Disease Prevention, General Health, The Real Thing Health Blog

5 Lifestyle Changes to Fight Inflammation

You might think of inflammation when you have the flu and feel terrible, sprain your ankle and experience swelling, or develop joint pain from arthritis, sports or repetitive movements.   These are obvious signs and symptoms for some types of inflammation. But did you know you might have inflammation in your body that you don’t […]

Disease Prevention, General Health, The Real Thing Health Blog

6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

You’ve probably heard of the H1N1 virus. Every cold and flu season, there’s a big push to encourage people to get vaccinated. If your immune system is strong and healthy, you might be able to weather the storm of symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, congestion…). But if it’s not, the consequences can be a […]

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Lifestyle Habits Help Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis

Most people know Matt Iseman as the co-host of the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior. He’s on the announcer’s platform every week cheering on competitors, rooting for the underdog, and discussing the techniques it takes to move through challenging obstacles. But most people don’t know Iseman has rheumatoid arthritis.[1]   And before he was […]


Are These Superfoods a Regular Part of Your Diet?

Open your refrigerator and take a good look. Is it stocked with superfoods packed with vitamins and nutrients? You know, leafy greens, like spinach, kale, and broccoli. Or brightly colored fruits and vegetables, like sweet potatoes, berries, and tomatoes. Maybe some fish. No? Maybe your refrigerator is packed with take-out containers, some beer, and dessert. […]