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Psoriatic Arthritis, The Early Signs & Treatment Options

Added February 16, 2019, Under: Arthritis, Skin Conditions

If you have been diagnosed with the skin condition known as psoriasis (where itchy and inflamed red patches of skin appear on small or large areas of the body), you have a ten to thirty percent chance of developing psoriatic arthritis. PsA is more likely to affect men and women equally between the ages of twenty and fifty years of age. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis occur when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. While it is not known exactly what ...

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Feeding Your Dog The Right Food

Added December 31, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Pets

I have been staying in Southern California and came 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! They are more than happy for you to come tour "the only open kitchens in the pet food business and watch your dog’s food being made"! Raw food versus cooked food for dogs Recent scientific research has come down on the side ...

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How Can You Deal With Pain in a More Natural Way? Our Top Ten Tips

Added May 20, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Top 10

We all suffer from pain at some stage.  It can be minor pain or it can be chronic. But do we always just reach for the pain meds without a second thought? It could be that we don't think enough about trying something more basic and natural. Something as simple as water! Water Water reduces body temperature which is beneficial for those working in hot climates. Water will replenish the fluids your body has lost - and help cool your body down. Drinking more water is a simple preventative measure to protect ...

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Healing Natural Oils & Me!

Added May 11, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Vitamin D

Of course I am a fan of the products at Healing Natural Oils too! Here are the different ones that I use, and why... H-Arthritis Formula As I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and knees, I am a firm believer in applying a few drops of this product a couple of times a day. It helps to prevent that feeling of tenderness and aching during the night.  I also have a daily dose of turmeric in supplement form.  If inflammation and ...

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Our Top Ten Tips to Get You Moving In Spite of Arthritis

Added March 31, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Exercise, Top 10

No one is happy when they suffer from those aches and pain symptoms of arthritis and they may worry about the level of exercise (if any) that they can safely carry out. To this end, we are sharing ten ways to help you decide what you can do to get moving. Squatting This exercise can help to strengthen the core and legs, making sure your knees are not affected.  The method is to keep your heels firmly on the ground while you squat with ...

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Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Knee Problems

Added March 6, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Top 10, Vitamin D

As our knees are the largest joints in our bodies, you can understand why they might often be the first to give us pain and discomfort - especially as we grow older. But the good news is that there is a lot you can do to lessen that wear and tear as well as any pain and discomfort. And working to strengthen your knees helps with your ability to keep moving as well as walking uphill and downhill and managing stairs and ...

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Adding More Fish to Your Diet Can Reduce Arthritis Pain

Added August 6, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Diets, Inflammation

  Dr Sara Tedeschi (who led the research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston) says: "Fish consumption has been noted to have many beneficial health effects, and our findings may give patients with rheumatoid arthritis a strong reason to increase consumption." She goes on to say: "If our finding holds up in other studies, it suggests that fish consumption may lower inflammation related to rhumatoid arthritis disease." But there are other natural ways to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Of course ...

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Suffering from Pain? How Quality Sleep and Vitamin D Can Help

Added June 30, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Inflammation, Vitamin D

Suffering from pain can be relentless and debilitating, particularly if you suffer from a chronic condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or menstrual cramps. Back pain is another one. Now researchers have found a link between vitamin D, sleep - and pain.  The research was carried out by the Department of Psychobiology at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil and published in the Journal of Endocrinology. What conclusions did the researchers reach? They said that while the role of vitamin D in bone metabolism ...

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The Top 10 Tips to Get Into That Pool as Often as You Can

Added May 21, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Environment, Exercise, Top 10

Most children love to go swimming but this sport is often forgotten about as we grow older. The US Census Bureau tells us that 36% of children swim at least six times a year compared with only 15% of adults. Isn't it time that you got back into the swimming habit once more? There are lots of reasons to help persuade you... Those top 10 tips why you should go back to swimming A swimming workout is one of the best activities you can do ...

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Suffering from Back Pain? News of a Unique Form of Treatment from Japan

Added January 4, 2017, Under: Arthritis, Health, How To

There is a unique back pain treatment in the news and it originated in Japan. Based on the same idea as swaddling a young baby, adults who suffer from (or who wish to prevent) back pain are flocking to a new form of therapy where they are tightly wrapped in large sheets of cloth for twenty minutes at a time. Known as Otonamaki (or adult wrapping) this practice has become popular. Back pain is surprisingly common and even factors like depression, anxiety or ...

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