Diet and Nutrition
Dr. Nancy

Top 5 Clean Supplements for Reducing Inflammation

March 18, 2019

"With the onslaught of free radicals attacking our bodies every day and the resulting oxidative damage they can cause... you need all the antioxidant support that you can get to neutralize those free radicals before they do a number on your body."

In Dr. Nancy's article on the new Medit-American Diet and Lifestyle she explains why the old Mediterranean diet, which nutritionists have been recommending for decades, falls short for Americans.

Though it was a great template to start with, the old mediterranean diet lacked some essential elements needed to make it truly holistic and practical today. The new program is designed to address the sources of inflammation that our body's incur today, and it's practical: you can do it anywhere!

Today's video addresses the last step of the 4-step program: clean supplementation support. With the onslaught of free radicals attacking our bodies every day and the resulting oxidative damage they can cause, leading to chronic inflammation in the body, you need all the antioxidant support that you can get to neutralize those free radicals before they do a number on your body.

Video Highlights
  • 00:48: One supplement is a game-changer for health
  • 01:07: A brief history of the new program
  • 04:09: We need extra supplementation support
  • 07:15: Why you need all the antioxidant support you can get
  • 07:44: There are five incredible inflammation fighting herbs
  • 09:40: Number 1: Curcumin
  • 13:02: Number 1: Black seed oil
  • 14:24: Number 3: Ginger root
  • 15:35: Number 4: Astragalus
  • 17:09: Number 5: Ginseng
  • 18:26: One supplement that combines them all

Five Natural Ingredients You Should be Supplementing With

The inflammatory load our body's experience today is much different than what we had to deal with it in the past. Today, the attack on our bodies comes from a whole number of different sources, besides just poor diet. We have higher levels of work and technology and emotional stress than ever before. Environmental toxins are also a huge major inflammatory factor. This why we NEED extra support in the form of daily supplementation to help neutralize the free radicals that are causing harm to our bodies, and all of these other inflammatory factors that attack our bodies every day.

There are five super incredible inflammation-fighting herbs and other ingredients that you should know about today and if you get a formula that combines all of these five... well all the better! The good news is, that formula exists.

if you're following Dr. Nancy's anti inflammatory diet, you should be already getting ample amounts of the key inflammation-fighting antioxidant vitamins like B, C, E, and A. But the reality is, most people cannot get the full inflammation-reducing support they need from just food in today's world, even with a great diet.

So here are five natural ingredients that provide enough inflammation-reducing horsepower to move that net inflammatory load needle enough to tip the scales of health back in your favor.

Curcumin

If you're new to curcumin, it is a concentrated active ingredient inside tumeric root. It's only about 2-3% of the turmeric root, but when it's formulated properly, it can have an incredible, amazing effect in the body. Every once in a while a dietary ingredient is shown to have a broad spectrum of beneficial effects in the body. In nutritional science, this is called pleiotropic, meaning it produces multiple health effects on the biological systems in the body. Part of the inflammation-fighting effect of curcumin comes from its ability to inhibit key enzymes in the body known to promote inflammation. 

Now when you're shopping for curcumin, you want curcumin in its most active form, called tetra-hydro curcuminoids. This means it's already pre-converted to its most a bioavailable form, so your body will absorb it better, and it goes to work right away. And since curcumin is fat soluble, you need to make sure that it comes with a healthy carrier oil. Which brings us to the next powerhouse ingredient.

Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the nigella sativa, a plant native to southwest Asia, also known as the black cumin seed oil. It is a powerful antioxidant and inflammation fighter and offers a whole range of health benefits, supported by hundreds of studies. It's great for your stomach as well. In fact, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was said to have used black seed oil to improve digestion issues. The seeds are considered to be naturally carminative, which means they aid in digestion and can help decrease bloating, gas, and stomach cramps.

Ginger Root

Ginger root contains chemicals that help reduce inflammation. It also helps with digestion and reduces nausea. Researchers believe the chemicals in ginger work in both the stomach and intestines and in the brain and nervous system to tame the flames of inflammation.

Astragalus

Astragalus is a root used in traditional Chinese medicine. It's an adaptogen and it's been used for thousands of years. It activates when you are under stress to help avoid inflammation. Astragalus is one of the most powerful immune-building plants on the planet, and it's an essential herb in any anti-inflammatory daily wellness, regimen.

Ginseng Root

The unique and beneficial compounds in ginseng are called ginsenosides. They are so powerful that they are currently under clinical research to investigate their potential for medicinal uses as well. Ginseng's affect on those inflammatory cytokines produced by the body from living in a state of chronic agitation, stress, and inflammation are well-known. It's a superb daily supplement for combatting inflammation.

All five ingredients, one supplement!

There is only one supplement that has all five of these ingredients: the right form of curcumin, black seed oil, ginger root, astragalus, and ginseng. That supplement is Smarter Curcumin. Add this supplement to your daily health regimen as part of the four steps to achieving optimum mental and physical health.

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