Defining Functional Foods

Back in the 1980s, the concept of functional foods first came into being in Japan. The country’s health care costs were skyrocketing, so the Ministry of Health and Welfare looked to nutritional ways to improve health for its aging population. The result was a policy that officially approved foods for specified health uses: functional foods.Continue reading “Defining Functional Foods”

Eating Inflammation

Your body’s inflammatory response is a natural defense mechanism against damage from bacteria, injuries, toxins, heat, etc. This causes acute inflammation that is temporary and necessary for removing invaders or healing. And then there is being innerly inflamed long-term. It is believed that systemic chronic inflammation leads to the onset of many debilitating diseases. ThisContinue reading “Eating Inflammation”