Category Archives for "Inflammation"

Does Leaky Gut Cause Inflammation?

A question our patients frequently ask is, “Does leaky gut cause inflammation?” This is an important question, because a healthy gut is the foundation of a healthy body. Understanding the causes and consequences of leaky gut is the first step to restoring your gut health. With Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM and Anchor Wellness […]

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NSAIDs — The Dangers and the Alternatives for Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain or severe pain. The conventional medical model teaches us to reach first for medication to relieve pain, with ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at the top of the list. However, with research mounting to show NSAIDs have a […]

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LeakyGut Raises Risk of Artery Plaque and Heart Disease

Many people think the main keys to avoiding arterial plaque and heart disease are to watch cholesterol, avoid smoking, and exercise. But what is less known is how dependent your heart health is on your gut. If you have digestive problems, multiple food sensitivities, or chronic inflammation, these could be signs your gut health is […]

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Activating Cannabinoid Receptors Without Medical Marijuana

You’ve likely heard the debate surrounding medical marijuana and know that its advocates swear by benefits like chronic pain and anxiety relief—but psychoactive cannabis is legal in less than half of the states in the U.S. The human body, however, has a system of receptors that affect pain, mood, inflammation, appetite and other things that […]

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