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Are You Undermining Your Health by Eating These 7 Foods That Cause Inflammation?

The foods you eat can seriously impact inflammation levels in your body. Some foods help to quell out-of-control inflammation while others fan the flames. In this article, we’ll discuss how to reduce inflammation in the body, the health risks of...

What Is Shingles: Causes, Symptoms and Contagiousness

Shingles cases are on the rise. In the United States, it is estimated that one in three people will succumb to the illness at some point in life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the reasons for the...

Pollock 101: Pollock Fish Nutrition Facts, Possible Precautions and Top Health Benefits

While you may not have a strong association with the name pollock, it’s one of the most commonly eaten fish in the United States. Pollock fish consistently ranks on the top five list of most frequently eaten seafoods in the United...

What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs, Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Many of us heard this phrase throughout childhood and probably dismissed it as a silly way to tuck kids into bed. But, believe it or not, bed bugs are real. Kissing bugs are real...

Treating Bee Stings: How to Take the Sting Out

You hear the buzz, and then…ouch! You’ve been stung by a bee. For most people, bee stings cause a mild reaction and are just a temporary nuisance, but a sting from these flying insects can still pack a punch. What...

Sarcoidosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Sarcoidosis is a rare condition in which groups of immune cells form lumps in various organs in the body. The exact cause is unknown, but it can affect any organ, particularly targeting the lungs. This inflammatory disease doesn’t always have...

Autoimmune Diseases: When the Body Attacks Itself

Autoimmune diseases are relatively common in the United States. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association reports that 50 million Americans have some form of autoimmune disease. Of those 50 million Americans, 75% are women. Let’s answer some of the most...

Types of Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms, Testing and Treatment

Arthritis is a condition in which joints in the body swell and become painful. The condition sometimes becomes debilitating. While arthritis often comes with age (as is the case with osteoarthritis), sometimes it can be caused by an autoimmune disorder...

How to Manage Inflammation After Strenuous Exercise

We work out hard. And we love to see and feel the results, even in the form of muscle aches and pain. Because hey, if my quads hurt after the 50 weighted squats I did yesterday, then my muscles must...

The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to a threat. Our immune system is triggered when it recognizes a foreign element, such as a microbe or a virus. Our body uses inflammation to heal itself and defend against invaders—this process is...