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Daily supplements for inflammation?

Submitted by: Kimmie

Do supplements work? The jury is still out. After several months of confusion and suffering, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. For those of you that don’t know, it’s not really “arthritis”. Basically my body is attacking itself. It’s a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease which attacks much more than your joints. It affects, bones, organs, muscles, soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, ect.

Anyway, the medications they give you to treat this (there is no cure) are pretty scary. So naturally I would rather go the “natural” route. I’ve done a lot of reading and researching. There are so many people who believe only strong pharmaceutical medications (which include chemo drugs) can help you. But there are many who are trying to help themselves naturally with diet and supplements. I am in the middle. I take both.

So, let’s get back to the supplements. What I have found to be somewhat helpful are: Fish oil, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, Osteo Bi-flex, Calcium/Mag/Zinc. Funny thing, I just learned that Osteo Bi-flex has a form of Frankincense in it. This is one of the essential oils that is supposed to be good for many uses, including inflammation! Fish oil (Omega 3) is great for your heart as well. Ginger also helps settle your stomach. Osteo Bi-flex and calcium are supposed to be great for your bones and joint. I take other supplements, but these are the ones that are guided toward helping with inflammation. These supplements will not cure RA or help with the damage, but they can help with some of the inflammation. So, in my opinion, they can’t hurt.

If you have regular arthritis or any other inflammatory process going on, you may want to give them a try. I did not list dosages, as this would be a decision that you should make on your own and always, ALWAYS check with you doctor to make sure you can take supplements and they will not interfere with anything else you currently take.

Disclaimer: This is not intended to be medical advice in any way. These are my sole opinions on products I currently use. Never stop taking your prescribed medications or change anything without speaking to your physician.


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