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Study Confirms Inflammation Causes Heart Disease – Not Cholesterol

by Paul Fassa Health Impact News

If you have been visiting Health Impact News, you may have noticed the notion that arterial inflammation is what’s behind heart disease, not cholesterol from saturated fats.

A clinical human trial recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August of 2017 may tip a few more in the medical field into accepting the current awareness that inflammatory damage is a major cause of heart and cardiovascular disease, and cholesterol is trying to patch up the damage before the vessel begins to leak or rupture.

Inflammation Turns Mitochondria into Toxin Producers

New research shows that during inflammation, macrophages convert mitochondria to toxic compound producers that further amplify inflammation. Controlling inflammation can have huge implications when it comes to the treatment of numerous diseases. Efforts to understand and control inflammation are complex and ongoing. Interestingly, breaking research discovered how macrophages play a role in turning mitochondria into chemical-producing and toxic promoters of inflammation.


High dose vitamin D significantly reduces sunburn redness and inflammation, study reveals

vitamin-d-and-sunburn-news(NaturalHealth365) Although direct sunlight is an important source of beneficial vitamin D, excessive exposure can result in painful sunburn. And sunburn is by no means a rare occurrence, even with growing public awareness of the dangers.

In fact, according to the CDC, over a third of American adults report having suffered a sunburn within the past year. Now, with “sunburn season” upon us, a fascinating new study attests to the ability of high doses of vitamin D to ease sunburn by significantly reducing redness, swelling and inflammation.

Inflammation Problems, The Number One Cause Of All Diseases

Unless you have lived on remote Planet Zod for the last hundred years (some doctors have, I think!) you will know that stress is the number one killer. No question.

But you may be surprised at the emerging mechanism. It’s certainly not intuitive: stress mainly works its mischief by ramping up inflammation problems. Even short-term stresses (exams, application for a job, etc.) can lead to a temporary rise in inflammatory markers.1


3 Problems with peanut butter — And a comparison of peanut butter vs almond butter

Mike Geary, April 206
Ahh, good old american peanut butter… if you’re like me, you fondly remember eating a ton of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches growing up, washed down with a glass of milk (or chocolate milk when we were in grade school) ….

Perfect Nutrition – Perfect Medicine – Liquefied Seeds

Dr Sircus, March 13, 2016
The Budwig Center says, “Seeds may be tiny, but they’re packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. They truly provide ‘energy bursting with life’.

Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré, Genetically Modified Mosquitos and Potential Vaccine Damage

Dr Sircus, Feb 12, 2016
I live only two hours from the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil where an epidemic of microcephaly is taking place.