Category Archives for Reducing Inflammation

2 Daily Tonics To Fight Inflammation, Indigestion, and the Common Cold

Tonics have long been a staple of a healthy diet. When you’re ready to give your wellness regimen a natural boost, here are two delicious tonics to try.Fire Cider Don’t let this folksy tonic’s sudden trendiness scare you off. Ditto for its lengthy steeping time and pungent ingredient list. Its core components each have a kick, […]

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Six Sneaky Causes of Bladder Leaks

Leaking bladder? You’re not alone. This condition, called urinary incontinence, affects more than 25 million people in the United States alone. Anyone can experience this often-embarrassing health issue. In fact, the Urology Care Foundation says up to 50% of women and 25% of men have some level of urine leakage. The good news? Determining the cause […]

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The Role Your Gut Biome Plays in Determining Your Weight

Did you know you have a large community of bacteria and fungi living within your gastrointestinal tract? It is also known as your gut microbiome. While the thought of trillions of bacteria and fungi having a party inside you may gross you out, it shouldn’t.  Without a microbiome, you wouldn’t be able to digest your […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Add Hemp Seeds to Your Diet

Hemp seeds are seeds that come from the hemp plant, also known as Cannabis sativa. Contrary to popular belief, they only contain trace amounts of THC, which is the psychoactive compound for which marijuana is known. What many people do not realize is that hemp seeds are incredibly nutritious and contain high concentrations of healthful […]

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Do Collagen Supplements Actually Provide Benefits

In the last 30 years we have heard a lot about collagen and how important it is to good, overall health.  Most likely we have heard about the two most popular collagen supplements – Chondroitin sulfate and Glucosamine sulfate.  These supplements have been marketed as beneficial to almost every problem known to occur.  I’m consistently […]

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Just what is turmeric and why is it good for me?

Turmeric is the main spice in Indian curry dishes and is often thought to be the most powerful herb known for fighting and potentially reversing disease.  The benefits of turmeric have been researched and written about in thousands of articles and research papers.  This herb is a phenomenal, natural ingredient to add to recipes and […]

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Are Turmeric and Curcumin Really That Effective?

Turmeric is the brilliant yellow spice, belonging to the ginger family, that is used in Indian cooking. The powerful effects of employing turmeric and curcumin to combat inflammation, pain, depression, obesity, aging, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis have been investigated by many studies and supported by some trials on animals and humans; […]

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Inflammation – The Not So Silent Killer, and How to Reduce It

Inflammation is literally a killer. Most of us think of inflammation as something that happens when a wound gets infected, or a joint hurts. This is true, but it’s like comparing an ice cube to an iceberg. Inflammation is a persistent and constant companion that nearly all humans live with every day, though they may […]

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