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Joyce Hollman

Brain fog: How chronic sinus problems may change your brain

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis or rhinosinusitis, you know how it can interrupt your daily life. And it’s not even the runny nose or sinus pressure that’s the most disruptive. The inability to concentrate can make everyday tasks almost impossible for some. Now you can feel validated: Science shows sinus inflammation affects your brain’s connections.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

The natural way to reduce inflammation

Inflammation seems like such a benign and common symptom. But as the saying goes, “give it an inch and it’ll take a mile.” Once it takes hold — which is easy because it’s fueled by stress, sleep-loss, sugar, pollution and countless other modern-day threats — it can completely wreck your health.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

How opioids sabotage your ‘feel good’ receptors to make pain worse

Emotional pain can cause chronic pain and chronic pain can cause emotional pain. It’s a bidirectional relationship that’s made worse when opioids enter the mix. So, while taking these painkillers can make you feel better early on, over time, they only make your problems worse.

Carolyn Gretton

Ginger: The autoimmune super spice that may slow lupus

In autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system goes haywire, attacking its own healthy cells and tissues. Treatment is usually long term and can carry harmful side effects. That’s why researchers are looking to a plant-based compound that may be the answer…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

12 immune-boosting foods to help guard against mutant COVID

After all we’ve been through, reach around and pat yourself on the back. You deserve it. You’re a survivor and that means you’re looking ahead… Because the mutant variants of COVID will keep coming. If you haven’t made it a priority to ramp up your immune system, there’s still time…

Carolyn Gretton

How treating acid reflux can bring on diabetes

The use of proton pump inhibitors to treat acid reflux over a long period of time has been shown to produce some serious side effects, including bone fractures and gut infections. Now there’s another ailment long-term users of PPIs have to watch out for — diabetes.