by Christopher Vasey, N.D. —
Anti-inflammatory drugs are now the top-selling pharmaceuticals in the world, but daily use of these powerful drugs comes with side effects, many of which can lead to other chronic conditions and further use of the medications.
In this practical guide to natural remedies for inflammation, Vasey explores 18 anti-inflammatory herbs, as well as 15 other natural substances, explaining which conditions each addresses most effectively, proper dosage and the best methods of ingestion.
He describes how inflammation is a defensive reaction of the body and carries out a cleansing process, which natural remedies support but pharmaceuticals can destabilize by contributing more toxins to the internal terrain.
Vasey examines 50 of the most common inflammation-related ailments and describes which medicinal plant or food supplement is best suited to safely alleviate unpleasant symptoms while helping the body complete its inflammational healing.
Vasey reveals the important role of omega-3s in defending the body against inflammation and explores which foods are rich in these key molecules, how much must be eaten and which omega-3 supplements are most suited to the body’s needs.
$14.95 — Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 1, February/March 2015.