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The anti-inflammatory diet

December 31, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Why is eating a rice cake as bad for you as eating a doughnut? Why are so many people plagued with arthritis these days? What’s the connection between fat and wrinkles? The answer to these questions: “It’s all about inflammation!” Whether it is doughnuts, potato chips or rice cakes, each of […]

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Toxic metals: Where they come from and how they affect us

December 20, 2012

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by Dr. Carole Eastman —  Sometimes occurring naturally and sometimes introduced by humans, toxic metals are everywhere. As a result of this chronic low-level exposure, as well as the body’s inability to adequately excrete them, these toxic heavy metals accumulate and are deposited in tissues such as bone, brain, kidney, liver, arteries, heart and muscle, […]

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The sweet taste of Alzheimer’s disease

December 9, 2012

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by Mary Budinger — Evidence is mounting that the same bodily mechanisms that lead to type 2 diabetes may be causing the current epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The culprit is sugar. When we think of insulin, we think of the pancreas. Insulin provides the cue for muscles, liver and fat cells to extract […]

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HGH: A fountain of youth

October 17, 2012

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by Leonie Rosenberg —  Most people live through their teens and 20s without appreciating the blessings of youth — trim bodies, supple skin, high libido, stamina, agility and a responsive immune system. Often it is not until we begin to manifest the symptoms of aging that we begin to appreciate the health we took for […]

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Factors to consider when providing caregiving at home

October 2, 2012

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by David Mitchell —  Consider these different scenarios: After a hip fracture, your mother has trouble getting around and she never gets back to her old self. The doctors say your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your aunt decides not to undergo further treatment for her cancer, and she is expected to live only about six […]

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Defending your body against pollution

September 19, 2012

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by Curt Burbach —  Unfortunately, the environment we live in is contaminated with toxic chemicals, heavy metals and carcinogens. Our air, land and water are saturated with these impurities, which have an extremely negative effect on the health of the human body. These toxins can accumulate and attack all of the body’s major systems by […]

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Natural help for chronic inflammation

September 19, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  While acute inflammation is an automatic immune response to help heal injury and disease, it can kill when it becomes chronic. From cardiovascular disease and arterial plaque bursting like popcorn, to cancer, depression, asthma, and diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, chronic inflammation is thought to be the underlying culprit. Unchecked […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

September 14, 2012

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by Marc Katz —  A few years ago there was a commercial whose tagline proclaimed, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” As we age, we are faced with a different series of problems than those we faced in our youth, the most prevalent of which is falling, sometimes fatally. Falls are becoming more […]

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What is the right diet for you?

August 14, 2012

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by Cary Bailen —  In a nation where obesity has become an epidemic, it is no wonder that people are more concerned than ever about health and wellness. Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products. Everywhere we look there is a new diet or magic pill on the market guaranteed to […]

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Rosemary chicken protects your brain from free radicals

July 15, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Rosemary is a shrubby evergreen bush that, according to folklore, takes its name from the Virgin Mary, who draped her cloak over a bush, placing a white flower on top of it. By the following morning, the flower had turned blue and, thereafter, the plant was known as the “Rose […]

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Lyme disease and Rife machines

March 5, 2012

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by Brenda Haas-Krieger —  Lyme disease is a seriously complex multi-system, inflammatory disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, spirochete bacteria similar to that which causes syphilis. Both Lyme and syphilis are called the great imitators because their symptoms mimic so many other diseases. Chronic cases of Lyme, cases that persist many months and years after the […]

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Preventing chronic inflammation for a healthier life

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Vijaya Nair —  Inflammation is your immune system’s way of protecting your body from physical trauma or foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria. It is supposed to be a short and powerful response. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t know how to turn off the inflammation switch and often ends up destroying the very […]

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The fire within that causes disease

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  Every chronic disease is an inflammatory disease. No matter what your diagnosis — allergies, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, Crohn’s, chronic fatigue, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis and obesity, to name a few — inflammation is a major part […]

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