I’m going to provide a number of links today to several trade articles that recently appeared in an online nutrition industry portal called NutraIngredients.com. I receive their e-news alerts and this week they had a number of stories all dealing with inflammation.
Inflammation, in its most efficient, optimal state, is the irritation that accompanies the [...]
I am a member of a leadership group here in Iowa that was formed by our state soybean association. Iowa is the soybean capital of the nation. We do a lot of things well in Iowa. Among them is growing soybeans and corn and eggs. We lead the nation in production of these commodities. Fully [...]
Austin Texas’s Fox affiliate has a nice story with a local gastroenterologist about the newer research posted on here earlier showing that stress can mess up your immune response. Probiotic intake (with EpiCor delivering a pro-biotic effect to the gut) is one of the possible preventive measures people might take to help counter and “balance” [...]
Need any more proof that stress can mess up immune function and throw it out of balance? A new Ohio State study
The stress-o-meter is running
being talked about showed that rats induced with a standardized stressor showed that beneficial bacteria in their intestinal tract diminished significantly. Two types of bacteria changed in composition [...]
Every so often a story gets published in mass media vehicle like The New York Times or a newswire service talking
Pow! Supplements to the rescue!
about how vitamins or supplements are basically worthless, producing expensive urine, etc. Some reporter or expert looks at some metadata and concludes that because supplement takers don’t live [...]
Here’s my periodic update on some Twitter activity on immune health that I find interesting enough to summarize here.:
@napernurse (Dawn McKinney) tweeted about some good medical advice that connects lack of sleep with immune dysregulation and inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the root of all things evil, right?
As the debate over health care in the U.S. continues to rage, one statistic still blows my mind. A PriceWaterhouseCoopers study from 2008 showed that half of the $2.2 trillion (now $2.64 trillion) spent on health care in the U.S. are wasted dollars! Waste how??
In addition to insurance and hospital administrative bureaucracy, the biggest [...]
Another acronym has entered the consumer health care alphabet soup: IgE. This week, a USA Today article talks about seasonal allergies and the roll IgE plays in them:
“In people with a genetic predisposition for allergies, ‘certain proteins from pollens, called allergens, can induce the immune system to produce a specific type of [...]