Diet, Chronic Inflammation and Your Health

Add vegetables and fruits What do arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psoriasis and asthma all have in common?

These seemingly unrelated disorders, as well as many others, are all linked by inflammation.

Inflammation is the human body’s natural response to injury. Suppose you sprain your ankle and it swells. That’s inflammation at work. With time and treatment, the inflammation around your ankle goes away and it returns to normal.

But what would happen if you had a source of inflammation that just wouldn’t go away?

What if that inflammation occurred throughout your body and not just around your ankle?

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Deliberating the Do’s and Don’ts about Vitamin D

Vitamin D Supplement FactsYou’ve seen it for years on milk cartons: “Vitamin D fortified.” When we were growing up, we all learned that vitamin D keeps our bones and teeth healthy and strong, but this hormone-like vitamin has been getting more attention recently for other potential health benefits.

Vitamin D’s primary functions involve calcium absorption and bone mineralization. Vitamin D deficiency leads to bone-softening disorders like rickets in children, and osteomalacia, osteopenia and osteoporosis in adults. More recent research suggests that benefits of vitamin D extend beyond the bones and could help with high blood pressure, autoimmune conditions, some pain syndromes and even cancer.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Vitamin Supplements 101: What I Take and Why

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When I give presentations at corporations and organizations on a variety of topics, one question that inevitably pops up is, “What supplements do you take?” Fair question, and I’m happy to share that information with you.

First, we need to understand why we get sick and the role that supplements play in lives. Americans are getting sick and dying because of chronic degenerative and inflammatory diseases. These conditions are most commonly caused by a poor diet, inadequate exercise and stress.

Drugs don’t cure these conditions. Neither do supplements. The first step to treating conditions caused by an unhealthy lifestyle is to understand the true definition of wellness.

Wellness is a state of physical, nutritional and psychological balance. Wellness can only be achieved by adopting and following a “Wellness Lifestyle” that incorporates all three of these components.

The role of supplements is to support this effort and help prevent illness and disease, not cure them. Here is a list of supplements I take and my reasons for taking them.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.