Nutrition has a big role in controlling inflammation

This is part two in a two-part series examining the link between food and inflammation. Part one ran in the April 11 edition and can be viewed at under Opinion. Inflammation can cause a number of health issues — from arthritis to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. A healthcare provider may recommend a diet […]

COMMENTARY: The relation between nutrition, inflammation and pain

The word inflammation is derived from the Latin root “inflammare,” which means “to flame within.” Inflammation is part of the human body’s immune system defense against injury, infection, or allergens. When tissues are injured or irritated (like a paper cut) they undergo inflammation which causes an increase in white blood cells, redness, swelling, pain, and […]