Eat These 8 Foods to Help Beat RA Inflammation

A Diet Rich in Omega-3s and Plenty of Plant Fiber May Fight Inflammation The most troubling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis — pain, stiffness, and swelling — stem from the same source: inflammation. Research hasn’t yet established that changing your diet will definitely reduce the severity of those rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms, but some findings suggest that it … Continue reading Eat These 8 Foods to Help Beat RA Inflammation

What Is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)?

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains, animals, and even humans. MSM has earned a lot of attention for its use as a nutritional supplement. This is due to MSM’s reputation as a potent antioxidant booster that is believed to resist oxidative damage and swelling, especially after exercise … Continue reading What Is MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)?

Study: Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Increased Risk of Fractures

The results of a 2010 study by Swiss scientists at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne shows strong evidence that children and young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, are at an increased risk of fracturing bones [1]. How Does IBD Affect Young Bones? Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) … Continue reading Study: Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Increased Risk of Fractures

How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine?

Source: How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Faith in your doctor or health care provider’s ability to safely administer quality medical attention is not something to be taken for granted. These are the men and women we turn to when our health is at its worst. Whether it’s a … Continue reading How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine?

Consequences of Calcium Deficiency

The rumors are true, getting enough calcium is a mandatory prerequisite to having healthy teeth and bones. There are other factors involved, but adequate calcium levels are definitely a large part of the equation. When you lack sufficient levels of calcium, your body will extract it from your bones, and this can lead to diminished … Continue reading Consequences of Calcium Deficiency

7 Important Functions of Vitamin B-12

Source: 7 Important Functions of Vitamin B-12 by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  It’s estimated nearly 40% of the American population suffers from B12 levels that are too low. [1] With low B12 levels, your brain doesn’t work quite right and more often than not you’re suffering from chronic fatigue. But vitamin B12 does more than just … Continue reading 7 Important Functions of Vitamin B-12

Vitamin D Deficiency Puts Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients at Greater Risk of Osteoporosis, Study Finds

Malnutrition is a common side effect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The damage Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and other bowel diseases inflict upon the intestinal tract makes it nearly impossible for proper absorption of essential vitamins and minerals the human body requires to thrive. More than a million people are believed to suffer from IBD in … Continue reading Vitamin D Deficiency Puts Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients at Greater Risk of Osteoporosis, Study Finds

Research: Low Calcium Levels Linked to Osteoporosis & Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women

It’s common knowledge that calcium plays an important role in maintaining strong, healthy bones later in life. For women who have passed their reproductive years, this fact is especially true. But according to new research from Italy [1], there may be another important reason for postmenopausal women to keep an eye on their calcium levels. … Continue reading Research: Low Calcium Levels Linked to Osteoporosis & Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women

Understanding Calcium: The Best Forms of Calcium Supplements

We have all heard about how important calcium is for maintaining healthy bones, muscles and nerves. We also may be aware of the role calcium plays in inter-cellular communications. But many are unaware that the common American daily diet is not offering enough calcium. Sadly, this calcium that is lacking from our diet is then … Continue reading Understanding Calcium: The Best Forms of Calcium Supplements

The Health Benefits of Calcium Orotate

The human body has a need for calcium. Calcium enables us to have strong bones and prevents bone loss diseases such as osteoporosis. The effects of depleted calcium levels span far beyond the scope of weakened bones. Studies done at the Osteoporosis Research Center at Creighton University found that calcium plays a major role in … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Calcium Orotate