Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder that causes widespread pain, tenderness and sometimes additional symptoms like fatigue, sleep problems and brain fog. The pain of fibromyalgia is often described as a dull unrelenting ache that occurs on both sides of your body.
It’s estimated that 5 million Americans, mostly women, struggle… read more »
Your body’s inflammatory response is a natural and beneficial process designed to protect you from infection and injury. Swelling from increased fluids protects injured areas from further harm while the body goes into overdrive to fend off bacteria, viruses, and even parasites. –
The problem is that many things can trigger… read more »
In 2012, the term “pink slime” became a household word. It refers to what the processed meat industry calls “lean finely textured beef” (LFTB), but what is really beef scraps and connective tissue treated with ammonia then added to ground beef.
After it was widely publicized, many food companies removed it… read more »
Everyone has “on” days and “off” days, but if you’re “off” at the gym you’ll likely be wasting both your time and energy.
Finding the time to work out is one of the biggest hurdles people face in fitting in exercise, after all, so when you make the time to do… read more »
The next time you check the weather, you should also check out The Weather Channel’s aches & pains forecast. Yes, there really is such a thing, and you can either search by your zip code or check out the National Aches & Pains map.
Depending on factors such as chance of… read more »
Beneficial bacteria known as probiotics are most often discussed in relation to your digestive health, but they do so much more than enhance digestion.
Your body has about 10 times more bacteria than cells, and those bacteria are part of your “microbiome.”
Your microbiome is composed of trillions of microbes, which include… read more »
For my birthday this year, I received an unusual gift from my wife: a skydiving excursion.
She was going to sit and watch me jump, but as luck would have it she was invited to join us as there was one seat still open on the plane.
She said, “no, no, no”… read more »
Endometriosis occurs when the tissue lining your uterus (the endometrium) grows in other areas of your body, such as your ovaries, bowel or tissue lining your pelvis.
The endometrial tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds with a woman’s menstrual cycle, and this occurs whether it is in your uterus or outside… read more »
You’re cranky, you’re tired and you just want to get into bed and pull the covers over your head.
But it’s only 3 p.m.
Your first instinct might be to order a triple-shot espresso, grab a candy bar or maybe scoop yourself a big bowl of ice cream, but any of these… read more »
It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of women will have an ovarian cyst at some point during their lives. These small, fluid-filled sacs are most often formed during the menstrual cycle (known as “functional cysts”).
In many cases these cysts may go away on their own in a matter of… read more »