It’s really incredible…
Every day we’re hearing about new connections between inflammation and disease.
This “fire inside” does so much damage. And not just obvious things like arthritis.
In fact, the latest news is jaw-dropping. Believe it or not, recent research shows that almost 40% of people with depression also have chronic inflammation in their brain.
And that’s not a coincidence.
Another recent study showed evidence that inflammation can cause depression in many cases.
It was one of those lucky scientific accidents. While the researchers were trying to find out how anti-inflammatories helped autoimmune conditions, they were surprised to discover that reducing inflammation also reduced symptoms of depression.
And as a result, they’re now looking into using anti-inflammatories to treat depression.
This is huge. The number of people suffering from depression is growing so fast, it’s set to become the #1 cause of disability worldwide by 2030.
If you or a loved one struggles with depression, this could be a Godsend.
However, as I’ve told you before, prescription drugs and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories are loaded with dangerous side effects. What you’re looking for is a gentle, natural solution.
Three of the most effective natural anti-inflammatories are turmeric, ginger and boswellia.
Now you’ve probably already heard about turmeric. It’s a hot topic lately.
Besides reducing inflammation, it’s been linked to all kinds of health benefits including brain health, reducing your risk of heart disease, preventing and even treating cancer… and the list goes on.
If you want to try a turmeric supplement, absorption is key. Some formulations are engineered to be more “bioavailable.” Another booster is piper nigrum – a fancy name for black pepper. Piper nigrum helps you absorb the active compounds in turmeric… and makes your turmeric work up to 20x better.
You can also include more turmeric in your diet. It’s great with roasted veggies, eggs, soups and blended in to your morning smoothie. You can even whiten your teeth with it, which is odd, considering it’s golden yellow… but it works!
Ginger’s another all-natural anti-inflammatory that’s been used as a folk medicine for centuries.
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds that work in the same way as COX-2 inhibitors, drugs used to treat pain and inflammation. One study found that ginger was as effective as ibuprofen for treating inflammation.
When it comes to ginger, the best thing to do is add it to your diet.
You can make an easy and tasty tea by boiling sliced ginger with water for a minute or so. Then let it steep. Remove the ginger slices before sipping.
This is also a great way to get rid of a stomachache. Remember when your mom gave you ginger ale for a stomachache? Same thing, but stronger (and NO sugar).
Ginger is delicious with seafood, oranges, pork, melon, chicken, rhubarb, apples and pumpkin. When you shop for it, make sure to look for ginger with smooth skin. If it’s wrinkled and shrunken, it’s too dried out.
And then there’s Boswellia.
From the same tree that produced one of the gifts to baby Jesus – frankincense – this resin’s extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Now, as you may guess because it comes from a tree, there’s only one way to get Boswellia. From a supplement.
So make sure your supplement has the most effective kind, Boswellia serrata. It does make a difference. Frankincense oil – also known as Boswellia carteri – is less potent.
No matter which of these ancient cures you use, it’s worth a try if you suffer from depression.
Imagine… simply taking a natural anti-inflammatory could mean waking up to a day where life looks good again and you have your old zest and energy back.
Now that’s what I call great news.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance