Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune system — your body’s defenseĀ  — to infection and trauma. This kind of inflammation is good. We need it to survive — to help us determine friend from foe.The trouble occurs when that defense system...

Friendly bacteria or probiotics have gotten a lot of press lately. Activia commercials with well know star Jamie Lee Curtis have touted the importance of gastrointestinal function with “friendly bacteria.” Probiotics l documented in improving gastrointestinal functions however a new study from the University of Milan showed that probiotics also play a key role...