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 »

*Updated on 5 Feb, 2014* When we’re feeling ill, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are probably among the farthest things from our minds to be the culprit. After all, when was the last time your doctor asked or advised you about your nutrition, other than perhaps telling you that it would be beneficial to drop a few pounds? Anyone can suffer from nutrient deficiencies, not just people with MTHFR gene mutations. And anyone experiencing health problems can gain an advantage by learning… Read more »