Vitamin D Supplements May Protect Against Crohn’s Disease

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Posted on 3rd February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Research published in the January 22, 2010 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry describes how vitamin D could help protect against Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that is believed to be caused by defective innate immune regulation of intestinal bacteria. Recent research has uncovered a difference in the rate of Crohn’s disease according to latitude, suggesting that vitamin D from sunlight may be protective. Additionally, variations in the vitamin D receptor gene have been linked to susceptibility to Crohn’s disease as well as to ulcerative colitis, another inflammatory bowel disease.

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Green Tea Reduces Symptoms of Depression

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Posted on 8th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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In that previous studies have reported that green tea exerts a variety of beneficial effects on stress and inflammation, Kaijun Niu, from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (Japan), and colleagues investigated the relationship between green tea consumption and depressive symptoms.

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Milk Thistle Shows Protective Effect Against Chemo-Induced Liver Inflammation

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Posted on 24th December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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One of the challenges of chemotherapy is the side effect of liver inflammation, which can necessitate a reduction in dose or even discontinuance of the drug. However, a new study described in an article published online on December 14, 2009 in the American Cancer Society journal Cancer reveals that the herb milk thistle, which contains the liver protective compound silibinin, reduces inflammation of the liver in children receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Milk thistle is one of the ingredients in Living Fuel.

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Magnesium – The Anti-Inflammatory Mineral

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Posted on 28th November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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A new study of 3,713 postmenopausal women shows that magnesium is a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient. Each 100 mg of magnesium per day was associated with a significant reduction in various inflammatory markers.

Magnesium is the most lacking mineral in the human diet. This is due primarily to Big Agribusiness farming practices that have stripped our soils of vital minerals needed for human health.

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How Fiber & Friendly Flora Reduce Inflammation

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Posted on 17th November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding why dietary fiber and friendly GI tract flora (acidophilus) provide significant benefit to such inflammatory problems as colitis, asthma, and arthritis.

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A Huge Number of Illnesses are Caused by Inflammation

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Posted on 2nd November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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(NaturalNews) There is a surprising link between Heart Attacks, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. These other diseases include all forms of Autoimmune disorders including Arthritis and MS, Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Allergies including Asthma and Food Intolerances, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and many other pain disorders. And there is much evidence to suggest that the link is inflammation. The modern diet and lifestyle is likely to cause inflammation in the body, and this can lead to a variety of illnesses.

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Increased Consumption of Omega-6 Fatty Acids May Increase Risk of Inflammatory Diseases

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Posted on 28th October 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Many changes in the Western diet over the last 30 years have resulted in a dramatic increase in the ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. The increase in this ratio is believed to lead to an overall increase of whole body inflammation causing a higher incidence in diseases such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, allergies, diabetes and arthritis and may even impact inflammatory gene expression.

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