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Alternative Treatments for Inflammation - Short-term Relief

Inflammation Medication

Short-term Relief from inflammation

Anti-inflammatory Meds (Bad Choices)

✔ Statins, NSAIDS (aspirin), prednisone /corticosteroids (can cause osteoporosis, cataracts, diabetes, Cushings syndrome)

Herbal choices for short-term anti-inflammatory symptomatic relief

–    Boswellia Serrata

–    Turmeric/Curcumin

✔ Curcumin is the main curcuminoid found in the rhyzome of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a popular Indian spice and a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae); curcumonoids are natural phenols responsible for turmeric's yellow color;

✔  Curcuminoids inhibit enzymes which participate in the synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes (locally operating communication messengers derived from polyunsaturated fats) - the anti-inflammatory effect of curcumnoids has been found comparable to steroidal drugs, and such nonsteroidal drugs as indomethacin and phenylbutazone, but without the negative side-effects;

✔ Turmeric seen to kill H. Pylori –   suspected of being the microbe responsible for hijacking cells and turning them cancerous

✔  Heating curcumin destroys many of its beneficial properties

✔  Desired turmeric extract supplement properties –100% organic, at least 95% curcuminoids

–   Cinnamon -active ingredient methylhydroxychalcone polymer (MHCP) was identified as the substance lowering the probability of getting type 2 diabetes in those eating apple pies.

Dr. Richard A. Anderson, at the Human Nutrition Research Center (USDA)

✔ Having similar effects asINSULIN, MHCP stimulatesglucoseuptake and aids glycogen(storage formsugar metabolism:

–    Ginger

–    Bromelain - family of proteolytic enzymes commonly used for treating soft tissue injuries and treating inflammation

Reduces swelling / pain;

Increases fibrinolysis (promotesplasminogen à plasmin)

Taussig SJ, Batkin S. Bromelain, the enzymecomplex of pineapple (Ananas comosus) and its clinical application. An update. J Ethnopharmacol1988;22:191-203.

Recommended Dose: 500 -2000 mg/day (with enzymatic activity of at least 2,000 mcu/g)

Polyphenolic bioflavonoids (powerful antioxidants)

–    Resveratol

–    Quercetin –flavonol found in fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains

–    Epicatechin – found in the unprocessed cocoa component of dark chocolate

Dark chocolate –“Anti-inflammatory / Antidepressant”

Manuka Honey – antioxidant content to counter oxidant activity may account for its anti-inflammatory activity; also it is able to prevent the feedback amplification of inflammation via hydrogen peroxide.

Others

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ABOUT

INFLAMMATION INFORMATION

- Can't Live with it, Can't Live without it!

- Acute Inflammation

- Chronic Low-Level Inflammation

Chronic Low-level Inflammation is a common factor in most health problems

INFLAMMATION PROCESS

About inflammation Process

–    Inflammation "Players"
–    Mechanism of ACUTE inflammatory Phase

–   Detailedinflammation process

CAUSES

Causes of Chronic Low-level Inflammation

Stress, Toxins, Damaged Fats, Microbes and NOT Enough Antioxidants

Too Many Inflammatory Fats . NOT Enough ANTI-Inflammatory Fats

Too Much Sugar/HFCS and Other Refined carbohydrates

Too Much Meat & Dairy / NOT Enough B-Vitamins

NOT Enough Alkaline-Forming Foods

RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS

Health Problems linked with chronic low-level inflammation

TREATMENT

INFLAMMATION MEDICATION

- Short-term Relief and Long-term, Natural Solutions

- Short-Term Relief

–    Long-Term Solutions