Natural Antiinflammatories...

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hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 8/9/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all

Since we are forbidden from taking NSAIDs with Lyme, I thought it might help to compile a list of nature's own...

Here are mine.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Americans have an abundance of Omega 6 due to the corn and soy based food supply).

To increase your level of Omega 3s -- eat more salmon (wild caught only) or supplement with fish oil that has been distilled to remove mercury and other bad stuff. Fish contains subtances called EPA and DHA that is also great for your brain so there might be an added benefit. You can also use canola and olive oils to increase your levels and eat flax seed for the kind of Omega 3 fatty acid that contains something called alpha linoic acid (I think). Fish oil is probably a little better than flax seed. But you need both. Check with a doctor though if you have diabetes , heart disease etc. pasture fed chickens, pigs, and cattle all have omega 3 due to their diet of plant life versus seed -- corn and soy, which are high in omega 6.





www.supplementquality.com/efficacy/fishoil_flaxoil.html

Turmeric -- a mild herb that has been touted as an antiinflammatory for years.
Bit June 08.


Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 8/9/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink a lot of fresh ginger tea. I started it when I heard that it was anti-inflamatory. I believe it helped me to avoid chronic sinustis over the last few years.

diaba
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   Posted 8/9/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, recently diagnosed, still learning, why can't we use nsaids?

Thanks, diana

veromia333
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   Posted 8/10/2009 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Fresh celery reduces inflamation.

Steroids suppress immune system so no steroids. ?But ? no nsaids. I also havnt learned that yet.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


Nicky D
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   Posted 8/10/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't hear no NSAID's either...

I DID hear that they probably will do no good (because the inflammation is caused by cytokenes, and not whatever the normal inflammatory response is caused by)

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 8/10/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry. You guys are right. We can take NSAIDS...I don't know what I was thinking. Be careful -- aspirin causes ulcers!
Bit June 08.


nervoustick
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   Posted 8/10/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Good advice on the other essential oils, Omegas, etc. though I have to question the recommendation on flax oil, as Dr. Burrascano recommends NOT to take Flax (seed) Oil. I was never sure why, but I always followed that recommendation. Maybe another forum member might know?

tickedoff
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   Posted 8/11/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
didn't know that about burrascano and flax seed oil...my husband is taking it...so if anyone know more about this i would love to hear it...thanks.(fish oil gave him nose bleeds)

Dowa
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   Posted 8/11/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
This is all SO confusing and frustrating. I just started taking flaxseed for inflammation. Please, put the source of info on here about flaxseed not being good for us.

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 8/11/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Between flax seed and fish oil, fish oil (if distilled) is generally better. It is more concentrated omega 3 I believe as fish eat something that is pure omega 3 maybe algae. It's very hard to get the right balance of 3 and 6. We need both but our diet gets too much 6 due to a soy and corn based food supply. Everything we eat basically comes from corn. Cows are fed corn, chickens are fed corn and pigs are fed corn. And then corn syrup is in every food imaginable. Solution -- if there really is one -- is to look for "pasture fed" on the package. This ensures you that the meat is linked closely to the omega 3s found in plant life, not the omega 6s found in seeds.

get this issue of prevention for a great explanation on the difference. makes one wonder!

I tried flax seed last summer when all this started and I felt strange and I attributed it to flax. So I stopped. Don't know why Dr. B doesn't want us to take it though. That's new.
Bit June 08.

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