Beverages Snacks and Desserts

Often people stray from a diet when choosing beverages, snacks, and desserts. Here are some suggestions to keep things simple, and to keep you on the Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Diet Plan. For cold beverages, stick with sparkling mineral or still waters and a wedge of lemon, lime, or orange. Many sparkling mineral waters, such as Gerolsteiner, have substantial calcium and magnesium levels good for your health. For hot beverages, a herbal tea or a green tea is a good choice. For snacks, it is...

How Vitamin E Reduces Inflammation

The details of how coronary artery disease begins are complex, and sometimes, like the chicken-and-egg story, it is difficult to discern exactly what step comes before another. It is likely that many events are occurring simultaneously, including inflammation of the arteries. During the 1990s it became clear that high levels of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) form of cholesterol increased the risk of heart disease. Basically, the idea is that LDL appears to be neutral until it is oxidized, or...

Herbs and Spices

Medicinal and culinary herbs are rich sources of anti-inflammatory an-tioxidants, especially flavonoids. They also contain trace amounts of natural Cox-2 inhibitors, such as salicylates. Medicinal herbs can be especially potent, while culinary herbs are perhaps less potent but more tasty anti-inflammatory nutrients. Over the past several years herbal medicines have moved from folk-medicine status to scientifically supported treatments. Major drug companies routinely fund expeditions to the...

Thorne Research

Thorne is one of the most morally ethical supplement companies, and product quality is exceptionally high. The company sells primarily to physicians, but it also accepts orders from consumers mail order only . Thorne has a broad line of products, including many anti-inflammatory nutrients. Its MediClear product provides nutritional support for inflammation, allergies, and gastrointestinal integrity. For more information call 208-263-1337 or go to www.thorne.com.

Breakfast Muesli Serves

This breakfast takes about 5 minutes to prepare the night before and is ready in about 2 minutes in the morning. Use a high-quality muesli, such as the Earth Song Grandpa's Secret Omega-3 Muesli www. earthsongwholefoods.com . Mix cup of muesli with about V2 cup of coconut milk, water, or milk if you are not allergic to dairy in a small bowl. Cover the bowl, and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Meanwhile, defrost a total of 2 to 3 tablespoons of raspberries and blueberries overnight, or...

Earth Song Whole Foods

Earth Song makes several whole grain some gluten-free snack bars that redefine the meaning of a wholesome sweet. Among the bars are apple- walnut and cranberry-orange. In addition, Earth Song blends an excellent gluten-free muesli, known as Grandpa's Secret Omega-3 Muesli, which makes for a tasty and quick breakfast if you take about five minutes to prepare it the night before . For more information call 877-327-8476 or go to www.earthsongwholefoods.com.

Pycnogenol and Grape Seed Extract

Pycnogenol pronounced pick-noj'-in-nall is a patented complex of about forty antioxidants, mostly proanthocyanidins a family of flavonoids and a variety of other antioxidants, including organic acids such as cinnamic acids, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid . It is extracted from the bark of French maritime pine trees and sold under the Pycnogenol brand name by many different companies. The many different antioxidants in Pycnogenol make its sum far greater than any of its individual parts. Studies...

Methylsulfonylmethane MSM

This supplement consists of about one-third elemental sulfur, a nutrient that exists in nutritional limbo. Sulfur is not considered an essential nutrient, but every indication points to its crucial role in health and life itself. Glutathione, NAC, and alpha-lipoic acid all contain sulfur molecules. So does the B vitamin biotin, the anticoagulant heparin, and the hormone insulin. Sulfur also is an integral part of the biological cement that forms skin, hair, nails, and the cartilage that shapes...

Curcumin and Turmeric Root

Curcumin, a bright yellow spice, is obtained from the root of turmeric Curcuma longa , a member of the ginger family. Native to Asia, cur-cumin is one of the oldest and most cherished anti-inflammatory herbs in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as powerful and not as dangerous as popular Cox-2-inhibiting drugs. According to recent experiments, they block the activity of NF kappa B, a protein that turns on inflammation-promoting genes....

Pantox Laboratories

Newsletters, Magazines, Books, and Web Sites Many publications provide excellent information on diet and supplements, though sometimes you may have to navigate contradictory information or ignore information inconsistent with the Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Diet Plan. Newsletters and Magazines The Nutrition Reporter This monthly newsletter, produced by Jack Challem the author of this book , summarizes recent research on vitamins, minerals, and herbs. The annual subscription rate is 26 48 CND for...