Fight Back Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

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For the 1.5 million Americans living with rheumatoid arthritis, pain often shows up in the form of tender, swollen, and stiff joints. This type of pain begins in the smaller joints in the body—think fingers, hands, toes, and feet—then becomes more widespread, progressing to the wrists, ankles, knees, and beyond. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that’s triggered when …

Nature’s Solution for COPD

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Many of us take breathing for granted. But if you or someone you love struggles with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you know every easy breath is a gift to be cherished. The early signs of COPD can be subtle and easy to ignore. You may notice yourself getting more winded while climbing stairs—but that’s easy to blame on lack …

Safe Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

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Ahhh (or achoo!)…Spring! This highly anticipated change of seasons has many parts of the country feeling hopeful about warmer temperatures and sunnier skies. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and the beauty of this time of year almost has us forgetting about the dreaded allergy symptoms many of us will soon face. Seasonal allergies show up in many ways and …

Curtail Chronic Inflammation

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When the word “chronic” comes before the word “inflammation,” it’s time to pay attention. Inflammation itself is not harmful. While acute inflammation is part of the normal healing process, chronic inflammation can increase your odds of developing any number of health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Since chronic inflammation is a spark that sets off disease …

Relieve Low Back Pain, Naturally!

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When that first twinge arises at the base of your spine, you know that a bout with low back pain isn’t far off. When it does hit, every little movement hurts—and staying still can feel even worse. If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself reaching for over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease the pain. Yet, …

Knock Out Upper Respiratory Infections

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If you’re sick of succumbing to upper respiratory infections and tired of fearing the flu, you’re not alone. On the cold front, adults usually suffer from two or three colds every year—and kids can cycle through as many as eight colds annually. That tallies to more than 750 million colds each year. The flu typically infects on average 35 million …

Stop Acute Pain Fast!

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When you’re suddenly hit with pain, you want relief and you want it now! Acute pain comes on fast—usually due to an injury—and it doesn’t stick around once the problem gets fixed. But in the meantime, you want that pain to stop. The problem is, most over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers come with potential side effects that could actually make you …

Living Better with Autoimmune Disorders

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If you’ve been living with an autoimmune disorder, you know how hard it is to just get through the day. Some days, even getting out of bed feels impossible. Between the achiness, exhaustion, and other disabling symptoms, living with an autoimmune disease can impact your ability to work and socialize. It can also take a toll on your financial health, …

5 Nutrients That Heal a Leaky Gut

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Has your gut sprung a leak? Leaky gut, a lay person’s term for “intestinal hyperpermeability”—a condition where the intestinal barrier has been compromised—affects more than 80 percent of all American adults. At its core, leaky gut—technically known as gut enteropathy—arises when the intestinal barrier becomes permeable and allows bacteria, toxins, and microscopic bits of undigested food to “leak” out of …