(NC) Chronic inflammation is a serious condition that affects many Canadians. This type of inflammation is often invisible to the naked eye, but it shouldn’t be ignored. Inflammation can contribute to your risk of developing a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and multiple sclerosis.
While many turn to over-the counter pain medications to manage the pain of inflammation, these drugs often come with unwanted side effects including an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Prolonged use can also result in gastrointestinal issues such as upset stomach and an increased potential to develop ulcers.
Fortunately, there are plenty of natural ways to reduce inflammation in your body. The next time you’re in need of inflammation relief, try these three natural ways recommended by naturopathic doctors.
- Omega-3. This essential nutrient has been shown to reduce stiffness and joint pain by reducing inflammatory markers within your body. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in food sources such as fatty fish and flaxseed and are also available in supplement form.
Turmeric. Research shows that turmeric works on joint pain in the same way that anti-inflammatory drugs do, only without the side effects. Turmeric (with its active ingredient curcumin) has been used for centuries as a cooking spice and in traditional medicine. Orange Naturals Turmeric tincture is easily absorbable and is made from organic and wild-crafted herbs.
Devil’s claw. Devil’s claw is an herb that has long been used to help relieve joint pain due to osteoarthritis. Modern research has found that devil’s claw contains chemicals that can decrease inflammation and swelling, resulting in pain reduction.
Speak to your healthcare practitioner about which natural anti-inflammation supplements might work for you, and always speak to them before starting a new health care regimen.
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