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The Sugar Solution by JJ Virgin

In this video, JJ Virgin introduces a new way to rate sugar based on its impact on the body, expanding on her concept that the body isn’t a bank account, it’s a chemistry lab, and food sends powerful chemical messages. Sugar is (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet TOP READ: Sustainable Diet […]

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Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ: […]











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TOP READ: Sustainable Diet Mirrors Anti-Inflammatory Diet

By Kimberly Lord Stewart At the 2015, Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives (HKHL) conference at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, health care providers learned the benefits of healthy diets and the pleasure of culinary arts to inspire their patients to lead a healthier life. (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation and the Western […]






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Perioperative Supplementaton Enhances Recovery After Distal Gastrectomy

This study was a pilot study to assess the effect of perioperatively administering oral cystine and theanine in gastric surgery patients and suggested that oral administration of these amino acids may reduce inflammation and promote recovery after gastric surgery. This study postulated that cystine and theanine would reduce excessive inflammation (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ […]











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Cystine & Theanine: Suppression of Exercise Induced Neutrophilia & Lymphopenia

Intense exercise induces increased blood neutrophil counts and decreased lymphocyte counts, and leads to inflammation and immunosuppression. It was previously reported that cystine and theanine (CT) supplementation by long-distance runners before training camp suppressed changes of these blood parameters observed in unsupplemented control subjects after the camp. This study examined (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ […]











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Integrating Diet & Physical Activity in Type-2 Diabetes Therapy

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study examined the systemic markers of inflammation (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation […]











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Integrative Nutritional Approach to RA

This archived case study Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond the (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #8 TOP […]











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Bromelain Limits Airway Inflammation

Allergic asthma continues to increase despite new pharmacological advances for both acute treatment and chronic-disease management. Asthma is a multifactorial disease process with genetic, allergic, infectious, environmental, and dietary origins. Researchers are investigating the benefits of lifestyle changes and alternative asthma treatments, including the ability of bromelain to inhibit inflammation. (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Integrative Nutritional […]











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For the Assessment of Intestinal Permeability, Size Matters

The purpose of this review is to demonstrate that an intestine leaky to small molecules can be impermeable to large antigenic molecules. The author proposes that the permeability of the epithelium to very small sugar molecules such as lactulose/mannitol—used for the past 50 years to gauge intestinal permeability… (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Bromelain Limits Airway Inflammation […]











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