If you have been diagnosed with the skin condition known as psoriasis, you need to be aware that you are at risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.
In fact, an estimated thirty percent of those with psoriasis can go on to develop this further condition which is a chronic and progressive form of inflammatory arthritis, causing joint pain, stiffness and swelling. These symptoms can come and go - depending on how severe the condition is in a particular case.
However, there is some good news in that if it can be diagnosed early, this helps to reduce the risk of any permanent bone or joint damage.
In an earlier post, we wrote about how climbing the stairs wasgood for your heart health. In fact, if you can make the effort to climb just fifty stairs each and every day, this action could slash your risk of heart disease by twenty percent.
We pointed out that many people (as they get older) try to avoid stairs, often choosing to move into a home without stairs if they can when a flight of stairs can actually be your friend!
We recently wrote about infrared saunain which we covered all the benefits you can enjoy. At the end of the post, we mentioned that it was even possible to follow the typical Scandinavian habit of immersing yourself in icy water after your sauna when you have an ice bath set up close by!
Now it is time to share some information of the benefits of that ice bath!
When arthritis strikes, it is so often our hands that are affected. And the most common types of arthritis in the hands are osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by inflammation in the joint)...
Fresh ginger root is always easy to source and is a popular and well loved addition to our diets. But it also comes with a long list of health benefits which are because of its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and therapeutic compounds. Find out more about these benefits...
Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes intense pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It usually affects the joint at the base of the big toe, known as the metatarsophalangeal joint - and mainly because of the presence of too much uric acid in the body. What can we do to help?
I have come across a chain of dog food stores known as JustFoodForDogs. With all fresh ingredients, stainless steel appliances and state of the art shop fittings, the store looked good enough to feed humans too!