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Review: Zyflamend Supplement for Inflammation; Tips on Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Herbs

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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(NaturalNews) Sales of anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet as we've learned with the Vioxx fiasco and all the tens of thousands of deaths surrounding that drug, anti-inflammatory medications can be extremely dangerous. Sure, it stops the pain, but sometimes it also stops your heart.

Not surprisingly, consumers are looking for healthier, safer and more natural alternatives to dangerous anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals. And here's the good news: There are many truly remarkable anti-inflammatory foods, herbs and supplements available right now, and in my view they work far better than anti-inflammatory drugs! At the same time, they have absolutely no negative side effects. In fact, many of these natural remedies enhance immune function and actually boost cardiovascular health at the same time they ease inflammation.

In the food category, omega-3 oils are well noted for anti-inflammatory action. People suffering from inflammatory diseases (arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer's and even cancer) commonly experience tremendous benefits just by reducing their intake of fried foods and omega-6 oils while greatly increasing their intake of omega-3 oils. (See the complete checklist for my "anti-inflammatory diet" below...)

Cherries, too, are tremendous anti-inflammatory foods. So is the fresh juice from cucumbers and celery. That's why I drink fresh vegetable juices on a regular basis, and both cucumber and celery are part of my daily recipe.

On the supplement side, I've previously written about some truly remarkable anti-inflammatory substances like astaxanthin, ginger and turmeric, but until now, I've never reviewed an anti-inflammatory product that combined the most powerful natural remedies for inflammation into one extraordinary solution that you can conveniently take in a softgel format.

It's time to do that review. Below, I'm reviewing Zyflamend by New Chapter.

Inflammation is the basis for many diseases

First, though, let me cover an important concept in human health: Many so-called "diseases" have their roots in inflammation. All the following conditions, in fact, begin with inflammation and then progress to more serious degenerative conditions that ultimately get diagnosed as disease:

• Cancers, including prostate cancer and breast cancer
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn's disease
• Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
• Type-II diabetes
• Type-I diabetes and autoimmune disorders (like Lupus)
• Heart disease, atherosclerosis and clogged arteries
• Asthma
• Arthritis and joint pain
• Allergies and hay fever
• Infertility and endometriosis
• Skin disorders like eczema

Even conventional medicine is now recognizing how pivotal inflammation can in determining the course of human health. The now-popular test for C-Reactive Proteins (CRP) is essentially a test of inflammation factors in the blood. So are PSA tests used in the detection of prostate cancer. The more conventional medicine learns about inflammation, the more it realizes that inflammation is the precursor to dozens of other serious diseases.

By halting the inflammation and eliminating its root cause, you can halt the progression of degenerative disease and begin healing from the inside out.

In this article, I highlight two supplements that can help you stop the inflammation cycle in your body, and I reveal core strategies for eliminating the things that are causing inflammation while embracing things that reverse it. Details on my "anti-inflammatory diet" are included towards the end of this article.

But first, let's take a look at the single most popular herbal supplement designed to ease inflammation: Zyflamend.

Zyflamend from New Chapter

I've always thought "Zyflamend" was kind of a goofy name for a natural supplement. With the prominent Z, it sounds too much like a drug name, but at least the "mend" part implies a healing ("mending") process, so that's a nice play on words.

Regardless of the name, this herb is truly impressive. This supplement is a food- and herb-based supplement that combines ten of the very top anti-inflammatory concentrates in the world of natural medicine, bringing them together in a synergistic formula that's ridiculously effective at halting inflammation.

You may already be familiar with Zyflamend because it's one of the top herbal supplements sold in the world. But in case you aren't, let me tell you what I really love about this product and how it could help you end chronic pain, boost your health and get you back to a more active lifestyle that has enormous other benefits. (All the health claims and descriptions mentioned here, by the way, are my own opinion. I do not sell this product, nor do I own any stake in the New Chapter company. I do, however, openly endorse this supplement, and I use it myself as described below.)

