Chronic Inflammation

Reducing Inflammation is the Secret to Weight Loss

chronic inflammation impairs the brain’s ability to receive leptin’s appetite suppressing message. The good news is that by eating foods to reduce inflammationwill not only improve your heart health, it will improve your body’s responsiveness to leptin. When that happens, you reduce inflammation

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The Heart-Health/Skin-Health Connection

chronic inflammation at the cellular level: the core of many common diseases and accelerated aging alike. But now it also appears that many antioxidants, in foods very familiar to you like blueberries and curcumin, actually have “dual personalities.” They also act as pro-oxidants and turn off inflammation

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…research dollars away from the real cause of heart disease—inflammation. Chronic Inflammation and Heart Disease Chronic inflammation is a major predictor of coronary artery disease. Studies show elevated levels of CRP (inflammation) puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

Inflammation Plays a Central Role In Coronary Artery Disease Inflammation is your body’s first line of defense against injury or infection. But inflammation sometimes becomes chronic: it goes into constant overdrive and begins to cause disease instead of heal it. The knowledge that inflammation is…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…When insulin levels are chronically high, a chain reaction of biochemical developments can lead to arterial inflammation, one of the symptoms of coronary artery disease. Toxic blood. This describes blood containing elements that either contribute to, or indicate, inflammation or plaque buildup. These…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

…overweight or obese individuals reduces inflammation. Specifically, the group found that caloric-reduction diets generated a drop in C-reactive protein (CRP) that is similar to statins! CRP is a nonspecific marker of inflammation and has been implicated in many chronic diseases. CRP has a strong correlation…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…health. Though distasteful to think about, we live in a sea of chemicals that have a significant impact on our health. Endocrine disorders and chronic inflammation are just two of the conditions influenced by the unnatural particles (and even some natural ones) in the air we breathe, food we eat, beverages…

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Heart-Healthy Foods That Benefit Other Conditions, Too

…health because it helps to prevent blood clots. Studies have also shown that ginger works as an anti-inflammatory, helping to protect against chronic inflammation that can lead to osteoporosis. Just one word of caution. Since ginger can thin the blood much like aspirin, patients taking blood thinners like…

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Is Mold Affecting Your Heart, and Overall Health?

…make a difference in a damp environment like a basement. In conclusion, if you are chronically ill, go from doctor to doctor, and conventional medicine just can’t figure it out—three things should come to mind: chronic undiagnosed Lyme disease, overexposure to electromagnetics (“electropollution exposure”…

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Heart-Healthy Eating: A Little Insurance Against Holiday Excess

…in top shape. But the benefits of probiotics don’t end there. One study, by French and Swiss researchers, suggests that the presence of inflammation and chronic diseases in the elderly can be altered favorably with the use of probiotics. Another study, out of the University of Helsinki, shows that…

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“Too Much Margarine Could Kill You”—Quite Literally

…margarine products contain trans unsaturated fats, mostly from plant oils. These fats cause relentless inflammation which is the real cause of heart disease, and one of the culprits behind many chronic diseases. Fortunately, the United States is starting to see the light on trans fat safety. In June of…

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Foods that Help to Knock Out Disease and Slow Down Aging

…antioxidants in simple, neat terms as foods or ingredients that protect our inner turf by knocking out damaging free radicals at the heart of chronic inflammation and accelerated aging. Now, we know that many antioxidant-rich foods, like blueberries and turmeric, actually have dual personalities. They…

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