Turmeric tea can dampen joint pain more effectively than aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, Cornell researchers report. “Turmeric shuts down COX-2, the enzyme that produces pain-triggering hormones if left to its own devices,” says Robin Miller, M.D., coauthor of The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyond. The study-proven dose is two 6 oz. cups daily. A brand we like: Alvita Turmeric Root Tea ($6 for 24 tea bags, Vitacost.com and health-food stores).
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