Based on whole-herb medicine, not isolated chemicals

One of the first things you'll notice about Zyflamend is that it's based on whole-herb medicine. In other words, this isn't some recipe that combines isolated vitamins, minerals and other laboratory-created nutrients. It's based on medicine from nature, and it uses whole herbs that are very well documented to modulate COX-2 action, which is how the anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals work, except that the herbs act in a more holistic, balanced way that enhances your health instead of endangering it.

This whole-herb approach is extremely important to many consumers (and to myself, too) because we recognize that Mother Nature never works in isolation. Herbs and foods always deliver hundreds of different phytonutrients that work synergistically -- often in ways modern researchers can't even begin to understand.

That's why whole whole-herb medicine systems work so well, including Western herbalism, Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. They rely on the healing wisdom of nature rather than the arrogance of doctors who think a single, isolated chemical heal the human body. Except in rare circumstances, no single chemical heals anything. True recovery from disease (or symptoms of disease) requires a holistic approach, not a one-chemical band-aid that merely masks symptoms. (The Zyflamend formula, by the way, uses herbs from all three systems of herbal medicine: Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbology...)

This whole-herb approach also provides tremendous safety for those taking the herbs. Why? Toxicity is caused by single chemicals being ingested in unnaturally-high concentrations. Extract cocaine from the coca leaf, for example, and you have a toxic drug. But when plant-based chemicals (nutrients) are ingested in their natural ratios -- as found in nature -- virtually all of the toxicity goes away, creating safe, natural and very low-cost solutions that are fully biocompatible with your body. So coca leaf tea becomes an energizing holistic tonic, and that's why I drink coca tea when hiking the mountains in South America. (Coca leaves are banned in America, by the way, under the ridiculous "War on Drugs" policies that have accomplished nothing other than spending billions of taxpayer dollars.)

Zyflamend ingredients

New Chapter really knows what it's doing with herbal formulation. To those who know their herbs, the Zyflamend ingredients list is a spectacular combination of herbs that work together to halt inflammation while supporting healthy systemic body function. Below, I list each ingredient along with my own personal opinion about each one, and a link where you can learn more:

Rosemary - Powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial culinary herb.
http://www.naturalnews.com/np/rosemary.html

Turmeric - Super anti-cancer herb, also known for enhancing joint health, ending arthritis pain and increasing muscle and tendon flexibility. http://www.naturalnews.com/np/turmeric.html

Ginger - One of the world's best-known tonic herbs. Boosts immune function and circulation, helping to remove metabolic toxins from the body's cells. Well known antibacterial and anti-viral properties.
http://www.naturalnews.com/np/ginger.html

Holy Basil - Also known as tulsi, holy basil is used in Ayurvedic medicine to combat arthritis, asthma, heart disease and many other conditions. It's also a well-documented anti-stress herb that been studied extensively for its stress-reduction properties.

Green Tea - A phenomenal healing herb, green tea exhibits strong anti-cancer benefits as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Here's a great BBC article on green tea and cancer: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3125469.st...
http://www.naturalnews.com/np/green_tea.html

Hu Zhang - Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an herb that invigorates the blood and eases inflammation of the lungs. The name for this herb is quite fascinating: The "Hu" means tiger, and "Zhang" means cane (like a walking cane). The "Hu" is used to denote strength, and the "Zhang" means "supportive." Hu Zhang dissolves phlegm and stops coughing, among its many other actions.

Chinese Goldthread - This is another Chinese herb that contains several bitter alkaloids. One of them is berberine, which is a phenomenal anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal nutrient. It has even been studied as a defense against MRSA superbug infections. Under ultraviolet light, berberine exhibits a natural fluorescence, meaning it exhibits a natural resonance with certain wavelengths of light.

Barberry - An herb used by ancient Egyptians (and still in use there today) for treating inflammatory fevers. It also aids in digestion and liver function. It's more of a support herb in this formula than the celebrity.

