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An Oft Overlooked Cause of Joint Pain

When people ask me about Achilles tendon or wrist pain, one of the first things I do is evaluate the muscles higher up that lead to the site of pain.

In the case of Achilles tendonitis, I test the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) for length and presence of adhesions, and in the case of wrist pain, I check the forearm flexors and extensors closer to their origin near the elbow joint. Read more »

 

More on Extracting Nutrients Out of What You Eat

As mentioned earlier in this series, cooking vegetables and other plant foods can soften naturally occurring fiber, which makes it easier for your digestive system to extract the many micronutrients that are abundant in plant foods. Read more »

 

Vision-Supporting Juice Recipe

Beta-carotene and lutein are two nutrients that are absolutely essential to supporting and protecting your eyesight as you age. And one of nature's best food sources of both of these nutrients is spinach.

If you add a green food powder to this vision-supporting juice recipe, it is best to use one that includes spinach and kale; kale is also rich in lutein and beta-carotene. Read more »

 

How to Build and Maintain Healthy Bones

Conventional advice to take a thousand or more milligrams of synthetic calcium along with a few other micronutrients daily is woefully inadequate because it fails to take into account individual differences and the many facets of diet and lifestyle that affect skeletal health. Read more »

 

Our New Organic Whole Food Multi

Over the past few years, I've received numerous requests from clients all over the world asking for one blend of the most important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that we need to take daily for optimal nourishment and protection against degenerative disease. Read more »

 

Nasal Passageway Infection

A pimple inside of one's nose can be quite painful, and can make cleaning the nasal passageway difficult.

I find that infections inside the nasal passageway are more common than many would think. Common causes include accidental cuts in the mucosal lining while grooming and overly aggressive cleaning (no elegant way to describe enthusiastic picking with sharp nails). Read more »

 

Thoughts On Chronic Shoulder Instability

Could you do an article on shoulders that pop out of the socket? I have one of those. When I lean forward, my left shoulder pops out of the socket and it's very painful and I can shove it back in. Do you think I need to see a doctor or is there something I could do to keep it from happening?

Thanks!
Mary M.
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Cherry Smoothies To Combat Arthritis

Cherries have long been used to sooth chronically inflamed joints. In my experience, cherries aren't consistently effective in helping cases of degenerative arthritis, but when used in conjunction with a dairy-free diet, I find that they can significantly reduce joint pain caused by metabolic-type arthritides like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and psoriatic arthropathy.

 

Hips Can Freeze Too

In response to last week's post on the collegiate soccer player who recovered from a hip labral tear without surgery, a surgeon friend in Singapore asked me to explain how I think excruciating pain from a hip labral tear can be resolved with simple stretches and foam rolling. Read more »

 

Natural Treatment For Hip Labral Tear

Between knees and hips, it's difficult to say which area is more prone to degenerative changes as we age, but in my experience, it's far easier to protect your hips than your knees.

Knees are relatively simple - they are hinge joints, meaning that they are designed to work in one major plane, and generally, they wear down in predictable fashion. The more you grind them through daily life, the weaker your cartilage and ligaments become. Your knees are not well vascularized compared to other major joints in your body, so there isn't a lot you can do by way of stretching and massage to significantly improve blood flow to the cartilage within and the ligaments that surround and stabilize your knee joints. Read more »

 
 
 

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