Tag Archives: inflammation

  • Vitamin D

    Have you often wondered why you feel better in the summer when the sun is out? Well the simple answer is Vitamin D.  Virtually every organ system in your body is dependent on sunshine for optimal performance because it triggers Vitamin D production in your cells.  Vitamin D is an ‘essential’ vitamin which means that […]

  • Tennis Elbow

    Summer tends to encourage us all to hit the sun drenched tennis courts. Unfortunately, it also means that it’s the time of year for tennis related injuries. One of the most common is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), a pain on the outside of the elbow, which can radiate down into the forearm. This involves a […]

  • What’s Causing Your Knee Pain?

    Do you have knee pain and are not sure of where it might be coming from? Well here are some little pointers that might give you a clue as to what might be causing the problem. Trauma Fracture – if there has been trauma and you are having significant pain with all movements, then ruling […]

  • The Inflammation Story

    Pain comes in many forms and from many sources. There are sprains, strains, tears, breaks, fractures, pulls, spasms… you name it. And the sources range from imbalanced activities in daily living, stress, poor posture, muscle imbalances, physical trauma, falls, allergies, mental anguish and… FOOD! One of the secrets to pain-free living is found in a […]

  • Foods for Pain and Inflammation

    Here is a great article about how foods can play a huge part in pain and inflammation. My own experience will vouch for this and it is well worth taking these foods out of your diet if you are suffering. Dr Wiley is American so talks about the American diet but it is the same […]

  • A great anti-inflammatory and pain reliever

    According to new research, the extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree appears to have inflammation-fighting properties and pain-relieving abilities. Scientists from the National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition in Rome found the antioxidant compound, called Pycnogenol, inhibits the generation of COX-2 and 5-LOX, which are naturally occurring mediators associated with […]

  • A breakthrough in support for tendons ligaments and cartilage

    A breakthrough in support for tendons ligaments and cartilage.  Recent research and development in the United States has led to a breakthrough in nutritional support for the health of connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage.  This breakthrough may help injury recovery, tissue healing and a reduction in pain. Preliminary research suggests that a […]

  • A Silent Cause of Heart Problems

    It is inflammation in the arteries, not cholesterol, that causes up to half of all heart problems in this country every year, and many people never even see it coming! They eat the right foods, exercise and watch their weight. They look and feel great, right up to the minute that their hearts stop beating. […]