Depression May Be a SYMPTOM Of Inflammation

depression may be a symptom of inflammation

Your body’s inflammatory response is a natural and beneficial process designed to protect you from infection and injury. Swelling from increased fluids protects injured areas from further harm while the body goes into overdrive to fend off bacteria, viruses, and even parasites. – The problem is that many things can trigger your inflammatory response – […]

13 Little-Known Reasons to HATE Processed Foods

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In 2012, the term “pink slime” became a household word. It refers to what the processed meat industry calls “lean finely textured beef” (LFTB), but what is really beef scraps and connective tissue treated with ammonia then added to ground beef. After it was widely publicized, many food companies removed it from their burgers … […]

9 Odd but Common Things that HURT Your Workout

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Everyone has “on” days and “off” days, but if you’re “off” at the gym you’ll likely be wasting both your time and energy. Finding the time to work out is one of the biggest hurdles people face in fitting in exercise, after all, so when you make the time to do it, you want to […]

The Best and Worst Climates for Pain

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The next time you check the weather, you should also check out The Weather Channel’s aches & pains forecast. Yes, there really is such a thing, and you can either search by your zip code or check out the National Aches & Pains map. Depending on factors such as chance of precipitation, barometric pressure, absolute […]

The 7 Best “Good Mood” Foods

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You’re cranky, you’re tired and you just want to get into bed and pull the covers over your head. But it’s only 3 p.m. Your first instinct might be to order a triple-shot espresso, grab a candy bar or maybe scoop yourself a big bowl of ice cream, but any of these will be suicide […]

Placebo is BETTER for Pain Than Tylenol!

placebo is better for pain than Tylenol

Acetaminophen (or paracetamol as its known in most countries outside of the U.S.) is the most commonly used pain reliever in the United States. Better known by its brand name, Tylenol, it is recommended as the first-line pain reliever for low-back pain, and you probably don’t think twice about taking a tablet or two if […]