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 […]>Read More
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High Blood Pressure
It is the most common diagnosis in doctor’s offices – 5.9% of family medical diagnoses are hypertension, making up a whopping 11 million patient visits a year, followed closely by diabetes, acute upper respiratory infections and sinusitis. The optimal blood pressure is 110/70 but 120/80 is considered “normal”. Those with blood pressure that has crept […]>Read More
Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes…Welcome to Allergy Season!
When we hear the word allergy what springs to mind is a seasonal reaction to pollen, grasses and weeds, or we associate allergies with year-round reactions to dust, mold and dander from our furry loved ones. These have a similar underlying physiological mechanism that is also to blame for the common food allergy, notably the […]>Read More
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 […]>Read More