Tag Archives: Inflammation


Inflammatory Eating

Sydney Loney was conducting the interview and is a senior editor at Chatelaine magazine.  She can be followed @SydneyLoney. SL: I know it’s a fairly complex topic but I wanted to ask you about inflammation generally: what is it and what affect can it have on the body?  Dr. E: Inflammation is happening in our […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Antioxidative Power

Free radicals come from the environment in the form of sunlight, radiation, x-rays, pesticides, and solvents. Free radicals are also produced in our bodies during natural chemical reactions, such as the cellular production of energy. There is no area of the body left unaffected by free radicals.  These nasty scavengers can destroy the inner lining […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Longevity Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Healing Nutrients – Recovering from Injury

Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris. The five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warmth, pain and tenderness.  Inflammation in the acute stage is beneficial to help heal tissue injury, but, it is when it becomes chronic that we […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Counteracting Inflammation

Low grade inflammation is a process that occurs in our body constantly – it’s a mechanism our cells use to repair tissue in response to an infection or injury.  It involves white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) responding to the release of cytokines (chemical messengers) from damaged tissue in an effort to repair; this is […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Breast Cancer Nutrition

Breast cancer.  Just the thought can make us shudder.  As more women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer it is imperative that we take matters into our own hands and seek out prevention as a means to avoid this disease. When it comes to your health, eating a nutritious diet and avoiding foods that promote […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Skin & Gut Health

It’s a very familiar concept in naturopathic medicine that the health of the skin is directly linked to the health of the gut.  Often, when we’re experiencing skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and seemingly “random” rashes, we can track the root cause back to the gastrointestinal tract. Most will agree that what we put […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Skin | Tags: , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Proteolytic Enzymes

I’ve been asked in the past about what proteolytic enzymes are and when we use them.  The following is a quick summary to get you acquainted with this useful supplement: What? They are proteases, enzymes that digest protein, and are taken to help break down fibrin (the molecule that makes scar tissue) in the body. […]

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