Can spices help my arthritis?

Stephen Wechsler
Chiropractic Medicine

Turmeric is a wonder anti-inflammatory spice. Use it on your food by the teaspoon, take it in a pill form powder or extract or as a recommend, put some directly into water and drink it.

Cayenne Pepper though a nightshade can be found in many topical remedies or creams. Try out a small area and see how you respond.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
In Japan, they've learned that turmeric, an antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory spice, helps with arthritis by soothing joints -- and it's even been shown to promote weight loss. Just add a half-cup of turmeric to a warm bath.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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nd joint health. Your doctor may recommend diet changes to eliminate foods that increase inflammation. Although there is no cure for most types of arthritis, early diagnosis and proper management are important, particularly for inflammatory types of arthritis.
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