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SMART BOTANICALS:  3 Reasons Why Turmeric is the Perfect Anti-Inflammatory Do you know what the mother of maladies is? Chronic inflammation. Chronic, low-grade or systemic inflammation has been linked to a vast range of medical conditions from Alzheimer’s and depression to the joint pain of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Left unchecked, chronic inflammation inhibits the body’s ability to repair healthy tissue in arteries, joints, muscles and various organs. The good news? Healthy lifestyle choices help manage chronic inflammation, and first among those choices?  An anti-inflammatory diet. But even the most health-conscious, need to supplement their diets.  And just as there...

  Dogs and people have more in common than just bonds of companionship. They are prone to some of the same age-related illnesses as humans, including inflammatory joint pain and arthritis. While many veterinarians are quick to offer prescription medication for the pain and stiffness that accompanies arthritis, you may be surprised to know that a safe alternative to pain meds for dogs may be hiding in your spice cabinet.  Turmeric, a genetic relative of ginger, is a spice commonly found in curry and yellow mustard. For centuries, it's been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine for treating inflammatory processes in the human body....

  Doctors and scientists are still uncovering the vast health benefits of turmeric. Popular for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and proven ability to help patients with arthritis and inflammation of the joints, turmeric’s benefits extend past joint pain relief. From improving memory to fighting depression and cholesterol, here are four benefits of taking turmeric supplements daily that you may be surprised to learn.   Turmeric can help improve your mood. Studies have shown that turmeric curcumin (curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric) has benefits that help fight depression.1People with depression show signs of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress,...

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