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. Read more about Cherry Smoothies To Combat Arthritis
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. If there is a flap of loose labrum in the joint cavity, how can this not illicit pain with certain movements? Read more about Hips Can Freeze Too
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 about Natural Treatment For Hip Labral Tear
Over the weekend, I compiled some of handiest everyday tools that I have purchased from Amazon over the past few years. If you give any of the following items a try, I hope you'll use our contact form to let me know what you think. Read more about Handy Everyday Tools
Back when our firstborn, Joshua, was about six months old and had trouble getting to sleep without one of us holding him, we resorted to the universal remedy of strapping him into his car seat and going for a long drive. Read more about Natural Sleep Aid For Babies
If you've been following our site for a while now, you likely know how much I value using a foam roller to keep muscles and ligaments healthy and well perfused with blood. In my experience, having a foam roller is almost as good as having your own personal massage therapist. You can use a roller to apply therapeutic massage to just about any muscle group. And if you combine foam rolling with stretching all of your major muscle groups, you can expect to be highly flexible and decrease risk of injuries that come about from "brittle" muscles and ligaments that are congested with waste materials and lacking optimal blood flow. Read more about Our Knobby Therapeutic Foam Roller
Contrary to what mainstream media tends to teach, experiencing a cold or the flu periodically can actually be helpful to your health.
By and large, the viruses that cause the common cold and flu infect mainly your weakest cells, which you want to get rid of and have replaced by healthy cells. This makes sense, doesn't it? Cells that are already burdened with excessive waste products and toxins are most likely to allow viruses to infect them. Read more about Home Remedy For A Sore Throat
If you're male and over the age of 20, the best time to get serious about taking care of your prostate gland is now. Conventional medical guidelines recommend annual digital (finger) rectal examinations to screen for prostate enlargement and cancer, beginning in your 41st year. In recent years, I've observed an increasing number of men in their 20s and 30s exhibiting symptoms of prostate gland dysfunction. Read more about Prostate Gland Care
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