Acute and chronic pain has affected humans since the beginning of time. Ancient healers, shamans and, nowadays, medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, and acupuncturists utilize varied approaches to treat both acute and chronic pain syndromes. Chronic pain is diagnosed when a person endures pain in a specific area for more than six weeks—it usually results from inflammation, which creates an imbalance within the body.
Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain
February 8 2018
Arthritic joint pain can be alleviated by using hot peppers.
12 Natural Therapies for Migraine Headaches
February 7 2018
Migraines, often experienced as a painful, throbbing headache and sometimes causing nausea and light sensitivity, affect 1 billion people worldwide. Some studies suggest that one in seven people will experience this severe headache at some point in their life—almost one in five women and one in 15 men. In the United States, management of migraine headaches are believed to cost the healthcare system $78 billion dollars annually.
15 Natural Approaches to Fibromyalgia
February 5 2018
Fibromyalgia, sometimes referred to as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS, is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by muscle aches, general pain, and fatigue. The muscle aches, called myalgias, are usually diffuse and felt throughout the body. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Worldwide, more than 100 million are affected, ninety percent of which are women. Studies show 68 percent of those with fibromyalgia have tried nutritional supplements to help with their symptoms.
How to Live with Histamines and Find Healing
January 19 2018
Runny nose, watery eyes, the itchy tongue—many of us have the familiar symptoms of histamine intolerance. The classic reaction is to grab a Benadryl or over-the-counter antihistamine to find immediate relief. Unfortunately, this is often a short-lived and temporary solution.
Natural Support for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
January 17 2018
Most of us feel tired from time to time, especially after a bout with the flu or on a Monday morning. But what about the kind of tiredness that doesn’t go away, day after day, no matter how much coffee you drink or how many naps you take? If you find yourself in a constant state of fatigue with a severe lack of energy, you may want to ask your doctor about chronic fatigue syndrome.
Natural Ways to Treat a Sluggish Thyroid
December 25 2017
Excess weight? Tired all day? Depressed? You might have a sluggish thyroid. To talk about hypothyroidism and your thyroid, it’s important to also understand your adrenals. When one is out of balance, often, so is the other.
Eczema Tips for Baby
December 8 2017
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a very common skin condition affecting both adults and children. It is characterized by red, itchy and scratchy patches of skin. It more commonly affects children but can affect adults as well. This is a chronic condition, but it does tend to flare up periodically, especially if aggravated by certain environmental factors, food types or other variables. At this time, there is no cure for eczema, but there are many treatment options that can help alleviate itching and prevent further outbreaks.
14 Ways to Reverse Inflammation
November 29 2017
The foods we eat play an integral role in either preventing or creating inflammation in the body. I frequently explain to my patients that inflammation in the body increases pain and promotes disease. Consuming a diet high in inflammation-causing sugar, saturated fats, and simple carbohydrates will lead to more pain and disease while a diet high in foods that are anti-inflammatory will do the opposite.
A Natural Approach to Osteoporosis
November 20 2017
A newborn baby has 280 bones, throughout childhood many of these bones fuse together, resulting in a total of 208 bones in adults. Composed of water (10-20%), minerals (70%), and collagen (10%), bones are their strongest when a person is between the ages of 25 and 35. Keeping them healthy is vital.
What is SIBO? And What can Help?
November 13 2017
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may seem like a new condition, but I first wrote about it over 35 years ago. At the time, in the early 1980s, there was a lot of focus on the overgrowth of Candida albicans in the intestinal tract as a factor in a complex set of symptoms. Yet, I noticed that many of the patients I was seeing had these symptoms, but no evidence of candida being out of control. Something else had to be responsible for their symptoms and an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine seemed like a very good explanation. In the last 10 years or so, SIBO has become a big buzzword in research and on the internet. Fortunately, there are effective answers.
A Natural Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease
November 10 2017
What if Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease could be reversed? Would it surprise you if this could actually be done? You’re probably thinking that if this were true, you would have seen this on the news or read about it in a newspaper. But the fact is, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, reported success in reversing symptoms of Alzheimer’s back in 2014 in a journal article was called “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program” The lead researcher Dr. Dale Bredesen describes his journey with patients and the comprehensive protocol he uses to help those with dementia in his 2017 book The End of Alzheimer’s Disease. We will discuss his recommendations.
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