Dousing the Fire: Inflammation isn’t Just for “Old Folks” Anymore!

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fireIn the elderly, infections are a common cause of delirium and other psychiatric symptoms. Just think about the inflammation process involved, where there is such a huge response to an assault that the elderly even become temporarily “crazy”.

Unfortunately, inflammation (Latin “inflammatio”, to set on fire!) is happening right now in our own bodies, too. Paraphrasing Leo Galland M.D., “Modern life has produced a relatively new condition known as chronic ...

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The risks of bronchodilator drugs

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Most people with asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are low in magnesium. When they are treated with simple magnesium supplementation, their symptoms improve. Bronchodilator drugs are prescribed for conditions such as asthma and other bronchial diseases, but many of these drugs cause loss of magnesium, making symptoms worse.

Recently in the news there was a study that addresses this problem where people are treated with drugs that don’t necessarily address the main cause:

Common Bronchodilator Drug Linked To Increased Deaths

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Children of Violence: Abused Women, Abused Children

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Imagine a world in which three to four million people are suddenly struck by a serious, recurring illness. There is chronic pain, trauma and injury. Authorities fail to draw any connection between individual bouts with the disease and the greater public threat. Many suffer in silence” -Joseph R. Biden, former chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing his own country, the United States of America; the “disease” is domestic violence.

It has been roughly estimated that 1 woman in 3 ...

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On Injuries And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the lack of general psychological knowledge in the medical profession. When you are aiding in the healing process of a person, it is essential to have a handle on basic psychology, even if it is by self-education. It can be quite dehumanizing to focus on a medical career from the pathological-body point of view. For instance, consider a person that has been severely injured after a car accident. ...

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Big Pharma’s Influence

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If you want to know more about the medical profession, just ask yourself: Who sponsors doctors and the medical science? The answer is -mainly- the pharmaceutical industries. That says a lot… You really want to trust your health to Big Pharma Corporations?

Here is a general synthesis of the situation:

Battling influence of pharmaceutical industry

Linda A. Johnson
Associated Press
Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just about every segment of the medical community is piling on the pharmaceutical industry these days, ...

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Big Pharma Drugs In Tap Water And Other Toxins

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Our water supply is contaminated by numerous chemicals from old forgotten underground storage tanks, leaking waste sites, manufacturing byproducts, vehicle exhaust, coal burning power plants, etc.

One example, trichloroethylene (TCE), once contaminated the underground water supply of a whole town after an ammunition factory site was bulldozed there decades earlier. The TCE contamination was responsible for an epidemic of leukemia in children. I am distressed to inform you that most water supplies in the United States ...

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Fish Oil Is Good For Your Heart and More

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Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely helpful in preventing heart disease and cancer. They are also essential to the healthy functioning of the body and brain. These friendly acids include eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexainoic (DHA) acids and are necessary for growth and overall health of blood vessels and nerves. They also help heal inflammation and promote numerous cellular activities. Researchers found that the cell membranes of heart cells store omega 3 from fish oil, preventing irregular rhythms. ...

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Killing Me Softly — With Plastics

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Plastics and pesticides in the environment are “hormone mimics”, which means they act as fertilizers for cancer and disrupt normal gland/hormone function. What is more, they are found literally all around the world – there is no place left untouched by their harmful effects.

Plastics along with pesticides are responsible for cancers, endocrine developmental problems, attention deficit, hyperactivity disease, infertility, inability to handle stress, violence, increased mental disease, decreased intelligence, drug addiction, loss of normal parental instincts, etc. Can you imagine ...

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Arteries and their Immune Function

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Arteries carry blood to vital organs which in turn are able to maintain their proper function and sustain life. Thanks to arteries oxygenated blood and nutrients are able to reach all the cells in our body. But arteries might have yet another important role.

Arteries From Distinct Regions Of The Body Have Unique Immune Functions

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2008) — Human arteries play distinct roles in the immune system depending on their anatomical location, researchers at Emory University ...

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Lack of sleep increases inflammation in the body

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Nothing like a good night’s sleep. Yes, we all have spent nights tossing and turning. The next day we feel horrible, with poor concentration, headaches, drowsiness, and exacerbated pains due to inflammation among other things. People have been talking about lack of sleep resulting in obesity, a shorter life span, mental and cognitive problems, alteration of hormones and metabolism, etc. This is all very interesting in view of the following recent article via eurakalert.org ...

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