Alternative Medicine Update

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin is a collective term for a large group of complex, natural carbohydrates.

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

The use of gold therapy as an anticancer agent appears promising, as does its more common use as a DMARD.

D-mannose: an effective antibiotic alternative

D-mannose: an effective antibiotic alternative

D-mannose is a simple sugar that can be used as an effective alternative to antibiotics in a number of conditions.

Bromelain as a proteolytic enzyme

Bromelain as a proteolytic enzyme

Found in pineapple, bromelain is a well known proteolytic enzyme.

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.

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