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  • Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
    Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
    An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
  • The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense
    The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense
    There is a receptor in our intestines activated by phytonutrients in cruciferous vegetables that boosts immune function (the aryl hydrocarbon (Ah) receptor).
  • Is Carrageenan Safe?
    Is Carrageenan Safe?
    Carrageenan is a food additive used as a thickener and fat substitute in a variety of dairy and nondairy products. Concerns about potential intestinal tract damage are placed in the context of...
  • Titanium Dioxide & Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Titanium Dioxide & Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    People eating conventional diets may ingest a trillion microparticles of the food whitening additive titanium dioxide every day. What implication might this have for inflammation in the gut?
  • The Best Baby Formula
    The Best Baby Formula
    Exclusive breast-feeding for a full six months may ironically improve our children's taste for vegetables, whereas children fed formula grow up with increased rates of inflammatory diseases such as...
  • Dietary Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
    Dietary Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
    Meat (including fish), cheese, and animal protein intake in general have been associated with an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the meantime, plant-based diets may not only...
  • Bad Advice From Health Food Store Employees
    Bad Advice From Health Food Store Employees
    Most health food store supplement aisle employees have little or no training and make wildly dissimilar recommendations. Even when they're consistent, the levels of active ingredients in supplements...
  • Inflammatory Remarks About Arachidonic Acid
    Inflammatory Remarks About Arachidonic Acid
    Arachidonic acid may play a role in cancer, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders.