Tag Archives: anti-inflammatory

Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Fibromyalgia, fibrin and proteolytic enzymes

May 26, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  It has long been known that people with chronic muscle pain or fibromyalgia have more fibrin in their tissues and blood. This fibrin, while initially helpful in the early stages of healing after an injury, can become problematic if the body does not clear itself of the agent after it has […]

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Serrapeptase — an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever

March 17, 2013

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by Dr. J. Michael Pece —  Serrapeptase is a relatively new supplement that is gaining wide recognition among medical providers for its anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and fibrolytic (breaking down fibrin, scar tissue, atherosclerosis, etc.) effects. The Serratia peptidase enzyme was discovered in the early 1970s in silkworm intestines. The silkworm uses this enzyme (Serratia E15 […]

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The healing powers of estafiate

January 5, 2013

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by Kiva Rose —  They have come from all over to learn the medicine of this restored river canyon. On a guided plant walk through the lush river woodland, they point to vines, twisting tree trunks and bright flowers, inquiring about the use of each. The rich smell of cottonwood leaves and wild mint mingles […]

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The Ayurvedic Corner: sesame oil and tahini

October 13, 2012

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by Kevin Afuso —  As we settle into winter, the cooling, drying elements of the season begin to emerge. An excellent ingredient for keeping the body warm and balanced is sesame oil. Sesame oil is derived from sesame seeds and, ayurvedically, it has a sweet and bitter taste that is heating in its digestive action. […]

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Five simple steps to a happy body

September 8, 2012

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by Anna Filipski —  A happy body is one that is energetic and rested, rather than stressed and tense. These are definitely optimal states of being, and following are some tips on creating a happy body condition. It all begins with the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system can be split into two parts, sympathetic […]

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Redroot: A rescue for lazy lymphatics

July 20, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  Editor’s Note: This article is for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to substitute for professional medical care or advice.   When the immune system responds to an illness, white blood cells that kill the invading bacteria are moved to the lymph system for disposal from the […]

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Got allergies? Look to herbs for relief

April 12, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould — We do not need to be told that allergies are at an all-time high. Sneezing, coughing, headaches, congestion, skin eruptions and emotional swings are just a few of the many symptoms that can manifest in our overburdened bodies. Allergens are the substances that cause allergies. Some of the more common allergens […]

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The pendulum swings on fish oil

April 12, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  We know we need to take fish oil because it is good for us — despite the mercury contamination — right? Even drug companies are getting on the bandwagon with prescription versions. Yet a growing chorus of voices is saying we have been fed a fishy bill of goods. The standard […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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Do you pop pain pills for arthritis?

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Anyone who has arthritis knows how difficult it can be to treat. The usual palliative treatment includes pills, creams or a tough-it-out attitude. Yet over-the-counter pills barely work and/or last only a few hours, while prescription drugs may cause a multitude of side effects and be dangerous. Many find that […]

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Salt room for persistent flu

February 24, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  There is a nasty new type of flu making the rounds. Runny nose, sinus drainage, dry cough and fatigue lead the list of symptoms. Its victims report that just when you think you are over it, a week later it is back — this happens two, three and four times. It […]

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Health updates: Turmeric and U.S. meat

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding some of the health benefits of the magical medicinal root, turmeric, and drug-resistant bacteria that has been found in meats in the United States. This spice doubles as a powerful anti-inflammatory In cultures that are thousands of years old, there tend to be deep traditions of cooking daily meals […]

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