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Natural Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Natural Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation as a bodily process is not always a bad thing, depending on the circumstances. There are two primary types of inflammation that occur in the body, localized and systemic inflammation.

The good news is that if diet is a primary cause, diet can also be a primary solution. A 2014 study on diet and irritable bowel disease, a systemic inflammatory disease, found that all subjects who followed a particular anti-inflammatory diet found enough relief to discontinue at least one of their irritable bowel medications.

The Rise of Prescription Drug Use

The Rise of Prescription Drug Use

Americans are now on more drugs than ever, a trend that has been steadily on the rise for many years.  A recent Consumer Reports survey of almost 2000 American adults found that more than half of the adult population sampled is on at least one medication, while the average adult takes four.  In 1997, Americans filled just over 2.4 billion prescriptions. In 2016 that number rose to almost 4.5 billion.  This comes out to about an 85% increase in prescription medications, though our population only rose about 21%.