NSAIDSEarlier this month, the FDA announced it would be strengthening its warnings on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. They are typically used to relieve the pain or fever that results from a variety of conditions. Some of the brands that will have the updated warnings include Celebrex, Advil, Aleve, and Daypro.

It is important to know that there are safer alternatives to reduce inflammation:

Although large body of research has shown that extracts of the bark of the Pao pereira tree exhibit anti-cancer activity, more recent studies have focused on the anti-inflammatory effects of Pao pereira. One study showed that Pao pereira exerts a direct effect on NFKappaB—a principal regulator of the inflammation response. By suppressing activation of NFKappaB, the Pao pereira extract can inhibit downstream expression of pro-inflammatory genes. 1

Also, removing toxins that create inflammation should come first. A good food sensitivity testing should indicate what is the culprit and help address the cause of the problem. Parasites and leaky gut can also induce a chronic state of inflammation. A product like Puriperfect® can help eliminate abdominal toxins.

Finally, golden Gingko extract, enzymes, probiotics, and quality purified fish oil, should be part of the supplements that are added to your diet on a daily basis to help fight off the pain.

1- Jun Yan, PhD and Al. “Pao pereira Extract Suppresses Castration- Resistant Prostate Cancer Cell Growth, Survival and Invasion Through Inhibition of NFkB Signaling Integrative Cancer Therapies 2013, Vol XX(X) 1–10.