One good reason it is important to have a low omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid ratio

One good reason it is important to have a low omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid ratio

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
  Both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are essential which means we have to get them through the diet, since the body cannot make them.  The omega 6 fatty acid intake is quite a bit higher than the omega 3 intake the way most people eat now. Omega...
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This is affected by too little quality sleep

This is affected by too little quality sleep

The following was a small study, but it is interesting because the participants were young females and males with an average age of 28.8 years (Montesinos L, et.al., 2018). Their average body mass index was 23.4 and their resting heart rate was 63.1 which are considered good.  Sleep and balance...
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What damage can high blood sugar and oxidative stress cause?

It is common knowledge that having high blood sugar levels is damaging to our health, but in what way is it harmful to us?   Having high blood glucose levels causes oxidation of glucose and a reaction causing glycation of proteins.  These reactions cause tissue damage and create a lot...
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What factors are playing a role in Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease?

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Can Magnesium Help If You Have Migraine?

Can Magnesium Help If You Have Migraine?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
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How To Easily And Favorably Affect Your Gene Expression

How To Easily And Favorably Affect Your Gene Expression

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could express your genes in a way that made you feel better? If you could do it both quickly and easily, that would be great. I think everybody agrees on that. According to this research, you can actually do that (Chacko SA, et al....
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Low Levels Of This Mineral Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Low Levels Of This Mineral Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
  When 9,820 study participants were tested for blood magnesium levels, this is what was found. The participants with low magnesium levels had increased atherosclerosis (Kieboom BC, et al. 2016). The carotid intima media thickness was increased, that’s the inner layer of the blood vessel wall. There seems, however, to...
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Stress increases your risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Posted by:  tissuerecovery Admin
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Your blood platelets can cause both blood clots and inflammation.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
We know blood platelets form blood clots, but they are also involved in producing inflammation. Inflammation is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is especially dangerous when the endothelial cells (which lines the blood vessels) get inflamed. The platelets are involved in that. The platelets can also be involved...
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Is alcohol really healthy?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
For a while now alcohol has been promoted as healthy as long as it is consumed in moderation, 1-2 glasses of red wine a day or 1 drink a day. In particular, red wine is supposed to be healthy because of the resveratrol. Some people even believe getting the resveratrol...
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Can you change the way you react to stress?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
We can’t always change our environment to what we would ideally like it to be. The solution is to instead train ourselves so stressful situations don’t affect us adversely. This means you would be more stress resistant. Research has shown that this can be done, and it does not take...
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Arthritis: This can make a difference.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
Because oxidative stress causes tissue damage, the following study investigated pro-oxidant and antioxidant status in patients with osteoarthritis. A significant increase in the levels of lipid peroxidation products was found in the red blood cells of the participants with osteoarthritis (Surapaneni KM, Venkataramana G, 2007). It was also found that...
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How much are our genes contributing to chronic disease?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
A lot of people think their genetic makeup decides how healthy or sick they will be. This is, however, a big misconception. Science shows that our genes only contribute 10-20% of the risk (Willett WC, 2002). Environmental factors which includes diet and life-style are the main contributors to cardiovascular disease,...
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An enjoyable way to reduce stress and improve immunity.

Posted by:  tissuerecovery Admin
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Higher intake of this important mineral shows reduced risk for metabolic syndrome.

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Surprising Benefits of Magnesium

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Reduce joint degeneration

Reduce joint degeneration

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
I mentioned last week that patients with osteoarthritis had approximately a 4 fold lower level of extracellular SOD, the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. This indicates that SOD production should be supported since an excess of free radicals causes tissue damage. Zinc, copper and manganese are necessary for SOD production (Harris...
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Arthritis: What else can you do.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
As you have seen, even osteoarthritis involves inflammation; and also free radical damage to cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate can reduce inflammation a little bit (Largo R, et al. 2003). To further reduce inflammation you can use curcumin (Ren J, Sowers JR, 2014, Gupta SC, et al. 2013). Regular curcumin is not well...
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Degenerative joint disease Osteoarthritis

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
Another inflammatory driven condition Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. 80% of people over the age of 55 has been documented to have radiological evidence of joint degeneration (Stross JK, Bole GG, 1985). Years ago the belief was that osteoarthritis was not an inflammatory disease, but only caused...
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Summary: Reasons for chronic conditions

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
When you know the reasons for chronic conditions, you know what to focus on to prevent them or to get better. I decided to make a summary of what I have covered so far when it comes to chronic disease. First I mentioned that it may be a connection between...
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