Anti-Viral and Immune Boosting Foods

We should all be doing what we can right now to avoid contracting the Covid-19 virus. It has become mandatory in most of the country for those who are non-essential workers to isolate yourself and your family for the next several weeks to avoid catching and spreading the potentially deadly virus. In addition to sheltering in place, washing frequently, and …

Range of Motion Exercises For Joint Relief That You Can Do From Home

With most of us staying at home during the current health crisis going on in the world, we should remember to set aside some time to exercise. Exercise is crucial for people with joint issues. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces inflammation, and helps to combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and achy joints are already slowing you down, the …

Four Ways Yoga Can Help Your Joints and Reduce Stress

During these difficult times where we are socially isolating and staying inside, it is important to keep your muscles and joints limber and loose. Yoga is the perfect exercise to help keep your body in shape and it has the added benefit of relieving stress and anxiety in these uncertain times. The practice of yoga is a combination of meditation, …

Five Ways To Quickly Boost Your Immune System

There is no time like the present to boost your body’s immune system to make you less susceptible to viruses and bacteria infections. As we age, our immune response becomes reduced, which in turn contributes to more infections and getting sick more often. While some people stay healthier as they age, the conclusion of many studies is that, compared with …

Are There Natural Relief Alternatives to Opioids?

According to government research, in 2019, over 200,000 Americans suffered from addiction to opioids or ilicit opioidal drugs. In fact, last year more people died from opioid overdoses and addicition than gun violence and car accidents combined.  This is a serious epidemic in the United States, and chances are you may know someone who is in serious trouble from an …

Bromelain – What Is It and How Does It Affect Your Health?

Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme mixture derived from the stem, fruit, and juice of the pineapple plant. People use bromelain as a supplement for various health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving digestion, and relieving sinus problems.  Healers have used this enzyme for hundreds of years in many different ways to treat medical conditions. Now, people who are looking for all-natural ways to improve their health …

The Problems With NSAIDs

Every single day more than 30 million people take over the counter and prescription NSAIDs for pain relief, headaches and arthritis. As a short term remedy for pain relief, these medications act quickly to temporarily reduce inflammation associated with aches and pains. However, they are meant to be taken on a short term basis and have many adverse side effects …

Does Cold Weather Cause Joint Pain?

For some people, cold weather brings on joint pain, inflammation, body aches, and stiffness. While there is no one explanation for why a temperature drop affects your joints, there are several theories. One being that a drop in barometric pressure causes tendons, muscles, and the surrounding tissues to expand or inflame. Because of the confined space within your body, this …

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What Should You Look for in a Supplement?

The supplement industry generates over 120 billion dollars a year and continues to grow due to the increasing interest in health and wellness products. So how do you make sure you are choosing the right supplement? The supplements we have to choose from for improving our health are not regulated by the FDA, nor does the FDA regulate them for …

MSM – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a form of sulfur that can be beneficial for treating arthritis, joint pain, and inflammation. It can be particularly useful for muscle injuries and types of arthritis because it strengthens connective tissue. Also, it helps to increase the permeability of the joint and muscle membranes allowing the release of excess fluid. This can result in the relief …

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Prescription Drug Prices Soaring in 2020

Prescription drug companies raise the prices of medications annually. For the past decade, drug prices have been soaring higher and higher with seemingly no end in sight. These price hikes have forced  1 in 10 Americans to ration or cut back on taking their prescription drugs. This is a dangerous practice that has already taken the lives of some Americans and puts many …

Lyme Disease and Natural Relief

The occurrence of Lyme disease, as with many of the other tick-borne diseases, has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that travels in the stomach of ticks. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected black-legged deer tick. Lyme disease gets its name from the Connecticut town …

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DMSO – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a colorless liquid organosulfur compound discovered in the 1860s. While it began as a by-product of the wood industry, it has been in use as a commercial solvent since 1953. In the early 1960s, while researching ways to preserve organs for transplant surgeries Dr. Stanley Jacob with the Oregon Health & Science University made a remarkable discovery. …

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine is a natural amino sugar found in our body tissues that cushion our joints. The body produces glucosamine naturally and distributes it in cartilage and other connective tissue. It plays a key role in cartilage construction and the incorporation of sulfur into cartilage. Some studies suggest that glucosamine sulfate potassium may reduce stiffness, joint swelling and osteoarthritis related pain. …

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Sudden Joint Pain

Injuries or health conditions like Bursitis, Hepatitis and many others can often be the common cause of sudden joint pain. So no matter what causes pain in the joints, the experience is always very stressful and bothersome especially if you are a working adult. In order to understand the pain of joints in general, it is important to know what …

Do Joint Pain Creams Work?

Try Flexcin Now You have heard about joint pain creams. Everyone’s been there at least once. Maybe it’s a sudden tinge or a quick, painful ache in a sore spot somewhere on the body. Was it the knee after climbing a flight of stairs? The shoulder after a morning on the tennis court? That’s when the same old remedies make …

Understanding Glucosamine & Does It Work

OK short answers before we get into the ultimate guide on Glucosamine! Glucosamine Supplements Do They Work? Yes, no, and it depends…. “To understand that you really need to read below and educate yourself, to see if it is the right fit for you.” That seems to be the common question we get so we wanted to clear that up …

6 Telltale Signs Your Knee Injury Is Serious

Being a lifelong athlete can take its toll on your body. By now, you can probably recognize when an injury just needs to be walked off, or if it’s something more serious. For competitive athletes, knee injuries are some of the worst there are. It can be difficult to tell if what you felt on the field is worthy of …

5 Ways Anxiety is Linked to Joint Pain

Joint pain isn’t any fun. Whether it’s an on-and-off achy shoulder or a lingering discomfort in your knee, pain in your joints can cause a great deal of uncertainty and worry. Recurring joint pain may keep you from activities you once enjoyed without limits, and sometimes, depending on the severity of the pain, it can be nerve-racking to think about …

4 Things To Avoid If You Have Hip Arthritis

As with many joints around the body, hip joints are sometimes taken for granted, until they hurt. Once you start to feel the pain, you realize just how often hips are used in your daily activities. Being diagnosed with arthritis can be disappointing, but it doesn’t mean you have to be in pain all the time. There are some activities …