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Reduce joint pain naturally with THIS trendy ingredient in cooking
Arthritis affects around 10 million people in the UK Symptoms include joint pain, swelling and redness. Many sufferers relieve pain by taking paracetamol and ibuprofen. However, research published earlier this year in the British Medical Journal revealed that taking the latter painkiller - or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - could increase risk of heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, there are natural ways to treat or prevent joint pain, according to Dr Sarah Brewer, a GP and nutritional therapist. Avoid uneven ground “For people who are experiencing age or activity related joint symptoms, low impact, aerobic exercises such as swimming, cycling and walking are most beneficial,” she said. “Avoid prolonged kneeling, squatting or walking more than 2 miles per day, however, which may have an adverse effect on joints. “You should also avoid walking on rough or uneven ground. “Gentle, regular exercise helps to maintain joint mobility. “As well as strengthening muscles it boosts the flow of oxygen and nutrients to joint tissues – especially vital for cartilage which does not have a blood supply and must obtain its nutrients by diffusion. “Exercise also helps to maintain the layer of lubricating synovial fluid over the articular surface. “Avoid exercising if a joint is inflamed or swollen, however, until symptoms have subsided.” Add spice to your diet Dr Brewer also recommends adding particular ingredients to your diet. “There is a surprisingly long list of natural substances that can help knee pain, from those that provide structural building blocks to those that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions,” she said. “The ones I have found most beneficial in clinical and nutritional medicine practice are krill oil, turmeric, rose hip extracts, devil’s claw, cherry extracts and ginger root extract.” Along with hyaluronic acid, hydrolysed collagen, glucosamine and chondroitin, these ingredients can all be found in LQ Liquid Health Jointcare, a supplement for osteoarthritis sufferers by suppressing inflammation and repairing damaged tissues. [...]
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5 Reasons Why Turmeric Is the Spice Nutritionists Swear By
What do mustard, butter, cheese, and curry all have in common? An amazing South Asian spice called turmeric. Though it is most commonly used as a coloring agent, this trendy new spice also has tons of health benefits. Curcumin, the yellowish orange ... [...]
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Curry spice component may help slow prostate tumor growth
Curcumin, an active component of the Indian curry spice turmeric, may help slow down tumor growth in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a study from researchers at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center ... [...]
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A daily dose of this curry spice may benefit more than your taste buds
The former supermodel is a huge fan of this bright yellow spice and says its what keeps her supermodel glow going. Hunter revealed to Jenna Bush Hager in our "Supermodels: Where are they now?" series that she takes turmeric shots everyday no matter ... [...]
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The curry cure: Golden spice that could help fight cancer
Scientists believe that curcumin, an extract from turmeric root, could have powerful anti-cancer properties. Turmeric has long been used to treat a variety of illnesses and studies show it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumour properties. [...]
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Curry Spice May Slow Prostate Tumor Growth
14, 2012 — Good news for curry lovers: Curcumin, an active component of the Indian curry spice turmeric, may help slow tumor growth in some prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study. Led by Karen Knudsen, PhD, a professor of cancer biology ... [...]
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99 Reasons Why Turmeric Is the Best Spice Ever
Cases of the four most common cancers found in America are very low in India where turmeric is a food staple. These cancers include colon, breast, prostate and lung, occurring ten times less frequently in India than in the U.S. Prostate cancer, which ... [...]
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Native Cooking: Add Some Flavor With a Homemade Spice Blend
Aside from culinary uses, many substances found in spices have health benefits. Recent studies have found that turmeric has properties that help prevent cancer. Turmeric is a rich source of antioxidants, including the compound curcumin. Many spices are ... [...]
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Why Turmeric Might Just Be The Healthiest Spice Of All Time
Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness in NYC, and the creator of Be Well By Dr. Frank Lipman. In his monthly column for R29, he'll talk about the latest health and wellness news; his ... [...]
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What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric? Here's What Science Says About the Spice
Turmeric is the bright orangey yellow spice that gives South Asian curries its distinct color and flavor. Not only is the spice served by dish, but its primary active component curcumin has been a staple in traditional herbal medicine for thousands of ... [...]
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Exciting research shows curcumin spice could help treat mesothelioma
Researchers at Flinders Medical Centre have tapped into the power of curcumin in turmeric as a possible treatment for mesothelioma. The finding is exciting because the aggressive form of cancer that is often caused by asbestos inhalation is difficult ... [...]
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New Research Adds Spice to Curcumin's Health-Promoting Benefits
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The health benefits of over-the-counter curcumin supplements might not get past your gut, but new research shows that a modified formulation of the spice releases its anti-inflammatory goodness throughout the body. Curcumin is a ... [...]
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Cooking spice makes head, neck cancer drug more effective
The synthetic curcumin has been shown to have a modest effect on cancer cell death in 20 studies of human cancers, including colon, pancreatic, breast, prostate cancers, and multiple myelomas, leading researchers to test it on head and neck cancers. [...]
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The Spice that May Help Fight Breast Cancer
... that curcumin, a naturally-occurring substance found in the spice turmeric, helps fight breast cancer. The herb has been heavily studied in the past as a possible natural treatment for cancer but this new research shows the herb's effectiveness ... [...]
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Turmeric Rx: Centuries-old Indian spice may have multiple health benefits
The Curcuma longa plant is a member of the ginger family. Curcumin makes up 3.4 percent of the turmeric root-stem or rhizome but provides its color and many of its health benefits. Curcumin is available only as a supplement or by eating turmeric spice. [...]
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UA looks at Indian spice, rheumatoid arthritis
Funk and her colleagues are looking for 45 people with rheumatoid arthritis who are currently taking methotrexate, but not taking biologic treatments, to participate in a monthlong clinical trial that will be overseen by the National Institutes of ... [...]
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