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by Michelle Schoffro Cook
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Everyday foods like bacon, eggs, coffee and dairy products are linked to inflammation. That might not sound like a big deal but when you consider that most chronic conditions like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and obesity have been linked to inflammation. Low grade inflammation is a factor in most health issues. And if you suffer a pain disorder, you better believe that inflammatory foods will aggravate the condition.
Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Most chronic diseases and pain are a result of low grade inflammation in the body. This article from Care2, lists the top 12 foods that cause inflammation. Eliminating these foods will reduce systemic inflammation and decrease the pain associated with an inflammatory lifestyle. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet along with regular chiropractic care will reduce your chronic pain and enhance your quality of life!
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Frequently asked question: Why DO dogs eat grass? It's not necessarily to make themselves sick, might be they need some salad to cool their tummies.
Animals & Pets
by Rick D.
Cross-posted from EatLocalGrown.com
Beets are an extremely nutritious food source for your family. They also happen to be really tasty and delicious. Beets are packed with vitamins and minerals: vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C, choline, folic acid, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, copper and phosphorus...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: I love beets. I love the color and its sweetness. Another great way to get veggies into my children in ways they love and to get its amazing health benefits.
by Anthony Fleg, UNC Chapel Hill
A Diné (Navajo) patient, a relatively healthy man in his late 50s, had two recent episodes of loss of consciousness. The doctors diagnosed him with food poisoning, a diagnosis which the patient’s wife did not accept. She asked me for a second opinion, noting that she was worried that there may be some “spiritual foul play” involved in her husband’s recent attacks...
by Antionetta Vicario
I grew up first generation in an old-school Italian household where pastries for breakfast, pasta for lunch and more pasta for dinner were the main food groups. Not only was “Clean your plate” the understood in relationship to portion control, but it was more like “Back for seconds… and sometimes thirds.” While I most certainly enjoy a bowl of pasta from time to time now, thankfully vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein are the new staples of my diet; yet the biggest challenge that lingers from my childhood is portion control and managing cravings...
Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: Practicing yoga is not only about becoming more flexible or getting "yoga butt", but also about achieving deeper mindfulness. Yoga reminds you to not just go about your day on autopilot mindlessly driving to work, doing your job, grabbing food to go and then going home. Practicing yoga also builds your capacity to become more mindful in all that you do.
by Sue Olmos, CTPM, CHP – MEd
It was February, 2003. Katie, a 7 year-old German Shorthair hunting dog had returned home in some apparent discomfort from a long day’s hunting with her owner, Stan. Thinking he could ease her soreness, he gave her some ibuprofen, totally unaware of the fact that the ingredients are toxic to dogs and could lead to kidney failure and death...
Editor's Note from Michael Salewski: This article provides a number of lessons to pet owners. For one, the use of human medications in our pets can often have unintended and terrible consequences. Secondly, that the damage done by "side-effects" is often seen as irreparable, when in fact there may be answers outside of mainstream medicine.
Animals & Pets
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Understanding who plants, picks, and moves our food is an essential part of choosing products that support a healthy planet.
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