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A Band-Aid for Inflammation

By vitalhf, Jan 6 2018 04:00PM

By Kristina D. Allred, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Inflammation is the common denominator of diseases ranging from cancer to the common cold. For decades now Advil, Aleve, Midol, Motrin, aspirins, and other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have been the go-to drugs for headaches, aching joints, menstrual cramps, and other symptoms of painful inflammation. Doctors widely recommend them, they’ve been on the market for years, and the average consumer believes they are safe. It is estimated that over 60 million people in US take them daily. The short-term relief they offer may tempt you to add to these numbers. When you consider the long list of adverse side effects and cost to your overall health, you might think twice before making them a part of your routine.

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