Saturday, June 26, 2010

Obesity and Inflammation

A recent University of North Carolina Medical School study reports obese children as young as 3 years of age show inflammatory responses that are linked to heart disease in later life.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Indoor Tanning

A recent study by the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis showed indoor tanning raised the risk of contracting melanoma and should be avoided.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Inflammation toxicity and Depression

Recent findings reported in the British Medical Journal report that higher levels of inflammation (cytokines) are found in people suffering with depression. By extension we may see that toxic diets, environment and lifestyles are responsible, in part, for depression. The role of natural medicine, healthy lifestyle and diet may be even more important than previously thought. I have found that detox diets, massage and various supplements can and do help enormously with the treatment of depression and related disorders. We now may have proof as to why.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Depression and Inflammation

A recent study showed that people suffering with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies. It may mean that certain foods can have a direct effect on the way we feel. There seems to be a direct relationship that can now be explained scientifically. There is a group of both vegetabes as well as meats that have known inflammatory responses in the body.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Antibiotic Resistance

Resistance to antibiotics used in primary care may last a whole year as per Online First, 5/19/2010, BMJ. We are running out of antibiotics that me be used for resistant infections.