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Fight Pain Naturally with these Five Foods

Chronic pain affects 116 million American adults. That’s more than a third of the US population. And while pain pills reduce suffering, they can be addictive and produce side effects. Worse, they often fail to eliminate the true cause of the pain. But there is an alternative, and it’s right in your kitchen. Certain foods… Read more »

Glucosamine Cream Reverses Aging

Glucosamine is well known as a remedy for arthritis and joint problems. But, did you know that glucosamine in creams or an oral supplement has anti-aging properties? As we age, our glucosamine levels tend to drop.  Applied to the skin, glucosamine cream helps stimulate the cellular renewal process, which helps remove and replace old, dead… Read more »

Natural Pain Management

When your joints are stiff and the pain is severe, you might think your arthritis has gotten the better of you.  You may feel that you are a slave to painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.  While, it is not advisable to ignore your doctor’s orders, there are some natural solutions you can try as well.  Be… Read more »

Bone Health Beyond Calcium

As we age, we lose bone. Getting the proper nutrients for strong, healthy bones is critical.  Calcium is a crucial building block of bone tissue.  Vitamin D helps the body absorb and process calcium.  The two nutrients work together to maintain bone health and strength. Other, lesser-known nutrients are also important in maintaining bone health. According to… Read more »

The Sunshine Vitamin

According to the Vitamin D Council, for a number of reasons, many people aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin.”  You may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient if: You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough. However, most people spend the majority… Read more »

Keep Calm and Take Calcium and Magnesium

Stress is a feeling people get when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. These demands can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other situations, but anything that poses a real or perceived challenge or threat to a person’s well being can cause stress.  It can be hard to cope with the… Read more »

Study Finds Probiotics Beneficial for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up forming scales and itchy, dry patches.It is thought to be an autoimmune system disease that can be triggered by infections, stress and cold temperatures. There is no cure for psoriasis and doctors are still struggling to understand the disorder in depth.  Recent research has pointed toward… Read more »

Worst and Best Foods for Psoriasis

If you suffer from psoriasis, you know that it is an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation.  According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, many individuals benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms. There are certain foods that are known to increase inflammation and others that have anti-inflammatory properties.  If you have psoriasis,… Read more »

Psoriasis and the Summer Sun

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Five Reasons to Avoid Energy Drinks

Our fast-paced, stressful lives often leave us wishing for extra hours in the day.  By lunchtime, we’re out of steam and need a little pick-me-up.  Soda, coffee and energy drinks are tempting, but before you reach for that Red Bull or Monster Energy, consider this. Energy drinks are usually packaged like soda, and have a… Read more »