13 Ways to Detoxify your Body

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We share the world with billions of other people and with a multitude of industrialized nations. When you add up all of the manufacturing plants, exhaust pipes and smaller sources of toxins-like cleaning products, cosmetics, prescription drugs, plastic packaging and more-the concept of detoxifying your body has immense merit. But where do you start...
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Everything You Must Know About Mesothelioma

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Could you be living in an asbestos-exposed environment? In that case, you are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.In such an environment, you are more likely to inhale and ingest asbestos fibers unknowingly.Most of the old buildings and homes have old pipe systems made of asbestos. Others may still have asbestos roofing, although such roof...
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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) - Not an Ordinary Heart Attack

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, also known as SCAD, is a rare heart disease that is highly misdiagnosed and often leads to sudden death.Many people regard SCAD as a typical heart attack, which is a wrong assumption. SCAD is an uncommon condition that occurs instantly without prior warning. According to one 56 years old veteran heart nurse a...
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Benefits of Collagen: Protein for Healthy Skin & More

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Have you heard about collagen? Whether you're familiar with the term and what it means or not, you likely use or ingest collagen without even realizing it, and collagen benefits your body in many ways. Lotions, cosmetics, creams and supplements often contain collagen, and these products put it to work to deliver better health to your body and skin....
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An In-Depth Look at Our Endocannabinoid System

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Your body consists of an endocannabinoid system that contains natural cannabinoid receptors. It produces some endocannabinoid molecules or lipid ligands that bind to your endocannabinoid receptors. Endocannabinoids ("endo" means from within) system molecules are naturally similar to those from a cannabis plant such as THC or CBD.The endocannabinoid...
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Everything You Need to Know About A Heart Attack

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Heart disease is among the top fatal diseases in the world. The fatality figure of heart disease in the US alone is approximately 610,000 people annually.In our previous heart disease series, we discussed hypertension. Two kinds of hypertension are essential hypertension and secondary hypertension. Essential hypertension does not reveal any symptom...
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Instructive Insights for You

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What is a sudden cardiac arrest? Is sudden cardiac arrest fatal? How can I know it is cardiac arrest, and what should I do when in the situation? Get answers to many of your questions on cardiac arrest in these instructive insights.Read on to find out more about sudden cardiac arrest.Sudden Cardiac Arrest OverviewThe heart disease that can suddenly...
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Details of Your Structural System

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Can you visualize a human body without a structural system? Like the jellyfish, your body without a supporting structure would be a mass of jelly-like shapeless form. But, with the skeletal system, your body holds together to form an erectile moving form.What is the Structural System?The structural system consists of a body framework of bones with ...
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The Lymphatic System – Facts, Functions & Disorders

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How much do you know of your lymphatic system and its role in your body? You might not know much about the system even though it is a central system for your entire health.What you might not know is that without this 'little known' lymphatic system, your other body systems would cease to function entirely. Follow the conversation to find out why th...
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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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