Oregano - Oregano is a very potent anti-parasite herb, but it's also used as a natural decongestant and anti-allergy herb. Highly-concentrated wildcrafted forms (like you find from North American Herb & Spice) will blow your mind. There are 40mg of oregano supercritical extract in each serving of Zyflamend (2 softgels).
http://www.naturalnews.com/np/oregano.html

Baikal Skullcap - Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat intestinal inflammation, this world-renowned herb also relieves anxiety and insomnia. It also helps lower blood pressure and reduce tension throughout the body. http://www.naturalnews.com/np/skullcap.html

Interested in getting Zyflamend for yourself? See below for clickable links where you can get it at 40% off retail prices...

New Chapter, of course, can't describe their Zyflamend product using the specific, truthful health information I've provided above. That's because the FDA continues its parade of censorship against supplement manufacturers, prohibiting them from telling the truth about what their products actually do (while allowing Big Pharma to blatantly lie about its own drugs). But because I'm an independent journalist, I'm able to accurately describe the real benefits of these botanicals using plain language.

Someday, when the FDA has been shut down or radically reformed, Free Speech will once again be restored to the supplement industry, but until that day arrives, you will notice that supplement companies have been terrorized by the FDA into limiting their product descriptions to sheepish, timid descriptions that don't dare tell the whole truth about what these natural medicines can really do!

Why supercritical extraction makes all the difference

In past articles here on NaturalNews, I've talked about the dangers of the chemical solvents used in certain extraction technologies. Some companies use an explosive chemical solvent called hexane to extract phytonutrients from herbs. I think that's a very unhealthy and unwise way to make herbal medicine. Who wants to swallow residues of explosive petrochemicals in their herbs?

Today's most advanced companies are using a process called supercritical extraction. This involves saturating the herbal mixture with a harmless gas -- carbon dioxide -- and concentrating the active nutrients that way. Once the extraction process is complete, the CO2 just evaporates off the mixture, returning to the air. And no, this does not contribute to global warming, because the CO2 used in this process is pulled out of the air in the first place. So there's no net increase in CO2 production, and in fact, since this whole process avoids the use of highly toxic hexane (which kills fish), so it's far safer for the environment as a whole.

Organix South, Inc., makes of a really great Neem product using this same technology, by the way. I'll be writing a review and recommendation of their Neem products a little later on.

New Chapter exclusively uses supercritical extraction for their herbs, completely avoiding the use of hexane and achieving the claim "hexane-free." This is a huge plus for New Chapter, and it's one of the reasons I so strongly recommend their products. (I wrote about their Berry Green products before, and will be covering quite a few other New Chapter products in upcoming reviews.)

When it comes to extraction technologies for concentrating the natural medicines found in herbs, supercritical extraction is the very best process known today. It's the one I recommend to every company that wants me to review their products. You should always look for the term "supercritical extraction" when you're buying herbal concentrates or supplements.

New Chapter's integrity and leadership

One of the things I do before recommending any company involves checking out their founder(s). Are the people at the top honest and authentic? Do they really care about people and the planet? Are they healthy?

In previous articles, I've brought you news about a lot of people who walk their talk: People who have the kind of integrity I think should be a requirement for any health company. I'm talking about people like "Amazon" John Easterling of the Amazon Herb Co., David Wolfe of Sunfood.com, Peter Ragnar of Roaring Lion Publishing, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy of Genesis Organics, John Roulac of Nutiva and many others. I definitely put Paul Schulick in that category of high-integrity individuals who have a healing vision for the world. You can read about him and the history of New Chapter (which was founded in 1982) here: http://www.newchapter.com/page/a-look-back

I recently completed a phone interview with Paul, and we chatted for a good hour about global transformation, medicinal herbs, compassion for living things and other interesting topics. He's the kind of person you can just sit and chat with endlessly about such things. During our conversation, it very quickly became obvious to me that Paul was the real deal: A human being who believes passionately in contributing to a better world. You might even call him a revolutionary who sees his role for global transformation as one that can be best expressed through natural medicines brought to the masses.

