Nsaids

Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…other reasons for making the correlation. Several studies over the last few years have shown that the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with a greatly reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, presumably because the drugs reduce the buildup of inflammatory compounds in the…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

…or over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), COX-2 inhibitors, or stronger painkillers. But be wary. While sporadic use of these drugs is acceptable, using them long-term can be disastrous. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, are notorious for causing…

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A Supplement for Arthritis Pain

…frankincense tree, Boswellia serrata. Scientists have discovered that this supplement for arthritis pain mimics the anti-inflammatory effects of NSAIDs and helps with arthritic pain relief—without any negative side effects. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the effects of…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…is cherry. Cherries contain potent compounds called anthocyanins and other flavonoids that work on the same inflammation pathways as aspirin and NSAIDs to reduce pain. In one study, long-distance runners who drank 12 ounces of tart cherry juice twice a day in the week leading up to and on the day…

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Beyond Meningitis—Why I Don’t Recommend Steroid Shots

…Once these supporting structures are strong and taut, symptoms disappear. * Avoid NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, which can damage the stomach and intestinal tract. Instead, visit a compounding pharmacy which can mix NSAIDs, such as ketoprofen, and anesthetics, like ketamine, into rapidly absorbed creams…

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Migraines: An Ounce of Prevention…

…their migraine prevention guidelines. As expected, their recommendations include prescription drugs such as seizure meds, beta-blockers, and NSAIDs. But they also highlighted a handful of natural therapies for reducing the severity and frequency of attacks—all of which I heartily endorse.…

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Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis

…plantar fasciitis responds well to anti-inflammatory therapies. Your doctor may recommend a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which can help relieve pain for the short-term. However, chronic use of ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen places you at risk of gastrointestinal,…

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