A 35-year-old woman with frequent urination (20 x/day) and urinary incontinence found that her symptoms resolved completely after 4 weeks on the dietary program changes…this after three other doctors…multiple meds and multiple cystoscopies
Optimal nutrition positively affects the immune system and your metabolism and supports women’s health before, during and after pregnancy. A personalized nutritional program based on the Alcat Test identifies which foods may be incompatible with a pregnant woman’s personal chemistry. Potentially pro-inflammatory foods can be avoided, and the body – and your baby – will be less stressed and burdened. The Alcat program helps to optimize detoxification and support a balanced immune system, eliminating damaging toxins and metabolic waste. This may also improve the function of the diverting organs like liver, kidney, skin and mucous membranes.
Detoxification and purification are key concepts of integrative medicine. They describe the discharge of toxins and metabolic waste products and enhancing the function of diverting organs (liver, kidney, skin and mucous membranes).
The Alcat program provides support of detoxification. By avoiding potentially inflammatory cellular responses, less waste products will be released by the granulocytes, with less burden on normal daily detoxification functions.
Fertility / Infertility
Fecundity (fertility) is the ability of an organism to produce offspring. This can be affected by many internal factors, such as hormonal imbalance, premature menopause, and being overweight, and/or external factors such as infections, foods, and pesticides. In women, the end of menstruation signals the onset of menopause and the end of the reproductive years. In men, fertility decreases in the 40’s, but can remain even in old age depending on an individual’s constitution.
Gestational diabetes is a special form of diabetes mellitus (link to Diabetes mellitus). During pregnancy the glucose release is increased, because the body needs more sugar. The pancreas must therefore produce insulin to lower the blood glucose level. If the pancreas cannot manage this increased need for insulin, the result will be insulin deficiency. It may also be that the cells do not respond to the insulin stimulus, resulting in a relative insulin deficiency and gestational diabetes. Being overweight or having poor dietary habits favors the development of gestational diabetes.
The word menstruation comes from the Latin word mensis “month” and describes the monthly recurrent bleeding from the uterus. The first menstrual period (menarche) begins in puberty; the last bleeding initiates the menopause. The monthly cycle is repeated approximately every 28 days and is controlled by interplay of hormones. Some women may notice little or no physical problems and other may suffer from water retention, bloating, fatigue or painful cramps (dysmenorrhea).
An optimized diet may help to manage these physical changes during and before menstruation.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a common endocrine disorder among women during her reproductive ages. The pathology includes metabolic, reproductive, psychological and cardiovascular effects. Scientists recommend lifestyle management as a treatment for PCOS; obesity can worsen the impact of PCOS.