• Health News: Step Closer to Controlling Inflammation in MS

    A University of Adelaide researcher has published results that suggest a possible new mechanism to control multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr Iain Comerford earned a three-year fellowship from MS Research Australia to work on a project dedicated to understanding how specific enzymes in cells of the immune system regulate immune cell activation and migration.

  • The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    When caring for bones and joints, proper nutrition is the most basic component. Not only do bones and joints benefit from our good food choices, but the body as a whole reaches a more optimal level of functioning and homeostasis. The right nutrients provide the body with the necessary tools to prevent disease.

    Improve joint health and overall well-being
    By Katherine Spinks, RD
  • Obesity Epidemic Fueling Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women

    Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other?

    By studying medical records from 1980 to 2007, researchers found that rheumatoid arthritis cases rose by 9.2 percent per 100,000 women. Obesity accounted for 52 percent of the increase.

  • A Magical Mix

    I once lived where blackberries grew wild along the fringes of our woods. For a few days in midsummer, if we could get to the bushes before the squirrels did, my young sons and I would have a berry feast. Very little fruit made it into the colanders we carried; we mostly grazed like forest animals.

    Combine summer berries for extra boost of nutrition.
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray
  • Health Tips: Weight Loss Decreases Inflammation

    Here’s another reason to drop those excess pounds around your middle. According to a study published in Cancer Research, postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least five percent of their body weight had a measurable reduction in markers of inflammation.

  • Don't Worry About Cholesterol!

    I’m going to tell you a secret—something that the smartest, most cutting-edge health professionals already know and talk about amongst themselves. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be, at which point we will all shake our heads, look back, and say, “What were we thinking?”

    Get ready to be shocked.

    Get ready to be shocked: high cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease.
    By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
  • Condition Spotlight: Sunburn Aftercare

    Sunburn results from over-exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which penetrate the top layers of skin to dehydrate the deeper sub dermal layer. Sunburn isn’t just a clever name—sunburn is a type of burn and should be treated as such. Keep in mind that a burn is essentially dehydration caused by heat or chemicals. Rehydration is often key to soothing burns.

    Once the damage from sunburn is done, there’s no going back. However, you can alleviate the pain with a few simple home remedies.
  • Chronic Inflammation: The Root of Aging and Problem Skin

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    The skin (our faces in particular) is the only part of our body that doesn’t wear clothes… just think about that!  In the US, we go to great lengths to camouflage discolored skin and make pores look smaller. The appearance of our skin is a huge factor in our overall self-confidence and in how we are perceived by others.

  • Health Tips: The Many Benefits of Onions

    Did you know researchers are discovering how onions may help to mitigate bone loss, reduce the risk of heart disease, and possess anti-inflammatory properties to help protect the body against some cancers, brain disorders, and diabetes?

  • Indian Spiced Salmon

    Weekly Recipe: 
    Salmon contains an abundant supply of omega-3 fatty acids, which keep the heart healthy and reduce inflammation. Several studies suggest that curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, may also put a damper on inflammation, as well as protect against chronic diseases. One study in mice showed that curcumin may also protect against breast cancer.


    1 teaspoon turmeric

    1 teaspoon curry powder

    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/4 teaspoon allspice

    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt

    4 (6-ounce) wild salmon fillets or steaks, about 1-inch thick

    2 teaspoons olive oil

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Place the first five ingredients in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

    2. Sprinkle salt evenly onto both sides of the fish. Pat spice mixture onto one side of each fillet.

    3. Heat oil in a large, ovenproof, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    4. Add salmon, spiced side down, and cook for two to three minutes or until nicely browned.

    5. Place salmon in oven, and bake it for five to six minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Serves 4

    Nutrition information per serving: Calories 266; Protein 34 g; Carbohydrate 1 g; Total fat 13.2 g; Saturated fat 2 g; Cholesterol 94 mg; Sodium 223 mg; Fiber 0.3 g