Pain Series: A Natural Approach to Arthritis

hand-drawingAccording to the CDC, over 50 million Americans suffer from some sort of arthritis. Arthritis occurs when the body’s cushioning cartilage breaks down and bones may begin to rub against each other, causing inflammation and joint pain. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint condition that affects over 40 million Americans, most of whom are older individuals. The onset of arthritis may be gradual and most often affects the hands and weight-bearing joints (hips, knees, and spine). Taking a natural approach to arthritis can help.

Arthritis sufferers often experience early morning stiffness, stiffness following periods of rest, pain that worsens with use, and loss of joint function. The most common arthritis symptoms include local tenderness, soft tissue swelling, bony swelling, and restricted mobility. Joint pain may occur in the hips, knees, shoulders, heels, and neck, as well as other places.

Fortunately, there are many holistic approaches that can provide relief. Diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and topical support are just some options that may assist with pain management. Continue reading “Pain Series: A Natural Approach to Arthritis”

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Pathway Inflammove (Formerly Cox 2 Support)

If you are a devoted user of Pathway Cox 2 Support and have been worried that it was discontinued, rest assured that it is still an important product, with a new name… INFLAMMOVE.

For those of you looking for support for pain from inflammation, this may be just what you need. Inflammove supports healthy Cox-2 levels, the enzyme that relays pain and inflammation. This formula is a unique and comprehensive blend of nutrients featuring Nexrutine, a patented extract from the Phellodendron tree, which shows promising new research for supporting healthy Cox-2 levels. In addition, we combine the standardized herbs white willow, boswellia, turmeric, ginger and devil’s claw, as well as their supporting full spectrum of naturally occurring compounds. The anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain and papain are also utilized. Potent antioxidants and flavonoids green tea, rosemary leaf, trademarked ingredient Protykin, and quercetin are added for synergistic benefits.

 

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Natural Protocols for Pain Management

Millions of Americans suffer from pain, making it one of the primary reasons people seek medical attention. The conventional approach to pain management often involves medications that carry many side effects and risks, such as GI upset, addiction, and impaired physical and mental functioning. Fortunately, there are natural options that can be very effective and have little to no adverse effects.

The foods you eat have the ability to trigger either pro-inflammatory chemicals or anti-inflammatory chemicals. Pro-inflammatory foods increase pain, swelling, and cellular damage. An increase in inflammatory chemicals has been associated with most chronic diseases including arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and various cancers. Anti-inflammatory foods are health promoting and protective to the body. Continue reading “Natural Protocols for Pain Management”

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Another Reason to Take Fish Oil – RvD2

RvD2 – no it’s not another Star Wars character.  RvD2 (Resolvin D2) is a chemical that is derived from omega 3 fish oils. Researchers have discovered that this chemical reduces inflammation. So people who have suffered from arthritis may have a new treatment option. And unlike anti-inflammatory drugs used to traditionally treat arthritis, RvD2 doesn’t suppress the immune system.  Come to think of it, I have never seen a salmon hobbling about.

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Turmeric: A Safe and Effective Remedy for What Ails You

Turmeric is an ancient Indian spice that has been long known for its healing properties and has been used for thousands of years as both a medicine and a culinary spice. In addition to being used to treat such various conditions as arthritis, eczema and endometriosis, turmeric seems to have wide ranging benefits throughout the entire body, including boosting the immune system, improving heart health, helping with liver and gall-bladder function, and cleansing the blood. It is currently being studied as a possible cancer preventative as well. It is an antioxidant, and is know to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Continue reading “Turmeric: A Safe and Effective Remedy for What Ails You”

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