What Causes Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis is basically a condition caused by inflammation in, and around the joints. There are many different types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis the most common form affecting nearly 27 million people in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with the breakdown of cartilage in and around joints in the body. Any joint can be affected, but the weight …

Natural Supplements and Remedies for Psoriatic Arthritis

We recently discussed the different forms of psoriatic arthritis and their symptoms. If you currently have one of these, chances are you have begun contemplating a means of treatment. The symptoms are painful and not easy to deal with, as treatment options are few and far between. Luckily, there are several natural remedies available that people have had success with. …

4 More Pain Reducing Foods

With summer in full swing and fall quickly approaching, most of us are at the peak of our physical endeavors. With increased activity comes pain and soreness in our joints and muscles. Don’t let this slow you down, be proactive and modify your diet to include these powerful pain-fighting foods, because after all, stopping all activity causes more harm than …

The Truth Concerning Corticosteroids for Arthritis

Osteoarthritis can have a big impact on your life. At times, the pain can be severe enough to make everyday tasks difficult and time consuming. Unfortunately, the treatment options are limited, and most don’t provide immediate relief. Of the ones that do, corticosteroid injections seem to be the most popular. However, before you consider this avenue for arthritis relief, it …

An Essential Mineral for Healthy Joints

Sulfur is one of the most common minerals in your body, but can easily become deficient with age. It is responsible for determining the biological activity of important proteins in your body, particularly the ones found in your joints and connective tissue. Luckily, there are several means by which to ensure you maintain healthy levels of sulfur and maintain Healthy Joints.

Wild Salmon’s Joint Health Benefits

Joint Food for Thought Series: Simple Dietary Foods to Help Fight Joint Pain & Stiffness I’m often asked if making better food choices in one’s diet can help with ailments such as chronic joint pain. To that I say, “Absolutely”. In addition to being a big proponent of an all natural joint supplement like Flexcin, I also strongly advocate incorporating …

Nutrition Tips & Tricks Series: Your Guide on Proper Nutrition

Nutrition Tips & Tricks Series: Your Guide on Proper Nutrition Most foods contain fat – some good, some bad. Good fats support numerous bodily functions, and when consumed in moderation, can actually help promote weight loss. Bad fats, and their close cousin cholesterol, are the ones that contribute to heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and possibly some …

Could Vitamin B-12 Shots Be Your Weight Loss Solution?

Myth Busters Series: Separating Food & Exercise Facts from Fiction There are thousands of clinics across the nation that offers vitamin B-12 injections as part of their weight loss program. Proponents of these shots claim that they give you more energy, increase your metabolism, and therefore help you shed unwanted pounds. Sounds great, right? So why aren’t all overweight individuals …

Obesity Disease is Official!

It’s estimated that 67% of the U.S. population is overweight. Of that 67%, over one-third is classified as obese, having a BMI of 30 or higher. The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest group of physicians in the country, recently made a very controversial decision to officially classify obesity as a disease. Up until this decision, obesity was considered a …

Use the Summer Season to Your Advantage

Depending on where you live, summer is typically the most looked forward to season during the year, and for good reason. Sunny weather, vacation time, long days, and easy living, make it hard not to love. With psychological health boosted during the summer months, it’s just as easy to boost your physical health, maybe even getting some natural joint pain …

Tips for Combating Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be a difficult condition to live with. The exhaustion and chronic pain can make normal, daily living tricky to manage. Compound this with a high chance of the condition going misdiagnosed, approaching effective pain management can be near impossible. Properly diagnosing fibromyalgia is the first step in formulating a plan for treatment. If you suffer from it, there …

Living with Chronic Back Pain

31 million Americans face some form of back pain on a daily basis. It is an all-too-common occurrence that has a variety of causes, but sadly, limited treatment options. Accidents and injuries are the most common sources of back pain, although other factors such as obesity, poor posture, and osteoporosis are to blame as well. Unfortunately, back pain is a …

Lose Weight & Protect Joints with this Raw Food

This particular raw food is not only relatively cheap and super easy to find, but a new study indicates that it can help lose weight. Not only great for losing weight, but they also contain essential fatty acids that can help protect joints and reduce inflammation – an all natural joint pain relief remedy, if you will. Curious as to …

Power of the Mind to Reduce Stress

Stress isn’t fun. Despite our best efforts, it gets the best of us sometimes. Unfortunately, stress is known to cause, or exacerbate, a number of health issues (including arthritis). For this reason, it should be everyone’s priority to do what they can to eliminate or reduce stress. Luckily, there’s an easy way to do it that only requires one thing… …

Research Indicates OTC Drugs can be Dangerous

There’s no doubt about it, arthritis is a painful condition. Typically, and regrettably, it’s incurable. Due to this, OTC Drugs are often integrated into the treatment of arthritic symptoms. While it is common knowledge that prescription drugs often have negative side effects, new research shows over-the-counter pills can exhibit such ill effects as well.

Joint Replacement Considerations

Joint replacement surgery is a common procedure for people struggling with arthritis and painful joints. It is a relatively common operation, but weighing the risks and benefits is important for each individual considering their options. While there is very little to fear of the surgery itself, knowing what is involved could sway your decision.

Reduce Anxiety & Increase Energy the Simple Way

Admittedly, at some point we all experience anxiety or depression, we may just not recognize it. Regardless, there’s an easy way to help reduce anxiety naturally, and luckily it costs very little. Not only does this trick work for mood elevation, but it can power you through workouts and increase energy. Less stress and more energy equals a happier and …

Similar Diseases, Similar Cure

Gout is a condition caused by the buildup of uric acid in the body. The uric acid forms deposits around joint areas, which causes sudden swelling, redness, and acute pain. The condition is often attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle, like being overweight or obese. Type 2 diabetes is a disease characterized by high levels of blood glucose (or sugar) in …

After Eating These 4 Foods, No Sleep for You

Sleep is important. Adequate sleep can help quell the symptoms of arthritis and other painful joint conditions. Rest is the period when your body undertakes most of it’s routine repairs and without enough, those pains and injuries can become progressively worse.

What Healthy Foods you aren’t Eating – but Should Be

It’s easy to get stuck in the same eating routine. That one restaurant you pass every day, your kid or spouse’s favorite meal, easy to cook pasta—before you know it, you’re eating that food several times a week. Most likely, it’s something that wouldn’t be considered very healthy. Luckily, there are a few foods and drinks you can incorporate into …