Inflammation is often the source of pain, and it is present in every disease process, especially the “-itis” diseases, such as arthritis. While many people turn to medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce inflammation, many natural approaches work better and are safer over the long term. The omega-3 fish oils, gamma-linolenic acid, and curcumin are commonly used to reduce inflammatory symptoms.
Two recent studies focused on the benefits of omega-3s and green tea in lessening inflammation.
In one of the studies, Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, and her colleagues asked 138 middle-age and elderly men and women to take a moderately high dose of omega-3 fish oils, a low dose, or placebos daily for...
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