Reactions to Food Food-mediated inflammatory reactions trigger the release of mediators such as cytokines, prostaglandins, macrophages, and others. These mediators determine the magnitude of symptoms suffered during the response. The mediators arise from a myriad of leucocytes (white blood cells), including neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and lymphocytes. The mediators also determine whether the resulting reactions are [...]
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Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root tea Slippery Elm is loaded with antioxidants, soothes the mouth, throat, stomach & intestines. When consumed as a tea helps to heal the intestinal lining which will contribute to improved digestion, Slippery Elm Bark Another really important ingredient in in In healing leaky gut is Marshmallow [...]
Immunity and Liver Connection The liver is an important organ in the body. Unlike the external parts of our bodies like the head and limbs which we learn about very early in life, most of what we know about the liver is picked up on the path to growth. Isn’t it surprising how we [...]
MANAGING LIFESTYLE DISEASE One of the not-so-pleasant facts of life is that actions have consequences. It sometimes seems like life would be much more fun if people could live as they pleased without unpleasant consequences lurking around the corner. An area of life where this fact is rather obvious is in lifestyle diseases. [...]
WHY DOESN’T DIET WORK FOR ME? Diet is a very important factor to your health. A healthy diet supplies your body with energy, materials for body-building and repair, and essential minerals and vitamins. It would have been nice if what we eat supplied the above only. However, along with the benefits of food come [...]
FOODS TO EAT DURING CHEMOTHERAPY Undergoing chemotherapy can be the most challenging period of one's life for a number of reasons. Apart from the unpleasant reality of the diagnosis of cancer, you have to worry about, the well-known side-effects of chemotherapy is something to worry about. These include the side-effects that are general [...]
What Does the Intestine Have to do with the Brain? Connection between Leaky gut and Brain fog. Lined by 100 million nerve cells, the human gut is practically a brain of its' own. The gut communicates with the brain often through the release of chemical mediators into the bloodstream. Recent studies show that [...]
SEASONAL ALLERGIES AND LEAKY GUT CONNECTION Young woman with handkerchief experiencing allergies. Many people have identifiable allergies that occur during specific seasons. These allergies manifest as runny eyes, sneezing or itchy throats. The typical response when someone has an allergy is to go for allergy medications, get some relief while the season lasts [...]
Trace Minerals in the Body The food we eat is classified into six groups, which are carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamins, Fats and Oil, Minerals, roughages, and water. Each class of food plays important role in the normal functioning of the human body. There are minimum daily requirements for each class of food that can [...]