Category Archives: Inflammation


Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 2

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 2

Read Part 1 Histamines and Inflammation Histamine is a messenger substance in the body that aids in cellular communication. In its role as a regulator in the body, histamine works in digestion in conditions of normal gut flora, lowers blood pressure, and regulates sleep patterns. Diamine oxidase (DAO) is an important enzyme that breaks down […]

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 1

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 1

The current epidemic of chronic illness not only in the U.S. but around the world has spurred considerable research into the role of normal gut flora and inflammatory markers in the development of these chronic illnesses. Much valuable information has been generated regarding inflammation as the apparent foundation of many of these conditions. Disruptors of […]

Foods Causing Inflammation Should Be Removed from Your Diet

Foods Causing Inflammation Should Be Removed from Your Diet

There is a vast amount of literature and information available regarding what you should or shouldn’t eat these days. Various explanations for food sensitivities abound and there is a fad diet for every issue under the sun. There is a core issue of foods causing inflammation that is the keystone for unleashing a better and […]

Easy Steps to Promote a Healthy Digestive System

Easy Steps to Promote a Healthy Digestive System

A healthy digestive system ensures a healthy life. Your body requires energy to function and survive. Food acts as a source of energy but your body cannot directly absorb nutrients from the food you eat. In the digestion process, your digestive system converts the food into simpler forms for easy absorption. The digestive system comprises […]

Top 9 Benefits of Garlic

Top 9 Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is a delicious herb that simply enhances the flavor of just about any dish it is put in, although many avoid it for its bad-breath aftermath. Nonetheless, garlic comes with a much bigger package than just adding taste to your food. Benefits of garlic include, but are not limited to, preventing and reversing hair […]

Is the Vegan Diet Right for You?

Is the Vegan Diet Right for You?

The vegan diet is not just another fad; it’s a growing movement in the world of nutrition that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. In the US, the number of vegans hovers somewhere between 0.1-0.5% of the population at any time. Veganism is a lifestyle choice that people make for different reasons: some […]

The Guide to Endocrine Hormones

The Guide to Endocrine Hormones

Reproductive hormones, like estrogen and testosterone, are often the most well known hormones. Estrogen, for example, is well known as the hormone one responsible for making the uterus lining thick so an egg can implant and for causing PMS symptoms. However, estrogen is only one of many endocrine hormones that perform a multitude of vital […]

Is Mucilaginous Fiber All it is Cracked Up to Be?

Is Mucilaginous Fiber All it is Cracked Up to Be?

Mucilage is a slimy substance found in certain plants. It is usually formed by the plant sugars (polysaccharides). Its main functions are to store food, thicken plant membranes, store water, and help with seed germination. Mucilaginous fiber has a mending ability when it comes to humans and plays quite an important role in the body’s […]

Resolving Inflammation: The Heart of Chronic Illness

Resolving Inflammation: The Heart of Chronic Illness

Inflammation is at the heart of almost all chronic diseases including cancer, obesity, and heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the U.S. Resolving inflammation should be a priority for anyone consciously choosing a healthy lifestyle. There are many methods for eliminating and or controlling inflammation, from alternative methods such as natural […]

The Benefits of Smelling Farts (Is This a Bad Joke?)

The Benefits of Smelling Farts (Is This a Bad Joke?)

No, really. You may think that you just misread the title, but this is not a joke. Smelling farts, or the medical term of “flatulence”, has actually been proven to have some major health benefits, including saving your life! Yes, you read that correctly. You no longer have to hold your breath or run and […]

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