Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (World Health Organization, 1948)
You’ve got osteoarthritis of the knee so you reach for the ibuprofen. Would you like more natural choices as effective as ibuprofen?
That would be curcumin or glucosamine. A study reported in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the two with ibuprofen. The research showed that the anti-inflammatory properties of these substances gave subjects relief from knee pain.
If you want to use them, take 1 gram of curcumin or 1,500 mg of glucosamine a day. (If you take blood thinners, talk to your doctor first).
(Reported Prevention, May 2011)