Tag Archives: anti-inflammatory

broccolli

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin C, A, K, B2, B5, B6, Folate SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin E, B1, B3, NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES One of the most nutrient dense foods Broccoli sprouts are … Continue reading

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phytonutrients!

I became fascinated by phytonutrients (or plant based nutrients) when I first began studying nutrition. Again and again I was reading about how a food and nutrition could trigger healing as well as enhance health, and it was plants and phytonutrients … Continue reading

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pineapple

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin C,Copper, Manganese, Potassium SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin B1, B5, B6, Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Bromelain Anti-inflammatory effects maximized if eaten between meals Digestion aid: enzymes used to digest food if eaten with other foods FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Bromelain … Continue reading

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manganese

Functions Anti-oxidant defense – co-factor in production of oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which disarms free-radicals produced in cell mitochondria SOD deficiency leads to strains, sprains and inflammation Anti-inflammatory aid for people with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic inflammatory disorders Enhances … Continue reading

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Fennel

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamins C, K, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, Copper, Manganese SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamins A, B3, B5, Folate, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Calcium NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES  Digestion aid, Anti-cancer phytonutrients FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Antispasmodic – relives intestinal spasms or cramps Carminative … Continue reading

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selenium

Functions Reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, allergies and inflammation Supports DNA repair Component of anti-oxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase and works with Vit E in preventing free-radical damage to cell membranes Metabolic support – needed by liver for conversion of … Continue reading

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licourice

Part used Root Use 1/2tsp in 8oz hot water, decoct 15 mins, steep 15 mins Benefits Adaptogen, anti-diuretic, antiviral,  anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, immune stimulating, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antitumor, demulcent, expectorant, hepaprotective, estrogen modulating Adrenal: Cortisol raising / sparring and useful for people when … Continue reading

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lavender

Part used Flower Use Tea – 1/2 tsp dried flowers to 8oz water, steep 15 mins Benefits Carminative, nervine and anti-depressant Combines to rosemary, holy basil and damiana to heal emotional stagnation (repetitive thinking of traumatic event) Anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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vitamin K

Functions Aids in the formation of clotting factors and bone proteins; helps form osteocalcin, a calcium-binding protein necessary for mineralization of bone Hot vitamin – has relationship with helping heart disease (and calcium being deposited in the heart) and also … Continue reading

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strawberry

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin C, Manganese, Iodine, Potassium SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Folic acid, Copper NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES  Anti-inflammatory phytonutrients FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-heart disease PHYTONUTRIENTS Anthocyanidins – Flavonoids that lessen activity of COX enzyme linked to inflammatory … Continue reading

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