natural anti-inflammatory

  1. Curcumin can give all the benefits of exercise

    It's a workout in a pill!

    It's the miracle "exercise" you've been waiting for -- all the benefits of a workout, without spilling a drop of sweat. In fact, you don't have to lift anything heavier than a tiny tablet and something to swallow it with.

    I've told you before about the heart-friendly benefits of curcumin, a compound found in the turmeric used to spice curry and other Indian foods. Now, new research finds it can also improve flow-mediated dilation.

    Flow-mediated WHAT? I know, I know -- most people have never heard of it. But it's such a reliable indicator of vascular health that a dip of even 1 percent in FMD will increase your risk of heart problems by 12 percent.

    And in the new study, postmenopausal women who took just 25 mg of curcumin a day saw an improvement of 1.5 percent in FMD in just eight weeks. That's the exact same boost seen in women who spent those eight weeks wearing themselves out in an exercise program.

    That's all the gain... and NONE of the pain! Heck, since curcumin is also a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, it could actually chase your aches and pains away. In addition, this safe and all-natural miracle substance may be able to protect the brain, prevent diabetes, and boost the immune system.

    Exercise, on the other hand, can cause everything from minor sprains and strains to serious problems that require surgery to correct. Exercise can also wreck knees and other joints, which is why "athletes" -- pros and weekend gym rats alike -- often battle crippling arthritis in middle age or even earlier.

    And let's not forget all the supposedly fit people who keel over and drop dead right in the middle of a workout.

    Who needs all that risk? Not you -- especially not when you have curcumin.

    You can get some from Indian food, but you'll have to move to Bombay and go native to get even close to what you need each day. A supplement is a much simpler option, either on its own or as part of a quality antioxidant blend.

  2. Cherries for osteoarthritis isn't as sweet as it sounds

    Cherries for osteoarthritis isn't as sweet as it sounds

    It's one of those things that sound too good to be true... and sure enough, it is.

    A new study makes the claim that cherries can beat osteoarthritis pain. But as it turns out, not just any cherries -- it has to be tart cherry juice. And in this three-week study, patients who drank two glasses a day say it reduced their levels of osteoarthritis pain by 20 percent.

    Big whoop.

    Throw in the fact that this was a small study with no control group, and I'm even less impressed. Add the fact that tart cherry juice is expensive and two glasses a day will quickly break the bank, and I'm REALLY not impressed.

    About the best thing I can say about this is that it might be at least as effective as some meds, since osteoarthritis meds themselves aren't very effective.

    Plus, cherries come with no side effects, act as a natural anti-inflammatory, and are loaded with antioxidants.

    So if you like cherries, eat cherries or even try a glass of tart cherry juice.

    But if you're looking to beat the pain of osteoarthritis -- or avoid getting it in the first place -- you've got much better options, and I'll have a full report on SEVEN all-natural solutions in the September issue of my Douglass Report newsletter.

    None of them are tart, most of them are cheap, and one of them might even save you money.

    It'll be mailed out in just a few short weeks, so watch for it in your mailbox. And if you're not already a subscriber, here's your chance. A full year of my Douglass Report is cheaper than three weeks of tart cherry juice.

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