Category: Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Eating Flowers: 9 Delicious, Healthy Blooms

If you’ve never thought about eating flowers, then you’re in for a treat! There are many edible flowers that aren’t only delicious in a wide variety of dishes but are also healthy. We aren’t suggesting you run out into your garden or comb the roadsides or meadows for just any flowers. Only some flowers are…


Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Lupus

Instead of preventing chronic lifestyle diseases, we doctors just tend to manage them. Instead of curing, we just mitigate. Why? Because of finance, culture, habit, and tradition. Many of us envision a world where trillions of dollars are not wasted on unnecessary medical care. For this reason comes the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. After all,…


AHA News: Fresh or Frozen, Wild or Cultivated? What to Know About Blueberries and Health

Let’s not beat around the bush: Blueberries are good for you. This will come as no surprise to many Americans, who have found their thrill with blueberries in ever-rising numbers. It’s easy to understand why. Not only do they taste great, but studies keep suggesting more reasons to embrace them. “They’re the kind of things…


Diets Heavy in ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods Could Harm the Brain

Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may dramatically increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China. Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fiber. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice cream, sausage, deep-fried chicken, flavored yogurt, ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged bread and…


A Better Way to Diagnose Malnutrition

A new systematic assessment that describes malnutrition in the context of starvation, chronic disease, and/or acute disease or injury will help with diagnosis and treatment, nutritionists say. Up to 50 percent of patients in hospitals and nursing facilities are estimated to be malnourished and although it is widespread, confusion exists in the clinical community on…


Ancient Herbal Supplement Shows Promise Against Cancer

Berberine’s effect on lung cancer has just been published in the journal Pharmaceutics, showing potent anticancer activity in a study that crosses the divide between Eastern and Western medicine. While the natural compound found in plants such as turmeric and barberry has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, it has…


Beetroot Found to Be Natural Sports Performance Enhancer

More commonly found in the Slavic soup borscht, a salad, or the corner shop hamburger, the humble beetroot may soon become a regular part of athletes’ protein shakes after research from the University of South Australia (UniSA) found it can enhance sporting performance. Conducting a meta-analysis of 118 studies from 25 countries, the team evaluated…


Say Hey to Swiss Chard

Despite its name, Swiss chard is not from Switzerland, but is native to the Mediterranean region, specifically Sicily. More suited to the name Sicilian beet, this leafy green has collected a history of monikers — silver beet, strawberry spinach, and Roman Kale — due to many cases of mistaken identity with other greens, like spinach…


Granny Smith Apples Improve Gut Bacteria and Reduce Inflammation

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but – as a bonus – apples will greet good gut bacteria with open arms.  And that’s because researchers recently uncovered evidence that apples build a community of healthy bacteria in the colon.  This is due to their high content of non-digestible compounds, including fiber and polyphenols. While…


Causes of Spider Veins as We Age, and How to Fix Them

Summer brings with it barbecues, picnics, and plenty of sunshine. Looking to join the fun, you might slip on a pair of shorts or a long, flowy dress, only to discover small, web-like veins in the backs of your legs. Spider veins are increasingly common in older women due to differences in lifestyle, genetics, and…