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I had a mastectomy three months ago after breast cancer.

Q. Dear Terry, “I had a mastectomy three months ago after breast cancer. They took four benign lymph nodes out. Now I am experiencing pain in my arm. Could you please advise me as to what would help with the pain?”– Vera H., Sarasota, FL

A. Dear Vera, I encourage you to continue working with your healthcare practitioner and keep them in the loop regarding any supplementation. That said, when it comes to pain and inflammation, I think curcumin and boswellia are excellent additions to your daily regimen. These two ingredients each target inflammation from a different perspective. Together, they can decrease the over-production of inflammation producing compounds, which can lead to a reduction in overall pain.

To get you comfortable as quickly as possible, I recommend a combination of curcumin and boswellia, plus DLPA, and nattokinase. The amino acid, DLPA, helps to keep the body’s own natural painkillers active for longer periods of time. Nattokinase is an enzyme that helps with the body’s microcirculation, which is important for joints because they are nourished by some of the smallest blood vessels in our body.

I prefer curcumin blended with turmeric essential oil, boswellia standardized for AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) content, and low beta-boswellic acid content, DLPA, and nattokinase.

I would take these ingredients one to three times per day, or as needed.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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