pain

Terpenes: “Benefits of Cannabis Without the High”

An Interview with Dr Lee Know, ND By Jason Sebeslav Lee Know is a licensed naturopathic doctor, recipient of several awards, and has held positions as medical advisor, scientific evaluator, and director of R&D for major organizations. He’s the author of Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and the Director of Scientific [...]

Terpenes: “Benefits of Cannabis Without the High” 2018-07-19T18:03:09+00:00

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice

By Dr. Scott Figueroa, ND Published in HWS Magazine Dr Scott Figueroa is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a clinical practice in Niagara Falls. He is also available Mondays and Thursdays to help customers navigate natural health at The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market. Dr. Scott was asked to comment on his top three most [...]

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice 2018-02-15T15:52:50+00:00

Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers

A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania. Named “oleocanthal” by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, similar to the action of ibuprofen. The finding is significant because inflammation increasingly [...]

Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Help for Fibromyalgia: Scientists find acupuncture improves symptoms

Fibromyalgia patients treated with six sessions of acupuncture experienced significant symptomatic improvement compared to a group given simulated acupuncture sessions, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "This study shows there is something real about acupuncture and its effects on fibromyalgia," says David Martin, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and the study's lead investigator. "Our [...]

Help for Fibromyalgia: Scientists find acupuncture improves symptoms 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Grandma’s cure for stiff joints?

Researchers from Cardiff University report that cod liver oil is effective in slowing the destruction of joint cartilage in patients with arthritis. The trial shows that 86% of pre-operative patients with arthritis who took cod liver oil capsules daily had absent or significantly reduced levels of the enzymes that cause cartilage damage, compared to 26% [...]

Grandma’s cure for stiff joints? 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Cayenne creams ease pain and itch

Used in topical ointments and creams, cayenne (capsaicin) is known to be safe and effective for pain management in cases of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, as well as conditions affecting the nerves, including shingles. Studies show that pain and itch caused by operations or injuries may also benefit from cayenne treatment. Researchers from the University of [...]

Cayenne creams ease pain and itch 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

Healing Tree? Christmas tree has anti-inflammatory compounds

Here’s a new reason why a real Christmas tree is always best! Researchers have identified a group of anti-inflammatory compounds in the bark of the Scotch pine — widely used for Christmas trees — that they say could be used for treating arthritis and pain. The compounds, which show promise in preliminary cell studies, are [...]

Healing Tree? Christmas tree has anti-inflammatory compounds 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Unexplained Pain? Low vitamin D may be the reason, says study

People with persistent, non-specific musculoskeletal pain should be screened regularly for vitamin D deficiency, say researchers at the University of Minnesota. They found that 93% of all subjects with non-specific musculoskeletal pain were vitamin D deficient. In a study of 150 children and adults, 100% of African-American, East African, Hispanic, and Native American subjects were [...]

Unexplained Pain? Low vitamin D may be the reason, says study 2018-02-15T15:53:26+00:00

MSM the answer for pain and injuries

The dietary supplement methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a type of sulfur required for the formation of healthy tissues, tendons, ligaments and muscles. MSM helps fluids pass through the cell membrane more easily, which reduces inflammation and helps relieve pain. In addition, harmful substances such as toxins and lactic acid are more easily expelled from the cell. [...]

MSM the answer for pain and injuries 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

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