Monday, May 20

Foods and botanicals for inflammation: Expert recommendations

Inflammation is a critical element of human survival. It’s the body’s defense against infection and damaged tissue, and yet chronic inflammation can damage cells and organs, creating many of today’s common health problems. In the aging population, finding ways of slowing down inflammation becomes all the more important.

David Foreman, RPh, popularly known as “The Herbal Pharmacist” and president of Herbal Pharmacist Media LLC, discusses the need to curb inflammation in aging populations and in all stages of life. As consumers become more aware of the harmful effects of inflammation and its impact on different parts of the body, he says, the number of nutritional ingredients to consider grows.

From diet to supplementation, researchers are increasingly learning about how the ingredients we consume can influence inflammation. A balanced diet can influence inflammation as can herbs and botanicals with antioxidant potential.

Read more at Nutritional Outlook