Gout Relief

Cherries Prevent Gout

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Gout, a painful arthritic diseases caused by a buildup of uric acid, affects about 8 million Americans annually and is one of the primary concerns brought by patients to rheumatologists. Gout often affects the lower limbs, especially the bones and joints…

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Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

If you suffer from episodes of gout, you know how painful it can be. But did you know that addressing litle known factors can help you prevent gout attacks? These include the following: * Excess uric acid is sometimes created by your body when you’re under a great deal of stress, overworked or harboring…

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A Cherry Good Treatment for Gout

…produce. And one popular summertime fruit may be the perfect remedy for gout sufferers. Cherries have been shown to help with this condition because they help alkalize the body systems. Many people have reported keeping their gout symptoms under control by eating 10–12 cherries a day. You can also drink…

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

Progressive muscle relaxation can be a very effective stress relief technique once you’ve mastered it. It involves tensing individual muscle groups and then relaxing them to create awareness of tension and relaxation. It progresses through all the major muscle groups, from head to toe, and eventually…

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Quick Relief from Post-Surgery Nausea

…nausea. To the researchers' surprise, after five minutes every patient reported at least a 50 percent improvement in their nausea. Obviously, the relief came from the deep breathing rather than from anything that was placed on the pads. While the study focused specifically on nausea after surgery, I'd…

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Bitter Remedy Brings Sweet Relief

I’ve been a big advocate of elderberry extract and herbal throat lozenges to treat colds and flu for decades now. But, if you're caught without them or need additional support, there's a little known herb from Asia that you should also be familiar with. When I was in Thailand several years ago,…

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

…mention, millions of people regularly use aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium for pain relief. My answer is still no—my opinion of aspirin or other NSAIDs has not changed. I still don’t feel the benefits outweigh the risks, and I don’t…

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The Natural Pain Reliever You Keep in Your Kitchen

…cold winter temperatures right down to your bones? You aren’t alone, especially if you suffer from arthritis or any other kind of joint pain. For relief, you may be tempted to reach for over-the-counter painkillers, but these medications have many unwanted side effects. Instead, I recommend that you…

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Hops and Rhodiola Rosea—As Discussed on Dr. Oz

…the results are impressive. In one study of Perluxan for the relief of osteoarthritis of the knee, 1 gram of the nutrient provided significant improvement in pain while walking on a flat surface. The same dosage also improved mean pain relief for the participants while in bed, sitting, or lying and walking…

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On Women and Fluid Retention

…three tablets until the menstrual flow begins again. You'll find that alternating the B-vitamin dosage this way will work wonders. Almost instant relief from the breast tenderness can also be obtained by stimulating some related "neurolymphatic points." The following points stimulate lymphatic drainage…

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A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

…, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor alpha, nuclear factor kappa B, and the COX-2 enzyme. One obvious benefit of reducing inflammation is in the relief of pain. It looks like turmeric is effective in this area as well. In fact, in one study 1,200 mg of turmeric daily was just as effective as 300 mg…

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How to Stop a Muscle Cramp in its Tracks

…calcium in your diet (important in muscle relaxation), there are a few natural remedies to treat these painful strains. Try the following therapies for relief: Traumeel This topical ointment contains an herb called anica and stops pain and swelling almost immediately. Traumeel can be applied as often as needed…

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Complementary Back Pain Therapies Hit the Mainstream

…successful pain relief therapies. I also recommend prolotherapy and magnet therapy, two other very successful techniques in alleviating back pain that the mainstream media still have not picked up on. Remember, if you are in a situation where you are not finding the treatment or relief you need through…

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Avoid Antibiotics for Back Pain

If you are experiencing back pain, you have a lot of company. It’s estimated that as many as 8 out of every 10 people will struggle with back pain at some point in their lives. And while there are many causes of back pain—as well as many natural treatments that can offer back pain…

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Arthritis Awareness

…is extremely important in keeping your joints lubricated and functioning properly. Range of motion exercises are especially helpful. And for pain relief, you don't have to rely on NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, which come with many side effects. Instead, try nutrients like glucosamine/chondroitin…

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Ease Angina With Padma

…medical approach to angina is nitroglycerin tablets, which temporarily dilate or open blood vessels supplying the heart. These methods give temporary relief but do nothing to correct the underlying problem. Unfortunately, many people do not know that products like B vitamins, Padma, coenzyme Q10, and other…

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Feeling Nauseous? Press Here

…for the Pepto or Dramamine, reach for your wrist. The acupressure point two finger-widths below your wrist, on the thumb side, is the key to nausea relief. Massaging the point known as P6 or Nei Kuan with steady pressure in three to five minute intervals for as long as necessary should ease that sick…

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Olive Oil Eases Inflammation

Scientists have discovered that extra virgin olive oil contains a molecule that works in exactly the same fashion as ibuprofen at inhibiting two inflammation-inducing enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2). Ibuprofen, of course, is a widely used over-the-counter pain medication. While on a recent trip to Italy,…

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Treat Hemorrhoids With a Digestive Cleansing

…easiest ways to do that is with a complete colon cleanse. Benefits include improved digestion and a reduction in gas and bloating along with the relief from constipation. Once you have your colon cleaned out, you'll want to start on a probiotic digestive supplement to rebalance the beneficial bacteria…

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Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

…ancestors knew, that 50-70 percent of people who include more fermented vegetables, milk products, and even unpasteurized beers in their diets found relief from their symptoms. The reason is that these foods act as a balance against the toxic bacteria causing all the irritation. My favorite fermented food…

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