20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions Including the Gluten Free Diet

fibro_solutions_naturalFibromyalgia, like most modern day ‘syndromes,’ is considered ‘idiopathic’ – a fancy word for “we don’t know,” and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient’s suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst — all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.

Thankfully, a significant body of research has accumulated on natural approaches to fibromyalgia that focus on dietary modification, avoidance of chemical exposures and the use of orthomolecular nutrition, i.e. vitamins, biological co-factors, minerals, etc. Continue reading

20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions Including the Gluten Free Diet

fibro_solutions_naturalFibromyalgia, like most modern day ‘syndromes,’ is considered ‘idiopathic’ – a fancy word for “we don’t know,” and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient’s suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst — all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.

Thankfully, a significant body of research has accumulated on natural approaches to fibromyalgia that focus on dietary modification, avoidance of chemical exposures and the use of orthomolecular nutrition, i.e. vitamins, Continue reading

What Country Tops the List of Healthiest Countries?

Story at-a-glance

  • Japan      ranked highest in the world for both female and male life expectancy
  • The      United States spends $2.7 trillion annually — TWICE the amount per person      as most other industrialized nations – Continue reading

ATiny Red Solution for Arthritis Pain

Did You Know…

… that pomegranate can help alleviate the pain and discomfort of arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions?

For the 50 million Americans who suffer from arthritis, the pain and stiffness that affects joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones can severely limit the ability to enjoy life and live it fully.  Many conventional treatments for arthritis come with worrisome risks and side effects—but the good news is that natural and proven solutions do exist! Continue reading

The 12 Most Common Causes of Food Poisoning

The CDC estimates that there are about 48 million illnesses caused by food poisoning each year, and as a health care professional you’re bound to see more than a few. Of course, knowing that food poisoning is a common occurrence isn’t any consolation to those suffering through the nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and digestive problems it can cause. Your best weapon against food poisoning is prevention, and there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of exposure to some of the common bacteria that cause it. Learn these common causes of food poisoning so you can eat smart and help stop yourself from becoming just another statistic.

1. Raw or undercooked food. Whether you’re cooking at home or going out, eating food that hasn’t been cooked thoroughly or brought to the appropriate temperature can put you at high risk of developing food poisoning. While you might enjoy rare steak, runny eggs or certain raw veggies, these foods can all carry bacteria when they are not cooked long enough or hot enough to kill off the  Continue reading