the substantia nigra, all suggest that oxidative stress is present and pathologically involved in Parkinson’s disease.
Studies have also highlighted glutathione deficiency may be a common factor in parkinson’s with nigral damage. Continue reading ‘Helping Parkinson’s disease the natural way – Health Zone Clinic’ »

CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson

Sleep, or lack of it, has recently become a worrying health issue. It seems that people are getting less of it than in the past and often of a poorer quality too. Probably related to our interconnectedness to a 24 hour world via computers, smartphones and tablets, we seem to be finding it increasingly difficult to switch off at night and get a good nights sleep, but also due to increased alcohol consumption and the stress of financial and work related insecurity in a fast changing and increasingly competitive workplace.

Insomnia can manifest as either a difficulty getting off to sleep, frequent or early waking, often combined with a difficulty getting back off to sleep or a combination of both.

A number of traditional herbs are available to address insomnia, mostly sedatives like Valerian, Hops, Passionflower or Wild Lettuce which are a safe and mild alternative to highly addictive pharmaceutical sleeping tablets. However many people find these herbs are not strong enough if their insomnia is severe or chronic. A recent new arrival on the scene which is natural, but significantly stronger and more efficacious than other traditional sleep herbs is CBD or cannabidiol. Continue reading ‘CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson’ »

A natural solution for Migraine relief

Migraine headaches are related to abnormal changes in the blood flow and metabolism in the brain, the pain of migraine headaches results from sensory responses distinct from brain tissue because the brain itself is lacking in sensation.
Studies have shown a combination of Riboflavin, 400mg Coq10 150mg  and Magnesium 600mg have helped in the improvement of migraine symptoms.
 
Riboflavin B2 
A deficiency in mitochondrial energy metabolism may play a role in migraine pathology, Riboflavin or B2 an Important B vitamin, decreases migraine symptoms by increasing mitochondrial energy metabolism to the brain without changing neuronal excitability. Riboflavin may also provide protection from oxidative toxicity in the brain. Dietary sources of Riboflavin include Eggs, Asparagus, Artichokes and Avocado.