Dark knees and elbows bothering you? A lemon juice, baking soda paste works wonders for lightening elbow and knee skin by bleaching it. Aloe- and honey-based masks or sugar scrubs are also great choices as they exfoliate the skin on your knees and elbows, giving it a radiant look. You could also use turmeric or gram flour paste to brighten the dull skin and leave it glowing.
If bone loss looks like a bleak reality, tank up on calcium- and vitamin D-rich foods. Get plenty of sunshine and eat whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Isoflavones in soy products like tofu may prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Regular physical activity can help build and strengthen bones. Also try ayurvedic remedies like sesame oil, triphala, and veld grape. To fight bone erosion, cut down on smoking and excessive intake of salt and carbonated drinks.
Glucosamine, a chemical that’s naturally present in your body, plays an important part in building ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and the fluid that surrounds and cushions your joints. Glucosamine supplementation may improve conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which are characterized by stiff and painful joints. It may also ease symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, minimize relapse in multiple sclerosis, help wounds heal, and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by bone loss which leaves your bones fragile and prone to fractures. It’s a silent condition and you may not observe any symptoms till a fracture occurs, most commonly in the hips, spine or wrist. But compression fractures associated with this condition need not necessarily cause pain when they occur. Osteoporosis can also result in loss of height, a stooped back, and tooth loss.
Mostly seen among women over 50 years, osteoporosis can be prevented by having a diet rich in minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. You can supplement your diet with calcium, vitamin D, and estrogen supplements. Ipriflavone Isoflavone is considered a magic remedy for bone loss. Regularly exercise and avoid cola, tobacco, and excessive alcohol consumption to avoid bone loss.
Bone broth protein is the dehydrated form of bone broth that retains all the nutrients. It can help you manage your weight, and also improve your skin health. Taking bone broth protein can help you reduce joint pain and treat osteoarthritis. Additionally, it can also maintain your digestive health, and boost detoxification, by improving the liver's ability to eliminate toxins from the body.
As we age, the rate at which the body reabsorbs minerals from the bone (resorption) exceeds the rate at which bone is produced. This leads to bone loss. A diet lacking in calcium and vitamin D but overloaded with vitamin A, low levels of estrogen or testosterone, excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine, prolonged bed rest or inactivity, eating disorders, medical conditions, and a low body mass index can up your risk for fragile bones or osteoporosis.
It is safe to call tennis elbow an occupational hazard since it mostly affects those who perform repetitive upper body activities such as carpenters, butchers, and even computer professionals. With symptoms such as pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, forearms and the wrists and weak grip strength, it can be cured through many non-invasive methods. Surgery needs to be considered only when nothing else works.
Myrtle oil can be used to repel mosquitos and other insects. In the body, myrtle’s anti-microbial properties will fight bacterial vaginosis and protect wounds from infection. You can also use it on the skin to soothe skin irritation and joint inflammation. In aromatherapy, myrtle essential oil is respected for its sedative benefits. Inhaling this oil will also improve symptoms of respiratory problems like bronchitis or asthma. Because of these diverse benefits, myrtle doubles as a great multi-tasking oil.
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,[.....]
Resting the arm by stopping or changing the activities that may aggravate the condition, using a cold compress on the affected area is often your first line of defense. A second line of therapy involves using a counterforce elbow brace and seeking alternative therapies like physiotherapy or acupuncture. Topical analgesics like capsaicin, prickly ash may be helpful too.
Tennis elbow, causing excruciating pain around the outside of your elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect your lower arm muscles to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow. Overuse of these muscles during sports (tennis, squash, etc) or work (carpentry, plumbing, constant use of the keyboard, etc), or even a direct blow may lead to it.
Injury during workout happens when we don’t follow proper postures and alignments and stress ourselves against our limits, either gradually or explosively. According to our flexibility and strengthen, our muscles, ligaments, and tendons can take only limited strain and pressure. Here are 7 common weight lifting injuries that are an outcome[.....]
Our bodies need sodium in order to be healthy. But eating too much can do more harm than good! Unfortunately, 90% of Americans consume more than needed. Most of it comes from processed foods like frozen dinners and boxed meals. Eventually, high salt intake can lead to serious complications. Here[.....]
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.
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