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 […]

3 Powerful Habits that are Proven to Make Us Happier Long-Term

health habitsThe pursuit of happiness – why does it always have to be such a pursuit?

One moment of happiness that many of us can relate to is that moment when you buy your first home, or your first car.

You’re excited for all of the new potential these objects will bring you.

For the first couple of weeks and months, it works – you are as happy as you imagined.

But then something peculiar happens – the happiness fades.

Researchers call this “hedonic adaptation” or the “hedonic treadmill”.

Some of Us May Need More Vitamin D Than Others

Vitamin D function is much more than bone and calcium metabolism, it has importance in immune regulation and has been linked to lower risk of cancers and allergic diseases.

Intake of Vitamin D has wide-reaching effects on most body tissue types and may help reduce system-wide inflammation, and promote healthy gut health and immune tolerance (1).

Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated in food allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, autoimmune thyroid diseases, and autoimmune gastritis (1; 2).

Vitamin D status sounds like something we should pay attention to, right?

Normal Vitamin D Formation and Activation in the Body

Vitamin D is formed from a reaction triggered by UV light on the skin, and […]