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Celery Seed Extract For Gout

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Those green stalks in your refrigerator can do a lot more than hold peanut butter! Components of celery can actually help treat gout.

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Tart Cherry Is an Effective Gout Treatment

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

What makes tart cherry extract such an effective nutrient for the relief of gout? For one, tart cherries contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which give cherries their distinctive red color. Tart cherries are actually one of the richest sources of anthocyanins 1 and 2, which help block pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2. 

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Three Exercises You Must Do

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Exercise isn’t always everyone’s favorite thing to do, but fortunately, it can easily be incorporated into your everyday life without having to spend a ton of money on a pricey gym membership or personal trainer.

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What Causes Back Pain?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There are many, many causes of back pain. In my experience, I’ve found that there are two other major—and often overlooked—causes of low back pain: over-acidity in the body and poor sleeping position.

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What Is Gout?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you have gout, you either produce too much uric acid or you are unable to excrete normal amounts. This excess acid combines with minerals to form crystals that are deposited in the joints, causing inflammation, swelling, and intense pain.

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What Is Bursitis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Bursitis means inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a sac-like structure that contains a lubricating fluid. When a bursa is repeatedly irritated, the body begins to deposit calcium spicules in that location, causing pain.

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Back Pain Treatment: How MME Works

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The results obtained with MME treatment so far have been permanent. Some individuals experience complete resolution from chronic back pain, others partial. In addition, MME is a noninvasive, nontoxic, and painless back pain treatment.

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Injury, repetitive pounding from running or other athletic activities, obesity, and standing for prolonged periods of time, particularly on hard surfaces, can stress and strain the plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis.

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia—the fibrous band that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. The condition generally starts like a stone bruise on the heel and the pain then spreads along the bottom of the foot.

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Why Do Muscles Cramp and Spasm?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While there is no single definitive cause of muscle cramps and spasms, I would estimate that a calcium deficiency is to blame 90 percent of the time. The remaining 10 percent can stem from a circulation problem or the body’s inability to use calcium.

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Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an inflammation of the nerves that feed the joint. It usually results from repetitive motion. Alternative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome has much greater long-term success than convention treatment.

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What Is Arthritis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Arthritis results in pain/swelling of the joints. Osteoarthritis is “wear and tear” of the joints that develops as people age. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the synovium, a thin membrane the lines the joints.

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What are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on the severity of the disease and which joints are affected. However, the most common arthritis symptoms are joint stiffness, pain, and immobility, especially first thing in the morning or after resting.

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What Causes Bursitis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The usual cause of bursitis is overuse or abuse. The repeated friction caused by a muscle rubbing over and over a bursa can cause the bursa to become inflamed, leading to pain.

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What Is Osteoporosis?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone mass—a process that often starts many years before it becomes apparent. Because of this, millions of people have no idea that their bones are weakening until they have a fracture.

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Common Symptoms of Back Pain

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Back pain symptoms vary depending on the cause of your back pain. Some common symptoms of back pain include dull, sharp, or burning pain in the back, pain felt at one single point or over a broad area, pain that comes on gradually or suddenly.

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Natural Back Pain Treatment

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Reducing your body's acidity and changing your sleeping position are two ways to relieve back pain that don't cost a dime. But if these treatments don't work for you, here are some more suggestions for easing pain without medication.

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Understanding Muscle Cramps and Spasms

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Muscles cramps and spasms can occur anywhere—in the toes or legs (often at night), for example, or as a simple a facial twitch. Cramps and spasms are also common in the calf, thigh, and hip muscles just after or during strenuous exercise.

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Natural Pain Relievers

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The pain-killing drugs commonly used for arthritis pain can cause more problems then they solve. If you have arthritis, here are three natural alternatives for easing pain and increasing mobility.

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health