Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Relieve Pain?

When you suffer any kind of pain, in the back, neck, shoulders or any other part of the body, inflammation seems to be part of the deal. Whether your pain is due to post-surgical scar tissue, injury, trauma or muscle deterioration, inflammation generally follows. The main question people have is why. Why can’t there be pain without […]

Congress Threatens Your Access to Supplements… Again

Three months ago I sounded the alarm about dangerous calls in the media to repeal the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). I explained then how the DSHEA actually protects our rights as consumers and why supplements should not be regulated in the same fashion as prescription drugs. Now, Senator McCain (R-AZ) […]

Arnica for Back Pain Relief

Arnica is a member of the daisy family native to mountainous regions of Europe and Siberia. Its flower has been used in herbal medicine preparations to treat muscle aches and inflammation for nearly five centuries. Although arnica is available as a homeopathic remedy to be ingested, most scientific evidence points to topical application as a […]

Heavy Metal: Dangerous to Your Health

Don’t look now but heavy metal is threatening your health. Not the head banging kind floating invisibly across the airwaves (though prolonged listening may lead to some serious neck cramps). Instead we’re talking about the more insidious kind of toxic heavy metals inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through your skin — or even purposely implanted in your body.

Reduce Winter's Aches & Pains with Vitamin D

Does your low back pain, arthritis or fibromyalgia flare up more in the winter months? Chances are a Vitamin D deficiency is to blame. During the cold of winter, particularly in the northern third of the country, the changed angle of the sun’s rays plus more time spent indoors or bundled up while outdoors make […]