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The rhythm of Melatonin
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Melatonin is released by the brain in tune with the rhythm of day / night . Its function is to induce sleep and to be the leader of the orchestra of many hormones.

Some insomnia is due to imbalance of melatonin rhythm.

For a better treatment of chronic insomnia is important to know the rhythm of melatonin . If this is disabled in your spare can be critical for the regulation and quality of sleep.
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Cortisol biorhythm
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Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands.
Its release into the bloodstream is synchronized with the solar rhythm.
The higher level occurs between 8 and 9 am and at night its level will be at a minimum stage.

But stress is a powerful stimulus of cortisol production. In continuous stress situations, cortisol levels may be very unbalanced throughout the day.
The measurement of salivary cortisol biorhythm can reveal the impact of stress on organic balance.

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Basal insulin
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Basal insulin measurement should be part of the analysis of periodic assessment in preventive medicine or for regular analysis for those who have excessive weight, risk of diabetes or metabolic diseases.

Its high level reveals a greater risk for diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and neurological degenerative diseases, systemic inflammation and abdominal obesity.

 

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Fortnight started in 1 July 2013: Vitamins & Minerals
Hair Mineral Analysis
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The mineralolgrama hair is a laboratory analysis that allows you to know the approximate, body composition of metals and minerals.

Analysis is indicated for the diagnosis of chronic intoxication by toxic metals or minerals.

May reflect a deficiency or excess of minerals normal body constitution.

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Fortnight started in 22 April 2013: Inflammation & Anti-inflammation
C-reactive protein – CRP or hs-CRP – inflammation laboratory indicators
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The C-reactive protein - CRP - is a clinical laboratory analysis which indicates the existence of an acute or chronic inflammatory process.
CRP shows that there is inflammation, but does not disclose which or where it is.

A more specific analysis to determine the existence of inflammation and cardiovascular risk is the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein: hs-CRP.

The hs-CRP can also be used as an indicator of systemic silent inflammation.

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Fortnight started in 25 February 2013: Gluten & Gluten free
Intolerance, allergy and food sensitivity: Understand the differences
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The personal reactions to foods can be the cause of many types of clinical symptoms and have various designations, which has generated some confusion.
Food intolerance is the inability to digest food by the lack of specific digestive enzymes.
The allergy and food sensitivity are immune reactions mediated by the immune system, which are immediate or delayed responses, respectively. They are involved in the origin of chronic disease.

In this sense, it is important to know well the differences between intolerance, allergy and food sensitivity.

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Fortnight started in 19 November 2012: Sleep & Sleeping
The rhythm of Melatonin
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Labs Cristina Sales

Melatonin is released by the brain in tune with the rhythm of day / night . Its function is to induce sleep and to be the leader of the orchestra of many hormones .
Some insomnia is due to imbalance of melatonin rhythm .
For a better treatment of chronic insomnia is important to know the rhythm of melatonin . If this is disabled in your spare can be critical for the regulation and quality of sleep .

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Fortnight started in 5 November 2012: Cooking & Eating
Blood glucose level and glycated hemoglobin - what do they mean?
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The blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin levels are intimately connected to the food we eat.
Often we only care about blood glucose levels, but glycated hemoglobin is of fundamental importance to understand our  blood sugar control in the past 3 months.
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