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What if we told you that type 2 diabetes is linked to environmental pollution?

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What if we told you that type 2 diabetes is linked to environmental pollution?

Although it is well-known that lack of physical exercise and sloppy eating can lead to type 2 diabetes, there are other probable causes of this disease, which are both unpopular and difficult to control. What if we told you that type 2 diabetes is linked to environmental pollution? Just think about how many different chemicals we are exposed to daily nowadays. From exhaust fumes to BPA and phthalates contained in plastic, these substances may interfere with our metabolic health substantially, mainly by disrupting our hormonal balance. So, let’s dive into the science of how environmental pollution disrupts our metabolic health....

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Benefits of Turmeric for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Turmeric Curcumin Ulcerative Colitis

Benefits of Turmeric for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) belongs to the so-called inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and is characterized by digestive tract inflammation and ulcers that typically last a long time. Contrary to Crohn’s disease, which involves the full length of the digestive tract, UC only implicates the large intestine (colon) and the rectum. Moreover, symptoms, which include diarrhea, abdominal and rectal pain, bloody stools, weight loss, fever, fatigue and more, build up progressively and don’t usually appear out of the blue. Besides severely affecting the quality of life, UC can also have dire repercussions due to severe complications. There is no cure yet, and...

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Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric Curcumin

The benefits of Turmeric are well documented. Here are some of main ones. 

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Turmeric and curcumin exhibit potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, improving symptoms and functionality in patients with Osteoarthritis.

Cholesterol Osteoarthritis Turmeric Curcumin

Turmeric and curcumin exhibit potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, improving symptoms and functionality in patients with Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is the most commonly encountered chronic joint condition. Almost 30 million Americans suffer from OA, mainly in the knees, lower back, hips, neck and fingers. OA is caused by the tear down of the protective cartilage-made cushion that decreases the friction from bones rubbing against each other at the joints. This process results in a progressively worsening cascade of pain, inflammation and decreasing range of motion. As the condition progresses, the increased damage causes a vicious cycle of inflammation that promotes further damage and so forth. Besides the necessary...

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Turmeric and high cholesterol

Cholesterol Turmeric Curcumin

Turmeric and high cholesterol

According to the CDC,1 approximately 34% of the American population has high LDL cholesterol, and as many as 1 in every 3 of them don’t even know about it. Moreover, although the numbers have improved since the 1990’s, high cholesterol remains a significant risk factor of heart disease, leading to an overconsumption of cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins. However, statins are not devoid of annoying (and sometimes serious) side effects, especially muscle pain and new-onset diabetes. And most people would surely prefer a natural alternative for the treatment of their high blood lipids. If only such a treatment existed? Well,...

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