By Tiffany Harelik, MA
If you are in pain, you have probably tried a lot of different techniques, herbs, devices and strategies to get pain free.
But have you looked to the one thing you do besides breathing, every day, as a potential source of chronic pain? Have you taken an inventory of your diet?
Inflammation is … Read More
Pain is an experience virtually every human has had. There are rare individuals who feel no pain, which can be the result of genetic mutations that interfere with pain signaling. While this sounds like a blessing, it’s actually a very dangerous condition because one of pain’s key purposes is to warn you of danger.
If you … Read More
Nearly half of U.S. adults (47 percent) struggle with at least one type of chronic pain, according to a survey of 353,000 people from Gallup-Healthways.[i] Among them, 31 percent have neck or back pain, 26 percent have leg or knee pain, and 18 percent have another kind of pain.
Further, among those in their late-40s to la … Read More
It’s nearly impossible to watch an episode of “Dancing With the Stars” (DWTS) without marveling over the sheer athleticism of the contestants. Competitive ballroom dancing is easily one of the most taxing, most demanding of physical feats. As reported by the Associated Press (AP):[i]
“Even Olympians have been felled by the … Read More
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, pa … Read More
Any type of prolonged, repetitive or awkward movement can cause damage to your muscles, tendons and nerves, leading to varying degrees of pain, weakness and numbness. In the modern day, the resulting repetitive strain injury (RSI) (also sometimes called repetitive stress injury) is often the result of computer usage – but th … 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 precipitation, barometric pressure, absolute … Read More
Devil’s Claw is an herb native to Africa, particularly the Kalahari and Savannah desert regions of the South and Southeast regions of the country. Its botanical name, Harpagophytum, means "hook plant” in Greek, and it’s the tiny hooks all over its fruit that earned it its ominous name.
However, don’t let its name fool you … Read More
Are you reading this article on a computer? Take a moment to think about your posture. Are you sitting with your head held forward and your shoulders and upper back rounded?
This is incredibly common … and it’s also a major source of back and neck pain. Among teens, even, frequent computer use increases the risk of neck, … Read More
There’s good reason why Hippocrates said "let food be thy medicine,” as housed inside perfect ‘packages’ like pineapples are amazing, complex substances that can nourish and heal your body. Inside pineapples, especially the core and stem, is bromelain, a mixture of proteolytic enzymes that has been used for centuries to trea … Read More