Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Invisible Inflammation

The single greatest threat to our health is inflammation. Pick a disease, any disease, and talking inflammation. Sometimes inflammation is visible. For instance, bug bites, splinters, joint injuries, etc. give us a ringside seat to watch a mini-war as our body fights to get rid of the enemy and protect the homeland. Usually, though, we…

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When the Immune System Falls

What in the world is PANDAS? An ordinary, run-of-the-mill strep infection can lead to absolute disaster. One day your adorable child has a minor infection; the next day, your adorable child morphs into something out of a Stephen King novel. One little girl changed from happy-all-the-time to screeching-rages-all-the-time. And it went on, and on, and…

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The Reach-Out-And-Touch-Everything Immune System

Did you ever wonder how your body protects itself from disease? More important, did you ever wonder how you could help? Well, you probably know that your immune system leads the battle against disease. You may even know this defense system that protects us from evil may be the most complicated system in your body.

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Are Cows Smarter Then We Are?

Did you know that when a pastured cow is pregnant, she eats clover, almost to the exception of everything else. Why? Because she somehow knows that’s what she needs. While she may not actually understand why she’s eating so much clover, it contains the nutrition her body needs. I doubt that she understands the nutritional…

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Aging Doesn’t Have to Mean Bad Health

According to popular opinion, aging always means declining health. And that seems true enough, at least as far as we can tell, but let’s talk about why this doesn’t have to be. Our immune system determines how long and how well we live. The rest of the endocrine gang has a lot to say about…

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One Vitamin Everybody Needs

Your body won’t sparkle and shine without your dietary help. In fact, your wonderful body will prune up and go into sloth mode without some solid effort from you. Such as? Well, for one thing, we all need vitamins, minerals, amino acids–and I could go on–to high-step through life with style and energy.

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Acid or Alkaline: The Argument Rages

We live in contentious times. Chances are you’ve noticed all the tsk-tsking and flying fur,so this doesn’t come as a news flash. One raging argument, in the health world at least, is about acid/alkaline levels–what happens if you get it wrong, what to eat to get it right, and on, and on. Nothing ever gets…

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If You Don’t Like Your Genes, Change Them

For years and years (and years and years), we’ve been told our genetic heritage was fixed and unchangeable, so deal with it. Gene mutations, they said, determined our future. If BRCA1/BRCA2 show up in a test, they said your risk of breast cancer is scary high. Since we were told our genes couldn’t be changed,…

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