Summer Pain Solutions

Ahhh, summer – sunshine, pools, the beach, sandals, warm weather — what’s not to love? But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain symptoms, the heat, sun, and humidity of summer can be miserable — your pain symptoms worsen, and managing the pain becomes even more challenging than usual…. Read more »

Glucosamine + Omega3s = Pain Relief

If you or someone you love is consumed with pain associated with osteoarthritis, there is hope.  The latest research suggests that glucosamine alone isn’t enough.  But glucosamine paired with powerful omega 3 fatty acids might just be a winning combination. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease characterized by… Read more »

Six of the Best Foods for Joint Pain

Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Most commonly, however, joint pain refers to arthritis, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself. Joint pain can be mild, causing soreness only after certain activities, or it can… Read more »

Sun Safety for the Summer

Summer is here and it’s natural to want to get out in the sun and soak up some vitamin D.  But you also need to think about sun safety and your skin and how you’ll protect it while you’re enjoying the summer season. Ultraviolet (UV) rays – from the sun and other sources like tanning… Read more »

Calcium Deficiency and Depression

Most of us know that calcium is important for strong teeth and bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. But you may be surprised to learn that calcium is important for regulating mood and behavior. Calcium deficiency can be linked to various health concerns, including depression. Long-term calcium deficiency can… Read more »

Magnesium for Migraines

The International Headache Society (IHS) defines a migraine as a headache disorder with recurrent attacks (at least five) that last from 4 to 72 hours, are associated with nausea and/or sensitivity to light and sound, and also have at least two of four other characteristics including: pain that is of moderate or severe intensity; throbbing… Read more »

Short Term Back Pain = Long Term Problems

We’ve all suffered from occasional back pain.  Perhaps a day of yard work or heavy lifting has left you wincing in pain.   However, a recent study published in The Journal of Pain suggests that the short-term back pain you feel now could be a precursor to long-term pain and disability. The study followed roughly 500 people… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Health and Wellness

Spring has sprung and you may have the impulse to start cleaning and organizing – replacing the old with new.  You can also spring clean your health!  It’s the perfect time of year to replace your old sneakers and make those appointments you’ve been putting off. Toss your old bad habits and replace them healthy… Read more »

Knowledge: Signs of D Deficiency

You know there are many benefits of vitamin D – strong bones, improved mood and according to recent research, more efficient weight loss. But the symptoms of a deficiency in this critical vitamin are lesser known and you should be aware.  Here are eight signs of vitamin D deficiency: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – Believe it or… Read more »

Pain Management – Naturally

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 »