Category Archives: Inflammation

What Is C Reactive Protein (CRP and hs-CRP)?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Inflammation is a quickly becoming recognized in conventional medicine as a key component of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Inflammation is the body’s response to infection. Acute inflammation occurs almost immediately after trauma — from a cut or break, to a heart attack. Chronic inflammation is […]

Arthritis and Joint Pain – Inflammation Could Be At Work

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP As a culture, we’ve been conditioned to accept that joint pain and arthritis are natural signs of aging and are to be expected. Many women I talk with accept this and over time when their pain intensifies, they reach for ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help with pain. Many times I’ll […]

Inflammation – Is It Affecting You?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP In my time as a practitioner, it’s been interesting for me to watch the changing trends in medicine. At one time there were many who doubted me when I talked about eliminating gluten from the diet – many, many women who took this one simple step saw some amazing changes […]

Lupus And Hormones

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Birth control, hormone replacement therapy and more Hormones are the chemical messengers in the body, and for women diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), these messages may be inconsistent. SLE — the most common form of lupus — is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation which can affect many parts of […]

What is Lupus?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP Lupus symptoms and diagnosis Focus on feeling better Lupus is a disease that has proven in the past to be quite difficult to identify and control. Lupus is an autoimmune disease which causes chronic extensive inflammation. There are a number of types of lupus, with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) being […]

Reducing Inflammation — The Natural Anti-Inflammatory Approach To Good Health

by Marcelle Pick, NP OB/GYN Preventing or reducing inflammation is all about listening to your body. Here you will learn what increases and what reduces your inflammatory response as your try these natural, anti-inflammatory healthful habits. Remember to try our approach in stages that feel right for you. You’ve got a lot of options for […]

Reducing Inflammation — The Natural Approach

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Over many years we have found that preventing or reversing inflammation is all about listening to your body. From that listening you can begin to learn first-hand what increases or reduces your body’s inflammatory response. You can cool your body’s inflammatory response and keep it healthier over time by taking […]

Causes Of Inflammation

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Systemic or chronic inflammation has a domino effect that can seriously undermine your health. So how does it all begin? The immune system and the inflammatory response Many experts now see inflammation as arising from an immune system response that’s out of control. When you catch a cold or sprain […]

Inflammation – Allergies and Sensitivities

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Allergies and sensitivities have increased radically in our lifetime — acute, chronic and subclinical allergies are all up — so much so that by some estimates over 60 million Americans now suffer from allergies, and millions more from sensitivities. But conventional medicine doesn’t try to explain why. Instead, conventional diagnostics […]