Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods

Inflammation, Natural Healing, Nutrition, Pain relief
Below are 3 of the many Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods that you can start benefiting from today. Green Tea Green Tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and inflammation-fighting properties. Green tea is also the least processed of all the predominant types of tea: green, black and oolong. Pistachios A 2009 study found that bioactive compounds in pistachio, and molecules present in pistachios, have anti-inflammatory properties. Pistachio oil decreases levels of an inflammatory marker known as “lift-2.” Pistachios are nutrient dense and provide protein, fiber micronutrients, plant sterols, gamma-tocopherol and other phytochemical compounds, including flavanoids and phenolic compounds. Overall, they are an excellent weapon in…
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How To Fix Your Knee Pain

Fitness, Pain relief
Anterior knee pain Anterior knee pain is pain that occurs at the front and center of the knee. It can be caused by many different problems, including: Chondromalacia of the patella -- the softening and breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) on the underside of the kneecap (patella) Runner's knee -- sometimes called patellar tendinitis Lateral compression syndrome -- the patella tracks more to the outside part of the knee Quadriceps tendinitis -- pain and tenderness at the quadriceps tendon attachment to the patella Patella maltracking -- instability of the patella on the knee Causes Your kneecap (patella) sits over the front of your knee joint. As you bend or straighten your knee, the underside of the patella glides over the bones that make up the knee. Strong tendons help attach…
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How To Fix Your Shoulder Pain

Fitness, Pain relief
Shoulder pain is any pain in or around the shoulder joint. The shoulder is the most movable joint in the human body. A group of four muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff, give the shoulder its wide range of motion. Swelling, damage, or bone changes around the rotator cuff can cause this type pain. You may have pain when lifting the arm above your head or moving it forward or behind your back. Causes The most common cause of shoulder pain occurs when rotator cuff tendons become trapped under the bony area in the shoulder. The tendons become inflamed or damaged. This condition is called rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis. This type of shoulder issue may also be caused by: Arthritis in the shoulder joint Bone spurs in…
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Treating Lower Back Pain

Back Pain, Pain relief
Treating lower back pain generally depends on whether the pain is acute or chronic. In general, surgery is recommended only if there is evidence of worsening nerve damage and when diagnostic tests indicate structural changes for which corrective surgical procedures have been developed. Conventionally used treatments for Treating Lower Back Pain and their level of supportive evidence include: Hot or cold packs have never been proven to quickly resolve low back injury; however, they may help ease pain and reduce inflammation for people with acute, subacute, or chronic pain, allowing for greater mobility among some individuals. Activity: Bed rest should be limited. Individuals should begin stretching exercises and resume normal daily activities as soon as possible, while avoiding movements that aggravate pain. Strong evidence shows that persons who continue their…
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Diagnosing Lower Back Pain

Back Pain, Pain relief
A complete medical history and physical exam are usually effective in Diagnosing Lower Back Pain and any serious conditions that may be causing the pain. During the exam, a health care provider will ask about the onset, site, and severity of the pain; duration of symptoms and any limitations in movement; and history of previous episodes or any health conditions that might be related to the pain. Along with a thorough back examination, neurologic tests are conducted to determine the cause of pain and appropriate treatment. Diagnosing Lower Back Pain is often difficult to determine even after a thorough examination. Imaging tests are not warranted in most cases. Under certain circumstances, however, imaging may be ordered to rule out specific causes of pain, including tumors and spinal stenosis. Imaging and…
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Lower Back Pain Risk Factors

Back Pain, Fitness, Inflammation, Pain relief
Beyond underlying diseases, there are other Lower Back Pain Risk Factors to consider, including: Age: The first attack of low back pain typically occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, and back pain becomes more common with advancing age. As people grow older, loss of bone strength from osteoporosis can lead to fractures, and at the same time, muscle elasticity and tone decrease. The intervertebral discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility with age, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae. The risk of spinal stenosis also increases with age. Fitness level: Back pain is more common among people who are not physically fit. Weak back and abdominal muscles may not properly support the spine. “Weekend warriors”—people who go out and exercise a lot after being inactive all…
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A Guide To Lower Back Pain

Back Pain, Fitness, Inflammation, Pain relief
If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months. Men and women are equally affected by lower back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated. Pain can begin abruptly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Sedentary lifestyles also can set the stage for low back…
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Yoga For Relief From Aches And Pains – Video

Pain relief, Stress Management, Video, Yoga
This video demonstrates how Yoga can be used to relive stress related conditions and day to day aches and pains. [KGVID width="640" height="480"]https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/jeannecs/YogaForAchesVideo.mp4[/KGVID] Click Here for more Health, Fitness and Personal Development Videos Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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What Is Hypnosis

Holistic Medicine, Natural Healing, Pain relief
Hypnosis often conjures images of contrived amusement best done in magic shows and sleazy nightclubs. But once you get past your prejudices and fear of the often misunderstood if not unknown, you may discover in hypnosis a potent treatment method for alleviating a host of symptoms and disorders. What Is Hypnosis Hypnosis is more than hocus pocus and is not quackery when done correctly with the proper goals in mind. Hypnotherapy, or the use of hypnosis to treat pain and other symptoms, is a valid medical intervention that has been practiced in various cultures for thousands of years long before traveling circuses featured it as a sideshow during the late 19th century. Today, hypnosis is acknowledged by the scientific community as a veritable alternative treatment method usually used in conjunction…
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Home Remedies For Treating Foot Pain

Health, Natural Healing, Pain relief
Foot pain is another common ailment and can occur as a result of wearing bad shoes, work, wearing high heels for extended periods of time, wearing shoes without proper support in the arch or instep, and most commonly from being on your feet the whole day. Sometimes, foot pain can be due to twisting your ankle or missing a step on the stairs and landing on the foot too hard. Soak If the foot pain is simply soreness due to fatigue from being on your feet the whole day or from wearing the wrong shoes try soaking your feet in hot water with Epsom salt. There are also wonderful foot baths available that include jets that can provide blissful relief. Sand Put some sand in a pillow case and fold…
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