THE CHEMISTRY OF INFLAMMATION & ARTHRITIS By Jay D. Foster Inflammation seems to be a key in many different diseases we deal with today, especially the # 1 and # 2 killers in this country, cancer and heart disease. Time magazine's cover story of February 23, 2004 called inflammation "The Secret Killer- The Surprising Link Between Inflammation, Heart Attacks, Cancers, Alzheimer's and other diseases". It is not just a link to arthritis any more, it is also linked directly to all the various ‘itis' conditions that involve inflammation. The bad news is inflammation seems to be involved in all these deadly conditions. The good news is there are ‘natural' ways to deal with inflammation. A review of some classic antioxidants/bioflavonoids and several new-generation natural compounds point the way to new sources of reducing inflammation and helping to deter many of these conditions. Antioxidants and bioflavonoids do reduce inflammation, and they reduce inflammation everywhere in the body. The latest studies at leading research campuses show that certain natural antioxidants reduce inflammation and stave off Alzheimer's disease as well as many inflammatory processes in the heart and arteries. This research indicates that most who take small amounts of two common, natural antioxidants now could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease as one's age progresses. What is the medical source of this research? The Archives of Neurology, published by the American Medical Association in their article " Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in Users of Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements". The abstract's conclusion is that, "The use of vitamin E and vitamin C supplements in combination, is associated with reduced prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer's disease. Antioxidant supplements merit further study as agents for the primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease". Now, they are not talking about mega doses of vitamin E and vitamin C. No, the researchers are talking about low, easily achievable amounts of vitamins to reduce the chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in the future. They found that people that took as little as 500 mg of vitamin C and 400 units of vitamin E, had a far less chance (78% less chance) of developing Alzheimer's disease in later years. That is very, very significant. Bioflavenoids (polyphenols) from fruit juices have also been shown to have a far reaching effect on Alzheimer's disease prevention. In a study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and published in The American Journal of Medicine (Aug, 2006), researchers found that people who drank fruit and vegetable juices more than three times a week were 76% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who drank juice less than once a week. They went on to say that the results suggest a class of antioxidants found in fruit and vegetable juices, called polyphenols (bioflavonoids), may have a protective effect on the brain and help fight demential and Alzhemier's disease.
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