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Effective All-Natural Treatments for Arthritis
November 10, 2016
Arthritis causes discomfort and pain and makes everyday tasks difficult. Thankfully, there are natural treatments for arthritis to ease the pain.
Apart from nagging pain and loss of mobility, arthritis can also cause various complications. And unfortunately most conventional treatments for arthritis don't address its underlying causes - plus they can cause dependency long term and pose many side effects. Natural treatments for arthritis include eating an anti-inflammatory arthritis diet, staying active and mobile, receiving chiropractic adjustments or massage therapy, and using healing essential oils to help control pain.
Astaxanthin Benefits 6000x Stronger Than Vitamin C
November 4, 2016
Astaxanthin is found in wild caught salmon and krill and astaxanthin benefits benefits are numerous to reduce age spots and boosting energy levels.
Astaxanthin is an anti-oxidant in the carotenoid family that gives salmon it's red-orange color. Research published in The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism suggests astaxanthin can reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and enhance the immune system!
7 Natural Solutions for Healing a Heel Spur
September 9, 2016
A heel spur often goes unnoticed or misdiagnosed. What is a heel spur, and how do you heal one? Here are seven natural solutions to heal a heel spur.
A heel spur is caused by the displacement of calcium on the bone that forms on the underside of the heel; it may be one small bony protrusion or a collection of tiny, irregularly shaped growths on the bone of the heel, which is called the calcaneum . Heel spurs are sometimes painful - described as a knife digging into the heel - and other times, a heel spur goes unnoticed and is only detected by an X-ray. Because knowledge about the symptoms of heel spurs is somewhat limited, it's common that it's mistakenly assumed to be plantar fasciitis . A heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of the heel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia - a thick connective tissue band that extends from the heel bone to the heads of the metatarsal bones, which are five long bones in the foot located between the heel and the toes. This connective tissue forms a tie that supports the arch on the bottom of your foot. Strain on the plantar fascia leads to irritation, swelling and then a weakness of the arch - this creates pain at the back of the heel. On the other hand, a heel spur is only observable by an X-ray and is painful when inflammation develops in the tissues surrounding it.
Helichrysum Essential Oil: Uses, Benefits and DIY Recipes
August 10, 2016
Helichrysum is a natural medicinal plant that's used to make a beneficial essential oil that boasts many different full-body benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Modern science now confirms what traditional populations have known for centuries: Helichrysum essential oil contains special properties that make it an antioxidant, an antibacterial, an antifungal and an anti-inflammatory! As such, it can be used in dozens of different ways to boost health and ward off disease. Some of its most popular uses are for treating wounds, infections, digestive problems, supporting the nervous system and heart health, and healing respiratory conditions.
How to Get Rid of Vertigo
by Dr. Axe
January 18, 2016
Have you ever experienced vertigo? If so, you probably have wondered how to get rid of vertigo so it won't become a chronic problem. Try these six secrets.
Our ability to stay balanced is maintained by several systems, including: the sensorimotor control system (which controls our senses, such as our sight and hearing), the proprioception system (responsible for touch) and the vestibular system (helps us move without falling over). The inner ears obviously help us see, but they're also an important part of the vestibular system, which allows us to identify where we are in space.
Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure
November 9, 2015
Elevated blood pressure is when the pressure on the arteries and blood vessels becomes too high and the arterial wall becomes distorted causing extra stress on the heart.
Long term-high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes. Frequently, there are no symptoms as blood pressure increases but warning signs for very high blood pressure can include chest pains, confusion, headaches, ear noise or buzzing, irregular heartbeat, nosebleeds, tiredness, or vision changes.
Methylfolate Makes Me Crazy
April 10, 2016
We've talked about the MTHFR mutant problem before (right here) but haven't really addressed the actual taking of methylfolate. We mutants are out there, walking among you unable to convert regular old folic acid into methylfolate.
I will stand with pride among you my brothers and sisters because yes, I too am a mutant. Deep shuddering sigh. As it turns out, using gene markers alone to plan a healthy nutritional protocol is not as straightforward as it would seem. The reason being that every system in the human body has a glorious level of redundancy - we are literally designed to fail in eight hundred ways and still function normally. Simply having the MTHFR mutation doesn't actually mean that high-dose methylfolate like Deplin® which is prescribed in either 7.5 mg or 15 mg doses is a good idea.
"If in doubt, try nutrition first."
by Dr. Andrew Saul
December 5, 2016
"Most epileptics are magnesium deficient. I wish I had found this out 40 years ago. Now I can even drive a car and ride a bike. It is so wonderful not to have seizures anymore plus not have to depend on drugs all the time and of course be free of drugs.
Sarah and her fiancé Richard wanted to have children as soon as they were married. Sarah had just been diagnosed with epilepsy, however, and was offered Phenobarbital as therapy. She and Richard read up on the drug, and now knew, as did their doctor, that pregnancy while taking a barbiturate was not ideal. "So we want to look into other options," Sarah said to me in the office. "Could vitamins replace the drug?"
An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
May 27, 2014
Hippocrates, the father of western healing, stated: "Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food." The last few decades of research show that many foods can be beneficial for health.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath, Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP examines recent research about the benefits of eating avocados in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, as well as reducing the risks of stroke, heart disease, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome.
Essential Oils and Brain Injuries: What You Are Not Being Told!
October 23, 2016
Have you ever walked into a store or house and instantly felt relaxed? This happens to me whenever I walk into any health food store. I get an immediate feeling of calm and happiness.
In studies performed in Vienna and Berlin Universities, researchers discovered that sesquiterpenes, a natural compound found in essential oils of Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Frankincense, can increase levels of oxygen in the brain by up to 28 percent. This increase in oxygen to helps the brain heal and resolve many issues. It can improve learning and concentration while also helping to support immune and hormonal balances. An added bonus is that is can also lead to higher energy levels.
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