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Dr. Taylor’s Inflammology Weblog

Tightening control of inflammation reduces risk of cancer

January 7th, 2008

This news release gives an overview of some ongoing research that is investigating ways of controlling inflammation with the objective of reducing the risk of certain cancers.

The point to remember is that there is strong evidence that link chronic inflammation and the development of cancers and that tightening control of inflammation significantly reduces the risk of cancer.

Fish oil reduces inflammation and protects eyes

January 7th, 2008

According to this study fish oil may help protect against retinal degenerative diseases such as age related macular degeneration.

Here’s more good news about the anti-inflammatory benefits of fish oil and it’s ability to lower inflammatory prostaglandins.

I’ve been recommending fish oil products for many years.  For more information about our fish oil products see: Salmon Oil, and Essential Oils.

Keep in mind that Lyprinol is approximately 100-200 times more potent than fish oil regarding it’s ability to control inflammation.

Fish Oils ‘Block Prostate Cancer’

January 7th, 2008

Jan Mickelson brought this article to my attention.

The main reason omega 3 fatty acids protect the prostate from cancer is because they reduce inflammation. Yes, inflammation leads to cancer.

PSA measures the amount of inflammation occuring in the prostate.

Note that Lyprinol is approximately 200 times more potent than fish oil at preventing inflammation and I expect it’s ability to prevent prostate cancer would be significantly better than fish oil.

The risk of diabetes in children

January 7th, 2008

Here’s a good article about the epidemic of diabetes in children.

As you read this article, remember that it is the elevated blood sugars (diabetes) that triggers inflammation which causes the diseases associated with diabetes.

Calcium has been overrated for osteoporosis

January 7th, 2008

This study supports my understanding of osteoporosis. Which is that osteoporosis is usually not caused by a calcium or vitamin D deficiency, rather it is primarily due to chronic inflammation.

So, in my opinion, the best way to keep your bones healthy is to keep tight control of inflammation.

Study suggests men are at risk from ‘normal’ blood sugar levels

January 7th, 2008

This important study suggests that men are at significant risk of cardiovascular disease when their blood sugar levels begin to reach the high range of ‘normal’.

What I consider a normal range for fasting blood sugar levels is 60-90 mg/dl. Conventional medicine has used 100-110 mg/dl.

So, it appears that as blood glucose levels approach 90 mg/dl in men, it begins to trigger inflammation and this significantly increases as it reaches 100 mg/dl. This would agree with the feedback I get from my customers.

This is why when I am asked how to control inflammation, I mention the amount of carbs that are consumed as a factor.

Diabetes and depression

January 6th, 2008

Take a look at this study.

We know that diabetes and inflammation are reciprocal…each making the other worse. We also know that our neurological system is sensitive to chronic inflammation and that this inflammation causes neurotransmitter imbalances which leads to the psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and cognitive impairment.

Unfortunately, I don’t see inflammation mentioned once in this article.

Erectile dysfunction linked to heart disease

January 6th, 2008

 According to this press release, there is a link between ED, heart disease and many other chronic diseases.

I wonder what links ED to these diseases. Could it possibly be inflammation? I think so!

Fructose contributes to Metabolic Syndrome

January 6th, 2008

This study suggests that the corn sugar, fructose, is responsible for the epidemic we see in insulin resistance and inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) or as it is commoly called, Metabolic Syndrome.

As I advise, one should not eat or drink food high in sugar, including fructose.

Note, that there are many vending machines in schools today dispensing foods high in fructose.

This is why we see adult onset diabetes in children (diabesity)…it’s an epidemic of a metabolically induced inflammatory disease.

Also, keep in mind that there has been a 250% increase in psychotropic drugs prescribed to adolescence (primarily boys) in the past 5 years. Do you think there’s a connection? I do!

Anti-depressants and the immune system

January 6th, 2008

Here’s a study supporting that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) can effect the immune system.

It has been known for quite some time that the neurological system and immune system are closely interrelated. There is evidence that SSRI may even have some anti-inflammatory benefits. Note that this benefit is not very significant.

The real problem is that the medical community doesn’t recognize that most neurotransmitter imbalances are due to inflammation of the neurological system. This is another case where medicine gets the cause and effect backwards.

The best way to maintain psychological health is to keep inflammation under control.