Top anti-inflammatory foods and supplements

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  • Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of virtually all disease, including cancer, obesity and heart disease. Your diet plays a significant if not primary role as it can either trigger or prevent inflammation
  • Leafy greens, berries and mushrooms are potent anti-inflammatory foods. People with autoimmune diseases may want to limit vegetables high in lectins, though, as they may cause more problems than they solve
  • Traditionally fermented and cultured foods are anti-inflammatory staples that work their “magic” by optimizing your gut flora. Examples include kefir, yogurt, natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, olives and other fermented vegetables
  • Marine-based omega-3 fats found in fatty cold-water fish that are low in environmental toxins are important anti-inflammatories that are particularly crucial for brain and heart health
  • Other anti-inflammatory foods and supplements include green tea, spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary and turmeric, herbal remedies such as white willow bark, maritime pine bark and Cat’s claw, and supplements such as resveratrol, curcumin, capsaicin, vitamin D, zinc and SAM-e

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Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

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Thyme: A Powerful Natural Antiseptic

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For ancient Rome, thyme was believed to “promote vigor” and was used in their baths or spas. In Europe, singers even today, follow the tradition of gargling with thyme, marjoram and honey tea to preserve their voices. Continue reading

Herb Marjoram Shows Promise in Breast Cancer Treatment

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Is the cure for breast cancer hiding in your spice rack?

You use it for cooking… and as a garnish…and now, a tasty herb that’s hiding in your spice rack right now could one day soon unlock a powerful new cure for deadly breast cancer.

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Bronchitis – Conventional, Nutritional and Alternative Treatments

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Conventional Treatment

Don’t think that you’re going to walk into your health care practitioner’s office and walk out with a prescription for antibiotics in response to your bronchitis.

Since the usual cause of bronchitis is a viral infection, antibiotics aren’t effective at treating this respiratory problem.  Antibiotics can only defeat bacterial infections. So most cases of bronchitis don’t require this form of treatment.  Continue reading

Homeopathic and Natural Treatments Can Help Modify Addictive Behavior

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An addiction can be described as a craving for or dependence on a substance, usually alcohol, nicotine or drugs. Addictions to physical substances should always be treated by a registered practitioner. This article examines some of the natural, alternative remedies that may be prescribed by a homeopathic or naturopathic practitioner.

Homeopathic treatments for addictions

Homeopathic treatment is constitutional, or tailored, to specific needs. Some treatments a homeopath may prescribe include:

Nux vomica helps to overcome a craving for cigarettes.

Kali phos, said to strengthen the nervous system, makes it easier for a person to give up an addiction.

Arsenicum is usually given for anxiety, restlessness and fears.

Absinthium is sometimes given to addicts who are depressed,  Continue reading