Back Problems

The Best Sleep Position

back problems, numbness in the shoulders and arms, neck stiffness, and a host of other problems. If you have a problem staying off your stomach, start off with a small pillow on each side; if you start to roll over on your stomach, it will wake you and remind you to reposition yourself on your back.…

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

…calmness in your thighs. NOTE: Before practicing progressive muscle relaxation, consult with your doctor if you have a history of muscle spasms, back problems, or other serious injuries that may be aggravated by tensing muscles. Index of Change Your Life Posts Now It's Your Turn: Let me know how this relaxation…

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Hemorrhoids: An Embarrassing Problem, Solved!

…adult population have the problem. As common as the problem is, you might expect that there would be some high-tech solution. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Americans spend millions on hemorrhoid creams and salves, even though none of the products get rid of the problem. Surgeons are still "tying…

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PSA Testing: Conventional Medicine is Finally Seeing the Light

…“D” and recommending that men no longer get this screening. Finally…conventional medicine is starting to see the light. As I said all the way back in the early 90s in my newsletter, Alternatives: The PSA test was developed in the early 1980s. Later, with endorsements from several celebrities and…

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How to Prevent and Treat the Dreaded "Traveler's Diarrhea"

…grandkids go back to school. If your trip involves travel outside of the US, one of the primary concerns is the dreaded "traveler's diarrhea." Regardless of where you travel outside the US, you are always susceptible to intestinal upset and diarrhea. Many factors contribute to this problem, including the…

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How To Make a Castor Oil Pack

…against the body with the oil-soaked flannel on the skin. For general conditions, the pack should be placed on the abdomen. (For treating lower back problems, the pack can be placed there.) To help hold the pack in place and to keep oil from getting on bedding, the body can be wrapped in a large bath…

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The Shocking Home Improvement Solution for Arthritis Pain

…reduce or eliminate symptoms. The cells in our bodies have both a positive and negative charge, and imbalances in these charges can lead to health problems. For example, tissues that have a predominantly positive charge are overly acidic, and symptoms of over-acidity include heat, pain, and inflammation—all…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…their religious ceremonies. Their warriors also utilized it as a survival ration. Historical records indicate that chia has been used as a food as far back as 2500 BC. Up until a couple of decades ago it was grown only on small family plots, but it’s now being grown commercially in various Latin American…

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Why Glycation Is Harmful To Your Health

…major problems stemming from sugar consumption has to do with a chemical process called glycation. During the next several years, I suspect you will begin to see more emphasis being placed on the harmful effects of glycation. But if you’re concerned about preventing nearly any health problem, glycation…

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Zembrin: A Centuries Old Mood Enhancer

…Bushmen people there refer to the plant as “kanna,” “channa,” or “kougoed.” Written documents from European explorers and settlers dating back over 300 years document the beneficial effects of the plant. But even before these reports, the San people used the plant for centuries to help increase…

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

The compound from grape skins called resveratrol is back in the news, because research suggests that it might also become a powerful tool to help stop the spread of the flu. Researchers at the Institute of Microbiology found that resveratrol could stop the replication of the influenza virus in cell…

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Relieve Joint Pain with Good Old-Fashioned Water

Dehydration is one of the most common underlying causes of countless health issues—everything from headaches and constipation to blood pressure problems. But most people don’t associate dehydration with joint pain and stiffness. Many of the fluids we consume nowadays--soft drinks, tea, coffee, alcohol…

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Ease Angina With Padma

…very small percentage of either group has any idea how serious this is. Their failure to realize that it is a symptom of a far more serious health problem may come from a lack of understanding about angina. Angina occurs when the heart is put under extra stress because it does not receive adequate oxygen…

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

…strengthens the immune system and improves a child's overall psychological development. Babies who are breastfed have also exhibited significantly higher problem-solving ability than compared to infants receiving common man-made formula. Much of its nutritional superiority comes from the fact that mother's milk…

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Q&A: The Effect of Diet on ADHD

…Answer: A few of things might help. The first is cutting back, or even completely eliminating, wheat and wheat products, as well as most other high-glycemic grains. He may have a gluten sensitivity that could be contributing to the problem. Second, I would make sure he’s taking a good multivitamin…

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Flatulent? Stop Over Eating and Try These Natural Remedies

It’s tempting to want to clean your plate and you may not want to turn down your aunt’s famous casserole, but learning to say no and pushing back from the table could save you from another potentially embarrassing situation—gas and bloating. Eating more than your fill can do a number on your stomach…

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