Inflammation is our body’s way of sending help to heal wounds, prevent infection, and fend off germs. Without all that heat, redness, and swelling surrounding the area needing immediate attention, we wouldn’t heal. But when inflammation lingers long after the emergency has passed—or when it has nothing to do with one—it causes long-term negative effects on our overall health.
Comprising about a quarter of the earth's biomass, fungi survives in hostile environments, where it encounters disease-causing pathogens much more frequently than plants.
A healthy diet is the cornerstone of vitality: think lean proteins, whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables. Incorporate foods that supercharge immunity, fight heart disease and prostate cancer, balance hormones, build muscle mass, and support overall health.
Numerous studies point to the many benefits of these fats, which are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs). Even if you have the typical dieter’s fear of fat, it’s important to consume omega-rich fats as opposed to the trans fats found in refined foods and overly processed supermarket oils.
A traditional Indian and Tibetan medicine, sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has a long history of use in treating circulatory disorders, ischemic heart disease (damage to the heart from decreased blood flow, usually from atherosclerosis), liver damage, and cancer.
Stress is like an iceberg. We see the tip—clenched teeth or fists maybe—but it’s what lies below that can sink us.
Its symptoms can include chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, headaches, backaches, irritability, restlessness, and loss of interest in life. A person with depression may be chronically angry or sad—or may display little or no emotion at all.
Joint pain can slow us down or stop us cold. It occurs when chronic inflammation wears down joints and other tissues, resulting in pain and stiffness. That inflammation can be the result of poor food choices, a lack of physical activity, chronic stress, and weight gain, along with the increasing amount of toxins in our environment.