He's certainly accomplished that. Zyflamend has become the single best-selling herbal supplement in the United States. Its popularity is a true testament to the power of high-integrity product formulation combined with the remarkable healing power of Mother Nature's medicines.

Why Mother Nature heals best

I want to make that last point really clear: Zyflamend doesn't heal you, nor does Paul Schulick heal you. When you ingest the natural herbal concentrations found in Zyflamend, you are healing yourself, aided by the miracles of Mother Nature.

And they are miracles, in my view. Creating a baby in the womb is a miracle. Skin that heals itself is a miracle. Sleep, dreaming and memory are all miracles. Not a single Western scientist understands any of these things, really. They can document them, name them and claim to explain them, but they don't really understand them. How does a new life begin inside the body of another living being? Nobody really knows. It's one of the great mysteries (and miracles) of life.

Your own body's innate healing ability is equally miraculous. Just like the genetic code of a sperm and egg combine to initiate the creation of a new, living being, your own body has the genetic blueprint to heal itself and create perfect health. That means it already has the instructions to end arthritis, inflammation, heart disease, cancer and chronic pain. You are, quite literally, a self-healing, self-repairing biological miracle!

So why are so many people in pain these days? Because they've suppressed their innate healing potential. It's as simple as that. Eating fried foods, processed foods, nutritionally-depleted foods and junk foods drains your body's innate healing ability. Taking pharmaceuticals accelerates the destruction of your liver, kidneys and brain, and soaking your skin in toxic personal care products (conventional soaps, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes, etc.) further speeds the destruction of your biology.

In fact, what most doctors consider to be "aging" today is really just the toxic degeneration of the masses through dietary and environmental poisons. So-called diseases of aging are called "normal" today simply because the masses all poison themselves with the same consumer products!

But what would happen if you didn't poison yourself? How might your body be reactivated to heal itself if you actually fed it the super-potent, Mother-Nature-derived medicines and nutrients it was designed to consume? That's what Zyflamend does: It gives your body the high-vibration nutrients and biologically-compatible combinations of plant-based medicines that activate your inner healer, literally catalyzing the molecular actions that unleash your innate ability to heal your joints, your heart, your brain and your entire body.

It's really that simple. Consume Zyflamend on a regular basis, and you will be activating your body's own innate healing technology. The results, from one perspective, are the easing of inflammation throughout the body (joints, heart, lungs, sinuses, etc.). But that's just one benefit of these herbal medicines. Sure, that's the primary marketing position of Zyflamend, and it's very, very effective in that regard, but the true benefits of this product transcend that single application.

For example, the turmeric, ginger and green tea ingredients are powerful anti-cancer remedies all by themselves. Turmeric contains ingredients that halt the growth of cancer tumors by cutting off their blood supply. Ginger boosts circulation to extremities and greatly enhances immune function. Green tea offers powerful prevention for breast cancer and prostate cancer! You can read more about cancer and green tea here: http://www.naturalnews.com/np/C/Cancer-green...

Virtually every author, researcher and nutritionist who's educated in natural medicine agrees that turmeric and ginger are two of the most powerful healing herbs in the world. Check out this remarkable book: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Johnny Bowden: http://www.naturalnews.com/np/The_150_Health...

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So why do you have inflammation, anyway?

If you're serious about ending inflammation in your body, it's not enough to simply take a pill -- even a high-end herbal supplement -- while neglecting to take a look at everything else that's going on in your life. After all, inflammation isn't random. If you have inflammation, there's absolutely no question you're doing something to cause it. Let's see if we can figure out a way to reverse that cause, shall we?

