To Eat or Not to Eat?

Pregnant mothers who consumed peanuts, peanut butter, and tree nuts gave birth to children who had fewer allergies. Offspring of mothers who ate 5 or more servings of nuts per month experienced 66% fewer nut allergies versus those whose mothers ate nuts less than once per month. It appears that early allergen exposure increases tolerance and…

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Suck on Your Child’s Pacifier

This may sound like weird science, but parents who suck their child's pacific to clean it may actually reduce that child's risk of developing allergies. Swedish researchers followed 184 full-term infants. At 18 months children whose parents cleaned the pacifier by sucking on it had significantly less asthma and eczema compared to those whose parents cleaned…

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Inflammation — The Newest Theory of Disease

Does inflammation cause disease? That's the newest idea to capture the imagination of medical investigators. Heart disease? Caused by inflammation of the lining of the arteries.  Peptic ulcers?  Inflammation of the lining of the stomach or small intestine.  Colon cancer? Inflammation of the colon's lining.Inflammation is the body’s reaction to irritants with a standard response…

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Taking Control

The process of acute inflammation is designed to control and eliminate the invasion of foreign proteins in the body, whether from bacteria, viruses, foreign cells (other biological cells that are not of human origin) or cancer cells. But when the inflammatory process works overtime, normal human cells of various types are damaged or destroyed. In…

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The Newest Theory of Disease

Is inflammation the cause of disease?This is the newest idea capturing the imagination of medical investigators. We know that heart disease is caused by inflammation of the lining of the arteries. We know that inflammation of the lining in the stomach or small intestine causes peptic ulcer disease. The cause of colon cancer is inflammation of the…

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