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Turmeric: Nature's Anti-Inflammatory Prescription

Debra Murray

  Turmeric has been used for centuries as a spice and food preservative by the indigenous peoples of India and Southeast Asia. In addition to its culinary role, turmeric has also been used in traditional medicines and remedies for various illnesses including cough, biliary disease, diabetic complications, cardiovascular disease, and various forms of arthritis and rheumatism.   While turmeric has been studied for its anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, and gastrointestinal benefits, its potent anti-inflammatory properties have shown to be particularly beneficial to individuals suffering from common rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (form of arthritis that primarily...

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How to Soothe Arthritis Pain at Home

Debra Murray

  Arthritis occurs when a person has an immune system disorder that attacks the joints. However, some people develop it because they were injured or they inherited the condition because of genetics. Arthritis causes inflammation and swelling in the joints that is very painful and since it is a chronic condition that worsens over time, taking pharmaceutical pain medicine to treat it isn't always possible. Pain medicine is only meant to be used for a short time because it is highly addictive, and this condition lasts for years. Luckily, symptoms of arthritis can be soothed at home using the following...

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Five Ways to Naturally Reduce Inflammation

Debra Murray

Five Ways to Naturally Reduce Inflammation  The medical community has been stressing the importance of reducing inflammation in the body for many years. That is because of the discoveries that have been made in how it contributes to the development of numerous diseases. Inflammation means that the body is struggling to turn off the natural immune system response that occurs when someone has had an infection or injury. Normally, special anti-inflammatory agents are released as soon as the body detects that the infection or injury is completely healed. If it can't stop, it turns on healthy tissue instead. Luckily, there are some...

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