Foods That Cause Inflammation

Inflammation is a normal process of the body that protects the body from damage by killing pathogens, initiating tissue repair processes, and helping to restore homeostasis at infected sites. Short, temporary inflammatory responses are called acute inflammatory responses, while a long-term state of inflammation is called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation occurs with the loss of regulationRead More

Good Posture Can Stave Off Depression

More than 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety and depression. Although many of the disorders that stem from anxiety and depression are treatable, only about a third of people struggling with mental health issues actually receive treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. However, a new study said many of depression’s symptomsRead More

Your Body On Spicy Foods

While some of us avoid restaurant meal descriptions including words like cayenne, chili, and habanero, others jump on board. And new research suggests there might be a heart-healthy benefit to eating spicy foods. A large study recently published in the journal PLOS One looked at the connection between hot red chili pepper consumption and mortality.Read More

My Aching Heart

My heart aches for my friends (who are MORE than that, they are my brothers) that buried their dad this week. My heart aches for my cousin who buried her son not long ago. My heart aches for my two Sister-friends (one buried her dad and the other buried her mother).  My heart aches for allRead More

Depression May Be As Bad For The Heart As Obesity

Doctors have long known of an association between psychological and physical health, but mental illness wasn’t considered to be a major risk factor for ailments like heart disease, until now. Depression has been linked to physical health risks including digestive disorders, chronic pain, stroke and even early death. Depression is also closely tied to heartRead More