As I eagerly thumb these words into my iPhone, I keep glancing up wide-eyed at my mother swimming in her indoor condo pool with my two young sons. Splashing and laughing, my 70 year old mother picks up my three year old son and swings him around the pool, and then quickly swims away for cover as my six year old starts to playfully splash at her in retaliation.
This scene may seem like just another Sunday visit to Grandma’s …Read more
If you suffer from arthritis, reaching for pain killers or anti-inflammatory medication may be the only thing on your mind when it comes to a pain or inflammation flare-up. But what if you could access natural pain relief without any of the nasty side-effects of traditional pain killers? New research is showing that ginger extract may actually provide natural pain relief that is better than the pain relief provided by betamethasone (cortisone) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
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Inflammation is a protective attempt by the body to remove whatever is injuring or trying to injure you. In some ways inflammation is good because it is trying to initiate the healing process; however, chronic inflammation can lead to many different diseases. Today there is a lot of discussion in the medical community about whether or not inflammation is at the root of all disease.
It used to be that inflammation was a physical response associated with …Read more
Osteoarthritis pertains to the inflammation of joints, causing stiffness and difficulty in movement. This form of inflammation is often observed among the elderly and has caused millions of dollars worth of medical tests and medications. Osteoarthritis has also affects the quality of life of an individual because it decreases one’s capacity to perform routine activities, including the simple of act of walking and standing.
To relieve the symptoms associated with inflammation, over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and paracetamol could …Read more