Author Archives : Carly Raffiek


Sciatic Nerve Pain: Prevention, Stretches, and Exercises for Pain Relief

Sciatica occurs when a person experiences feelings of numbness or tingling, which begins in the lower back region, through the buttocks, and runs down the leg—the sciatic nerve. Nerve pain resulting from sciatica is a symptom related to an underlying condition that affects the sciatic nerve. Conditions that can lead to sciatica are a lumbar here to read more

Menopause and joint pain: What is the connection?

Joint pain often occurs at the same time as menopause and it affects many women. While there is no clear reason for these achy and swollen joints, some doctors believe it may be due to falling estrogen levels. Estrogen is thought to protect joints and reduce inflammation, and when these levels drop during menopause, inflammation here to read more

Type 2 diabetes may be reversible: Study

Type 2 diabetes may be reversible in as little as four months according to a study conducted by researchers at McMaster University. Type 2 diabetes is generally considered to be long-term and worsens over time, requiring increasingly complex management strategies that include medications, dietary restrictions, and careful exercise. It occurs when a patient’s pancreas is here to read more


Tips for beating your cough

The cold temperatures and changing of the seasons may find you fighting an irritating cough, and while coughing is a natural reflex to help clear your lungs and airways, persistent coughing can be both annoying and painful. Continue reading to learn about what can cause a cough and how you can beat it. A cough here to read more

Getting your greens may reduce stress: Study

The British Medical Journal Open recently published a study that found that eating a moderate amount of fruits and vegetables may help lower psychological distress. The study collected data from 60,000 Australians who were 45 or older and analyzed their fruit and vegetable consumption, lifestyle factors, and psychological distress at two points in time—first between here to read more