Healthy Eating Plan for Weight Loss: The Pesca Paleo Diet

    By Emily Holler In our previous blog on weight management, we discussed the role of leptin—the ‘satiety’ hormone—in losing weight. In a nutshell, leptin is a hormone produced by the fat cells in our body. It signals to the brain that our body has sufficient energy and thereby inhibits hunger. A condition known […]

Hyperthyroidism – An integrated treatment approach

To understand what hyperthyroidism is, it is important to first understand what the thyroid is, and the role of the thyroid in the body. The thyroid is a small gland located at the front of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid is responsible for releasing two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. These […]

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Parkinson’s disease results from the death of certain nerve cells in a part of the brain known as the substantia nigra. Normally, these cells produce an important chemical messenger called dopamine. Dopamine carries messages between […]