Posts Tagged "Chronic Inflammation"
One day, while perusing YouTube for songs about unrequited love, I came across Al Green’s “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”
I can think of younger days
When living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
But I was never told about the sorrow
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
I noted the hundreds of comments left by listeners. Many had experienced a broken heart— from a rejected lover to a lover lost to death.
It is obvious …
No two people are the same. You are unique. So despite health reports from the United Nations (UN) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the dire future of a growing aging population, you can be different and defy the odds and leave a legacy of health. Legacy is that impulse to care for those that come after.
A UN Report states that women aged 60 and over will likely experience depressive disorders, which are the leading cause of disability for them, followed by hearing loss, back and neck pain, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and osteoarthritis. For men a…
It’s the culprit behind the top three causes of death in Michigan—heart disease, Alzheimer’s and lung cancer. It’s also the culprit behind the top three health problems that cause the most disability —low back and neck pain, skin diseases and depressive disorders. What is this dangerous culprit? Chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is a part of the immune system’s defense when the body has an infection, an irritant or injury. (Think of the body’s reaction to a bee sting.) Immune-related cells send chemical messengers called cytokines to aid in the healing. Ho…
“Exercise is the poor man’s plastic surgery.” Maybe you’ve heard this popular fitness quote. Though intended for humor, the quote conveys a truth about exercise. That is, exercise not only makes us feel younger, it also makes us look younger. That’s because exercise slows down the aging process. But, apart from being a source of the fountain of youth, exercise is now recognized as one of the safest and economical ways to prevent many age-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and Alzheimer’s, which are now proven…
You’re probably aware of the inflammation associated with accidentally hitting your toe or cutting yourself—pain, redness, and swelling. You can clearly see these signs of inflammation and, therefore, treat them. But what about the inflammation you cannot see?
Yes, inflammation can occur inside the body and exist undetected for a long time, as if in stealth mode, wreaking havoc through diseases and other medical conditions. This type of inflammation—internal and prolonged—results in damaged cells, especially as you age, and is referred to as chronic and low-grade…