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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are common nutritional, herbal or mineral methods to lower my c-reactive protein reading?

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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Rheumatology 40 years experience
No: CRP reflects inflammation in the blood, to lower it you first need to find out what is making it go up. Causes include infection, cancer, inflammatory disease, or heart disease. The underlying problem needs to be addressed, not a lab test. The CRP is a notice that there is a problem but does not necessarily tell you wheat is wrong. Think of it like a sore knee, many things can cause it.
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