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Sternoclavicular SC Joint Pain

The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is one of the four joints that make up the shoulder. The joint is located in the spot where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the sternum (breastbone) at the base of the neck. Problems causing SC joint pain can arise from injury and other disorders such as arthritis. The ligaments surrounding the SC joint are some of …

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How to Lubricate Your Joints

Synovial fluid is a thick liquid that lubricates your joints and keeps them moving smoothly. It’s in all of our joints, including in our knees, shoulders, hips, hands, and feet. As we age, stiff joints become a reality for many of us. Years of use can take their toll on our joints and bones. Many people experience stiff joints just …

Joint Mobility Exercises Pt. 3

Continuing with our series of Joint Mobility Exercises, Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer Justin Check checks in with five easy to do exercises. These are low impact mobility exercises that require nothing more than a dining room chair. These exercises help get your blood flowing, energize you and best of all are good for your joints. Cat & Cow Joint …

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Relieve Joint Pain Naturally

Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most of our joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and can cause pain to occur. We have outlined some basic ways to relieve joint pain naturally. Without having to take medications that may help …

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What Causes Joints To Pop?

What causes the noise when our joints pop? Cracking your knuckles, chiropractic adjustments, sometimes simply stretching will often cause a popping noise. Your joints can make a variety of different sounds. They pop, crack, grind, and snap. The joints that “crack” are the knuckles, knees, ankles, back vertebrae, and neck. There are a number of different reasons why these joints …

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Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II and Joint Health

Collagen is a highly abundant protein that is present throughout the body. It helps maintain the shape of tissues and organs. Collagen is often called the body’s scaffolding. It makes up about 75% of the body’s weight of skin. It also holds the shape of organs and is present in our joints. As we age, the body breaks it down …

Choosing a Supplement – How to Choose the Right One

The average American adult spends $155 per month on their health and fitness. This is a considerable expense, so when it comes to choosing a supplement we want to make sure we are making the right choice. So many new supplements appear on the market each year because health trends change every year. Many supplement companies specifically manufacture and market products …

Joint Mobility Exercises You Can Do from Home Part 2

Stretching and strength training are good for your muscles. Cardio exercise is good for your heart, but what about exercises that improve the function of your joints? Your joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage, form your musculoskeletal system. This system allows us to walk, run, dance and jump And, our joints rely on movement to keep them functioning properly. …

Joint Relief While at Home

Every one of us experiences pain and discomfort in the muscles and joints at some point. And, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many options for relief have changed. Gyms, public pools, and most parks are off limits. Yoga studios are not open, and there is an infection risk in going to physical therapy or even a chiropractor. We …

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COVID-19 and Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Medical professionals have warned that older adults and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more at risk for complications if infected with the  COVID-19 virus. We have done some research on what is known about COVID-19 and arthritis conditions based on what has been reported by the CDC and medical scholars. Also, many different existing medications are being tested to …

Stress and Your Immune System – How to Decompress

Living with ongoing stress makes us more susceptible to illness and disease because when we are stressed, the brain sends defense signals to the endocrine system, which then releases the stress hormone corticosteroid that not only gets us ready for emergency situations but also depresses our immune system at the same time. Some experts claim that stress is responsible for …

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 …