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 … Read More
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 McCai … Read More
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 topica … Read More
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 pu … Read More
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 getting enoug … Read More
Stress is one of the leading causes of illness in the United States. In fact, nearly 66% of all signs and symptoms presented in doctors' offices are stress-induced.
The effects of stress include nail biting, anxiety, a racing mind, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, unending worry, muscle tension and spasm, poor appet … Read More