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A six-day course of Ayurvedic medicine—the traditional Indian approach, which includes diet, herbs, meditation, yoga and massage—can reduce the blood markers for inflammation, which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Tom Gardiner almost missed the birth of his first child thanks to a crippling chronic bowel condition. But with a diet inspired by the way we used to eat millions of years ago, he managed to turn his health around
Heart disease and stroke isn’t only a disease of the West—the problem is now an epidemic in China, and its prevalence is similar to that in the USA. It affected just 7 per cent of the population 20 years ago, but today one in three adult Chinese suffers from the disease.
Eating nuts is good for us, as we all know—and now researchers have discovered just why. Nuts seem to reduce levels of inflammation, a problem that has been associated with a range of chronic health problems, from heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.
Can we influence our genes so that we stay well? A major new study—that has tested the positive effects of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a simple therapy that seeks to unblock ‘trapped’ emotions by tapping areas of the body—suggests we can.
There’s a link between gum disease and an inflammatory condition in the brain—elderly people with periodontitis, or inflamed gums, are four times more likely to suffer a stroke.