How Your Lymphatic System Takes out the Trash

Our bodies are incredibly finely tuned instruments. Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution have honed our internal systems to work symbiotically to keep us healthy and tackle any threats to our natural homeostasis. Myriad independent systems have developed an uncanny ability to recognize and remove any elements or toxins that might harm us or […]

Why Women Get More AutoImmune Diseases

It is a widely reported fact that women are far more likely to fall prey to almost every type of autoimmune disease, but the reasons for this are not clearly understood.  This article examines the evidence regarding the incidence rates of autoimmune disease among different age, gender, and socio-economic groups, and the possible causes explaining […]

Nurture vs. Nature: How Much Control Do You Really Have Over Your Health?

Many people—including many health practitioners—believe that our susceptibility to disease is built into our genes and thus we have little control over what happens to us.  The thinking, and a fairly robust body of evidence, suggests that if your parents and grandparents suffered from a particular disease, the probabilities are high that you will acquire […]