Fight Inflammation with Your Diet

Your immune system is designed to attack anything in your body that that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Periodic inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders is actually a good thing and helps protect your health. However, when inflammation persists over time even when… Read more »

Ease Your 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 »

Five Inflammation Fighting Foods

Inflammation is part of the body’s normal immune response; without it, we can’t heal. But, recent studies have shown that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of many diseases including allergies, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and painful arthritis. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation by causing over-activity in the immune system…. Read more »

Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil

Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, helping to prevent inflammatory diseases like heart disease and arthritis. In addition to warding off inflammation, omega-3s are also essential to the brain, impacting behavior and cognitive function, and are especially important during fetal development. There are three types of fatty acids that are collectively referred… Read more »

D Deficiency Linked to Chronic Pain

Some reports suggest nearly half the world’s population suffers from vitamin D deficiency, which is unsettling news given that a lack of vitamin D has been associated with a host of serious conditions: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis and even depression, not to mention brittle bones and the common cold. Vitamin D is found… Read more »

Four Exercises to Relieve Joint Pain

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

Losing Weight Can Alleviate Joint Pain

Obesity and Osteoarthritis Did you know that being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds with each step? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint pain disorder with symptoms in the hands, knees, hips, back and neck. Overweight women are nearly 4 times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis… Read more »

Your Partner’s Joint Pain Is Keeping You Both Awake

Sleep is meant to be a time of renewal, so that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Getting enough sleep is vital for good health. Lack of sleep can affect you in many different ways—whether it’s your mood, appetite, focus, or health in some other form—chances are you will notice… Read more »

Magnesium Deficiency Could Be Causing Your Joint Pain

Joint Pain Can Stop You in Your Tracks Joint pain can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day. There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is… Read more »

Krill Oil Tackles Chronic 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… Read more »