During this journey of becoming diagnosed i have done a lot of research on common house hold items/things you can find in your backyard that can be anti-inflammatory properties. Obviously you want to speak to your doctor about taking these thing but i wanted to share what has helped me get off 50mg of prednisone daily.
I started to have all the long term use side effects of taking high dose steroids daily. Everything from weight gain to chronic infections. That's when i know i had to do my own research to get myself off these medications (with the help of my physician). That's when i came across tumeric, ginger and sunflower roots.
Tumeric's main active Component Per the mayo clinic Is Curcumin. Thus giving it its yellow color. But it also has anti-inflammatory properties making it a potential treatment for a number of health conditions i#ncluding reducing pain. One study compared tumeric extract three times daily to taking 1,200mg dose of ibuprofen daily.
According to NCBI resources Ginger has the potential for treating degenerative disorders, digestive health and Cardiovascular disorders. They found ginger to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties
Cleveland clinic has stated that dandelion roots are full of vitamins A, C, K folate, calcium and potassium. Dandelion roots can help reduce chronic inflammation, provide antioxidants, lower cholesterol. Unfortunately science doesn't focus a lot of attention on wild herbs and that needs to change!
With the help of these three things that can be found in your house/in your backyard I became myself again. There is so much potential for holistic health and western medicine combined. I encourage you to do some research and find out what works for you!
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