Inflammation, Cellular Health and Cancer Prevention

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May is Cancer Month and Island Healthworks is highlghting cancer prevention through cellular health all month. This diet and lifestyle article addresses the connection between cancer, physiology, and organ health! Our previous cancer and cellular health article addressed cancer prevention, lifestyle, and diet. Numerous interconnected body syst...
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Stroke – Exclusive Insights and How to Restore Your Health

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​Stroke is medically known as cerebrovascular accident or CVA. Another common name for Stroke is 'brain attack.' Stroke is both a neurological (brain) disease and a cardiovascular (heart) disease.Even though three-quarters of stroke patients are over 65 years old, the disease can occur at any age.According to the U.S stroke statistics, Stroke is th...
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Cancer, Nutrition & Diet

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Cancer Prevention, Your Diet & Cellular Health This diet and lifestyle article addresses the connection between cancer, cellular health, and diet! Our previous cancer and cellular health article explored environmental conditions. Our next feature will explore the physiology and cellular health. Multiple factors affect cellular health and the or...
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Dietary Fat Choices & Your Health

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Healthy Fats Affect Weight, Cardiovascular, Skin & Brain HealthWe may try to limit fats as a threat to our beltlines. However, a selective approach must be taken to optimize health. Some compounds must be welcomed, as they are required in abundance for strong tissues, healthy skin and sound brain function. These fats are key to healthy metaboli...
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The Acid & Alkaline Balance in Your Body

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A vast range of chemical compounds can be measured in terms of their relative acidity or alkalinity. Acidity and alkalinity are measured on the pH (percent hydrogen) scale. The higher the concentration of hydrogen ions, the more acidic a given compound becomes. A pH of seven is neutral, while lower numbers are acid, and higher numbers are alkaline....
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Planet Earth, Human Adaptions & a Healthy Diet

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​Evolution, adaptation, and tradition are part of human culture and the lifestyles of many other species. When we take walks in the forest and observe animals, we see them using resources in both traditional and innovative ways. We also observe animals with a long history of adaptation to their environment, their daily routines, and life cycles.Hum...
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Cancer and the Human Environment

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May is Cancer Month. Island Healthworks will be addressing cancer prevention through cellular health education all month.  This environmental health article addresses the connection between cancer, cellular health, and ecology! Our next two cancer and cellular health articles will explore physiology and diet. Our goal at Island Healt...
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Coronary Artery Disease - Every Thing You Need To Know

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Coronary artery disease is one of the significant conditions under the umbrella of heart diseases. The annual fatality rate of general heart diseases in the US alone is approximately 610,000 people. The figure translates to one heart disease fatality in every four deaths annually.Coronary artery disease or CAD, as it is mostly known, has a high pre...
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Congenital Heart Disease - What You Need to Know

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One of the leading birth-defect diseases in children is congenital heart disease, also known as a congenital heart defect. Congenital means a disorder present at birth. It is as a result of malformation of the heart or its blood vessels before birth.According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), in the US alone, about 40,000 chi...
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The Complexity of Your Intestinal System

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Did you know that the most complex journey of your food digestion is through the intestinal system?The food digestion process kicks off at the mouth to end up in the winding stretch of the intestinal system before getting out through the exit. The intestinal system plays a vital role in nourishing your entire body with nutrients and vitamins.The ga...
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Your Lungs and Your Pleura, How They Impact Your Health

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Your lungs are significant organs in your body's respiratory system. They support most of the other body systems by providing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and other body wastes from the body.Did you know that your lungs are as large as a tennis court?According to various reliable sources, both of your lungs, when open and spread on the ground...
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An Important Message from Yvonne...Re: Covid-19

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to support our patients throughout this unprecedented situation.Our commitment is clear – we're here to help throughout these challenging times.We're here for you, and we are taking essential steps to safeguard everyone we serve. We will be availa...
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Coronavirus - The Global Health Menace of a Novel Virus

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What is Covid-19 (Coronavirus)?According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus (COVID-19) starts from the virus 2019-nCoV (2019 novel coronavirus). It is a new novel strain in humans that has never been identified before.The disease is a combination of many respiratory disease-causing viruses such as common cold, Mers-Cov (Middle East...
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The Gut-Brain Connection - The Relationship Between the 'Two Brains'

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Do you know that your gut is your 'second brain' which works hand-in-hand with your central brain? It is scientifically proven that the gut-brain connection is real."How?" you may ask. Think of the fluttery sensations' butterflies' in your stomach when you think of someone you love or anything exciting you are anticipating to happen. Most people we...
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Understanding Your Immune System – Structure, Functions, and Disorders

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Your immune system is significant to your entire health. It is a system that enables other body systems to operate in a healthy environment.Why are some people prone to diseases while others enjoy an extended healthy life? It is all about your immune system. The strength of your immune system determines your health.In your daily activities, you enc...
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Should I Take Probiotics with Antibiotics?

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QUESTION: Do antibiotics kill the probiotic supplements we take? Should I discontinue my probiotics until after I have completed my round of antibiotics?ANSWER: This is an excellent question! It is recommended that you take the probiotic at least 4 hours after the antibiotic. Do this twice a day taking 2 capsules each time so it will...
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Everything You Must Know About High Blood Pressure

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Have you recently visited your health facilities requesting for your blood pressure reading? If you have never had blood pressure checked, you must have it done immediately.According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is a 'silent killer' disease. The disease can 'silently' remain in you without any indications. Importance of Ch...
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Discover Your Urinary System

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Do you ever wonder how often you should pass urine? Whether you have a healthy urinary system or not, various factors can alter your regular urinary frequency. Some of the reasons can be taking beverages excessively, age, cold weather, and others, which can cause diuresis (excessive urination).In your normal healthy circumstance, your urinary ...
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Our Great Glandular System: Facts, Functions, and Disorders

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Do you know that the glandular system regulates your moods, whether happy or sad? Yes, various glands release some chemicals known as hormones to control most bodily functions. Some hormones then trigger of control some emotions or moods depending on the chemicals.Hormones are part of the glandular system that act as chemical messengers for bodily ...
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Energy Drink Risks - What Makes Them Dangerous?

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Plenty of folks regularly drink caffeine in coffee and soda, but energy drinks are like coffee on steroids. In addition to large amounts of caffeine, they also contain high quantities of sugar and additional artificial stimulants like taurine or guarana. While you can find many of these ingredients separately in other foods, it's the combination an...
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