Inflammation

Health Blog: What to Do to Help Fight the Ill Effects of Trans Fats

In the previous blogs about trans fats, we have told you about the bad things these can do to your heart and your brain. But what else besides avoiding trans fats in processed and restaurant foods might you do to ameliorate the ill effects of trans fats on your vital organs?

WellWise Launches Omega 6 Campaign

Omega 6 Imbalance Out of Control

WellWise started an awareness campaign about the negative health effects of massive omega 6 fatty acid consumption. Omega 6 fats are now omnipresent in virtually all processed foods, and have undermined the omega 6 to 3 balance. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and many other inflammatory diseases are most often the outcome. This imbalance impacts not only individuals but also the health of the nation at large. Read more about omega 6.

 

Health Blog: Obese people have a problem tasting fat

Fatty Foods Numb the Taste Buds

Omega-6 oils are hard to taste and therefor making Americans obese when there are healthier alternatives.Not so long ago the ability to taste and identify fats was a survival skill. Certain fats and oils are essential for energy and for the production of hormones. Finding these fats as a hunter / gatherer was a matter of life and death. 

Krill Oil Blog Summary Page

Learn about health benefits, sustainability and other issues about krill oil

From WellWise krill oil blogs, you can learn about the numerous nutrients krill oil contains, the health benefits it offers, the issues surrounding the harvesting of krill oil, and more.

Health Blog: How Can We Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

There actually is an effective protocol for treating CFS and FMS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FibromyalgiaIn 1975, while in medical school, I came down with what I call the “Drop Dead Flu” which triggered my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS). The medical system had no idea how to help, but I managed to learn what I needed to get well, and you can, too.

Health Blog: How Do We Get a Handle on Heart Disease?

Conventional medicine offers no cures, says Dr. Decker Weiss

Heart disease is the leading killer in America. Is conventional medicine the answer?

Heart disease is the result of inflammation, and if you have experienced any of the hallmarks of inflammation – indigestion, bloating, irritable bowel, type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, skin rashes, painful joints or chronic pain anywhere – you have been warned: If you don’t get it under control, heart disease is a real possibility.

Food Blog: Balancing Omega-3s, 6s Could Save Your Life

Healthy eating guide can help you find the balance

Following this healthy eating guide to balance omega-6s and 3s could very well save your life. Nix the 6s and eat the 3s!One of the most important things you will ever learn about what to eat and what not to eat is this: If you get the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in your diet under control, you can expect to enjoy good health. If you don’t, expect to get asthma, coronary heart disease, many forms of cancer, autoimmunity or neurodegenerative diseases, and you are more likely to become obese, depressed, hyperactive or worse.

Health Blog: Supplements vs Pharmaceuticals

Why you don’t know about supplements that can make you better

Supplements can be just as effective for certain ailments as pharmaceuticals. If you haven’t heard this, there is a reason.Unless you’re living without TV, you’ve undoubtedly heard of pharmaceutical drugs to reduce “bad” cholesterol, and drugs for joint pain. But have you heard about  dietary supplements that have a positive effect on these health conditions?

There's a reason for that.

Health Blog: Obesity and Cancer – What You Need to Know

These two conditions are increasingly being linked

Research is finding a strong link between excess body fat and cancer. Everyone knows that smoking is a major cause of cancer. Yet, according to research published in the British Journal of Public Health, obese adults have more chronic health problems than their smoking counterparts, some of which greatly increase their risk of cancer.

Health Blog: The Run is Afoot!

Naturopathic doctor to run across nation to raise awareness

On July 17th, 2011, Dr. Dennis Godby – accompanied by his energetic sons, Isaiah and Jeremiah, and nephew, Jonas Ely – will set off on an historic, four-month journey from San Francisco, California, to Bridgeport, Connecticut … on foot.

Women's Health Blog: Breast Cancer and DHA

DHA omega-3 boosts survival time for advanced breast cancer by one full year

At WellWise, we are always on the lookout for women’s health news. We found this study about breast cancer and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) that we feel you should know about. The research results show that a high dose DHA increases advanced breast cancer survival time by one full year, or 55%. That’s major, and every woman on breast cancer chemo must learn about this.

Health Blog: Inflammation and How to Prevent It

Do not ignore low-grade inflammation

Low-grade inflammation is a preventable condition that affects millions and millions of Americans, but few know they have it. Drug companies ignore it. It doesn't have a foundation that raises billions of dollars to stop the spread. Even physicians ignore it, even though low-grade inflammation is the primary contributor to the onset of cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even skin aging.

Food Blog: Know What You Eat – Garlic

How to get garlic’s best health effects

Consumption of large amounts of raw garlic can help your heart, but did you know that garlic is best – taste-wise and health-wise – when crushed before use?

Health Blog: Quell the Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is at the core of heart disease

Excess body fat can lead to a host of heart diseases. Veins and arteries become more compromised, and blood vessels in legs and microcapillaries in eyes can wear out three times faster in overweight individuals. There is also an increased risk of high blood pressure with each additional pound of fat.[1]

Food Blog: Alkaline Foods May Curb Ills of the Western Diet

Eating the right ratio of alkaline to acidic foods?

A favorite pastime of mine on Saturdays is to people watch (and eavesdrop) at the farmer’s market. Boulder, Colorado offers no shortage of interesting conversations to overhear.  Recently, I overheard a comment at the market about alkaline foods, something about low-acid … high-alkaline foods … no more arthritis symptoms.

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