Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is a syndrome that is characterized by restlessness, increased muscular movement and activity, impulsive behaviour, short attention span and inability to concentrate.  Another name for this syndrome is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  This condition may begin in early childhood but … Continue reading

Headaches, Migraine

A migraine headache is one that affects one half of the head and may be accompanied by disordered vision and gastrointestinal disturbances.  There may also be sharp stabbing pains in the temple region.  Migraines are usually the result of hidden food … Continue reading

Edema

Edema is a condition in which bodily tissues retain an excess amount of fluid.  It can result from insufficient dietary protein, hidden food sensitivities, electrolyte imbalances, and/or capillary fragility.  Edema can also be a symptom of lymphatic obstruction, kidney disturbances, or … Continue reading

Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is an intensely itchy, inflammatory skin disease characterized by scales, crusts, scabs, redness, blisters or pustules, alone or in combination.  It is commonly found on the face, wrists, and insides of the elbows and knees.  Most common cause … Continue reading

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition whereby stools are liquid and movements are frequent.  It can be caused by bacterial infection from food poisoning (“turista”), from deficiencies of disaccharidase enzymes, or from irritation of the colon.  In acute diarrhea, especially in infants, … Continue reading

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease (regional ileitis, regional enteritis) involves chronic non-specific inflammation of the lowest part of the small intestine.  Symptoms may come and go and include diarrhea, abdominal pain, anemia, weight loss, fistula formation, and eventual intestinal blockage.  Stools are soft and … Continue reading

Colon, Irritable

Both the small and large intestines are involved in this syndrome of impaired intestinal motility.  Symptoms include cramping, usually in the lower abdomen, and constipation alternating with diarrhea.  The pain is usually relieved by the passage of either small-diameter stools … Continue reading