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Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness

Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.
eating for inflammation

Are you eating pro- or anti- inflammatory foods?

About Inflammation There two kinds-acute and chronic- both have very different effects on the body. Acute inflammation is necessary after an injury or infection because it aids in the healing process. Chronic inflammation (aka low-grade, 'systemic'), however, appears to play a role in many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders such as rhe...

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hemp seeds

In the Kitchen with Hemp Seeds

Growing hemp in Illinois? Currently some states, including Illinois, allow hemp to be grown for research purposes. This past summer, Pat Quinn signed a bill making this possible but there are no funds attached which may make it difficult for this research to take place. Illinois is no stranger to this potential cash crop as it was once grown here between 1840 an...

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