Nature’s Anti-Inflammatories: Ginger and Turmeric ~ Dr. Weil
Dr. Weil believes adding ginger and turmeric to your diet can help decrease inflammation in the body. Research is still ongoing into these powerful anti-inflammatory agents and their long-term health benefits.
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There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.
Millions take anti-inflammatory drugs every day for arthritis and related conditions, but are completely unaware that far safer, and at least as effective, natural alternative already exist — and are as easily accessible and inexpensive as the spices found in your kitchen cupboard.
A new clinical study on the turmeric spice compound curcumin indicates that this ancient spice may soon be elevated to a cutting-edge medicine, as it was found capable of reducing post-bypass heart attacks by 56%.
Written by Heidi Stevenson
Not only is ginger a culinary marvel, its health benefits are stunning. It has been shown to be more effective against staph infections than antibiotics – and without the adverse effects.
Pain and unhealthy levels of inflammation are fast becoming default bodily states in the industrialized world. While in most cases we can adjust the underlying pro-inflammatory conditions by altering our diet, and reducing stress and environmental chemical exposures, these approaches take time, discipline and energy, and sometimes we just want the pain to stop now. In those, often compulsive moments, we find ourselves popping an over-the-counter pill to kill the pain.
According to the FDA’s legal definition, a drug is anything that “diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease.” The problem with this definition is that there are numerous substances, as readily available and benign as found on our spice racks, which have been proven by countless millennia of human experience to mitigate, prevent and in some cases cure disease, and which cannot be called drugs according to the FDA.