10 Top Tips for Helping a Partner with Chronic Pain

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The only thing worse than struggling with chronic pain is watching your partner struggle with it. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love deal with pain. At the same time, chronic pain affects a person’s daily life on so many levels – emotionally as well as physically. Your partner may be struggling with […]

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Surprising CURE for Restless Legs Syndrome?

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Up to 10 percent of Americans have restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that leads to unpleasant sensations in your legs, including throbbing, creeping or pulling. There is also an overwhelming urge to move your legs in order to find relief, and since this urge often occurs at night or when you’re trying to […]

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11 Ways Inflammation Harms Your Health (and Screws Up Your Life!)

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Inflammation is an innate biological process that, like stress, is good for you in small amounts … and detrimental if it becomes chronic. Typical healthy inflammation is the type of reaction that occurs when you, say, sprain your ankle. The area becomes inflamed, which basically means you’re probably experiencing heat, pain, redness and swelling in […]

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My Wife’s Triumph Over Uterine Fibroids

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By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS It all started about a year after we got married. During our first year of marriage, like most couples, our focus was on starting a family, which meant we did our best to make that happen. So far, so good. But after almost a year of trying without success, […]

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Poor Research or Media Lies? The Problem with Conflicting Health Information

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By Dr. Mark Wiley We don’t know why, but poor health information surrounds us everywhere. Down right lies, some of it. And the general public has no way of knowing if what they hear, read or see is authentic or merely bogus. Is it the media sensationalizing information for a “compelling story.” Is it government […]

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How Systemic Enzymes Fight for Your Brain Health …

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Your body requires millions of biochemical reactions to keep you alive day-in and day-out. These reactions wouldn’t be possible without enzymes, which can perform up to several million catalytic reactions per second.[i] The enzymes work by speeding up these biochemical reactions significantly – keeping a pace that’s fast enough for your very survival. While your […]

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Your Eye Color Determines How Pain-Sensitive You Are?

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Pain is a highly individual complex experience involving biochemical and neurological reactions. Your experience of pain from, say, stubbing your toe will be entirely different from that of your spouse or colleague – even if the same amount of force is exerted. What shapes an individual’s pain sensitivity or tolerance is a complex product of […]

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Poor Sleep Shrinks Your Brain

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You know that heavy, foggy feeling you get in your head after a night of too little sleep? It’s not a coincidence – your brain really is ‘hurting.’ Even one bad night’s sleep can cause changes in your brain similar to those that occur if you’re hit in the head.[i] Specifically, both poor sleep and […]

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The 5 Most Common Household Accidents

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Accidents, or unintentional injuries, are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.[i] Traffic accidents account for a significant number of these, but a surprisingly large number occur where you might least expect it: in your home. Each year, home injuries cause nearly 20,000 deaths,[ii] 7 million serious injuries and 20 million visits […]

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The Afternoon Slump: 11 Best Ways to Overcome It FAST

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Cortisol, a stress hormone, increases your alertness, which is why levels tend to peak between 6 and 8 in the morning, just before you wake up.[i] They begin to gradually decline after that and around 3 p.m. it suddenly hits you – the afternoon slump. You’re tired, you can’t concentrate and you’re desperately in need […]

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