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 […]

The Surprising Benefits of Nicotine

The Surprising Benefits of Nicotine Warning signs on the labels of tobacco products indicate they are injurious to health. Even e-cigarettes may contain harmful toxins. But with new studies, benefits of nicotine have come to light. It appears that nicotine, when given isolated from tobacco, can protect the brain from aging. It also cuts down the risk of Alzheimer’s and […]

Tanning and Ultraviolet Effects

Tanning and Ultraviolet Effects Ultraviolet effects largely depend on the location, duration and the time of sun exposure. With sensible sunlight exposure, your body gains access to immense benefits of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, spending excess time under sunlight can lead to serious health issues. Our earth’s atmosphere acts as a natural protective layer blocking most of the UV […]

Sweet and Spicy Creamy Chicken Salad

Sweet and Spicy Creamy Chicken Salad Foods play an important role in shaping your health. Many health problems can be corrected by following a healthy nutritious diet. Including whole fresh foods in your daily routine helps boost your immune system and offers a host of health benefits. Sweet, creamy, crunchy, and spicy, this creamy chicken salad with Bibb lettuce and radish […]

Sub-clinical Vitamin Deficiencies and AFS

Sub-clinical Vitamin Deficiencies and AFS With the increase in processed foods, the reliance on fast-food chains, and restaurants to prepare meals, and the constantly rushed lifestyle, sub-clinical vitamin deficiencies are only becoming more and more widespread. If your body is depleted of the proper nutritional foods, it could drastically affect your physical and mental health in a myriad of ways. […]

Prebiotics for Sleep

Prebiotics for Sleep Insufficient sleep has become a public health problem, an epidemic, and linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, medical issues and many other occupational errors. The CDC has estimated in their latest calculations that 50-70 million American adults have sleep disorders! One unusual consideration that may help in this crisis is including prebiotics for sleep. […]
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