Tag Archives: chronic inflammation

Periodontal disease and chronic inflammation

January 28, 2013

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by Nicholas Meyer —  Periodontal disease is a slow but progressive, chronic inflammatory disease. This complex disease process takes place in the presence of bacterial byproducts and a weakened host resistance. Chronic inflammation is the big buzz in medicine now, and is considered by researchers to be the fundamental problem behind many Western diseases. The […]

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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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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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Health updates: Sugar and mental health, and trans fats

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding sugar and mental health, and a link between trans fat intake and coronary heart disease. The links between sugar and mental health Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding was a strong link between […]

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