Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in blood plasma . There is increasing evidence that high levels of homocysteine are responsible for cell damage and inflammation which kick starts a host of diseases ~ these include HEART DISEASE , STROKES and ALZHEIMERS. Other studies suggest that high levels of homocysteine may play a role in recurring miscarriages, infertility,arthritis , certain cancers , in fact up to 100 different medical conditions have been linked to high levels of homocysteine.
Homocysteine is an amino acid – a building block of protein – produced by the body as it metabolises proteins from the diet. In healthy individuals,it is converted into important chemicals which are used to power the the cells of the body and help them function properly.
A disruption in this process – which can be caused by vitamin deficiencies,smoking, lack of exercise,menopause,unhealthy diet and too much tea,coffee or alcohol – can cause homocysteine levels to rise. Eating a diet overly rich in animal proteins can also cause levels to rise.
THE GOOD NEWS !
In an article written by Dr Gillian Hart in ‘ The Nutrition Practitioner ‘she explains that, in many cases,high homocysteine levels can be restored to normal therefore reducing the risk of disease and ill health.
YOU CAN TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE HEALTH ~ whatever the state of your health a homocysteine test can help assess your risk ~allowing you to take action to reduce that risk and provide peace of mind for the future.
NOW AVAILABLE AT SHROPSHIRE COLONICS
** Blood test [ finger-prick test ] to determine Homocysteine level
** Accurate testing of Homocysteine level – results back with 7-10 days
** Follow up advice including dietary advice, advice regarding improving intake of B vitamins ,zinc,folic acid and trimethylglycine[TMG] – The most important nutrients that help lower homocysteine levels .
** Lifestyle advice.
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