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Inflammation


About
Natural response to injury or infection. Affected area swells, reddens, becomes warm and tender, and becomes painful.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Bacterial arthritis is associated with infects usually in the kidney, lungs or gallbladder.
  • Beta-1 and D-Glucan kills unwanted organisms and lowers inflammation and infection.
  • You can apply heat and/or ice to affected area.


Advice
  • Decrease your saturated fats and salts.
  • Do not eat white flour products, sugar or junk foods and drink colas.
  • Drinks herbal teas and juices along with a diet made of 75% raw foods.
  • Fasting will bring faster results.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Promotes healing. Eases inflammation.
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Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Eases inflammation.
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Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Importance: High
Comments: Free radical scavenger. Decreases infection. Eases inflammation.
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Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Eases inflammation. Helps with the healing process. Zinc gluconate lozenges and OptiZinc are recommended forms.
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Bromelain
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Eases inflammation. Helps disintegrate fibrin in order to reduce swelling.
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Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Eases inflammation.
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Multimineral complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides needed minerals. Alleviates stress. formula with high dosage of calcium is recommended.
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Silica
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides silicon which helps with calcium absorption and connective tissue reconstruction.
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Horsetail
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides silicon which helps with bone and connective tissue reconstruction.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa
Type: Internal
Purposes: Alfalfa is a popular place of origin for minerals and chlorophyll.
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Aloe vera juice
Type: Internal
Purposes: The aloe vera can reduce the swelling, redness, and pain included with inflammation.
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Bilberry
Type: Internal
Purposes: Flavonoids are contained in bilberry that can lessen inflammation.
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Boswellia and Turmeric (curcumin)
Type: Internal
Purposes: These two herbs have been said to alleviate inflammation.
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Cat's Claw
Type: Internal
Purposes: This herb has often been referred to as the "Sacred Herb of the Rain Forest" because of its unique qualities in slowing down inflammation.
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Echinacea, Ginger, Goldenseal, Pau D'arco, Red Clover, and Yucca
Type: Internal
Purposes: These six herbs make an excellent choice in diminishing inflammation.
Cautions: Do not use goldenseal for more than seven days, and don't take it if you are pregnant. Check with your doctor if you have been told you are allergic to ragweed.
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Fenugreek, Flaxseed, and Slippery Elm
Type: Internal
Purposes: These three herbs can be combined into a poultice and placed directly on the inflamed area to calm down the redness, swelling, and pain. In a pinch, you can also use goldenseal or mustard poultice as a substitute.
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Horsetail extract
Type: Internal
Purposes: Excellent place to obtain silica which is helpful for healing and assist bones and connective tissue to become restored.
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Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Used since biblical times, Olive Leaf Extract, just from its symbol, gives you a sense of being protected. It is a powerful way to fend off pain & redness that is included in inflammation.
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