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Ginger – a natural anti-inflammatory

Ginger is a warming spice with a stimulating effect on the body. I have recommended ginger to treat Vertigo and motion sickness. Ginger has been recommended to alleviate nausea, and it is a safe remedy for morning sickness.

It is also used to help colds, indigestion, joint pain, diarrhea and nausea; ginger has analgesic, sedative, and antibacterial properties and it contains essential fatty acids, phytochemicals, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, B-vitamins, and zinc.

I especially like Ginger for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is useful for treatment of most kinds of arthritis and offers a big advantage over NSAIDs and aspirin, both of which are irritating to the stomach.

The underground stem, or rhizome, is the part that is used as a spice; it is in the same family as turmeric and cardamom. There are several forms of ginger: fresh, dried, pickled, preserved in syrup, crystallized and powdered.

Excessive doses of ginger may cause mild heartburn, diarrhea and irritation of the mouth; it may also cause some mild gastrointestinal side effects, such as belching, heartburn, or stomach upset. This may be controlled by taking ginger supplements in capsules.

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Ginger can help sore muscles

This study was  reported in The Journal of Pain.  A daily dose of raw or heat-treated ginger is effective for relieving muscle pain following strenuous exercise. 

Ginger may have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties similar to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In one study, four to 36 weeks of daily ginger doses (30 to 500 mg.) achieved reductions in knee pain from osteoarthritis. Be consistent in taking ginger daily especially if you  get sore muscles or pain from eccentric muscle exercises. 

The ginger can be raw or  heated. Heat treating ginger, did not increase the analgesic benefit.

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Eating ginger can help ease muscle pain

A daily dose of ginger can relieve the aches from sport, or even gardening and heavy housework, by as much as a quarter.
For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments, such as colds and upset stomachs.

Ginger is particularly good for staving off muscle pain because it has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is known to contain chemicals that work in a similar way to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Studies have shown it can be effective in relieving the pain of arthritis.

Product recommendation: Metagenics makes a powder to use as a shake called UltraInflamX 360. Be consistent for at least 3 weeks consecutive days. Otherwise you can take two grams of ginger daily (cooked or uncooked).

Daily ginger intake reduces exercise-induced pain by 25 per cent. Heating the ginger had no effect.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1280005/A-pinch-ginger-help-reduce-muscle-pain-heavy-exercise.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz0qqrbo5ft

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Daily Ginger Consumption Found To Ease Muscle Pain

For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that daily ginger consumption also reduces muscle pain caused by exercise.

Ginger has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects and decrease pain. Cooking with ginger is one way to increase your intake. Another way to benefit from the pain-relieving effects is to make a shake with UltraInflamX 360.

UltraInflamX® Plus 360° is a medical food made by Metagenics formulated to provide specialized nutritional support—including reduced iso-alpha acids (RIAA, from hops), L-glutamine, and easily digestible rice protein. UltraInflamX includes ginger and rosemary. It also provides turmeric extract, which has been shown in research to inhibit the activities of a wide variety of enzymes, cytokines, eicosanoids, and reactive species implicated in pain and inflammation.

Another recommendation to help decrease pain is to increase EPA-DHA consumption (Omega 3 fish oils). I recommend EPA-DHA 720 by Metagneics.

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