FIBROMYALGIA

FIBROMYALGIA

What is Fibromyalgia? According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple painful areas of the body on both sides of the body, fatigue, poor sleep, difficulty thinking or concentrating. Symptoms are present for 3 or more months with no apparent cause of the symptoms. It may also involve symptoms such as...

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Inflammation and Joint Pain

Inflammation and Joint Pain

What causes inflammation and joint pain? Medical Definition of inflammation A local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often the loss of function and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue. Acute...

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Mapping Out Your Life of Great Health

Mapping Out Your Life of Great Health

When it comes to health and wellness, the best way to reach your goals is to be specific about how you plan to accomplish them, and how you will measure your success. Setting the goal of “being healthier” is too vague – you need to break it down into steps and smaller goals to get

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Holistic Pain Management

Holistic Pain Management

Learn more about holistic pain management. Pain is a symptom of a dysfunction in the body. It could be caused by injury, misalignment or tissue damage that results in inflammatory cytokines released in the site of injury to wall off and repair the tissue. It could also be caused by inflammatory cytokines released in response

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Sugar is Not Sweet to Your Body

Sugar is Not Sweet to Your Body

Sugar health issues can cause significant damage to your body. I advice all my clients not to eat any refined sugar. It has been well established that sugar suppresses your immune system for up to 5 hours after consumption. You can imagine what happens to our immune system when we eat sugar several times a

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Symptoms and Response

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Symptoms and Response

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome and what symptoms does it cause? Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a series of symptoms that include lower abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and nausea. As you can see, this is a diagnosis based on symptoms. The medical literature tells us there is no known cause

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Your Complete Guide to CBD

Your Complete Guide to CBD

Brief History of CBD Oil Many people assume that CBD is a new and innovative supplement, however, CBD has a rich history. Roger Adams, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois first discovered CBD in the 1940s. Adams separated CBD oil from the hemp plant to study its properties and found it had many

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Nutrition Response Testing: How It Works

Nutrition Response Testing: How It Works

How to help your body heal itself through Nutrition Response Testing. Analysis of Your Body Nutrition Response Testing begins with analysis through the body’s autonomic nervous system, the system that regulates the actions of internal organs in our body. There is a finite amount of energy in the body. The body will protect vital organs...

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Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life (Part 2)

Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life (Part 2)

Contrary to popular belief, stress hormones (such as cortisol and adrenaline) are a good thing. When released appropriately, they provide mental clarity, physical strength, and overall brain and muscle efficiency that can be seen even as “superhuman.” Have you ever heard of the term “adrenaline rush?” This term refers to your body appropriately...

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Allergies

Allergies

What are allergies? Allergies are best defined as an abnormal response or reaction to normally harmless substances. It is also called a hypersensitivity reaction. This response is mediated by your immune system. Though allergies sometimes affect everyone differently, common symptoms include watery eyes, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion...

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Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life

Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life

The term “Adrenal Fatigue” was formulated in 1998 by a naturopathic doctor, James Wilson, Ph.D. This syndrome was explained as a collection of related symptoms caused by insufficient adrenal gland function. In other words, when the adrenal glands operate inadequately, complications arise and Adrenal Fatigue syndrome can develop. Usually, the...

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Healthy Holiday Nutrition

Healthy Holiday Nutrition

The first requirement for Holiday eating is to have fun! The holidays are good for relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends over special meals. These are not meals you eat every day so you can indulge in some decadent foods. However, if we go overboard and throw all nutrition sense out, we end

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