If you’ve ever suffered a gout attack, you know that it’s one of the most painful experiences you can endure. It almost feels like someone is pushing a wedge between your joint causing severe, shooting pain. Medically speaking, gout has been classified as a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by high levels[.....]
Peanuts can keep you full thanks to their unsaturated fats, proteins, and fiber. You’ll be less likely to binge eat, making it easier to lose weight. The unsaturated fats also improve cholesterol levels and blood pressure, so you’ll have a lower risk of heart disease. If you’re dealing with skin problems or arthritis, the anti-inflammatory properties of peanuts will help. They also prevent skin cancer by protecting your skin from sun damage.
Sassafras is a deciduous tree, with yellow flowers and blue fruits. Every part of this tree has either a medicinal or a culinary benefit, which supports the fact that it has been used for thousands of years. The tree extract was majorly used for making alcoholic root beer. Sassafras tea,[.....]
Rich in anti-inflammatory oleic acid, heart-healthy minerals, cancer-fighting antioxidants, the sweet, succulent fruit - avocado - can be a great addition to a balanced diet. It has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, alleviate arthritis, battle hypertension, lower cholesterol, and even protect eyesight. But, like any good thing, you don't want to have too much of it!
It’s hard to imagine going about your daily activities without using your fingers, especially with everything going increasingly digital with each passing day. Just like the rest of your body, your fingers too are prone to getting stressed and overworked causing them to swell. While that’s one of the causes for swollen fingers,[.....]
Coriander seeds can ease gas and bloating while improving overall digestion. Its cooling effect makes it useful for soothing both allergies and arthritis, two conditions caused by inflammation. You can even drink coriander water or tea to calm a swollen throat or mouth. If you have thyroid problems, eat coriander seed to regulate hormones. It also reduces heavy menstrual flow and provides iron for better energy. Coriander’s fiber and detoxifying power also make it a great weight loss aid.
Borax, a popular remedy in traditional and herbal medicine, is used to treat sores, swelling, menstrual problems, and UTIs. Reports of its benefits for inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis sound promising. But with possible risks to kidney function and restrictions on use during pregnancy, it may not be the remedy it’s cracked up to be for everyone.
Have you heard of a herb that can purify your blood and fight arthritis? If not, know more about burdock – a herb known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. From curing skin disorders to boosting your overall health, it has immense potential. This herb contains carbohydrates, volatile oils,[.....]
If you have arthritis or know someone who does, you know that doing even simple everyday chores can be difficult. Though Arthritis is common among the elderly, it can also affect any age group and population. More than 50 million adults in the United States have some type of arthritis making it the leading cause[.....]
Many claim that magnetic bracelets provide pain relief. Whether magnetic devices actually help alleviate chronic pain or it's just a placebo effect is yet to be scientifically proven. However, as long as you aren't forbidden from using magnetic devices, there's no harm in using these bracelets. Ensure you keep your doctor informed about the use of complementary therapies.
Abdominal fat aka belly fat depends on hormonal and genetic factors, but may also develop due to poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and high stress levels. Research highlights that since belly fat surrounds vital internal organs, storing excess levels of this fat may increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and even cancers of gall bladder or pancreas.
Gout is a type of arthritis that is complicated and painful. It’s caused by high levels of uric acid, a compound that your body makes while breaking down purine. Thankfully, you can prevent pain by avoiding purine-rich foods! Skip these seven foods and drinks if you have gout. 7 Foods[.....]
If you’ve heard walnuts are really good for you and are considering upping your intake, you're on the right track! Just a quarter cup can help some patients with type 2 diabetes manage their condition better, and a handful may be enough antioxidants to provide protection for your heart, brain, hair, skin, and more. The omega-3 fatty acids in these nuts can cut inflammation, while the melatonin can help you get a good night’s rest. Which is why walnuts are good for just about everyone (barring those with a walnut allergy)!
Dab some birch, ginger, chamomile or nutmeg essential oil along with a carrier oil onto your sore joints. Try herbal remedies like willow bark extract, seed oils of evening primrose, borage, black currant seed, devil's claw, cat's claw, nettles, to counter joint inflammation. Apply a cold-warm compress and massage the affected part with medicated oils to relieve the achy joints.
Certain foods can worsen the rheumatoid arthritis inflammation that leads to joint pain. So here is a rogue’s gallery of the worst offenders in the pantry!
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