New research has shown that anti-inflammatory can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. With inflammation disorders being one of the most common health conditions in today’s world, more and more people are looking for a more alternative approach to deal with inflammation and the discomfort that it causes.
One of the first actions people can take to reduce inflammation is put themselves on the inflammation diet. Certain foods such as junk foods, high-fat meats, sugar and fast foods will increase inflammation in your body. Nitrites and sugar can increase inflammation as well. Another possible source of irritation comes from the nightshade family of plants and includes vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant. Nightshades contain a chemical alkaloid called solanine which can trigger pain
The anti-inflammatory diet can be one of the best ways to help reduce inflammation and pain. The diet consists of eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and wild seafood. The anti-inflammatory diet is “probably very close to the Mediterranean diet,” says Christopher Cannon, MD, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids and they are necessary for human health but the body can’ t make them. Studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and, therefore, might be useful in the management of inflammatory.
Ginger is another great item for reducing inflammation. This herb is anti-inflammatory and offers pain relief. Fresh ginger works well steeped in boiling water as a tea or grated into vegetable juice.
White Willow Bark Extract provides anti-inflammatory phenolic glycosides, such as salicin, which have been shown to be effective in the treatment of arthritis, back pain and other joint inflammatory conditions White willow bark does not destroy the stomach lining on contact the way aspirin does, however, it does have the same blood thinning effect as aspirin and caution is indicated.
Devil’s Claw contains the anti-inflammatory agent harpogoside. Devil’s claw has demonstrated efficacy in the management of low back pain
Curcumin is the active anti-inflammatory agent found in the spice turmeric. A large double-blind study demonstrated that curcumin was as effective as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug (phenylbutazone) in reducing pain, swelling and stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis patients.