Chronic inflammation: What you can do about it

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Inflammation is the activation of the immune system in response to infection, irritation or injury. Sometimes this response goes out of control and the excessive inflammation has been shown to lead to many prevalent diseases and disorders. Characterized by an influx of white blood cells, redness, heat, swelling, pain and organ dysfunction, inflammation has different names depending on where it is found in the body. Allergy sufferers are familiar with rhinitis (inflammation of the nose), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), and asthma (inflammation of the airways). Those suffering with arthritis are dealing with inflammation of the joints, while dermatitis indicates inflammation of the skin. Also, most cardiovascular ailments are being linked to inflammation.

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

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Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

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Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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Holiday stress? Tame it naturally!

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, they can also be a hectic time filled with chores, deadlines and responsibilities. If you’re one of the many who feel stressed and anxious this time of year, here are some natural remedies to help put the fun back in the holidays.

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N-acetyl Cysteine: The overlooked compound

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For more than three decades, a safe, inexpensive compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. In fact, pharmaceutical companies long ago incorporated it into various patented drugs.

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Why aren’t you taking vitamin D?

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Vitamin D has been in the news quite often lately, and with good reason. Scientists believe that most Americans do not get enough vitamin D, and according to a recent study, this could have a significant impact on our overall health. In fact, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently reported that experts from university hospitals around the world called on international agencies to “reassess, as a matter of high priority,” dietary recommendations for vitamin D.

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Famous neurosurgeon endorses fish oil for overall health

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Dr. Joseph C. Maroon is a board-certified neurosurgeon, sports medicine expert and eight-time ironman triathlete with a vast knowledge of both traditional, as well as alternative health strategies. He is the team physician for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and helped write the protocol for evaluating concussions.

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