Tag Archives: inflammation

Can oxidative stress shrink your brain?

With baby boomers growing older, the age of the population in the United States is increasing. About 50 million Americans are affected each year by over 600 neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative disease refers to conditions in which nerve cells progressively degenerate … Continue reading

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Flu bugs aren’t the only infection that cause stomach problems: Viruses may worsen IBD

As Easter approaches and kids eagerly wait for candy from the Easter Bunny, parents will be watching to make sure they don’t eat too much at once and get a stomachache.  All of us have experienced stomach upset from time-to-time … Continue reading

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Do you have a radioactive intruder in your home?

Radon is a natural radioactive gas derived from decaying radium and uranium, which are common environmental toxins. Human exposure to radon has been linked to increased risk of lung cancer and can lead to oxidative stress and inflammation. In fact, … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology: Where kynurenic acid fits

Psychoneuroimmunology. It’s a mouthful, but that’s to be expected when trying to find one word to describe the interaction of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems and the impact this has on health and disease. Robert Ader, considered the founding … Continue reading

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Hidden metals might be making you sick

What do processed cheeses, deodorants, toothpastes, astringents, and tattoos have in common?  Few people are aware that these items may contain aluminum in them.  For most people, this isn’t a problem, but it’s a different story for people with metal … Continue reading

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NeuroImmune Transmitters: Epinephrine

When encountering a highly stressful situation – for example, being chased by a bear in the woods – epinephrine is released by the adrenals to support the “fight or flight” response.  Epinephrine is integral to the stress response, but epinephrine … Continue reading

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