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Tammy N.
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What supplements? What foods?

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Mangosteen juice, noni juice, grape seed extract capsules, bromelain, papain, good antibiotics, and...your turn...
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Question..Do all abx.'s have anti-inflam. properties? I know Biaxin did for me but how about Doxy?

Wobenzyme seems to work well for me and Boswella Extract

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Doxy does have anti-inflammatory properties.

For inflammation we like ginger root, fish oil, tumeric and papaya enzymes.

Broccoli, blueberries, wild Alaskan Salmon, green tea, water.

Tumeric has done wonders for my son. Now, whenever I get a headache, I take tumeric instead of Motrin. It takes a little longer to kick in for me than Mortin does, but it lasts longer.

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D Bergy
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Krill Oil, Ginger, Turmeric and Pycnogenol all are good anti-inflammatory supplements.

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Desertwind--here ya go:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19301981

Also, plaquenil is a DMARD with anti-inflammatory properties that some lyme patients take...

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Fish oil and coconut oil...says my LLMD..

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I'm big on fish oil, coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, garlic, goldenseal...........and chicken soup.

Susie

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Turmeric + Krill Oil
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D Bergy and canefan, what brand of Krill Oil do you use?

Gary

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Zyflamend (made by New Chapter) combines a bunch of the above to make a super effective anti-inflammatory. An ND recommended it to me when I was really sick and it got me off prescription NSAIDS.

Interestingly enough I've had 2 different vets recommend it for my elderly dogs

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp;jsessionid=V1O2GKNH4QIIUCTLKKEFAFQKNNJISUNE?id=CN-2043

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
I always appreciate the support....

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When we say inflammation, are we just using it as a more scientific term for "pain"?
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I use Dr. Mercola's Krill Oil.

Dan

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Forget Fish and Krill Oils; loaded with mercury.
Next...

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Chaps, you are right to be concerned about mercury.

I do not work for Nordic Naturals and have no financial ties or other ties. I really believe in their products. THey are third party tested to reflect 0 ppb of mercury, PCB's and other contaminants. The NOrwegian government standards regarding environmental pollution are very high, and Nordic Naturals surpasses those standards. I would trust this product.

As for inflammation, it is way too broad a question to ask in quite this way.

Herbs and supplements target specific body systems, so it really depends on where the inflammation is manifesting, and also on the root cause.

One needs to address both: The root cause (often digestion and nutritional combinations, but not the sole causes either) and the area needing attention.

I agree with the reference to Zyflamend above and have seen it work very well for many people with joint issues. Being an anti-oxidant blend its use for generalized inflammation also makes sense.

Susie also is most right-on about the anti-inflammatory things mentioned. Fish oils, coconut oil, ditto thanks Triathlete.

Other posts about things like mangosteen, noni et al, these are mostly anti-oxidant but not anti-inflammatory per se.

Bromelain and papain, yes can be helpful.

Quercitin plus nettles together check histamine secretions, and thus can also help because the histamine secretions themselves are inflammatory. The herbal combination is not advertized as anti-inflammatory per se, but in the right context could still possibly be considered that way if you think about it.

BCQ is a combination of boswelia, curcumin and quercitin, can be effective for a lot of people with musculo-skeletal or joint issues.

Berberines, a yellow alkaloid in herbs such as goldenseal, barberry, oregon grape root et al, offer certain antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory benefits (especially to the GI tract) but must also be used in moderation. They do not substitute for mainstream abx when standing alone.

The blend by New CHapter Organics called Headache Take Care contains a blend of aspirin-like herbs which, unlike aspirin, will not hurt the stomach. This is because of counter-balancing constituents in the herbs that offer protection to the GI tract, like mucillage in the plant meadowsweet (one of hte ingredients in the formula and also found in marshmallow root. This is a gel-like constituent that shields the gut lining but also is itself anti-inflammatory, particularly to the GI tract. Thus the herb meadowsweet, from which aspirin used to be made, was specifically used for stomach ulcers).

Best wishes, CI


The above information has not been evaluated by the FDA and does not diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Drugs and herbs may interact, talk with your doctor.

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