Gut health is central to all aspects of health. There are trillions of bacteria in the gut, containing over 500 species and weighing around 1.3kg. The bacterial DNA outnumber your own DNA by at least 100 times. You have about 20,000 genes, but there are 2 million or more bacterial genes.
Monthly Archive: February 2019
Varicose veins are a pretty common issue. They’re identified as abnormally large veins near the skin’s surface. They most commonly appear in the calves or thighs. They tend to be caused by a weakening of the vein walls or poorly functioning valves, which regulate blood flow. Approximately 25% of women in the US experience varicose veins and so do 10% of men.
Split ends occur when your hair starts to fray a little bit like a rope or thread. For the most part, split ends are caused by over brushing, coloring, heat (blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron), and too much washing. All of these cause wear and tear on the hair can cause the ends to the split. Luckily, home remedies for split ends can help, no matter what the cause of your split ends are.
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a disorder that reduces your blood’s clotting ability. This is usually caused by a lack of the protein Von Willebrand factor (VWF) but it can also be caused if the VWF proteins in your body are faulty and don’t work as well as they should. People suffering from VWD will find that if they cut themselves, have a bloody nose, or undergo surgery, they bleed excessively, making it very hard to stem any bleeding.
Platelets are needed to help your blood to clot, so if your platelet count is low, you may start to feel tired, bruise easily, or notice your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. This condition is known as thrombocytopenia. If you’re diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, you should speak to your doctor to figure out what’s causing it and how you can combat it. Only a doctor can properly diagnose thrombocytopenia, but home remedies can help to treat the symptoms.