Inflammation Nation

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The silent epidemic that’s making America sick It’s not something you can see or feel, yet it can quietly simmer away inside your body for years. When it does eventually appear, you probably won’t make the connection between this insidious condition and the diagnoses of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, or heart disease. The “it” contributing to all of these diseases is inflammation—the …

Curcumin—Discover the Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory

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If you’re concerned about inflammation—or if you’re already suffering from an inflammatory condition like arthritis or heart disease—it’s time to become acquainted with curcumin. This deep golden polyphenol compound is the active ingredient in turmeric. It has gained fans throughout the world thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. A growing number of studies on the compound—more than 18,000 to …

The Secret Cause of Inflammation

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Inflammation has gotten a bad rap in the media amid a growing number of studies linking it to a wide range of conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and even some forms of cancer. But the truth is, inflammation is actually one of the good guys that’s designed to help heal the body. For instance, …

Eat to Defeat Inflammation

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Supplements like curcumin, French grape seed extract, and andrographis are powerful additions to your anti-inflammatory efforts. But unless you pair them with an anti-inflammatory diet, you won’t truly quench the low-level inflammation that contributes to so many diseases. An increasing number of studies show that inflammation makes you more vulnerable to insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. But a …

Curtail Chronic Inflammation

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When the word “chronic” comes before the word “inflammation,” it’s time to pay attention. Inflammation itself is not harmful. While acute inflammation is part of the normal healing process, chronic inflammation can increase your odds of developing any number of health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Since chronic inflammation is a spark that sets off disease …

Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Keep the Beat

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Your heart is perhaps the hardest working organ in your body and it’s the centerpiece of your cardiovascular system. And yet, one in every four American adults suffers from some type of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid becoming one of these statistics. Adopting a whole foods diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, …

Get Heart Healthy

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Here’s a startling statistic: According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer and COPD (think emphysema and chronic bronchitis) combined. In fact, it’s the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. While a family history of cardiovascular disease can increase your risk—an early heart attack in a parent …

Magnificent Magnesium

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It’s tough to overestimate just how much we need magnesium. In fact, this important mineral plays a key role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. But there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough magnesium from your diet alone—and that makes supplementation essential. Fast Facts Up to 80 percent of the population may be magnesium deficient. This critical …