What causes inflammation? For the most part, it all comes down to diet. All the following foods cause inflammation:

• Fried foods
• Cheese, milk and dairy products
• Sodas and diet soft drinks
• Meats and animal products (especially processed meats like bacon, sausage, etc.)
• Fried foods
• Charred foods (BBQ, etc.)
• Sugar
• Partially-hydrogenated oils
• Artificial food colors
• MSG, yeast extract and other excitotoxins
• Processed salt (sodium)
• Foods cooked at high temperatures (pizza, bread, snack chips, etc.)

... in other words, most of what mainstream consumers eat causes inflammation. It's no wonder, then, that so many people suffer from diseases of inflammation! Every time they sit down to eat another meal of processed meats, processed sugars and hydrogenated oils, they're causing a direct continuation of inflammation. If they do that for long enough, they will eventually be diagnosed with one or more "diseases" of inflammation: Heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's, asthma, allergies, Crohn's disease, etc.

Getting rid of inflammation requires thinking holistically, not symptomatically. In other words, the inflammation is NOT your problem. The inflammation is simply a SIGN of your problem: Your diet!

Change your diet and you change the results you get in your body. Of course, changing your diet requires you to be up front and honest with yourself about what your diet really consists of right now.

The blunt truth is that most consumers vastly overestimate the healthfulness of their own diets, and they conveniently forget all the unhealthy foods they consume on a regular basis. If you ask them what they eat, they'll tell you they eat a lot of salads, whole grains and other "healthy" foods. What they conveniently leave out (unconsciously, sometimes) is their consumption of diet sodas (which some people actually think are healthy), fried snack chips, candy bars and sugary desserts. I encourage you to take a good, honest look at what you're really eating, and then assess how you can change things for the better.

There's only one reliable way to do that, by the way: Keep a food diary for one week. Yep, just write down every single thing you eat or drink for a week. Really. If you're like most people, the list will absolutely shock you.

Your conscious mind, you see, truly has no idea what your unconscious mind has been feeding you! A food diary is the only way to bring food awareness into your conscious mind. Virtually all eating habits are unconsciously decided. Bad habits are conveniently forgotten, distorting your perception of your own healthfulness (or lack thereof). I've met countless obese, diabetic people who swear to me they eat nothing but healthy, fresh, plant-based diets! (Their bodies tell me a different story...)

Once you keep track of what you're eating and become consciously aware of that list, you can then start to eliminate all the inflammation-causing foods from your diet. If you want to accelerate your results, Zyflamend can work wonders. But ultimately, if you really want to be free of the diseases of inflammation, you need to achieve the anti-inflammatory diet, described below.

The anti-inflammatory diet

The anti-inflammatory diet has a lot in common with the Mediterranean Diet. You've probably already heard about the many health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, right? Among them are greatly reduced risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer. The reason for those benefits is simply that the Mediterranean Diet is anti-inflammatory!

Here are the basics of the anti-inflammatory diet:

• 90% plant-based foods (or more)
• Fresh produce at every meal
• No processed foods (made in a factory)
• No fried foods, no cheap oils
• Lots of cold-refined, extra virgin olive oil
• Lots of avocados, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.
• Drink fresh vegetable juice daily (juice it yourself!)
• The best anti-inflammatory juices are cucumber and celery
• Lots of superfoods (berries, sprouts, etc.)
• Green tea and water as your beverages
• Lots of raw walnuts, pecans and other nuts

If you switch to this kind of diet, you'll experience a complete reversal of inflammation in your body (that sounds like a bold, sweeping statement but it's really just cause and effect). And not just inflammation, but also cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, kidney stones, osteoporosis, allergies and many other degenerative health conditions. This is the diet of LIFE, and it's the mainstay of the raw foods community that's right now curing serious diseases by juicing raw vegetables and fruits on a daily basis.

