The study below discusses the use of ginger, which i have found very helpful in inflammatory condition, including those of the gut. I also recommend the use of Tumeric, which has the same anit-inflammatory effect on the body as ginger and frequently tell my patients to make a tea (hot or cold) by cutting up live ginger an tumeric root, boil in water for a moment, add stevia and drink. Get creative, add fresh mint and enjoy. This tea can be drunk on a regular basis.
Drink in good health, Dr. Kim Maziarz
New Study Suggests Ginger Eases Muscle Pain by 25%
A recent study conducted by the University of Georgia found that ginger, consumed daily, reduced exercise-induced muscle pain. For eleven days, two groups of 34 and 40 participants took capsules of ginger, which is reputed for its warming, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. On the eighth day of this double-blind study, both groups lifted heavy weights and performed eighteen extensions of the elbow flexors with the intention of inducing a moderate injury to the arm.
Levels of arm function, pain, and inflammation were measured prior to the exercises and for three days afterwards. The result was a twenty-five percent reduction in pain in the group taking the ginger as compared to the placebo group.
University of Georgia. "Daily Ginger Consumption Eases Muscle Pain by 25 Percent, Study Suggests." ScienceDaily 20 May 2010. 21 May 2010 www.sciencedaily.com
Dr. Kim Maziarz Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.