Tag: inflammation

Aspirin for preventing a first heart attack is no more; Here’s a healthier alternative.

Aspirin for preventing a first heart attack is no more; Here’s a healthier alternative. Healthcare by committee can have unhealthy consequences. The side effects of taking a daily aspirin have become well known and now the committee who made the original recommendation for the health of it is telling us to stop, since the practice places us at risk. The US Preventative Services Task Force which is an independent volunteer panel of national medical experts (USPSTF) has just rescinded their recommendations for low-dose aspirin.  For years, low-dose aspirin has been recommended by doctors for adults over 60 years of age Read More »

Eat these foods for a healthier gut according to the NY Times.

Eat these foods for a healthier gut according to the NY Times. Science shows us that many of the diseases doctors treat medicinally begin in the gut. If you want to be healthier, you need to have a healthier gut. Food is medicine, and unhealthy foods over time can make us ill resulting in autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular problems, and more. It is more expensive and less effective in treating diseases caused by unhealthy life practices medically, than feeding people better. Unfortunately, many of the ideas people relied on such as the food pyramid have often done more harm than good. Read More »

Foods for a healthy gut.

Foods for a healthy gut. Gut health is the key to better overall health.   Antibiotics, too many sweets, and the wrong type of diet can lead to inflammation and many preventable diseases.  Foods for a healthy gut include fiber, fruits, green vegetables, many of which are not inflammatory causing foods and help your body grow the bacteria necessary for your body to properly process food and absorb nutrients. A gut that is lacking healthy flora, and is high in inflammatory foods will cause inflammation throughout the body which can cause autoimmune diseases and many other systemic problems. Which foods should Read More »

Inflammation and your mental, physical, and long term health; This knowledge will change medical practice forever.

Inflammation and your mental, physical, and long term health; This knowledge will change medical practice forever. Health care providers who perform functional medicine have said for years that inflammation was the cause of most disease, not cholesterol, and autoimmune diseases do not just happen to nice people. Many functional medicine providers, chiropractors, and nutritionists have advocated the idea of the leaky gut and the problems with a faulty barrier in the gut as the place many of these problems begin to occur. Mainstream medicines drug for your ill approach has a poor record when it comes to treating many chronic Read More »

Decreasing systemic inflammation may be the cure for everything according to AARP

Decreasing systemic inflammation may be the cure for everything according to AARP Chronic inflammation in the body may be the basis for disease.  Nutritionists and other complementary health providers have known this for years.  Modern medicine has been slow to adopt these facts until recently.   The typical medical approach of a symptom and a drug has resulted in high healthcare costs, more side effects and poorer health as we age. Inflammation plays a role in everyone’s health, but it also plays a role in many chronic diseases that may be preventable by reducing the level of inflammation in the body. Read More »