1. Phillip
    April 29, 2015 @ 11:29 am

    Cathy’s regular column is among my favorite features on lgbtSr. The anti-inflammation benefits of the Chaga mushroom caught my attention because of the increasing evidence linking inflammation and many chronic diseases, and I was wondering whether Cathy may wish to consider writing a future column about what are the best inflammatory herbs and foods. I eat crushed raw garlic each day — one glove after breakfast and one after dinner — by mixing the crushed glove in a glass of water and drinking it quickly. I highly recommend fresh garlic as opposed to the dry powder in a capsule. I know other people who are big believers in Turmeric. My experience is that just taking one anti-inflammatory food on a daily basis is sufficient but I was wondering what Cathy’s thoughts on the subject are (I haven’t checked through all her old columns on the site so if she’s already addressed this topic I apologize!).

  2. Editor
    April 29, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    Phillip, there’s a column from Cathy on this site about inflammation and its role in aging and illness. You might also want to check out her book, In Harmony with the Seasons, that has a lot of good columns, advice and suggestion. I’ll suggest to her we do another podcast on inflammation. Here’s a link to the post here about the subject. Thanks for writing. – Mark

  3. Phillip
    April 29, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the link. Glad to see that she’s noted the harmful effects of sugar — probably one of the worst things in our daily diets, and it’s remarkable how much of it we eat without knowing since it’s added to so many processed foods beyond the obvious suspects like cereal and soda.