…continuing from yesterday’s posting of the article I’m reading, here are more foods that fight pain:
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the yellow spice commonly used in Indian curries, is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and for suppressing pain without harmful side effects. Its main therapeutic ingredient is curcumin. Research from institutions such as the University of California, San Diego, and Cornell University indicate that curcumin appears to be a safe, natural alternative to COX-2 inhibitor drugs.
Many fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring contain omega-3 fatty acids that convert in the body into hormone-like substances that decrease inflammation and pain. According to research reports from arthritis specialists associated with the National Institutes of Health, omega-3 is an effective anti-inflammatory agent; ingesting fish oil acts directly on the immune system by suppressing 40-55 percent of the release of cytokines, compounds known to destroy joints. Many other studies similarly demonstrate that eating moderate amounts of fish or taking fish oil supplements reduces pain and inflammation, particularly for arthritis suffers.
Flax Seeds and Flax Oil
Freshly ground flax seeds and cold-pressed flax oil contain plentiful amounts of the omega-3 essential fatty acids. Do not cook with flax oil, however, as it can have the opposite effect of irritating the body’s tissues and causing pain.
Raw Walnuts and Walnut Oil
Raw walnuts and walnut oil also contain powerful omega-3 fatty acids that fight pain and inflammation in the body.
The above article was researched and written by Michelle Schoffro Cook, a registered nutrition consulting practitioner and doctor of natural medicine. Her latest book is The Phytozyme Cure.
This was a lot of information, but it was so important that I wanted to share all of it with you and not just take out parts and leave the rest.
Wishing you well,