Inflammation

Plant-Based Antioxidants and Their Benefits

July 8, 2014
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You may know why antioxidants are good for the body—they fight free radicals and slow the signs of aging. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about how plant-based antioxidants can help prevent inflammation and oxidative damage. Look for them in brightly colored fruits and veggies, or through dietary supplements such as green tea, ginkgo and...

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Enzymes: Beyond Digestion

October 29, 2012
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Enzymes: Beyond Digestion

Enzymes aren’t just vital for digestion—they’re important for the function of every cell in the body. In order to maintain balance in the structure and function of cells, tissues and organ systems, there are millions of metabolic enzyme reactions happening in your body. Where do enzymes come from? Enzymes are proteins made by the...

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The Buzz Around Inflammation

Inflammation: It’s vital to our body’s natural healing process. It clots blood, fights infection and heals wounds. But certain factors, such as allergies, injury or poor diet, can keep your body in a constant state of inflammation. “Usually what happens is there’s an event, like an injury, surgery or other stressful event, that kicks...

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Controlling Inflammation: The Secret to Aging?

September 28, 2011
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Controlling Inflammation: The Secret to Aging?

Want to learn more about the link between aging and inflammation? We found this fascinating article from Discover Magazine about how inflammation may be the most controllable element in the aging process. “When you start to think about aging as a consequence of inflammation…you start to see old age in a different, much more...

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