When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Darn, it happened again! You’ve just tried a new facial cleanser, but instead of the healthy glow you had hoped for, your skin became red, itchy and irritated. With a sigh, you throw the cleanser into the drawer filled with all of your other be... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
I really love the times I wake up to a new pain (sarcasm sign). Today, it's mid-back on the right & it is killing me! Who knows what I did?! Gonna power through. I listened & took a gentle stretch, heated & iced & ibuprofened up. Now to the day!... Read more
I was (am) in too much pain to sleep last night. Now I'm exhausted and hurting. Nothing makes me want comfort food while wrapped up in comfy pjs and blankets. Pizza sounds great! Thankfully I live in the middle of no where, so no delivery this far!... Read more
Vitamin D is associated with bone health. Low levels of vitamin D may cause joint pain. Get a Vitamin D test if you suffer from knee pain. Losing just a few pounds can take pressure off your knees. Chronic pain is associated with dwelling on your pa... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
Important info about your overall health may literally be at your fingertips. We decode pale nails, puffy fingers, and more.HANDSPuffiness: Salty snacks, antibiotics, hot weather and PMS can all bring on bloat. Swelling that doesn't subside... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
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