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Vitamins and Supplements for Arthritis: Part 2

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Part 2

Do your research before you supplement for arthritis.

In “Vitamins and Supplements for Arthritis: Part 1” we discussed how glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and SAM-e supplements can help to relieve arthritis pain and improve joint condition. Now we will continue delving into which vitamins and supplements are actually proven to improve osteoarthritis conditions. Don’t waste your money on supplements that offer no real benefit or relief to you. Use the actual research to decide which vitamins and supplements may actually offer the benefits that you’re looking for.

Vitamins and Supplements for Arthritis: Part 1

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Part 1

Are you taking the right supplements for your arthritis?

There are many supplements out there marketed towards arthritis supplements, so how do you know which ones will actually help the pain? You have to do your research. Learn how something might help you to determine if it is actually going to give you the benefit that you desire. Doctors say that there are some vitamins and supplements that really are helpful in relieving arthritis pain and improving the condition of joints, but many of them could interact with prescription medication or each other and therefore should be left alone.

Vitamin Deficiencies that Cause Pain

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Vitamins for Pain

Is your pain being caused by simple vitamin deficiencies? Get it straight before you medicate.

Vitamin deficiencies can cause all sorts of pain, health conditions, and neurological problems. Before masking symptoms with medication, you should be aware of which ones could be caused by a simple vitamin deficiency. This is especially true if you consider that many common medications deplete our vitamin stores or hinder the absorption of vitamins that we are eating or taking. We recommend that you have your doctor check for these specific vitamin deficiencies before resorting to medication to treat your pain.

Uses and Benefits of Vitamin E

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Vitamin E Supplement

Is Vitamin E Supplementation Right for YOU?

Vitamin E is used in many bodily functions. It is classified as an antioxidant vitamin, meaning that it helps in cellular repair and protects cells from damage. Vitamin E is obtained through our diets, in vegetables, oils, eggs, fruit, and meats. People use vitamin E supplements to treat diabetes and to reduce their chances of heart attack, blood clots, cancer, and high blood pressure. Vitamin E is Research has shown that vitamin E supplementation is helpful for lots of health conditions, when done correctly under medical supervision.

Combat Chronic Inflammation with Vitamins

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Arthritis Vitamins Inflammation Hands

Inflammation not only hurts, but it destroys tissues and causes disease. Learn how to avoid chronic inflammation with vitamins and supplements.

Inflammation is your body’s main defense mechanism, meant to anticipate, intercept and destroy invading microorganisms. Inflammation causes redness, swelling, heat and pain. Inflammation helps your immune system fight invaders and heal injuries, but can be dangerous if it becomes chronic.

Inflammation becomes a danger when it is brought on by malfunctions of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases and allergies are good examples. Out of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, chronic, low-level inflammation causes seven of them. This includes Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, nephritis, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory disease.

How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Leaky Gut Syndrome Bone Broth

Could healing your gut also heal your disease?

In our article “Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?” we described how a leaky gut happens, what diseases it causes, and what to avoid to keep your gut healthy. “Refined flours and highly processed foods are really hard on the epithelial lining of the gut. High glycemic index foods, dairy products, and gluten are damaging. High chronic caffeine use, excessive alcohol consumption, and overuse of antibiotics are bad for the epithelial lining. All of these things weaken the bonds between the cells letting particles escape.

Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Intestinal Health Leaky Gut

Could a leaky gut be the source of all your disease?

Leaky gut syndrome is opening the eyes of people suffering from a wide array of conditions. Leaky gut is found in people with obesity, thyroid disorders, endocrine disorders, lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, autism, and even schizophrenia along with many, many more. (more…)

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Could One Simple Deficiency Be Causing ALL of Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

People with fibromyalgia are all too familiar with pain and suffering. Fibromyalgia causes body-wide pain and tenderness in the muscles, tendons and joints. Symptoms can greatly worsen at the beginning of a woman’s menstrual cycle or after menopause because of the drastic drop in estrogen. Fibromyalgia also causes numbness and tingling, heart palpitations and fibrillation, sleep disturbances, abnormal pain responses, migraines, stress, depression, cognitive malfunction, fatigue, weakness, personality changes, extreme premenstrual syndrome, and even seizures.

All of these symptoms can be improved by one commonly underrated and formerly misunderstood mineral; magnesium. When magnesium levels are low, it changes the expression and behavior of proteins in the body, altering the course of general health. Approximately 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The proteins in your body have 3,751 binding sites for magnesium alone because it is responsible for so many human functions. Magnesium is also needed for the action of 300 different enzymes found in the body.

Vitamins for Ligaments and Tendons

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Vitamins for Ligaments and Tendons

Keep your Joints Healthy

Ligaments and tendons are important for your everyday movements and activities. They can take a lot of wear and tear with just normal activities, but take a tremendous amount of strain when we exercise. This increases the need for certain vitamins and minerals in our bodies. If the correct nutrients are present, then repairs can be quickly made, helping you to avoid injury, pain, and inflammation.

Ligaments are the flexible structures that connect bones to bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. Although they have different functions, ligaments and tendons are both made up primarily of collagen, a strong, flexible, connective tissue. Repetitive motions and regular use case a breakdown in the collagen and it must be healed to remain strong.

To fully understand how vitamins and supplements can help to protect and repair ligaments and tendons, you must first learn what these tissues need and how each vitamin or supplement contributes to the needs of the tissue. Connective tissues primarily need water for lubrication, proteoglycans to attract and hold water, and collagen to hold the proteoglycans in place.

You’re Only as Young as Your Spine Part 2: The Benefits of Decompression Therapy and Vitamin C

Monday, November 12th, 2012

How Can Letting Nutrients Flow into a Disc Help Me?

The discs of the spine are not static objects. They are constantly breaking down and rebuilding, just like our bones and all other cells of the body. Having a damaged disc does not always mean that it cannot be repaired. However, hydration and nutrients are needed to rebuild discs. The tough outer membrane uses a lot of vitamin C, especially in the lower back, because of the load that it carries and the constant flexing that occurs here. The discs of the lower back are one of the first things in the body to suffer when vitamin C levels are low.

Why Do My Discs Need Vitamin C?

Without enough vitamin C, the disc breaks down but cannot rebuild. The outer layer thins, bulges, and can eventually rupture if it cannot repair itself. Decompression therapy pulls water and vitamin C directly into the disc. Vitamin C is used to create collagen and elastin, which gives the disc the tough, flexible components that it needs to remain healthy. If vitamin C is not present, the body will compensate by using hard, brittle patches of cholesterol instead. These patches are not flexible and can easily break, further damaging the disc.