Blog — anti-inflammatories

The Other Poppy: Corydalis

The Other Poppy: Corydalis

Did you know that there are other pain relieving plants in the poppy plant family that don't have the same addictive qualities as opium?  The opiates that come from the poppy plant include morphine, opium, heroin, and codeine. Using opioids from the opium poppy is a risky choice.  While they work like magic, they also produce some pretty intense side effects that can be hard to live with, addiction only being one of them.   Corydalis, a Chinese poppy plant, has many of the same pain relieving benefits as the opium poppy, but without the negative side effects.  In fact, recent clinical trials show that...

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Simone Wan Moran

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recovery, as I’m sure you’ve heard, is important for our body’s healing process.  What can we do to recover fast?  Let's talk about why we are sore in the first place.  When we work out, we break down muscle, which has to be rebuilt.  And with muscle breakdown, we can have some soreness and discomfort.  The soreness and mild discomfort is brought on by inflammation—the body’s natural response is to send in the troops—blood and other support—to heal tissue and make it stronger.  So, some amount of soreness is natural and normal.  However, we all can overdo our workouts, which can...

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Simone Wan Moran