Tagged as Inflammation

Bacteria influence our bodies in ways even experts struggle to understand. Invaders can ravage a system, some attacking with such speed and fury that they can overwhelm and kill their hosts despite all efforts to stop them. In some cases, the damage and waste products bacteria leave behind could be equally as devastating. Some bacteria might even contribute to many different autoimmune and neurodegenerative...
January 7, 2021
Inflammation is an integral part of the immune system's response to injury and infection. It is the body's way of telling the immune system not only to heal and repair damaged tissues but also to defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria. When this happens, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from...
January 5, 2021
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune arthritis, also often referred to as inflammatory arthritis, which affects over 8 million US residents and 125 million people across the globe. Symptoms can vary depending on the person, with a broad range of illnesses spanning from bothersome to debilitating. Though there are both similarities and differences, as a disease, PsA falls into the same category...
December 31, 2020
Chronic inflammation raises our risk of diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. A new study shows that it’s not just magicians and monks who can use the power of their minds to overcome physical challenges. And a UCLA professor says “mind over matter” may actually succeed in -lowering our inflammation levels- — without drugs. Understanding Inflammation in the Body - Our -defense system- senses when...
November 5, 2020
We may not always take the time to appreciate our health and energy. But every day, our bodies perform incredible balancing acts to boost both our well-being and our energy levels, to keep us alive and keep us healthy.  As part of those efforts, our cells produce waste products and those include free radicals. Normally, free radicals are part of the body’s balancing act. When they are out of balance,...
September 30, 2020
New York Times #1 best-selling author Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He lectures worldwide on the important roles of nutrition and other lifestyle choices in brain health. His book - Brain Maker - , reveals the powerful role of probiotic gut bacteria in brain health and is filled with practical, user-friendly advice that will pave...
August 4, 2020
The body has many different processes to defend itself, including inflammation. Chronic inflammation refers to the body remaining in an elevated response state. When the body senses potential dangers, such as an infection or injury, it responds through a process broadly referred to as inflammation. Chronic- inflammation occurs when that process lasts for several months or even years. We're going to...
June 19, 2020
Body inflammation gets a lot of bad press, but these stories refer to chronic or excessive inflammation that causes health problems. There is also a good type of inflammation that occurs when a strong immune system responds therapeutically to an illness or injury. Beneficial inflammation is a survival tool the healthy immune system uses to differentiate a harmless substance from a harmful one called...
February 10, 2020
It’s one of the latest trends in healthy dieting. Celery juice has made headlines on popular sites like -Goop-, -Forbes- and -Shape-, and the list of its potential benefits has made the bright green concoction an Instagram sensation. Of course, no one food or drink is ever a cure-all, but the real benefits that come with this one might have you reaching for your juicer. Drinking celery juice just may...
January 21, 2020
Packing only -85 calories- per cup, blueberries are as good for your waistline as they are for your body. They contain loads of health-boosting vitamins and nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, protein and fiber. What’s more, they can ward off disease and help us remain in tip-top shape. And the best part? They’re available year-round in both fresh and frozen varieties. Blueberries...
December 23, 2019