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10 Foods to Help Beat Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation

The most troubling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritispain, stiffness, and swelling — stem from the same source: inflammation. What to do? Part of the answer may involve your diet. Findings from a study published in April 2021 in Arthritis Research & Therapy, showed that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had significantly more pro-inflammatory diets, […]

The 5 Best Foods & Nutrients to Eat More of for a Healthy Immune System

The much-dreaded cold and flu season is upon us. With the added threat of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to keep your body’s natural defenses strong. While no food or supplement can prevent or cure this coronavirus—or any cold or virus for that matter—along with basics like proper hand-washing (and getting vaccinated, of course), “a well-balanced […]

Can Medical Marijuana help Back pain

Back Pain Statistics According to the American Chiropractic Association: In U.S. around 31,000,000 people suffer from lower back pain at any given time. Annually, half of all working Americans suffer from back pain symptoms. 80% of the US population suffer from back pain at some point their lives. The Bone and Joint Initiative reveals: The […]

Trigger Point Injections: How Can They Help With Fibromyalgia

What Are Trigger Points? Trigger points are involuntary tight tender spots in a contracted muscle. This creates pain and dysfunction within the muscle. They are in parts of the muscle where there is decreased circulation, increased muscle contraction, spasm and increased nerve sensitivity causing a sharp pain or a constant ache. They also can cause […]

8 great tips to improve short-term memory

What is short-term memory? The seat of memory lies in a region of the brain known as the hippocampus, part of the diverse limbic system. This is the part of memory responsible for pieces of information we pick up throughout the day, many of them are used during the task at hand and then discarded. This is […]

Pain relieving benefits of Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) Native to southern Africa, gets its name from the tiny hooks that cover its fruit. Historically, devil’s claw has been used to treat pain, liver and kidney problems, fever, and malaria. It has also been used in ointments to heal sores, boils, and other skin problems around the world. Devil’s claw was introduced to […]

5 natural alternatives to painkillers

When you experience chronic pain, you may try just about any remedy that will lessen the debilitating physical pain. Multiple trips to the health store will fill your cupboards with bottles of supplements thinking that you will avoid more trips to your pain management doctor.  Did you know that more than 1 in 10 adults […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that causes destruction of joints over time, making this a chronic condition. It often occurs within families with some studies suggesting a 60-70% genetic risk. The common signs and symptoms are pain and stiffness in the joints on both sides of the body, a loss of […]

11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger root or, […]