Is Inflammation bad?

Inflammation—Your System on Fire One of the keystone discoveries of modern medicine is the relationship between systemic inflammation and a host of chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, dementia, gastrointestinal disorders, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and more. Virtually all specialties in the medical sciences recognize inflammation as a major player in the development of chronic … Read more

Eat Fiber To REVERSE Colon Cancer Risk, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and More

Metabolism—The Importance of Short-Chain Fatty Acids The role of the gut microflora in metabolic function is now well recognized. The amount of energy you harvest from the foods you eat is largely determined by the type of bugs you have in your gut. Let’s look at what this means and why it’s important. Eating is … Read more

This Antioxidant In Red Wine Can REVERSE Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

That glass of red wine might offer more benefits to your health than you thought. Resveratrol, an antioxidant compound present in many berries and plants—most abundantly in red grape skins—is said to have healing properties ranging from lowering the risk of heart disease and some cancers to aiding in antidepressive behavior and aging. Resveratrol occurs … Read more

Put an end to stomach problems! 5 fermented foods you need to start eating

What are Fermented Foods? Fermented foods are a special group of foods that have gone through a fermentation process, creating a pickled, or strongly flavored food, drink, or condiment. Unless you are used to these flavors they may take a few samplings to acquire a taste for the food. During the fermentation process natural bacteria … Read more

Tylenol Can Kill: Study Shows Kidney and Heart Problems, Death

Just Say No To Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol®) is the most commonly used analgesic medication worldwide. I have never been a fan of using acetaminophen for any condition. Let me explain. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (March 1, 2015) highlighted some of the adverse effects of acetaminophen. The researchers looked … Read more

The science-backed reason why women are more likely to suffer from anxiety than men

Why Are Women More Prone To Anxiety? Nearly a quarter of women between age 20 and 60—23 percent—are on antidepressants. Depression often coexists with anxiety; these are two common problems in terms of mental health, and both are very common in women. But why are women more prone to anxiety than men? For starters, the … Read more

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Write Down Your Thoughts

The Importance of Brain Health We often don’t think about the brain—after all, we can’t see it—but throughout the last couple of decades as it’s becoming more thoroughly studied, researchers (not to mention the general population) realize that caring for the brain is a critical part of survival. Brain health directly relates to attention deficit … Read more