Archive May, 2012


Inflammation and Joint Pain – (continued)

Well, we made it to #10 in our series on Inflammation and Joint Pain which is <Fill in the blank> Pro-inflammatory Agent: Why is this blank? Because it is meant for you to fill in with the food that you’re sensitive to. Many people are sensitive to certain food but are totally unaware about it. […]

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Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

#9 in our series is Artificial Food Additives: Pro-inflammatory Agent: Some artificial food additives like aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG) reportedly trigger inflammatory responses, especially in people who are already suffering from inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Find them in: Only packaged foods contain artificial food additives. If you need to buy them, read […]

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Epsom Salt for Joint Pain? Yes!

Most of us know about the importance of iron and calcium for our bodies, but what about magnesium? It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many […]

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3 PM on Memorial Day

  …it’s not about war… it’s about people. It’s about those who died, most of them young, serving their fellow Americans, their country, future generations — all of us. “One Nation, One Moment.” A Call for All Americans to Unite Background: In 1996, Carmella LaSpada, founder of No Greater Love, met a group of school children […]

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Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

We’re up to #8 today, Refined Grains: Pro-inflammatory Agent: A lot of the grains we eat nowadays are refined. They are devoid of fiber and vitamin B compared to unpolished and unrefined grains that still have the bran, germ and the aleurone layer intact. This makes refined grains as good as refined sugars, which are […]

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Stuffed Vegetables

Ingredients: ½ lb ground chicken, ground turkey or turkey sausage, 2 T olive oil, 2 T garlic, minced, 1 ½ C mushrooms, chopped, 1 bunch of fresh spinach, steamed (or 1 pkg frozen, thawed and drained), 2 T Dijon-style mustard, 2 T fresh basil, chopped, 1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (don’t use with sausage), 1 ½ C […]

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Inflammation and Joint Pain (continued)

#7. Alcohol: Pro-inflammatory Agent: Regular high consumption of alcohol has been known to cause irritation and inflammation of the esophagus, larynx (voice box) and liver. Over time, the chronic inflammation promotes tumor to grow and gives rise to cancer at the sites of repeated irritation. Find them in: Beers, ciders, liquors, liqueurs, and wines. Inflammation-dousing […]

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Joint Pain – Inflammation (continued)

#6 Red Meat & Processed Meat: Pro-inflammatory Agent: Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that red meat contains a molecule that humans don’t naturally produce called Neu5Gc. After ingesting this compound, the body develops anti-Neu5Gc antibodies – an immune response that may trigger chronic inflammatory response. And low-grade simmering […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Grilling – Food on Fire

With the holiday weekend just days away I wanted to give you some grilling tips to make the food you are about to consume just a little healthier.  THE PROBLEM: Grilling meat at high heat produces carcinogenic compounds, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAA) These compounds can undermine the body’s immune […]

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A Natural Way to Reduce High Blood Pressure

There are many natural ways to help reduce High Blood Pressure and one way is Aromatherapy. For inhalation, using an electric diffuser is the most effective way to introduce healing benefits of essential oils.  The following recipe can be used in a diffuser by preparing a greater quantity of blended essential oils.  You can also […]

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