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6 Natural Herbs For Pain To Add To Your Meals

Nature’s pharmacy offers a cornucopia of anti-inflammatory plants and herbs that research has shown can benefit people experiencing chronic pain. Traditional medicines such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)—a class that includes aspirin and ibuprofen—are commonly used by chronic pain sufferers but these can lead to significant side effects including potential stomach ulcers and kidney damage. [...]

2018-10-30T16:35:49-07:00November 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 6 Natural Herbs For Pain To Add To Your Meals

Hot Teas As Cold Weather Cures For Pain And Other Ailments

Tea is a time-honored tradition that was brought to our culture from the Far East through the English empire. Human history is literally steeped in tea. In ancient China, tea was frequently used for medicinal purposes. It eventually made its way to Europe and, especially, England where it became popular in the 17th century. The [...]

2018-10-02T17:15:52-07:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hot Teas As Cold Weather Cures For Pain And Other Ailments

Managing Chronic Pain On Halloween And After

Halloween brings out the ghouls and goblins, but for those with chronic pain, the holiday brings about difficulties of a different kind. You may be wondering how you’re going to escort the kids around trick-or-treating. Maybe you're dreading all the ups and downs required to answer the door. To make Halloween a little easier to [...]

2018-09-25T15:05:13-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Managing Chronic Pain On Halloween And After

Your Environment Affects Your Eating Habits: This Is How To Improve It

Traditional advice to have a better diet is repeated so often that most of us can recite it in our sleep: eat less, move more, eat more fruits and veggies, cut back on sugar, etc. This is solid advice and can result in better health, but there may be one factor that undercuts all of [...]

2018-07-26T16:29:21-07:00August 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Your Environment Affects Your Eating Habits: This Is How To Improve It

Sugar And Chronic Pain: What You Need To Know

Sugar is one of the most common food additives that adds no nutrient, but lots of calories. On top of that, eating too much sugar can also lead to and increase weight gain and many conditions like diabetes and heart disease. The American Heart Association suggests that adult women should only consume 25g and men 37.5g of [...]

2018-02-16T14:58:15-07:00March 5th, 2018|Tags: , , |3 Comments

10 Ways Vegetarians Can Make Sure They’re Getting Enough Protein

Tell someone you are a vegetarian, and the first thing they will ask is, “But where do you get your protein?” While that question is a good one, it is important to first point out that the U.S. is a nation of protein overachievers. We consume way more protein than is necessary for good health, putting [...]

2018-02-01T15:13:06-07:00February 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways Vegetarians Can Make Sure They’re Getting Enough Protein

How To Make Healthier Decisions With Drinking

Drinking liquid to stay hydrated is a part of life, but many find tasteless water boring. This has opened plenty of space for the $2 billion beverage industry to develop tasty drinks to quench your ever-present thirst. But what are those drinks doing to your health? Often filled with sugar and purportedly healthy ingredients like [...]

2017-10-14T16:26:54-07:00October 23rd, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on How To Make Healthier Decisions With Drinking

What’s The Connection Between Stress And Emotional Eating?

Being stressed-out seems like an ordinary part of life in this day and age. Trying to balance a hundred things from work to kids to a chronic pain condition can be difficult and overwhelming. When this happens, do you fall into the dangerous habit of emotional eating when the stress seems too much to bear? Emotional [...]

2017-09-07T17:44:27-07:00September 11th, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on What’s The Connection Between Stress And Emotional Eating?

Can Weight Loss Cure Arthritis?

Can weight loss cure arthritis? Not exactly. There are over 100 forms of arthritis, each with different causes, affecting over 50 million people in the U.S. annually. But, while all of these different types of arthritis have varying treatment goals and approaches, there's one preventative strategy they all have in common. And that's where weight [...]

2017-06-03T13:47:36-07:00June 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can Weight Loss Cure Arthritis?

How-To Create The Best Diet For Fibromyalgia For You

We all have had the occasional aches and soreness from doing a heavy workout or having a crazy, busy day. Nevertheless, what would it be like to wake up in the morning with the same amount of pain from an average day? Those with fibromyalgia have a pretty good idea. They also know that finding [...]

2017-05-04T15:19:49-07:00May 15th, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on How-To Create The Best Diet For Fibromyalgia For You