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Two Simple Strengthening Exercises to Keep Your Elbows and Wrists Healthy

Even among fitness enthusiasts, I've consistently found that many people neglect the tendons that control their wrists and elbows - this is a big mistake, as these tissues are not well perfused with blood, so when they are injured, they can take many months to heal. All of us constantly use our wrists and elbows, but most of us only tune into this reality if we injure one of these areas.

To build and maintain strength in the tendons that attach to and move your wrists and elbows, please consider making the following exercises a part of your everyday life:

Tennis Ball Squeeze

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The Roots of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses

You have countless immune cells in every corner of your body that are constantly working to keep you healthy by identifying, packaging, and eliminating harmful substances that have made their way into your blood.

If your immune system falters and begins to identify some of your own tissues as being harmful or unnecessary, it will work to attack and eliminate these tissues through an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort in many forms - this is how autoimmune illness develops. Read more

 

How to use Acupressure to Improve Blood Flow to Your Legs and Feet

Have you noticed that your fingernails grow more quickly than your toenails? If not, the next time you clip your fingernails and toenails on the same day, take note of how quickly they grow. I'm confident that you'll find that your fingernails need another trim at least a few days before your toenails do.

Are you curious about why your fingernails grow faster than your toenails? The answer is simple: Read more

 

Shoes and Sandals for Healthy Feet

A few summers ago, I mentioned that we purchased Keen Newport Sandals for our boys to give their growing bodies optimal support from the ground up.

I've since received many notes from readers who have found Keen's H2 model to be helpful for a wide variety of physical problems surrounding the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even the lower back region. Read more

 

Optimal Cushioning For Your Feet

Few health challenges are as frustrating and slow-to-heal as plantar fascitis. Since feet are rarely given time to completely rest, many sufferers experience gnawing pain for several months, and in some cases, years. Read more

 

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

 

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

 

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. Many want a comprehensive formula that brings together the best of our greens, acerola cherry vitamin C powder, whole food formula for bone and dental support, and our vitamin D-3 and Homocysteine Care blends. 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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