Ease arthritis pain! Tired of relying on OTC and prescription painkillers? Kilham and nutritionists Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stella Metsovas, B.S.,C.N., recommend: Cat’s claw! This popular Peruvian plant is used by millions of South Americans for relief from arthritis pain.
And studies prove they’re on to something: The herb’s rich supply of unique compounds stops inflammation-causing toxins, reports the Journal of Natural Products. Take 500 mg. daily. One to try: Nature’s Herbs Cat’s Claw, $11.28 for 250 capsules at iHerb.com. Curcumin! A recent Italian study found that taking a daily dose of this spice—native to India and found in curry—for three months decreases joint pain by nearly 60% and can cut usage of painkillers by 63%! Credit goes to its ability to block production of a protein that triggers inflammation. Aim for 400 mg. to 600 mg. daily. One to try: GNC Curcumin and Turmeric Extract, $7.95 for 60 capsules at Amazon.com.