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13 Foods that Fight Pain

While many foods taste great, they are also powerful healers in a vibrant multicolor disguise. The best healing remedies also taste fabulous (I can’t say that about any prescription medications). Plus, foods won’t cause the nasty common side effects that most drugs cause.

1. Cherries
Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, professor of natural products and chemistry at Michigan State University, found that tart cherry extract is ten times more effective than aspirin at relieving inflammation. Only two tablespoons of the concentrated juice need to be taken daily for effective results. Sweet cherries have also been found to be effective.

2. Blackberries 3. Raspberries 4. Blueberries and 5. Strawberries
Dr. Nair later found the same anti-pain compound in berries like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries

6. Celery and Celery Seeds
James Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy, found more than 20 anti-inflammatory compounds in celery and celery seeds, including a substance called apigenin, which is powerful in its anti-inflammatory action. Add celery seeds to soups, stews or as a salt substitute in many recipes.

7. Ginger
Ginger reduces pain-causing prostaglandin levels in the body and has been widely used in India to treat pain and inflammation. A study by Indian researchers found that when people who were suffering from muscular pain were given ginger, they all experienced improvement. The recommended dosage of ginger is between 500 and 1,000 milligrams per day. If you’re taking medications, check with your health practitioner for possible herb-drug interactions.

8. Turmeric
Turmeric (curcuma longa) is the yellow spice commonly used in Indian curries. In research it has been shown to be a more effective anti-inflammatory than steroid medications when dealing with acute inflammation. Its main therapeutic ingredient is curcumin. Research shows that curcumin suppresses pain through a similar mechanism as drugs like COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitors (without the harmful side effects). Choose a standardized extract with 1500 mg of curcumin content per day.

9. Salmon 10. Mackerel and 11. Herring
Many fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and herring also contain these valuable oils. Omega-3s convert in the body into hormone-like substances that decrease inflammation and pain. According to Dr. Alfred D. Steinberg, an arthritis expert at the National Institute of Health, fish oil is an anti-inflammatory agent. Fish oil acts directly on the immune system by suppressing 40 to 55 percent of the release of cytokines, compounds known to destroy joints. Many other studies also demonstrate that eating moderate amounts of fish or taking fish oil reduces pain and inflammation, particularly for arthritis sufferers.

12. Flax Seeds and Flax Oil
Freshly-ground flax seeds and cold-pressed flax oil, contain plentiful amounts of fatty acids known as Omega-3s. Do not cook with flax oil otherwise it will have the opposite effect-irritating the body’s tissues and causing pain.

13. Raw Walnuts and Walnut Oil
Raw walnuts and walnut oil also contain the same powerful Omega-3 fatty acids that fight pain and inflammation in the body.

When it comes to pain, food really is the best medicine.

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Healing Effects Of Herbal Baths

By lavender3957

Did you know that taking a herbal bath of your choice is not only a good way to relax, but can be extremely healing? The volatile oils of the herbs are activated by the heat of the water. Which also opens your pores in your body to absorb the herbs. You also receive the affect of the aroma of the herbs (aromatherapy) which helps stimulate the effect of the healing. As you are breathing in the aroma through your nose you are passing the smell of these herbs through your nervous system to the brain. This signals the brain to a relaxing mode and boosts the mind, body and soul.

HOW TO USE HERBS FOR BATHS

You are simply going to take a handful of the herbs of your choice and place them into the center of a white handkerchief or thin cloth of your choice. I use old white bedding sheets and tear them into small strips. Place the herbs tightly in the cloth into a little knapsack and close and secure at the top. I use twist ties, yarn, or string. You are then going to fill your tub with hot water to the level you want for your bath. Toss the bundle of herbs into the tub as you are filling it with hot water. Let the water cool enough for you to sit in comfortably. You are know ready to relax in your herbal bath water.

After your bath, don’t throw away those herbs. You can reuse them again a couple of more times. Simply open the cloth and spread the herbs out to dry. They will be ready to use again for your next bath. You can also use herbal essential oils (found in health food stores) instead of the dried or fresh herbs. Carefully follow the directions on the bottle.

CAUTION:

OILS CAN CAUSE THE TUB TO BECOME DANGEROUSLY SLIPPERY. BE EXTRA CAREFUL WHEN GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE TUB. BE SURE TO CLEAN YOU TUB AFTER YOUR BATH THOROUGHLY TO PREVENT ANY OILY FILM LEFT BEHIND.

Example Of Some Healing Herbs

Lavender is used for the healing of joints and muscle pain. Relaxing in you bathtub with lavender herbs would be good for these areas.

For Sinus Headaches you would put the herbs together of Rosemary, Pine, Eucalyptus. Relax in a warm tub for 20 minuets or so.

For sore muscles in a soaking bath of healing you would use Rosemary and Ginger.

To help with dry skin and sunburns you would fill your bathwater with warm water and add the herbs of Oatmeal and Chamomile.

There a lot of remedies for healing baths for almost anything you can imagine for healing. You can find most of your relaxing herbal medications at your local health store or drugstore. Doctor’s are finding that the ancient old remedy for healing that was frowned at in modern medicine are now finding that this does help. It is a natural process without any chemicals which is better for the body. I have been using herbal bath remedies for years and find this to be better than the factory made chemical made bath treatments. It is less expensive and the herbs can be used more than once. So you are actually saving money. I am sure once you try this natural herbal bath treatment you will find other herbs for healing different symptoms when needed. Let the aroma of the herbs help you to relax as the mixture in your bath water helps to stimulate your ailments.

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10 Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Here are ten health benefits of this powerful herb.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.

Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

Morning Sickness
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.

Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.

Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.

Heartburn Relief
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.

Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment
Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

Migraine Relief
Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.

Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).

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