Monthly Archives: August 2015

Healthy Joints and Inflammation

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When I talk to my Denver City Rolfing clients about joint health, the topic of inflammation always comes up. It helps to have a strategy. As we age our joints become sluggish. Manual therapies like Rolfing can be a great way to help keep your body moving.

In addition to a change in diet, natural supplements can reduce pain and inflammation. Work with your healthcare practitioner to determine dosage, efficacy, and potential drug interactions and side effects.

I recommend adding these 4 – All Natural Ingredients to everyone’s diet.

Gingerroot
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The anti-swelling components in this root are called gingerols. These strong antioxidants can help halt cytokine production.

Boswellia
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For centuries, this tree’s resin, frankincense, has been used to treat inflammation. Modern studies confirm its ability to inhibit swelling. Boswellia is available as a capsule, tablet or in topical creams.

Turmeric
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The anti-inflammatory agent in turmeric is curcumin. This compound interrupts NF-kB activity and heads off the release of cytokines. Only 3% of turmeric spice is curcumin, so most clinicians advise supplements.

Green Tea
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The phytochemical EGCG in green tea is another potent antioxidant that holds NF-kB at bay. Most prepared green tea drinks usually don’t contain as much of the phytochemical as a cup you brew yourself.

For more information on the benefits of Rolfing, visit my Denver City Rolfing website.