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What In The World Is The New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel?

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HISTORY OF THE GREEN-LIPPED MUSSEL What in the world is a Green-lipped Mussel? This little shellfish with the funny name has been enjoyed for centuries as a traditional food of the New Zealand coast dwelling Maori people. Cooked in earth ovens, dried and preserved, or simply eaten raw, Green-lipped Mussels are a centuries-old, nutritious delicacy. But today we know its benefits reach far beyond the historical menu. Found only in the clean coastal waters of New Zealand, the Green-lipped Mussel hit the radar of NASA scientists in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during their search for natural cancer-fighting treatments....

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Handout On Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) provides a comprehensive information guide for rheumatoid arthritis.  This is a must read for anyone seeking to learn more about the disease.     http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/rheumatic_disease/

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Serotonin Deficiency Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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By Diane Depra, Tech Times, March 11, 2016 For the first time, researchers have directly implicated serotonin in the paraphysiology of rheumatoid arthritis. Serotonin is mostly known as a neurotransmitter, but this shows that it has other important functions. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, the researchers showed that inducing serotonin deficiency in mice with rheumatoid arthritis led to a decline in the condition of the mouse model. When serotonin or compounds that activate receptors for the neurotransmitter were present, some effects of rheumatoid arthritis were reduced. "Our study highlights that [serotonin] has a direct immunoregulatory...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Inflammation?

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Intake of high-fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks and apple juice is associated with prevalent arthritis in US adults, aged 20–30 years. From Nutrition & Diabetes online article Objective: There is a link between joint and gut inflammation of unknown etiology in arthritis. Existing research indicates that regular consumption of high-fructose corn syrup sweetened (HFCS) soft drinks, but not diet soft drinks, may be associated with increased risk of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in women, independent of other dietary and lifestyle factors. One unexplored hypothesis for this association is that fructose malabsorption, due to regular consumption of excess free...

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