Today’s health condition topic is quite personal for me. We have a lot of cancer in my family and I consider myself to be high risk. My mother and grandmother both had breast cancer and I can find incidences of the disease on both sides of the family, including breast, lung, prostate and stomach cancers. I suspect that I’m far from alone in having cancer on my radar. Around 13.7 million Americans alive on January 1, 2012 either had a… Read more »

When you injure yourself or have an infection, your immune system naturally comes to the rescue. While you may experience some warmth, tenderness or swelling after say, cutting your finger or spraining an ankle, these symptoms usually disappear after the body heals itself. Not so with chronic inflammation, which persists and harms your body’s tissues instead of helping them. Over time inflammation can cause serious illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease, diabetes, autism and even cancer. Inflammation often accompanies… Read more »