New Metabolic Process Can Switch Off Inflammation

New Metabolic Process Can Switch Off Inflammation

Rejoice! Scientists may have found a new way to curb chronic inflammation! Researchers from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Dublin have discovered a new metabolic process that can switch off inflammation. They have discovered ‘itaconate’, a molecule derived from glucose, which has the power to switch off the macrophages. What are macrophages? Macrophages are the cells of the immune system, which are formed in response to various infections. It is important to note that any infection or wound cannot be healed without inflammation, however, chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases. These include…

Bacteria found in milk and beef linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Bacteria found in milk and beef linked to rheumatoid arthritis

“Drinking milk or eating beef could cause rheumatoid arthritis, scientists warn,” reports the Mail Online. However, the story is more complicated than the headline suggests. Researchers investigated genetic mutations in the blood cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that mutations to a gene that regulates the immune system may “take off the brakes”, so that the body mounts an over-the-top immune response which causes inflammation and damages joints and tissues. They also tested people’s blood for DNA from Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacteria, known as MAP. Researchers have linked…

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

The Right Antioxidants for the Brain

The Right Antioxidants for the Brain

Vitamin E- vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which is very important in the protection of brain and peripheral nerve cells. Vitamin E is able to cross through the blood brain barrier, but it does not have some difficulty. Researchers have to use very high doses of vitamin E in supplementation in order to increase the level of vitamin E in this area of the body. Therefore, vitamin E is an important antioxidant in protecting brain cells but probably not the best one in this situation. Vitamin C- Vitamin c…

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

One might anticipate that smog or chemicals pose the biggest threat to our health on a daily basis. But would you believe the greatest cause of oxidative stress in our bodies is cigarette and cigar smoke? It’s true. Smoking has been associated with the increased risk of asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. We all are aware of the health consequences of smoking, but it is fascinating to realize that the underlying problem is the amount of oxidative stress smoking produces in our bodies. Cigarette smoke contains…

The New Test For Heart Disease

The New Test For Heart Disease

Ultrasensitive CRP- As the medical community begins to realize that coronary artery disease is decidedly an inflammatory and not a cholesterol disease, more clinical studies are appearing in the medical literature advising physicians of effective ways to evaluate patients. Several studies have looked at various products in the body that give us evidence of the amount of inflammation that is present in the arteries. One such highly preferred blood test is the highly sensitive C – reactive protein (hs CRP). This test measures the arterial inflammation currently present. This test…

Nutritional Supplements-Protecting Your Health

Nutritional Supplements-Protecting Your Health

Nutritional supplementation is really about health, not disease. Attacking the root cause of chronic degerative disease is true preventive medicine. We must realize that most of us enjoy good health and want to continue. Although, the patients who have developed a serious illness and were able to take back control of their health again, everyone would agree that it’s much easier to maintain health than it is to try to regain it. By applying these simple principles, which are in a good health can decrease the risk of developing these…

Cellular Nutrition; Putting It All Together

Cellular Nutrition; Putting It All Together

We all must have spoken of the most frustrating or painful diseases doctors encounter in their patients, but now, they testify to the deepest fulfillment of a physician, watching me, women, and children of all ages living life at its fullest again after a debilitating disease. These people are back in control of their health, instead of their illness controlling them. But here is the honest truth; that have never seen in patients achieve this kind of response with traditional medicine alone. The results of this were a “supernatural” miracle…

Air Pollution And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Air Pollution And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

There is nothing harder than watching patients, young or old, struggle with very breath, often requiring nasal oxygen twenty-four hours a day. This is the case in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary-disease (COPD), which includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchiolitis. These patients are hardly able to exert themselves at all find that their pulmonary disability greatly hampers their joy in living. Not everyone is able to make a conscious choice to live in a healthy environment, but prevention weighs heavily in the mind. Here again, it is not the years…