Tag Archives: chronic pain

Build Your Body’s Access to Abundant Energy

When our tis­sues grad­u­al­ly lose their sen­si­tiv­i­ty to the effects of the hor­mone insulin, we’re at risk of devel­op­ing chron­ic con­di­tions like obe­si­ty, arthri­tis, chron­ic pain, demen­tia, or type 2 dia­betes. But there are prac­ti­cal steps you can take to restore your cells’ sen­si­tiv­i­ty to insulin. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Gene Linked to Chronic Pain

British researchers have iden­ti­fied a gene in mice that’s linked to neu­ro­path­ic pain. Can this lead to a nov­el treat­ment approach for peo­ple with chron­ic pain? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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New Support System Growing for Those with Chronic Illness

A new pro­gram is emerg­ing that offers social sup­port for peo­ple search­ing for nat­ur­al diet and lifestyle solu­tions to chron­ic health prob­lems. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Experiencing Chronic Pain? Rediscover the Joy of Gentle Movement

Peo­ple with fibromyal­gia or chron­ic pain will get a def­i­nite health boost by becom­ing more phys­i­cal­ly active. But it can be hard to increase your phys­i­cal activ­i­ty if your body hurts all the time. Before you get dis­tract­ed by exter­nal, quan­tifi­able exer­cise goals, dis­cov­er the play­ful ways you can enjoy the sim­ple joy of body move­ment. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Vitamin D for Pain

We’re learn­ing that vit­a­min D plays a cru­cial role in many inter­nal body process­es, and that defi­cien­cy con­tributes to mus­cu­loskele­tal pain. Near­ly any­one with back pain or chron­ic pain should con­sid­er the prob­a­bil­i­ty that vit­a­min D defi­cien­cy is con­tribut­ing to his or her prob­lem. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Guest Post: Chronic Knee Pain after Knee Joint Replacement

Total knee replace­ment surgery has helped many alle­vi­ate pain and regain the abil­i­ty to walk with ease. But the results aren’t per­fect — many patients have per­sis­tent pain after surgery. This guest arti­cle by a New Zealand occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­pist and psy­chother­a­pist dis­cuss­es some of the intri­ca­cies of per­sist­ing pain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Douse the Flames of Inflammation

Our ances­tors from the Stone Age sur­vived because their phys­i­ol­o­gy evolved to match the envi­ron­ment that exist­ed back then. But the typ­i­cal diet and lifestyle of today — far dif­fer­ent from those of Pale­olith­ic times — puts you at risk for chron­ic degen­er­a­tive con­di­tions. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Harmful Gut Bacteria Contribute to Your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Take advan­tage of the lat­est research that links altered gut bac­te­ria to fibromyal­gia and chron­ic pain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Restore Lean Muscle

Chron­ic pain and chron­ic ill­ness drain your body of its strength. Not only do you feel weak­er, you actu­al­ly lose mus­cle bulk. And the longer the prob­lem goes on, the more mus­cle mass you lose.

But wait, it gets worse… Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Foods for pH Balance

A good place to start improv­ing your health is restor­ing nor­mal acid-base bal­ance to your body’s tis­sues. Dis­cov­er some key foods that help main­tain prop­er body pH. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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