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Stevia is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent

3/8/2015 - The native Indian tribe in Paraguay calls stevia "Kaa he-he" which means "sweet herb". The This local herb is believed to have been used for centuries by locals as a sweetener and for medicinal treatments. Stevia has been shown to not only contain a great flavor but also be a natural anti-hyperglycemic,...

Five best natural anti-inflammatory herbs

1/6/2015 - Inflammation is characterized as swelling and redness on the skin's surface associated with pain. Inflammation is the body's reaction to threatening or harmful stimuli. On occasion, many people may experience mild inflammation flare-ups due to environmental allergens, micro-organisms or toxins. When...

Bok choy a powerful anti-inflammatory, has many other health benefits

6/6/2014 - Bok choy, a Chinese cabbage, may not seem as popular as the cabbage typically found at markets (red, green, etc.); however, it's a health food superstar that has the potential to protect against cancers, reduce blood pressure and more. Amazing health benefits of bok choy1) Cancer prevention Because...

Chocolate generates anti-inflammatory nutrients in your gut

4/3/2014 - A team of researchers from Louisiana State University has made a fascinating new discovery with regard to the health benefits of chocolate. Announcing their findings at the recent 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, the group explained how beneficial bacteria...

Moringa oleifera is a potent anti-inflammatory, study finds

12/22/2013 - Moringa oleifera, also called the drumstick tree and the horseradish tree, is a drought-resistant tree that grows in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in northern India. It is also cultivated throughout Africa and Central and South America, where it is treasured for its significant medicinal...

Which foods have anti-inflammatory properties?

12/13/2013 - Many people frequently eat the typical Western-type diet that includes refined carbs (contained in white flour and sugar), a lot of meat, trans fats and saturated fat, all of which are known to trigger and increase chronic inflammation. What causes chronic inflammation?To put it simply, inflammation...

Anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin prevent development of liver cirrhosis in lab study

12/4/2013 - Cirrhosis of the liver can develop from several types of liver damage, disease or inflammation. A group of Israeli researchers set out to determine the effect that anti-inflammatory curcumin would have on curbing the development of cirrhosis in damaged livers. The researchers used thioacetamide (TAA),...

Health benefits of Bromelain: An anti-inflammatory enzyme

2/17/2013 - Bromelain is a kind of proteolytic enzyme that is obtained from pineapple. It has admirable qualities including improving protein digestion, reducing inflammation and treating indigestion. Pineapple itself has been traditionally used to enhance digestion as well as ease inflammation. With countless...

French pine bark contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that ease symptoms of chronic disorders like arthritis, asthma

3/21/2012 - An antioxidant-rich nutrient with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, French pine bark extract, also commonly known as Pycnogenol, is hailed by many as an effective treatment for asthma, osteoarthritis, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many...

Anti-inflammatory antioxidants in citrus fruits reduce the risk of stroke

2/29/2012 - Medical science tells us that when someone suffers a stroke, seconds literally count. The longer the afflicted person goes without treatment, the more brain damage that can occur. In fact, stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 795,000 people a year, 600,000...

White tea, witch hazel and rose extract are powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging botanicals

2/7/2012 - The ancient wisdom of using white tea, witch hazel and rose to heal and prevent many ailments has been backed by recent scientific research. A team of researchers at Kingston University in London recently collaborated with Neal's Yard Remedies (a British brand) to determine the effects of various natural...

SerratioPeptidase is a potent anti-inflammatory enzyme

9/4/2011 - Proteolytic enzymes are specific enzymes that metabolize protein. These enzymes are naturally produced by the human body and other living organisms and help carry out essential functions. Supplementing with these enzymes has shown to have a favorable anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the body....

Systemic enzymes work as anti-inflammatory agents

7/20/2011 - Inflammation can be uncomfortable on a scale that ranges from minor nuisance to major pain; however, it is an important part of the body as it is the natural reaction of the immune system, the body's way of defending against irritations that occur. These irritations are caused by injuries, foreign substances,...

Turmeric is the Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory Super Spice

4/12/2010 - Curcumin's anti-inflammatory properties have been known in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines for thousands of years. It is the active ingredient of turmeric, which is a component of the curry preparations used daily in Indian and other South Asian cuisines. Since those cuisines have infiltrated the west,...

Anti-Inflammatory Painkillers Actually Worsen Dementia

10/3/2009 - Rather than reducing the risk of dementia as some researchers have suggested, regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs actually appears to worsen a person's risk of cognitive decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from the HMO Group Health Center for Health Studies and published in the...

Astaxanthin: The Miracle Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Nutrient

5/24/2009 - For years, I've been a strong proponent of astaxanthin, a remarkable nutrient sometimes called "King of the carotenoids!" Derived from microalgae (and also found in wild salmon), astaxanthin is on my list as one of the top three most important nutrients for human health. I take an astaxanthin supplement...

The Powerful Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Diseases of Inflammation: The Experts Speak

2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed. Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...

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

7/22/2008 - 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...

Are Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Safe for Your Daughter and Son?

5/17/2008 - "Considering the large number of patients consuming NANSAIDs and the potential public health impact, until data from long-term, randomized, controlled trials become available, the FDA's recommendation that a warning statement be included in all non-selective NANSAIDs product package inserts is justified"....

Natural Remedies for Treating Arthritis

4/18/2008 - Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases. One Highly Effective Arthritis Remedy: A good friend of the author`s successfully...

Little-known perungalli herb from India shows powerful anti-inflammatory effects in latest clinical trials

11/30/2006 - A new Indian study has found that the herb Plumeria acuminate -- commonly known as perungalli and widely used in Ayurvedic medicine -- may be a potent treatment for both acute and chronic inflammation. Researchers from Jadavpur University in Kolkata and ASN Pharmacy college tested the effectiveness...

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use associated with higher gastrointestinal complications (press release)

11/6/2006 - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide a broad range of benefits for patients who require their use, but health care providers need to carefully consider the associated risks before prescribing these drugs for their patients, according to a multi-disciplinary panel of experts convened...

Anti-inflammatory drugs following hip replacement surgery could harm rather than help (press release)

11/1/2006 - The use of anti-inflammatory drugs following hip replacement surgery could do more harm than good, according to a new study co-coordinated by The George Institute for International Health in association with orthopedic centres throughout Australian and New Zealand. The results of the study designed...

Exclusive interview with Carol Simontacchi, author of "Natural Alternatives to Vioxx, Celebrex and other Anti-Inflammatory Prescription Drugs"

6/4/2005 - Mike: We're here with Carol Simontacchi, author of "The Crazy Makers" and a new book entitled, "Natural Alternatives to Vioxx, Celebrex and other Anti-Inflammatory Prescription Drugs." Thanks for sitting down with us for a few minutes, Carol. Simontacchi: Thank you. It's a pleasure. Mike: What...

Fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids allow patients to ditch Vioxx and other anti-inflammatory drugs

11/14/2004 - Interesting new research has been conducted on the health effects of fish oils and omega-3 fatty acids as alternative replacements for anti-inflammatory prescription drugs such as Vioxx and Bextra. Many people don't realize that anti-inflammatory drugs harm more than 100,000 people in the United States...

Potent antioxidant Astaxanthin shows promise as anti-inflammatory for arthritis, joint pain, back pain, muscle soreness and carpal tunnel syndrome

10/25/2004 - Mike: Let's move on to another product that you also manufacture at your firm called astaxanthin. And this is something that is not yet a household word. Could you give a little background on what this is and where it comes from? Gerry: I certainly can, and you're right -- this is a new product into...

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