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June 11, 2014
Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top
How do sweet cherries compare to the drug allopurinol and a low purine diet for the treatment of the painful inflammatory arthritis gout?
June 9, 2014
Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries
Sweet red bing cherries may act as a selective COX-2 inhibitor, reducing inflammation without the damage to our stomach and gut lining caused by NSAID drugs like ibuprofen.
May 28, 2014
Magic Bullets vs. Promiscuous Plants
The pharmaceutical industry is starting to shift away from designing single target drugs to trying to affect multiple pathways simultaneously, much like compounds made by plants such as aspirin and...
May 23, 2014
Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
A new concept in biology tries to explain why the consumption of certain natural compounds in plants may mimic the lifespan-enhancing benefits of caloric restriction.
January 17, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
The yellow pigment curcumin in the spice turmeric may work as good or better than anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
January 15, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy of drugs versus curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, for the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis.
September 25, 2013
Treating Multiple Sclerosis With the Swank MS Diet
A plant-based diet may not only be the safest treatment for multiple sclerosis, it may also be the most effective.
September 16, 2013
Eating Outside Our Kingdom
A higher rate of cancer deaths among those that handle and process meat is attributed to infection with viruses and chronic exposure to animal proteins.
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