Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

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I used NSAID’s for way too long, for every pain, to try to reduce inflammation and swelling… now I’ve learned these anti-inflammatory drugs may be why I have a gastric ulcer. –Gabe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are common pain-killers available in over-the-counter doses as well as stronger, prescription-only, anti-inflammatory formulations. I thought it was safe to take aspirin and Ibuprophen. …

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Detoxify your lymph

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The body’s second circulatory system, your lymph (a clear to slightly yellowish fluid, similar to the plasma in blood) flows through vessels—but unlike blood there is no heart to pump it. Specialized lymph nodes filter harmful substances and produce lymphocytes (a type of immune cell), a key portion of your immune system. Your tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are organs of the lymph system and …

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Managing migraines: key tools

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So severe, painful (in fact the official migraine diagnostic criteria requires that they be severe) migraine-sufferers spend nearly $2500 out of pocket (after any insurance reimbursements) to manage the pain. Those of us diagnosed with migraines never forget the first time we have one: A bizarre “aura” phase is usually the first clue. Visual disturbances like double vision and other …

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Healthy fats to calm chronic pain

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Waking up with the most sore and swollen arms, back and neck (non-stop landscaping…) it’s easy to want an instant fix. I’m only 60 years young! At any given time, nearly a third of us suffer from muscle and joint pain, joint swelling, limited movement… For many, if it sticks around for more than a couple of days (“I’ll get through …

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Minimize your allergies

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It is starting to be that time of year again: seasonal allergies time and our unseasonably dry winter and spring isn’t helping. If you’re one of the 50 million people in the United States who suffer from the sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes and itching of “allergic rhinitis” (hay fever), read on… The biggest clue, perhaps, as to …

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Not the dreaded sciatica! (again)

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Sciatica is a pain @#$^*%^#$&!!  Need I say more?? Probably not, in fact too many people say waaaay too much more. Millions of Americans every year suffer from sciatic-like symptoms… “My sciatica’s acting up” is as common a phrase as “good morning.” In 2010, more than 250,000 patients underwent elective lumbar discectomy (spinal surgery) for the treatment of low back …

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Anti-inflammatory diet: Balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

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One of the most common causes of chronic inflammation is not having the right fats in your diet. Surprised? Maybe you thought I’d say sugar? Well, sugar is THE #1 cause, but here’s another rebalancing hint: The chronic imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in our diet—mostly due to relying on vegetable oils—is right up there causing our inflammatory woes. …

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Eliminating and preventing allergies: probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, what?

One in five of us suffer from allergies, a problem that is increasing especially among children. The rise in allergies worldwide has been ongoing and documented for 50 years according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). There is no clear answer why but a whole body health view may help understand—and heal—allergies. Food Allergies on the …

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Boost your thyroid hormones—Start with simple solutions

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Thyroid disease and thyroid hormone imbalance is one of the most common health problems we face today, especially women. This little, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of our necks affects our lives in so many ways. As the master control center for the metabolic functions of every single cell in your body, when even one of the half dozen or …

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Cleanse your colon; heal your leaky gut

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All disease begins in the gut.” ‒Hippocrates As true today as when it was first said 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand how connected our gut health is to practically every health situation from autism spectrum disorder, to chronic fatigue syndrome, to eczema, to obesity, and of course indigestion and yeast infections. While recent research is …

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