[ExI] addiction solution?

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 15:28:39 UTC 2017

On Sep 26, 2017, at 4:55 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at 8:10 pm, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I got off Naproxen (did I post that?) when the People's Pharmacy, which I do trust, posted a scary journal article about nsaids.  No osteoprthritis pain came back, apparently because I also have been taking curcumin and boswellia - anti-inflammatories.
> If there are no good systematic studies of these, how do you know that they work and it isn’t just placebo effect, and that they don’t cause some other long term side-effect? If you stopped the naproxen and nothing happened then I suspect if you stopped the curvumin and boswellia (which seem quite a bit more expensive than naproxen on a cursory online search), or replaced them with something else such as green tea, nothing would happen.

There seem to be good studies of curcumin:


And boswellia seems to have some studies behind it too -- though not as strong:


(Note that one is a mouse study -- not a human trial.)

Note also that he said he was taking curcumin and boswellia with naproxen -- not that he went off naproxen then waited a while and started taking them. True, he wasn't doing a double blind on himself, but my guess would be that curcumin or boswellia had some non-placebo impact.


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