Is Kale a Friend or Foe

Is kale a friend or foe

Is Kale A Friend Or Foe? You may not think that many of the green and leafy vegetables that form a big part of a “healthy diet” could actually do you more harm than good! Yet, if you are suffering from chronic pain or inflammation, this could be entirely blamed on natural chemicals called oxalates, which are contained in these so-called “healthy” foods. So is kale a friend or foe? What are oxalates? How can they harm us and which “healthy vegetables” contain high concentration of oxalates? Oxalates cannot be seen, tasted or smelled, yet we consume them almost every Continue Reading →

How Humble Baking Soda Helps Reduce Inflammation

Evidence Humble Baking Soda Helps Reduce Inflammation A paper published a couple of weeks ago in the Journal of Immunology, provides evidence that baking soda helps reduce inflammation. This cheap, safe, alkaline substance is found in most kitchens. Scientists from the Medical College of Georgia reported in the Journal of Immunology that daily dosing with it was found to encourage our spleen to promote an anti-inflammatory environment in the body that could be therapeutic in the case of inflammatory disease. “It’s potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease.” Baking soda, which is also known as sodium bicarbonate, is Continue Reading →

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1 It seems that these days there is a real epidemic of immunity problems, so knowing how to avoid autoimmune disease, and the things that are most likely to cause it, is becoming more and more important. We remember when growing up several decades ago that you hardly ever heard of older relatives or family friends having health issues that were autoimmune diseases. In fact, one hardly heard of cancers (except lung cancer from smoking), diabetes, irritable bowel disease and other diseases that are so prevalent today. Back then it was extremely rare Continue Reading →

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress

Rusting away with oxidative stress

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress If we had one goal to aim for in promoting a healthy and long life, it would be to avoid rusting away with oxidative stress. Just as metal rusts when exposed to oxygen in air and water, so molecules in our body are similarly affected by oxygen. Why Can Oxygen be Bad for Us? How can this be when we require oxygen to breathe in order to survive? The answer is the manner in which that oxygen is delivered. When we receive oxygen in air in its molecular form with balanced paired electrons, we can Continue Reading →

What Causes Illness

what causes illness

What Causes Illness? We have been listening to the expert speakers on the Autoimmune Revolution Summit and it is fascinating to learn about their cutting edge wisdom and clinical practice experiences, as they explain what causes illness and autoimmune disease and how to avoid and recover from them. In the course of listening to these experts, it is becoming clearer that despite all the names given to all the different diseases and conditions that people can be diagnosed with as their health deteriorates, the actual causes (excluding accidents) can be broken down into just 3 groups:- Infectious diseases ie acquired Continue Reading →