Diet and Inflammation Part 4

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By Joel Brind, Ph.D. My last post focused on the propagation of the inflammatory signal, and how nutrients such as omega-6 PUFAs and the lack of salicylic acid results in amplification of that signal, thus contributing to the overall increase in inflammation-related disease we currently experience. But what about the initiation of the inflammatory signal in the first place? That often turns out...

Oatmeal and Egg Whites: The Breakfast of Twerps

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I don’t know about you, but I could listen to Scott Abel rant for days at a time. When I go through to edit my audio files before publishing them, I usually breeze through and look for breaks and pauses and other strange squiggles in the audio file. With both of Scott’s so far, once I push play, forget about it. An hour goes by in a flash, and I’m powerless to stop it....

Are All PUFA Bad?

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A Scandinavian 180D reader recently wrote in with a series of questions. I thought I would take the time to publicly answer those questions so that it would satisfy everyone’s curiosities as to my responses. Please excuse the errors. English isn’t her first language… Hi! I wich you would write something more about whole grain and legumes, regarding linoleic acid. Are really...

MSM: The Dangerous Miracle Supplement

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Dr. Garrett Smith and a small group of his entrusted guinea pigs recently embarked on an experiment involving ingesting fairly large quantities of MSM on a daily basis. Their initial results were all astounding, with many positive signs of increased metabolic rate with several ancillary benefits noticed as well, such as better vision and enhanced exercise performance. Well, that was the first...

Intuitive Eating–Getting Past the Initial Hurdles

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The idea of intuitive eating is becoming more widely accepted, and more and more when I speak to people it is where they are aiming to be. The basic premise is to become in tune with your body so that you eat what it’s telling you it needs. Rather than eating with your intellect or eating what you ‘believe’ is healthy, you listen to your body. It is an idea that is at the heart of 180D, and it...

Diet and Inflammation Part 3

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In my last post—Part 2 of this diet and inflammation series—I discussed the cells—called macrophages—which actually affect the inflammatory response, and how the amino acid glycine is crucial in regulating the activation of the macrophages at the level of the cell surface membrane. In the present installment, I’ll be discussing the propagation and amplification of the inflammatory...