06 Jul '12, 4pm

The Most Anti-Inflammatory Mushroom

The Most Anti-Inflammatory Mushroom

Atherosclerotic plaques may be more aptly described as pimples. These inflamed pockets of pus building up in the lining of our arteries can rupture, cut off our hearts’ blood supply, and kill us. In my 2-min. video Arterial Acne , I profile a New England Journal of Medicine review that describes the process. Death from heart disease starts with cholesterol infiltrating the lining of the coronary arteries crowning our heart. This triggers an inflammatory response. The inner lining of our artery produces adhesion molecules to snag white blood cells, called monocytes, that zoom past in the blood stream to try to repair some of the havoc cholesterol had wreaked inside the artery wall. Other inflammatory cells are called into action, more pus builds up, and it can end up like a big whitehead sticking out into the blood flow inside the artery. The blood pulsating past can rip of...

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Make Your Own Healthy & Fresh Spa Popsicles

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care2.com 07 Jul '12, 5pm

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16 Health Benefits of Lemons | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 04 Jul '12, 3pm

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care2.com 04 Jul '12, 6pm

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care2.com 01 Jul '12, 5pm

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22 Great Ways to Use Strawberries | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 01 Jul '12, 12am

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8 Healthy Food Swaps You Haven't Heard Of | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 01 Jul '12, 11pm

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Celebrating Summer Naturally: Be Cool, Healthy & Green: and I'm trying to celebrate my independence from toxic s...

Celebrating Summer Naturally: Be Cool, Healthy ...

care2.com 07 Jul '12, 9pm

Not sure where you are, but it is HOT, HOT, HOT here in New Jersey! We are all about low-stress living this week, includin...