10 Foods Proven To Aggravate Joint Pain

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Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease—rheumatoid arthritis is the main joint disease, and it gets worse as the body ages. Joint pain is an inflammation response, the immune system overreacting and causing swelling and pain. Besides corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs, the right diet reduces joint pain; and the wrong diet makes…

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9 Powerful Remedies That May Help COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term disease of the respiratory system. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis; it’s characterized by shortness of breath and fatigue. The main ways of treating COPD are medications (mostly inhalers and steroids), and nebulizers (machines make vapor which the patient inhales); besides these costly and involved treatments, there…

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11 Natural Alternatives to HRT

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a recent development in health care; it’s a means of subduing the symptoms of menopause by injecting hormones (mainly estrogen) and gradually tapering them off. They’re not safe to use past age 60, and, as with any hormone therapy, they carry certain risks—hormones influence energy levels, pain, and mood (among…

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9 Natural Alternatives To Ibuprofen

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One of the most widely sold commercial drugs in the United States, ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Although it’s frequently prescribed for minor aches and pains, long term ibuprofen use is tied to several serious health problems, including high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack, liver failure, intestinal damage, hearing loss, miscarriage,…

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10 AMAZING Window Bird Feeders

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Attracting birds to your yard is a good idea; they keep the mosquito population down, fertilize the soil, and are fun to watch as they hop about. Songbirds make some of the sweetest sounds in nature, especially in the early morning hours. A good bird feeder will draw regional birds to your yard; we’ve reviewed…

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7 Devastatingly Effective Natural Weedkillers

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One of the most challenging parts of keeping a garden is stopping weeds from choking out the plants you’re intentionally growing. Commercial weedkillers are essentially toxic chemicals lethal to plants and insects; while these may keep weeds down, they’ll make your garden a chemically altered place for years to come. These toxins leech into the…

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12 Superfoods That Keep The Heart Healthy

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There’s no one magic food that will maintain heart health; heart disease and heart attacks are brought on by an accumulation of poor eating habits, lack of exercise, stress, and genetic disposition. If you adopt the right diet and lifestyle choices, you can protect yourself against heart disease, which is essentially cardiovascular system overload. In…

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10 Anti-inflammatory Foods That Relieve Lower Back Pain

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Besides pain medication, which can only address the symptoms, not the cause, of back pain, you can change your diet to eat foods that relieve pain without the side effects of medications. Commercially produced pharmaceuticals are based on plants; if you go straight to the plant, you save money and pass on the harmful stuff…

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10 Anti-inflammatory Foods For Joint Pain

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The result of injury or disease, joint pain is a condition that’s hard to treat and tends to worsen with age. Besides taking medications for arthritis (most of these are corticosteroids), people can lessen inflammation—the cause of pain in the body, an immune system response—through diet. Certain foods decrease inflammation, while others increase it (like…

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10 Powerful Natural Remedies For Arthritis Pain

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More than one hundred kinds of joint diseases make up what we call arthritis; they affect 53 million adults in the US, and another 300,000 children. The symptoms of arthritis tend to intensify with age, as joints naturally degenerate. Arthritic inflammation (the other name for its pain and swelling) can happen even when the patient…

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