Avoid These Foods to Decrease Inflammation

When you are in chronic pain, your body is in an inflammatory state. What you eat may not only increase inflammation, it can also set you up for other chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Here are four foods you should avoid to decrease inflammation. Saturated Fats – Several studies have shown… Read more »

Six Tips for Relieving Nighttime Leg Cramps

Are leg cramps keeping you up at night? Leg cramps are not only painful, but they are also a leading cause of fitful sleeping, insomnia and daytime fatigue. They speak to bigger problems too, such as dehydration, nutritional deficiencies and sometimes depression. Researchers believe that leg cramps are caused by an imbalance in one of… Read more »

Relieve Muscle Pain Naturally

  According to a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, light activity after a workout can help relieve muscle pain just as well as a massage. Danish researchers asked 20 women to perform shoulder exercises. Two days later, the women received a 10-minute massage on one shoulder and performed 10… Read more »

Tiny Krill Tackle Big Pain

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain? It can be a debilitating condition. If pain is keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities, krill oil may offer you some relief. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean in the frigid waters of Antarctica and is the primary diet of the great… Read more »

Eat These Foods to Alleviate Pain Naturally

More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.  Many of those take prescription medications that can be addictive and sometimes come with unpleasant side effects.  More often than not, the medications are merely masking the pain, rather than eliminating the true cause of pain.  But you can alleviate pain naturally.  Certain foods can ease… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Arthritis

If left untreated, Lyme disease can result in painful arthritis. The CDC reports an estimated 300,000 cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States.  Most cases are contained to the Northeast, Southease and Midwest parts of the country. Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from an infected tick.  Patients typically experience flu-like… Read more »

Relieve Joint Pain with Exercise

Forty to 80 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cite joint pain and fatigue as their most debilitating symptoms, according to research published in the Israel Medical Association Journalin 2014. That, along with other symptoms of RA, can be a big barrier to getting regular exercise. Decreased activity levels in people with rheumatoid arthritis… Read more »

Is Pain Stopping You From Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting. The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »

Natural Ways to Ease Muscle Pain

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, light activity after a workout can help ease muscle soreness just as well as a massage. Danish researchers asked 20 women to perform shoulder exercises. Two days later, the women received a 10-minute massage on one shoulder and performed 10 minutes… Read more »

Six Foods to Soothe Sore Muscles

Sometimes, it’s nice to feel a little sore after a good workout. It feels like you’ve accomplished your goals and you have something to show for it. But sometimes, your muscles are so sore that you can barely get through the day, let alone do another workout. After exercising, try eating these foods to help… Read more »