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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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Psoriasis, The Causes & The Triggers

Added December 24, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

It is important for everyone to know that psoriasis is not contagious in any way. But why do people develop this skin condition? While scientists continue to be baffled about exactly what causes psoriasis, they confirm that it is linked to a problem with your immune system - your body's defence against germs. If you have psoriasis, your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, as if it were fighting an infection. Your body responds by making new skin cells every few ...

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Cod Liver Oil & Is This Old Fashioned Remedy Back in Fashion?

Added September 18, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Babies, How To, Pregnancy, Top 10, Vitamin D

The thought of taking a spoonful of castor oil might bring a smile to your lips or conjure up thoughts of children in a Victorian nursery - but could this old fashioned remedy actually be a good idea in these modern times?Those who lived in Northern Europe were using cod liver oil for hundreds of years to protect them from the long dark winters and they certainly had the right idea. What is cod liver oil? Cod liver oil is the essential ...

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Burn a Bay Leaf For Its Instant Calming Effect

Added July 17, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Environment, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Inflammation

One easy and instant way to bring peace and tranquillity to your home is to burn a bay leaf! Bay leaves are also known as bay laurel or Laurus nobilis. Popular in Mediterranean cuisine where thy are used as a spice, bay leaves have a long history of being used in other ways as well. The Greeks and Romans celebrated the bay leaf for its healing properties and even used the bay leaf to illustrate their art work. Bay leaves have a proven calming ...

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Walking for Life for these Top Ten Reasons!

Added June 4, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Drugs, Environment, Exercise, How To

Probably the easiest and cheapest form of exercise to do regularly, as long as you are reasonably fit and able, is walking. Just a thirty-minute daily walk will make the world of difference to your health and well being in so many ways. And as you get used to that daily thirty-minute exercise, you will find yourself able to go longer and longer so that in time you could even include a five mile walk every week or so. Here are our ...

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Gardening is the Perfect Natural Remedy for Anxiety, Aging & Loss of Attention

Added May 6, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Environment, Exercise, Health, Vitamin D

Even though I am not an especially knowledgeable gardener, I have enjoyed gardening for many years - and find it really beneficial to my health in so many ways. Top of the list has to be all that bending, weeding and digging to give you great exercise workouts. There is a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment at a job well done and the literal “cherry on the top” could be actual cherries as well of course other fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers ...

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How To Treat Joint & Muscle Pain, Naturally

Added March 8, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Diseases, Health, How To

You might find it hard to believe that there are at least sixty three different conditions associated with joint and muscle aches and pains. It can be something as simple as not getting enough exercise (so that we stiffen up) or having too much exercise (where we over do it) right through to suffering from conditions known as fibromyalgia or even lupus. The signs and symptoms of joint pain Joint stiffness or weakness Joint redness Joint swelling Muscle cramp Joint tenderness Joint warmth Limping, locking of the joint ...

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Top Ten Food Tips For Fighting Arthritis

Added February 29, 2016, Under: Arthritis, Diets, Diseases, Nutrition

Arthritis is one of the many autoimmune conditions and, as a result, it can be seriously affected by what you eat. Although there are many different types of autoimmune diseases, at their core they are all similar in that they are an immune response caused by systemic inflammation that leads our body to attack itself. How does our immune system try to keep us safe? Our immune system has a highly sophisticated way of keeping us safe by identifying all or any foreign ...

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