Inflammation is a natural reaction to injury or infection. The affected tissues swell, become red, warm tender and may be painful. Excess inflammation can lead to weight loss, eroding of muscle tissue and the ability to fight disease. Things that can trigger inflammation include a diet rich in omega-6 fatty acids, drug use, toxins, free radical damage, infections injury, trauma and bacterial, fungal or viral infections. It can be difficult to identify the source of inflammation.
Supplements That Can Reduce Chronic Inflammation:
Omega-3 Fatty acids found in Flax oil, Primrose oil and Fish oil.
Vitamin B Complex: 50mg, 3 times per day
Vitamin B12: 1000mg twice per day
Vitamin C with Bio-flavonoids: 3,000 to 6,000 per day
Grape Seed Extract
Proteolytic Enzymes: as directed on label
SOD Superoxide Dismutase: as directed on label
Zinc: 50 mg per day
Garlic: 2 caps 3 times per day
A Multi-mineral supplement
Silica: twice per day as directed on label
Kelp: 1000 to 1500 mg per day
Selenium: 200 mcg per day
Vitamin E: 200 IU per day
Alfalfa, Aloe Vera Juice, Bilberry, Boswellia, Turmeric, Cat’s Claw, Cayenne, Echinecea, Ginger, Goldenseal, Pau d; arco, Red Clover, Stinging nettle, White willow bark, Olive Leaf Extract and Yucca.
Foods: Eat foods high in flavonoids like Spinach, blueberries, strawberries, onions, pineapple and papaya.
Cold water fish: Herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines.
Avoid: Sugar, White Flour Products and Junk Food. Reduce salt intake.
Source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch, CNC