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What May Be Lurking at the Root of Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by itchy, scaly skin plaques. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown; however, more and more evidence suggests that the immune system can be a culprit when it is chronically stimulated, causing an overproduction of cytokines, which maintains an inflammatory environment.

According to a new study published in the journal International Immunology, researchers have discovered more evidence that a cytokine called IL-17A is especially critical in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Calculating Your Protein Need

Protein is the most important nutrient we can put in our bodies, and finding the right amount for your unique body is essential. How much protein? When should you eat? Fasted exercise? There are so many questions in the world of nutrition and I’m hoping we can answer some of them for you today…

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Leaky Gut: Can This Be Destroying Your Health?

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society, accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests. In LGS, the epithelium on the villi of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to flood into the blood stream. This event compromises the liver, the lymphatic system, and the immune response including the endocrine system. Some of the most incurable diseases are caused by this exact mechanism, where the body attacks its own tissues. This is commonly called auto-immune disease.

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Prioritizing Protein Basics

The word protein...is derived from the Greek word meaning "first" or "primary". This means it is our most important macronutrient. If we were to get enough protein and not enough fats or carbohydrates our health would suffer, but we would survive. If we ONLY ate carbs and fat, we would soon perish, as the body absolutely needs protein. Luckily natural foods don't come like this and protein sources can be found readily in not only animal products but throughout the plant kingdom, too, especially in nuts and seeds...

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The 4 Macronutrients in Order of Importance

When we think of exercise and body composition we have to think about what we are feeding and how we are healing. Our food provides us our nutrients which help our bodies function properly. Therefore, it is incredibly important to understand what it is you are putting into your body and how they each affect basic bodily functions. Here are the macronutrients in order of importance.

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Mapping Your Journey For Success: Beginning, Middle, and End.

Anticipation of the destination - It is really exciting to be going somewhere, to be starting something new. You likely set meaningful goals...something that you can aim for and something to focus on - the destination or the outcome you are striving for.

We all do this, and we are told that it is good to have something to aim for.

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Get Out of Your Mind and Out of Your Own Way

Training the "body" is much easier than training the mind.  In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are the same repetitive...

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The Way to Optimal Health Lies Within You: Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

The way to your optimal health lies within you, but the only way to find "the way" is to stop following the paths of others that lead you astray. In my last article, I wrote about the importance of experimentation. You have to experiment - because if you don't, nothing will change. If you don’t experiment, you’ll never discover what truly works for YOU and your body, as an individual with unique traits and characteristics.

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How To Create a Healthy YOU: Experimentation is Key

In the age of Dr. Google, celebrity diets, six pack abs, and med-utainment I believe that more and more people are unhealthy - more than ever before. Of course the reasons are maybe the drastic population explosion, the compromised food supply, polluted air and water,...

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Do You Know Your Score? (You Should)

It's interesting that many people know the scores of famous teams and athletes, while they put themselves under stress with their golf scores. You may know your cholesterol level and other conventional parameters of low significance, but do you know one of the most...

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Multiple Sclerosis: A Trigger Identified

Multiple Sclerosis: A Trigger Identified 10/2/2014 0 Comments Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a serious chronic neurological disorder in which the insulating cover of nerve cells (myelin sheathing) is destroyed. This is...

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Alzheimer's or Brain Diabetes?

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. A growing body of research suggests there's a powerful connection between your diet and your risk of Alzheimer's disease via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes. Back in 2005, a published medical paper...

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FIBROMYALGIA - Who told you there wasn't a cure?

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Picture If you listen to conventional medical “talk”.. you would tend to believe that Fibromyalgia has no cure. You would be one of the 10 million people who suffer with FMS who would accept their affliction as...

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What may be lurking at the root of psoriasis?

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN Picture Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by itchy, scaly skin plaques. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown; however, more and more evidence suggests that the immune system can be a culprit when...

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Silent Bug and Heart Disease

How secure should you feel if your doctor tells you that your cholesterol levels are normal? Are you immune to heart disease just because you have been informed you have normal cholesterol levels? "If you have been a reader of my weekly articles for any length of...

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Hypertension and Mercury Toxicity

A growing body of medical literature has discovered the damaging effects of mercury on endothelial (the inner lining of blood vessels) function and vascular smooth muscle function. Mercury induces mitochondrial dysfunction with reduction in adenosine triphosphate...

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