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A 50-year-old female asked:

what foods/spices can i eat to decrease inflammation?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : Turmeric is a spice used in curries and other eastern dishes. The root is used in both ayurvedic and herbal medicine, and has undergone extensive scientific study for a variety of purposes. Turmeric's active ingredient, curcumin, is an antioxidant and has natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Turmeric, diet: Turmeric is a great natural anti inflammatory, you can buy capsules and take 400-500 mg 3x daily. Also a lot of info is available re "antiinflammatory diets" , one great source is by author cathy abascal, book and lectures by same title. Good luck!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Diet and exercise: In general it's thought that regular moderate exercise as well as a diet rich in veggies and fruit, with fish, nuts and other healthy fat sources, and that avoids processed foods, can decrease inflammation. And don't forget about adequate sleep and stress management too. Hope that helps!

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My limp node his inflammation ?

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I'm sorry to hear: that. But your lymph node swells in response to infection. It's where your immune cells gather and help fight off foreign invaders. Lymphadenitis, however, in response to a skin infection for instance, requires antibiotic treatment.

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