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Inflammation

Looking On The Bright Side Can Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Good news for those who look at life through a glass half full: Reacting positively to stressful situations may benefit your long-term health. Rese...

How Healthy Are You? Find Out By Answering These Questions

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These disempowering messages push us toward patient-hood. It is not health news. It is sick news. We do not have a health care system. We have a sick care system. Disease is the doctor's domain, not health, if health is more than the absence of disease.

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long.

5 Tasty Inflammation-Fighters

Julie Upton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

You can load up your diet with foods that have been shown to fight inflammation, specifically plant-based foods containing bioactive compounds that help turn down the immune response.

10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Chronic inflammation is a common thread among a wide spread of conditions like stroke, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer's, heart disease, arthritis and depr...

5 Science-Inspired Ways to Banish Stress for Good

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Nick Seneca Jankel

Just as a glass of red wine can make us healthier but ten glasses can result in a terrible hangover (and possibly alcohol poisoning), a little stress can focus our attention and stimulate us to dig within for new ways to grow... but too much is likely to hurt.

Carolyn Gregoire

Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some ...

Could Depression Be Caused By Inflammation In The Brain?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.28.2015 | Science

There are a number of factors that may play a role in the development of depression, including genetic, environmental, emotional, psychological and bi...

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.15.2015 | Science

Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a b...

Taking on Arthritis

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Joints work so well, we often take them for granted. These wonderfully engi...

5 Steps to Heal a Leaky Gut Caused By Ibuprofen

Aviva Romm | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Aviva Romm

Millions of Americans take over-the-counter painkillers like Advil or Aleve for any random ache, pain, or cold symptom, without a second thought. What most don't know is that those drugs -- called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) -- are responsible for over 16,000 deaths per year.

7 Cancers Linked to Body Fat

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

There is no place to hide. You have got to be svelte if you want to stay healthy and outsmart cancer. And if you have cancer or want to avoid getting...

A New Way of Thinking About Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

We don't have to choose Eastern or Western -- just what is effective. Now we have a demonstrated scientific underpinning linking the two.

How Burnout Impacts Men and Women Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women and men experience burnout differently? If we can pinpoint the ways men and women experience burnout, then folks like me who work to help busy professionals better prevent burnout can tailor better, earlier and more specific interventions.

Uncovering Hidden Secrets of an Ancient Spice

Jonathan Galland | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

Do you believe in the healing power of traditional herbs and spices? That an ancient spice could help us cope with modern ailments? Today the race ...

Is Milk the New Villain?

Elizabeth Gavino | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gavino

Do you love your morning latte or milk in your cereal? Did your mother ever tell you to drink your milk so you can grow to be big and strong? It see...

Aging at Home: How Your Social Life Keeps You Healthy

Rachel Adelson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

The numbers are coming in about a rising problem with social connectedness among older adults. It's not about their social status, as it might have been in younger years. Rather, it's about how entrenched they are in robust social networks.

Researchers Find Link Between Chronic Inflammation And Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers have found a link between chronic inflammation in prostate tissue, which is when the body's immune system is in a constant state of high a...

Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Under the Skin: How Childhood Adversity Takes Its Toll

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

These findings highlight an important and previously unreported link between early misfortune, unhealthy living and serious health risks in early adulthood. It's not to suggest that this is the only mechanism at work, but these hopeful findings identify actual behavioral targets.

Radical Well-Being: Where We Need to Go

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. As far as our health goes, America is about a little of this and a lot of that. The little is self...

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

The New Psychiatry: Forget Everything You Think You Know About Mental Health

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Most patients who come to me for treatment of depression and anxiety do so because they want answers.  They want to know WHY they are struggling. The closest they will be offered by their prescribing psychiatrist or primary care doc is some reductionist hand waving about serotonin imbalances. 

Discovered! New Clues To The Causes Of Alzheimer's

Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty

New genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer's have been discovered, giving scientists clues on how to create better drugs to fight off the disease. Resea...