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Nine widely used criteria to determine the strength of an association between a disease and its supposed causative agent. This was established by Sir Austin Bradford Hill, a British medical statistician.
A hydrophobic amino acid that is an important structural and functional component of many proteins and enzymes
A group of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain. People with dementia cannot think logically enough for normal activities and can lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. There are many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
14 minerals which are crucial to the growth and production of bones, teeth, hair, blood, nerves, skin, vitamins, enzymes and hormones; and the healthy functioning of many metabolic functions
A vital amino acid that is required by every muscle in the body, and is one of the most important building blocks in forming the proteins that maintain cellular health and tissue repair
An enzyme in the body that is a powerful scavenger of free radicals
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Investigates the impact our geographic environment has over our health, by examining the correlation between environmental factors and the incidence of disease.
The organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
An infection caused by pathogens (bacterial, viral, fungal or protozoan) that usually does not cause disease in a healthy host, i.e. one with a healthy immune system
Getting the right molecules in the right amount.
Restores the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry, using substances natural to the body.
An agnet that causes disease, especially a living microorganism such as a bacterium or fungus
A micronutrient that is essential element in several metabolic pathways, which as an enzyme help prevent damage to cells in the body
A neurotransmitter that plays a part in the regulation of mood, sleep, learning and constriction of blood vessels. Serotonin also has a role in appetite, vomiting, migraine and anxiety.
An essential amino acid formed from proteins that is necessary for normal growth and development, and is the precursor to several substances, including serotonin and niacin