Tag: anti-inflammatory foods

Are Dairy Products Giving You Joint Pain?

Are Dairy Products Giving You Joint Pain?

| Jul 24, 2017

Nearly 23% of all Americans (an estimated 54.4 million people) suffer from maladies that cause frequent joint pain, mainly arthritis (of which osteoarthritis is the most common form), rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.[1] And these numbers don’t even account for those who haven’t seen a doctor about their pain or haven’t received an official […]

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Are Pumpkin Seeds an Antidote for Nutrient Deficiency?

Are Pumpkin Seeds an Antidote for Nutrient Deficiency?

| Feb 5, 2017

When it comes to nutrient-dense dietary choices, the so-called superfoods get all the attention. But it’s easy to forget that, living in the shadow of these popular health foods, there are more common (and usually more affordable) foods that offer just as much in the way of nutrition. One example is pumpkin seeds, which are […]

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How Fats Can Fight Inflammation (If You Choose the Right Ones)

How Fats Can Fight Inflammation (If You Choose the Right Ones)

| Nov 2, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that fats have a much better reputation these days. They used to be the universal scapegoat of the health community—everything from obesity and diabetes to cancer and heart disease was blamed on fat consumption. Now we know that the situation is quite a bit more complex. There’s a huge difference between healthy […]

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Why Moringa Is Called “The Miracle Tree”

Why Moringa Is Called “The Miracle Tree”

| Nov 29, 2015

It can be difficult to keep up with all the latest superfood fads and trends. It’s certainly true that “superfood” is an overused term, and that marketers often use it to inflate the value of their products. This doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t some foods that are legitimately healthier and benefit-packed than others. So […]

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Not All Fats Are Created Equal (Choose the Healthy Ones)

Not All Fats Are Created Equal (Choose the Healthy Ones)

| Nov 6, 2015

The debate over “healthy fats” vs. “unhealthy fats” has been raging on for some time. Despite a mountain of evidence suggesting that properly chosen fats are a healthful and absolutely essential part of a balanced diet, they still have a pretty bad reputation. Saturated fats get the worst rap—even prestigious organizations like the National Institute […]

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Chamomile: Relieves Anxiety (and so much more)

Chamomile: Relieves Anxiety (and so much more)

| Oct 31, 2015

Sometimes it’s the most time-tested and ancient remedies of all that we take for granted. Modern medicine has trained us to view “folk remedies” and plant-based medicine as antiquated modalities developed through superstition and unscientific practices. Anything that doesn’t receive the seal of approval from conventional Western medicine—a system that’s been in practice for barely […]

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Why Turmeric Is the Ultimate Weight Loss Food

Why Turmeric Is the Ultimate Weight Loss Food

| Oct 28, 2015

  There are few consequences of ill-balanced health that we personally loathe more than weight gain. Weight management is a full-time job in which nearly everyone seems to be absorbed—you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think they “could lose a few pounds,” regardless of whether they’re morbidly obese or gym-chiseled. Perhaps our strong […]

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Olive Oil vs. Inflammation

Olive Oil vs. Inflammation

| Oct 26, 2015

  Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Natural Anti-Inflammatory? You know all about the important role healthful fats like extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) play in your diet. The monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) in EVOO keep you feeling full longer, help fuel muscle activity, and can also reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. But […]

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Why Apple Cider Vinegar Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

| Oct 21, 2015

Over 2,000 years ago, the Greek scientist and doctor Hippocrates gave the advice to “let food be thy medicine.” Considering that he’s thought of as the father of modern medicine (all doctors still take the Hippocratic Oath), his counsel is probably worthy of our attention. He was a huge fan of what’s now called “lifestyle […]

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Pomegranate: An Ancient and Healthful Superfood

Pomegranate: An Ancient and Healthful Superfood

| Oct 19, 2015

These days, it’s hard to keep track of all the “latest and greatest” miracle foods. As the knowledge base of the natural health world exponentially expands, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we live in a world that is abundantly rich in wildly healthful edibles. More and more people are turning from the questionable integrity of […]

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