inflammation

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice

By Dr. Scott Figueroa, ND Published in HWS Magazine Dr Scott Figueroa is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a clinical practice in Niagara Falls. He is also available Mondays and Thursdays to help customers navigate natural health at The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market. Dr. Scott was asked to comment on his top three most [...]

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice 2018-02-15T15:52:50+00:00

Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers

A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania. Named “oleocanthal” by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, similar to the action of ibuprofen. The finding is significant because inflammation increasingly [...]

Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Eat Away Arthritis Risk? Brightly coloured foods decrease rheumatoid arthritis risk

Researchers from The University of Manchester's Medical School have discovered that eating more brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like oranges, carrots and sweetcorn may help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which are found in brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables, [...]

Eat Away Arthritis Risk? Brightly coloured foods decrease rheumatoid arthritis risk 2018-02-15T15:53:06+00:00

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C supplements per day saw a 24% drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) [...]

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

Enzyme may hold hope for asthma

According to a researcher from the University of Connecticut Health Center, the enzyme bromelain appears to reduce inflammation associated with asthma. Dr Eric Secor tested three groups of mice with acute asthma over eight days with either a placebo or two doses of bromelain. Bromelain is extracted from pineapple plants. Secor found that the supplement [...]

Enzyme may hold hope for asthma 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Nutrition Notes: Cut colon cancer risk

A new blood test for colon cancer risk may be on the horizon that measures levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced by the liver during periods of acute inflammation. High levels of CRP in the blood are regarded as an inflammatory marker. They are also associated with a greater risk of heart disease. [...]

Nutrition Notes: Cut colon cancer risk 2018-02-15T15:53:12+00:00

Vitamin D: for your gums’ sake!

Getting enough vitamin D could be important for oral health, based on findings of a recent study. The analytical study looked at a possible connection between vitamin D levels in the blood and periodontal disease, a widespread chronic inflammatory condition marked by a loss of attachment of the thin ligaments that connect teeth with their [...]

Vitamin D: for your gums’ sake! 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

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