Use high-potency supplements to support your anti-inflammatory diet

This is the diet I follow, and I need to tell you that I still take Zyflamend, too. Why? Because I exercise hard. My warm-up in the gym has now increased from 1,000 jump rope repetitions to 2,000. (And that's just my warm-up. The real workout begins after the rope jumping.) Powered by superfoods, I push my muscles beyond what most people would even consider possible, and what I've learned is that if I don't take anti-inflammatory supplements, I feel a lot of soreness in my muscles for 1-2 days after a workout. So I take Zyflamend and astaxanthin, and they just work miracles for me. It allows me to undertake a very aggressive training schedule that keeps me fit, strong and incredibly active.

I've covered astaxanthin in great detail in previous NaturalNews articles, and since then, I've come to appreciate this substance even more. It's part of my "secret recipe for active people" that generates unbelievable endurance. Since I started taking 16mg a day (four softgels) of astaxanthin, my workout performance has truly skyrocketed. I already mentioned the doubling of my rope jumping warmup, and there are lots of other exercises I've seen huge improvements on, such as leg press, floor crawls, Pilates moves, straight-arm pulldowns and even poi spinning exercises.

At the same time, astaxanthin is a powerful anti-inflammatory supplement. In fact, that's one of its main benefits. The combination of Zyflamend and astaxanthin is just ridiculously effective at ending inflammation. That's why I gave astaxanthin my Editor's Choice award several months ago, and it's why I maintain such a strong recommendation for it.

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Supplements for serious mobility and endurance

By the way, it is these two supplements (astaxanthin and Zyflamend) combined with SunWarrior protein (www.SunWarrior.com) that are now powering my workouts. At age 38, I'm out-working guys in their 20's in the gym, and so far, not a single person has taken me up on my $10,000 fitness challenge to Big Pharma.

Nobody ever will, by the way, because they know that a person taking anti-inflammatory medications simply cannot compete with someone powered by Mother Nature's superfoods. Meds don't beat superfoods, period!

My $10,000 offer still stands. I'll give $10,000 to any person (at any age!) on multiple medications who can beat me in a contest of strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility and adaptability. You can read the full details of this public challenge here: http://www.naturalnews.com/023476.html

The only catch in this challenge is that contestants cannot be taking supplements or superfoods. And that's why they won't win: My joints, muscles and organs are powered by astaxanthin, SunWarrior protein, Zyflamend herbals, fresh vegetable juices, plus dozens of other superfoods and herbal medicines that I haven't even disclosed yet. (And one super-powerful trace mineral, by the way, that I will reveal in a few weeks...) I don't have to rely on luck to win; I only have to rely on the laws of basic human physiology.

The 5 truths about inflammation

So that's my take on inflammation, Zyflamend, astaxanthin and the anti-inflammatory diet. I hope you get the big picture here. The main points I've covered are:

1. Inflammation is the underlying cause of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes and many other conditions.

2. Inflammation is NOT caused by bad luck. It's caused by a bad diet.

3. Inflammatory foods are meats, dairy, sodas, processed foods, fried foods and foods cooked at high temperatures. Keep a food diary if you want to discover just how many bad foods you're really eating.

4. Anti-inflammatory foods are fresh, raw, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. Eat more of this good stuff!

5. Anti-inflammatory supplements like Zyflamend and astaxanthin are powerful modulators of inflammation, but don't use them as a way to avoid the responsibility of making serious changes to your diet. Use them to support your positive changes, and you'll see accelerated results!

And finally, remember this: If you don't solve your inflammation problems naturally, some crazy doctor will no doubt put you on anti-inflammatory medications that double or triple your heart attack risk. Killing yourself with medications is not a smart way to treat your health concerns. Although, technically, it should be noted that death is one way to stop inflammation, and I'm sure that's what happened in a lot of Big Pharma's drug trials where they claim their drugs stopped inflammation.

But I say, keep yourself alive with healthy foods, superfoods and smart supplements! Avoid death. Avoid pain. Avoid medication. Enjoy life with healthy foods, herbs and botanical supplements!

"Zyflamend" Song by James A. Duke

Jim Duke, the world-renowned herbalist, author of The Green Pharmacy and creator of the brilliant online phytochemical database (http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke) sent me lyrics of a song he wrote about Zyflamend. (Jim is quite a musician, by the way.)

