Recent research is revealing that those who suffer sleep apnea are at increased risk of gout attacks–a condition of extreme joint pain, particularly of the big toe. If you’ve been diagnosed with gout, you may want to consider assessment for sleep apnea as well!
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
There are many “natural” options to help reduce pain and inflammation. Diet is key as is exercise. Eliminate sugar, nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, etc. ), gluten, and any foods that you know you have adverse reactions. Move!–exercise is truly our best friend. Homeopathic or topical Arnica is wonderful for muscle […]
While we tend to think of menopause as the time for hormone imbalance (and it IS as the ovaries retire), there are other hormone imbalances that can adversely impact our overall health and mood. Excessive fatigue may be due to thyroid or adrenal imbalances. Excessive hair growth or loss may […]
Better diagnostic abilities may be on the horizon for those suffering fro fibromyalgia. This may help many sufferers get medical attention in the standard medical model. Naturopathic models are helpful regardless of definite diagnosis of fibromyalgia as our goal is to support overall health and reduce the pain/inflammation of fibromyalgia.
I’ve just read about this plant, Triptergium wilfordii, for use in rheumatoid arthritis. It supposedly works as well as methotrexate without the side effects. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, please ask your doctor if this might be worth a trial for you. Read more here.
This may be worth a read, and possibly a trial. During the process of studying the effects of topical hot peppers to the nose, medical students (yes, students) learned that the pain of the initial application decreased until they could feel nothing. Researchers took this further to determine whether the […]
Recent research is revealing that those who eat the most cruciferous vegetables have lower rates of inflammatory markers. What is a cruciferous veggie?? Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage are just a few. Please include these in your diet–I saute kale and broccoli with lemon grass, basil, and mushrooms […]
There is a lot of confusion out there regarding whether or not “folic acid” (Vitamin B9) is safe to supplement. The answer likely lies in the form being supplemented. Folic acid has been the most common form of Vitamin B9 in our supplements. But our diet contains folate (think foliage). […]
Did you know that toxins from your mattress may be adversely impacting your health? The chemicals may cause everything from insomnia, to rashes, to numbness and tingling sensations, and more. If you have chemical sensitivities, you may benefit from a mattress made from natural fibers. Fortunately, in Portland, OR, we […]
Just another reason to include fish in our diets!! Read more here.