Category Archives: Inflammation

Cold Weather Foods For Joints

Evidence suggests that there is an association between cold damp weather and joint pain. Anecdotal evidence suggests that moving from an area that has cold winters to a more sunny climate is significantly beneficial on the joints. One aspect of … Continue reading

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Glucosamine: More than A joint Protector

Glucosamine is a compound that is found naturally in cartilage. Animals and humans can synthesise glucosamine, and once synthesised it is transported to the joints where it forms part of the system that protects the joints from friction and impact. … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Leaves as Anti-Inflammatories

Inflammation is a highly important and necessary reaction to cellular changes. The inflammatory response is a protective mechanism that is activated as a result of environmental or internal challenges to homeostasis, and which result in activation of a cascade of … Continue reading

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Two Effective Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Ginger and Pineapple

Chronic inflammation is a serious cause of disease. Many of the diseases associated with the Western diet and Western lifestyle are initially caused by activation of inflammatory pathways, and these remain activated and this causes biochemical aberrations. Obesity may also … Continue reading

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Eugenol: Therapeutic Effects

Eugenol is one of the active components of the spice clove. Clove has a long history of use as a dental preparation because it has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Clove is one of the richest plant sources of phenolic … Continue reading

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Cloves as a Spice

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) is a highly important commercial spice that also has significant medicinal effects. The antioxidant effects of cloves not only impart excellent flavour qualities on certain foods, but can also preserve the food constituents of which they form … Continue reading

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Quercetin and the Brain

Quercetin is a phytochemical that belongs to the flavonoid group of polyphenols. Evidence suggests that quercetin is bioavailable in humans, where it may confer health effects due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Quercetin may protect brain tissue because of … Continue reading

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It Is Not Hard to See Why Western Lifestyle Diseases are Common

Western lifestyle diseases describe a group of disorders that are associated with certain lifestyle habits amongst Westerners. The most common Western lifestyle diseases are cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, obesity and type 2 diabetes. These diseases all have a common theme … Continue reading

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Flavonoids for Inflammation

Flavonoids are a group of secondary metabolites synthesised by all plants. They accumulate in plant tissues and when the plants are consumed by animals and humans, the flavonoids enter the gut. Here they are metabolised extensively and there is good … Continue reading

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Honey Flavonoids as Anti-Inflammatories

As well as being a food, honey has been used therapeutically in traditional forms of medicine throughout history. The main active principles in honey appear to be the same active principles found in the plants from which the bees derive … Continue reading

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