Post Tagged with: "Inflammation"

An Underlying Cause of Obesity … and what WE can do about it!

A whole foods, plant-based diet that includes these Magnesium rich foods can fight obesity: Dark Leafy Greens Beans and lentils Organic Soybeans Whole grain brown rice Bananas Dried fruit Gluten-free, Whole oats Quinoa Pumpkin seeds

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Chronic cannabis use may cause brain inflammation

Chronic cannabis use may cause brain inflammation

Chronic marijuana use may cause inflammation in the brain that leads to problems with coordination and learning, a new study in animals suggests. The study also teased out why this brain inflammation leads to motor and learning problems, and found a surprising answer cannabis activates immune cells that appear to play a critical role in how a brain region called […]

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Bad Intestinal Bacteria Causes Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD) and Fibrosis

Four million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks one’s colon and intestines and leads to high levels of inflammation and digestive difficulties. Often, as a result of the constant inflammation, the intestines will form fibroids, or masses of cells that try to reinforce the intestinal walls to protect from further immune […]

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Obesity leads to brain inflammation, and low testosterone makes it worse

Low testosterone worsens the harmful effects of obesity in the nervous system, a new study in mice finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. “Low testosterone and obesity are common in aging men, and each is associated with type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease,” said the study’s lead investigator, Anusha […]

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Lavender for Migraine Headaches

Lavender for Migraine Headaches

A placebo-controlled clinical trial of lavender essential oil aromatherapy shows it to be an effective migraine therapy. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/lavender-for-migraine-headaches/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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7 Mistakes Nearly All Back-Pain Sufferers Make

7 Mistakes Nearly All Back-Pain Sufferers Make

Back pain caused by inflammation is one of the most common health issues in the United States, with up to 80 percent of the population suffering the condition at some point in one’s life. “But this exceedingly high number is just the beginning of the problem, because multiple studies indicate that roughly 70 percent of back surgeries fail,” says Jesse Cannone, […]

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Preventing Arthritis

Even flexitarians might be at increased risk for developing arthritis. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Potassium and Autoimmune Disease

Plant-based diets appear to decrease inflammation via a variety of mechanisms, including boosting our adrenal gland function due to the consumption of potassium rich foods, such as dark leafy greens. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/05/30/plant-based-diets-for-psoriasis/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Is Coffee Bad For You?

Is Coffee Bad For You?

You may think you feel comfort in your morning cup of coffee — the aroma, the taste, the warmth, the ritual… Unfortunately the few ‘pros’ of coffee are heavily outweighed by many serious ‘cons’, especially if you drink more caffeine throughout the day. TOP REASONS TO AVOID COFFEE (and other caffeinated beverages such as cola, tea, energy drinks, chocolate flavored drinks, and more): 1. […]

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Plant-Based Diets for Multiple Sclerosis

Plant-Based Diets for Multiple Sclerosis

The distinguished neurologist Roy Swank‘s low saturated fat diet remains the “most effective treatment of multiple sclerosis ever reported in the peer review literature.” In patients with early stage MS, 95% were without progression of their disease 34 years after adopting his meat and dairy-restricted diet. Even patients with initially advanced disease showed significant benefit. To date, no medication or […]

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