The Western Diet

THE WESTERN DIET KILLS US YET AGAIN…Inflammatory bowel disease is when your body attacks its own gut.  Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are the biggies.  Not only are these diseases bad enough all on their own, but these conditions are associated with much higher rates of colorectal cancer.  This particular study implicates the Western Diet (high […]

Catecholamine-Producing Cells in the Synovial Tissue During Arthrit

CAN STRESS DESTROY OUR JOINTS?  Catecholamines are hormones released by the adrenal glands, the most recognized of which is adrenaline.  Looking at the article, it suggests that catecholamines might have some pretty potent anti-inflammatory effects and may always be at work controlling inflammation within a joint.  However, in the initial stages of joint degeneration there is a loss […]

Iron Supplements and Your Health: Good or Bad? 3 Tips to Know

Iron plays a tricky role in your health.  On the deficiency side, anemia creates all sorts of problems.  But the other end has a dark side as well. Iron’s principle role in the body is to form the anchor to which oxygen binds in the hemoglobin molecule inside of your red blood cells.  It also […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Found to Be Underdiagnosed – (11-23-00)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Found to Be Underdiagnosed Symptoms of IBS have been present for quite a long time, but it seems that national attention to the syndrome has been increasing over the past 2 years. Some may say that that is because there is a new drug out to treat IBS. Of course, it’s not […]

Clinical audit of the effects of low-fibre diet on irritable bowel syndrome – (10-26-00)

Clinical audit of the effects of low-fibre diet on irritable bowel syndrome This study shows a benefit of low fibre diets on IBS. However, the authors did not investigate any factors that may increase discomfort from a higher fiber diet. These would include improper digestion and abnormal flora creating increased gas with digestion of carbohydrates. […]