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Ginger is a 'common spice and wonder drug' according to one expert. It is also mentioned in The Thrive Diet as helping with post-exercise soreness and recovery. I had been taking New Chapter's Zyflamend product as a daily anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and not really noticing too much in the way of results. Lately I have been consuming vast quantities of freshly grated ginger. The recipe for my dressing can be found here: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14846. Anyhoo, this seems to have made all the difference. I estimate that I am taking in anywhere from 1-2 tablespoons of fresh ginger per sitting, a couple times per day. I am less sore and have faster recovery.

 

Thought I would report this so others can try it and share their results.

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The Natural Hygienest school I belong too, would say that our bodies are brilliant biological creations that took millions of years to design and perfect. They are capable of ideal health when left to their own devices and not undermined by what we put in our bodies. If we feed our bodies only what they're designed for, raw fruit and greens, thereby avoiding toxemia, our natural systems will provide the proper biological response and recovery. In my own high-intensity practice, I am amazed at how very fast I recover-and I'm 47-without taking any supplements or additives of any kind.

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Ginger is a 'common spice and wonder drug' according to one expert..

 

I read the book you are referring to in your quote above. Due to various sports injuries I've been using ginger as a safe anti-inflammatory for over 10 years. It saved me from having to use ibuprofen except on exceptionally bad days. If it wasn't for ginger I would have used OTC anti-inflammatories a lot more and probably would have damaged my system.

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Ginger is a 'common spice and wonder drug' according to one expert..

 

I read the book you are referring to in your quote above. Due to various sports injuries I've been using ginger as a safe anti-inflammatory for over 10 years. It saved me from having to use ibuprofen except on exceptionally bad days. If it wasn't for ginger I would have used OTC anti-inflammatories a lot more and probably would have damaged my system.

 

BW - I started taking a ginger suppliment several months ago for similar reasons as you. I have found that after taking teh capsule, I get terrible acid reflux/heart burn. So much so, that I stopped taking the capsule. Have you been taking teh ginger in supplement form or by diet? Have you had any problems with acid reflux or heart burn? If so, what do you do to stop it?

 

I too want to avoid having taking anti-inflammatories, and at this point, my injuries don't bother me enough to have to take anything. I do have a history of acid reflux, and it has been bothering me a lot lately - spicy foods, wine, or too much fat will trigger the burn. The thing that I find funny is that ginger is suppose to help with digestion issues!

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