In America, we have become so accustomed to popping a pill for whatever ails us- headaches, joint pain, cramps, etc. Unfortunately, the use of these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could be doing your body more harm than good, especially if you take them on a regular basis.
Is Ibuprofen impacting your health? Check out these natural pain relief alternatives!
People have used ginger in medicine for thousands of years. The powerful anti-inflammatory ginger is more effective than drugs like ibuprofen for pain relief, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Arthritis.
Curcumin is an extremely potent free-radical fighting compound that naturally occurs in the spice turmeric.
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Omega-3 fatty acids have numerous benefits, however, their biggest benefit is facilitating a healthy inflammatory response. Food sources that contain Omega-3 include, fish, nuts/seeds, and plant oils.
Magnesium can help curb the pain of migraines, muscle spasms, and fibromyalgia. You can incorporate foods that are high in magnesium, take supplements, or take an Epsom salt bath.
Rub chamomile, lavender or sage into temples, chest or sore joints to relax muscles and calm the mind. Aromatherapy also help relieve stress, which is often a root cause of pain and tension.
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