Posts Tagged ‘chronic illnesses’

Can Individuals Control Inflammation in the Body and Reduce Chronic Illnesses?

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Logos 005In a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a coalition of experts concluded that unresolved inflammation response is likely to be involved from the early stages of disease and controlling it is crucial to human health. They also say nutrition can influence inflammatory processes and help reduce chronic disease risk. Researchers recognize inflammation is a normal process of host defense but that chronic inflammation can lead to a range of chronic illnesses. Thus, prevention or control of low-grade inflammation can be a target of healthy food or food ingredients. The research team looked at new approaches to deal with inflammation in the body and to help quantify how much diet can positively modulate inflammation.

Some of their conclusions follow: 1) individuals with  a deficiency or excess of certain micronutrients such as folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin E, Vitamin B1 and/or zinc  may lead to an ineffective or excessive inflammatory response, 2) high consumption of fat or glucose may cause post-prandial inflammation following meals and may lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and 3) the western style diet high in fat and simple sugars and often poor in specific micro nutrients has been linked to the increase prevalence of diseases that have a strong immunological and autoimmune component, including allergies, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, and obesity.

Dr Pieter De Wet Interviewed on Integrative Medicine on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

PDeWei

On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Pieter De Wet on Integrative Medicine. He is the Owner and Medical Director of Quantum Healing Institute in Tyler, Texas and author of Heal Thyself: Transform Your Life, Transform Your Health and host of the Quantum Healing Hour on XM 170 radio. More information can be found on an earlier blog on this site or at www.pieterdewet.com

Dr Harold G. Koenig and Mary McManus Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Dr Harold Koenig

Mary Magnus

Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host, of the Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Harold G. Koenig, M.D. and Mary McManus yesterday. Dr Koenig, one of the two lead interviews on the Spirituality, Faith and Healing series is internationally known for his research, writing and lecturing in this field of practice. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate professor of Medicine at Duke University and is also a registered nurse. He is founding co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke and has published around 350 articles in peer reviewed journals, and nearly 40 books. He has appeared on over 50 national and international television programs, over 100 national or international radio programs, and been interviewed in hundreds of national and international newspapers and magazines. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: Http://www.SpiritualityandHealth.Duke.Edu/about/HKoenig

Ms Mary McManus is a poet, fund raiser, former award winning social worker and Boston Marathon finisher. She is also a post polio survivor who receives inspiration poetry from God. She has written two inspirational poetry books and is working on a third with Dr Bernie Siegel. More information was presented earlier on this bolog and can also be found at: www.marymcmanus.com

The interview follows: