Posts Tagged "anti-inflammatory"

Healing Spices

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 in Research

Rich in phytochemicals, many herbs and spices serve as anti-inflammatory superfoods. Stock your spice cabinet with the following and it’ll double as an all-natural medicine cabinet! Basil— Researchers from the University of Michigan have shown that holy basil has anti-inflammatory activity compared to aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Traditional basil contains a compound called eugenol, which eases muscle spasms. Basil can help relieve gas and soothe a turbulent tummy. Cayenne—What doesn’t this spice do? Capsaicin, the source of cayenne’s bite is the main ingredient in many commercial...

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Aspirin Increases Survival in Prostate Cancer

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

There is a growing body of research regarding anti-cancer benefits of aspirin, particularly for colorectal and prostate cancer. In this Natural Medicine Journal article, naturopathic oncologist Dr Jacob Schor observes that, “Convincing a man who has been diagnosed and treated for high-risk prostate cancer to take aspirin may increase his chance of surviving for 10 years by a factor of nearly 5. For the average man who has had prostate cancer, taking aspirin will reduce his risk of dying from the cancer by...

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