This song was first sung at the Luna Nueva gardens in Costa Rica, where New Chapter grows many of its herbs. Here are the lyrics:

GINGER, MY MAGIC PLANT; MAKE MY ALE A BIT MORE PIQUANT;

YOUR FLAVOR’S JUST AS FEISTY AS YOUR FIZZ.

I MARVEL AT YOUR QUICKNESS, AT CURBING MOTION SICKNESS

AND HYPEREMESIS, ALL OF THIS!

TURM'RIC MAKES IT MELLOW, TURNED MY GRAY BEARD HIPPY YELLOW,

AS IT HELPED MY ARTHRITIC MISERY.

MORE IMPORTANTLY TO ME, IT HELPS WITH MY TRICK KNEE

AND IMPROVES MY ALZHEIMEMORY,

O ZYFLAMEND, MY THANKS AGAIN!

SHOULD I WHISPER IT OR JUST JUMP UP AND SHOUT?

‘TIS NO GREAT MYSTERY, YOU WORKED JUST LIKE MY CEL’RY.

BLESSED ME, YOU PREVENTED YEARS OF GOUT!

GREEN TEA, OR SO THEY SAY, CAN TAKE THE WEIGHT AWAY,

ITS SYNERGIES ARE GREAT FOR LOSING WEIGHT.

AND THOUGH IT IS STILL GREEN, IT DOES HAVE SOME CAFFEINE,

JUST ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE BRAIN.

I'VE LONG HAD A ROMANCE, WITH THE HERB OF REMEMBRANCE;

ROSEMARY HELPS OLD TIMERS SLOW ALZHEIMER'S.

JUST SMELLED OR JUST INHALED, IN THE TUB OR IN A RUB,

HELPS THE CHOLINE TO DO IT'S MEM'RY THING.

LIKE MOST ITALIANOS, I LOVE MY OREGANOS,

THE OIL IT WILL TREAT MOST EVERYTHING

MAKES A PIZZA TASTE MUCH BETTER, MAKES A DRY DREAM SOMEWHAT WETTER

DON'T PANIC, IT CURED A NYMPHOMANIC.

ZYFLAMEND! YOU ARE MY FRIEND!

KEPT MY GOUT FROM COMING BACK AGAIN!

YOU'RE THE BEST PILL TO CHOOSE, FOR CURBINGS THOSE COX-2'S.

ZYFLAMEND, THANKS AGAIN, YOU ARE MY FRIEND.

BARBERRY'S BERBERINE, IS A MAGIC MEDICINE,

WIPING OUT MOST EVERY GERM, YOU SEE;

CAN HELP ONE TO SUPPLANT, THE MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT

BERBERINE AND MHC, MIGHT CURB TB.

THE SKULLCAP FROM BAICAL, MOST MAGICAL OF ALL,

EVEN HELPS TO CONTROL THE COMMON COLD.

IT’S ANOTHER ONE I CHOOSE, TO INHIBIT MY COX-2S

COULDN'T SLEEP! BUT NOW I SLEEP REAL DEEP!

GOLDTHREAD, IT NOW APPEARS, ENRICHES GOLDEN YEARS;

LIKE BARBERRY CONTAINS THE BERBERINE.

BERBERINE, HOW LONG IT'S BEEN, SINCE YOU WERE IN VISINE

BERBERINE HELPS SIMULATED TEARS.

OH THE MEXICAN BAMBOO, KNOWN AS HU XIANG TOO

CAN BE GOOD FOR WHATEVER'S AILING YOU

RESVERATROL BEATS HADACOL AND INHIBITS COX-2 TOO

AND IT SHOOTS ARE BETTER THAN BAMBOO

ANOTHER HERB YOU MUST SEE, IS THE AYURVEDIC TULSI (HOLY BASIL)

IT SMELLS BEST, MUCH BETTER THAN THE REST.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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