The human body is host to trillions of bacteria – at least 1,000 different strains. There are exciting studies on this subject, which are constantly emerging, and they explore the connection between gut bacteria and several inflammatory, autoimmune conditions. Modern day researchers are even suggesting that an imbalance of gut bacteria may have a direct link to multiple sclerosis.
Last week I did another talk for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and I mentioned this delicious anti-inflammatory soup that I use to help reduce inflammation in my body whenever I start to feel an MS flare-up coming on. * Knock on wood* no major relapse in 9 years now! You can read that story here.
Most of us in North America have heard about the importance of vitamin D, but do you know the signs and symptoms of deficiency, and when to know if it’s something you should be supplementing with? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and while a small amount can be found in the diet, most of
Every living cell in the body requires essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are found in high concentrations in the brain, aid in the transmission of nerve impulses, control blood clotting and are essential for rebuilding and producing new cells. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats found naturally in a wide variety of nuts, seeds, leafy
Can Certain Forms of Omega 3 Make Your Inflammation Worse? I’ve seen cases of acne, psoriasis, eczema and other inflammatory conditions worsen when flax seed oil and other omega 3 rich foods are introduced into the diet. Here’s why: Omega 3 essential fatty acids have many important functions in regards to human health such as: