What Causes Heart Disease?

A recent meta-analysis aimed at determining the ‘why’ behind the recent spike in chronic disease incidence concluded that 85% of chronic disease onset can be attributed to lifestyle. This means that the decisions we make on a daily basis – what we eat, how much physical activity we get, what our nutrient levels are, what environment we live and work …

What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

As a precursor to what is discussed in this article, it is always helpful to have a refresher of what inflammation actually is as well as what causes inflammation. With that understanding at the forefront of your mind, we can dive into some anti-inflammatory strategies. Reducing inflammation starts with addressing the source of the inflammation — within the activity of …

Why Do I Have Heartburn?

Acid reflux is often the culprit responsible for heartburn, however, one of the root causes of acid reflux is commonly misunderstood. As a side effect to stomach acid traveling up from the stomach and into the esophagus, heartburn causes a burning/tingling sensation inside the chest. It is routine practice for someone who is suffering from acid reflux to be told …

What Causes Heart Disease

What Causes Heart Attacks

The unfortunate consequence of a significant increase in prevalence of adverse health consequences like heart attacks is that as more and more people add to the statistic, we become desensitized to the seriousness of the issue. And on top of that, we can fall into the trap of thinking that it is an inevitable part of aging. Well, the reality …

Is Heart Disease Curable

Is Heart Disease Curable?

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, with one in four Americans dying due to some form of the disease. The development of heart disease is most often slow and methodical, progressing over the course of a lifetime. It plagues both men and women, and the warning signs are unfortunately often ignored by the vast majority of …

Can the Liver Regenerate?

Can the Liver Regenerate or Repair Itself?

The liver is arguably the most resilient organ in the human body. It performs essential life functions such as filtering blood from the digestive system, detoxifying chemicals, and helping metabolize drugs. It is estimated that the liver is responsible for over 500 essential functions, so prioritizing the health of the liver is essential. As the largest internal organ, the liver …

How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

When we hear about inflammation, it carries a negative connotation with it. However, as discussed in previous blog entries, inflammation is not exclusively a bad thing. In fact, acute or localized inflammation is part of the body’s natural healing process. Injuries like sprained ankles or small infections from wooden splinters result in inflamed parts of the body. This is the …

What causes Inflammation?

What Causes Inflammation?

In today’s health-information environment, the word inflammation is cringe-inducing. It seems as though more and more illness is being attributed to inflammation, and more and more effort (and money!) is being spent on combating it. So what’s the big deal? Is inflammation really as big of a problem as people make it out to be? And even so, what causes …

What is Inflammation?

There are few topics in the world of healthcare that are more misunderstood than the topic of inflammation. In fact, much of the mainstream education about inflammation is much too ambiguous, oftentimes leaving one with many more questions than answers. The irony of this is the fact that a HUGE percentage of the most common chronic health conditions that people …

Is Diabetes Reversible?

The short answer is yes. But, as is the case for most health conditions, there is nuance involved.  First, it is important to identify the correct type of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which centers around the pancreas’ inability to produce the hormone insulin. This type is currently not reversible. Type 2 diabetes is a developed form …