Ginger: Fight Fire With Fire
• Fights Inflammation
• Fights Obesity
• Fights Belly Fat
• Aids Digestion
Ginger has been treasured for thousands of years…as food and as medicine. Along with its cousin turmeric, ginger is a pungent root that features prominently in much of the world’s cuisine, especially in Asia. And like turmeric, ginger has long been considered a sacred natural remedy, used to treat everything from pain to indigestion to low energy.
Today, ginger is celebrated for many of its beneficial properties, two of which have particular relevance to modern wellness:
- healthy pain management
- healthy weight management
In particular, ginger helps fight inflammation throughout the body on a level that has enormous health impacts.
Ginger has powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. For centuries, it has been used to help alleviate muscle soreness and reduce muscle pain after intense physical activity. Research suggests ginger can also help with arthritis and chronic pain.
Numerous studies have shown ginger to have analgesic properties due to its anti-inflammatory effects when taken regularly over time. This is significant to anyone seeking to reduce pain without long term use of NSAID drugs - such as Aspirin (Bayer), Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil) - that can have unhealthy and even dangerous side effects. (See side effects for aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen).
While sore knees or an aching back may be obvious sources of inflammation, there may be other hidden yet persistent inflammation inside the body that is far easier to overlook. Chronic inflammation wreaks havoc on all essential biological systems- especially the immune system, the circulatory system and the brain.
Modern research tells us that so many forms of disease may originally stem from unmitigated low-grade inflammation inside the body, which may smolder for years or even decades like an unattended fire that emits no smoke. Over time, untreated chronic inflammation can lead to countless serious health problems, ranging from cardiovascular disease to various forms of cancer and supposedly even Alzheimer's disease.
Studies have shown that ginger modulates biochemical pathways activated in chronic inflammation, and it inhibits the induction of several genes involved in the inflammatory response. This is of major significance. Unlike steroid drugs like Prednisone or even over-the-counter NSAID drugs used commonly to manage chronic inflammation, a safe, gentle, effective natural anti-inflammatory like ginger can be enjoyed every day as a health-giving natural supplement.
Ginger can help gradually, effectively moderate systemic inflammation that can engender so many forms of systemic dysfunction and intractable health problems that are seemingly without cause. By extension, its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects translate into neuroprotective, cardiovascular protective and respiratory protective effects. Relief from pain and soreness are just the tip of the iceberg.
More recently, ginger has been documented to help fight obesity and to support weight loss. In numerous studies, ginger has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity and stabilize blood sugar- both of which are fundamentally important to help control appetite and manage food cravings. Healthy insulin and blood sugar levels are vital to staying off the onerous path to diabetes and a lifetime of chronic health problems like high blood pressure.
Ginger has also been shown to significantly reduce triglyceride, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) levels. In an age where huge numbers of people are permanently prescribed liver-damaging high cholesterol statin drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor to keep cholesterol levels from spiraling out of control, a natural supplement that can have such a powerfully positive effect on blood chemistry is formidable and valuable.
Ginger has been shown to exhibit a significant positive effect on body weight and belly fat. Ginger supplementation suppresses obesity induced by a high fat diet. It enhances thermogenesis and it reduces feelings of hunger. Accordingly, ginger may play a useful role in healthy weight management and represent a promising adjuvant therapy for the treatment of obesity and its complications.
The most surprising thing about ginger isn’t its many benefits...but rather how many people have yet to discover them! For its powerful ability to fight inflammation and obesity, ginger is an essential ingredient in TIGERHONEY.