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What the Research Now Tells us About the Anti Inflammatory Benefits of the Pineapple Extract Bromelain
Bromelain is an highly-researched anti-inflammatory enzyme that is sourced from pineapple stems and taken as a nutritional supplement.
It is a type of a proteolytic enzyme that is often combined in supplement formulas for use as a digestive and anti-inflammatory aid.
Bromelain may decrease inflammation by directly preventing certain immune cells from migrating to the injured area. It may also help block general activation of inflammatory responses via interactions with proteins located on the surface of your cells (1; 2).
More are turning to bromelain supplementation as it may be a safe and effective substitute to NSAIDS for osteoarthritic pain […]
Scientists Study The Gut and Skin Microbes From the Yanomami – An Amazon Tribe Isolated From Outside Contact For Over 11,0000 Years – Here’s What They Found
The gut ecosystem should look like a rainforest – rich with diversity with numerous species scattered about. Without such diversity, research suggests that you may be at higher risk for allergic and autoimmune disorders.
Just as in the rainforest, when we lose diversity of plants and animals, we not only lose the organisms themselves, we lose out on research opportunities to discover new drugs or new solutions to old problems.
The data trend is relatively clear – the more Westernized the population, the less microbe diversity found on their skin and in their gut. Western diets and modern hygiene practices have been wiping out species of bacteria in our digestive tracts.
The long-term consequences are still unclear – but the findings have experts concerned.
Why the Focus on Gut […]
Or maybe occasionally you have the sudden urge to run to the bathroom after eating?
You may have gone to your doctor doctor suspecting a food allergy, especially this “gluten problem” that seems to be all the craze.
But the gluten antibodies came back negative. The biopsy of your small intestine – looks like that came back normal too.
Your doctor tells you “I think that your symptoms are Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS, we do not know what causes it, but here’s a medication to help control the symptoms.”
You reply “But doc, I tried eliminating wheat for a few days and actually starting to think that I was feeling a little better?”
Your doc responds: “According to the testing, you can still continue eating wheat, be careful of those fad diets out there. While the Paleo Diet can sometimes be helpful, there’s no good research supporting it”
You tell your Paleo friends that you had been tested for wheat and it came back negative. The new medications seem to help, you will stick with them for now.
But you still suspect something is off.
You still experience chronic bloating, and you are foggy headed all of the time. Your energy is spent, and your skin just doesn’t seem to have the same glow any more.
Could it still be wheat? […]