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3 All-Natural Solutions for Arthritis and Inflammation

 

Solutions for arthritis or lots of inflammation in the body, inflamed joints, very stiff arthritic joints.

 

There are several things that you can do:

1. Start adding anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals like omegas, fish oil, flaxseed oil, chia seed oil, and turmeric. High doses of omega-3s help decrease the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 inside your body. That ratio has to be an ideal 2:1.  The problem is that our diets are about 20:1, and that gap is inflammation. The more omega-3s you add to the equation, it helps lower that gap, decreases the inflammation, and allows the body to heal the way it's supposed to. Omega supplements have been shown to decrease pain better than NSAIDs like Aspirin or Advil.1

Tumeric is another very helpful nutrient/supplement to add to your diet for inflammation relief. Learn more here!

 

2. Cut out sugar. Sugar is gasoline for the fire when it comes to inflammation. Carbs, bread, crackers, fruits, juices all add fuel to the...

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10 Uncommon Important Blood Work and Lab Tests

blood work inflammation Jun 28, 2018
 

10 Uncommon Important Blood Work and Lab Tests

"I'm heading to a physical, and I want blood work done. Dr. Livingood, give me some guidance. What should I be looking for?"

Glad you asked!

Here's a laundry list of what to look for in your blood work: 

1. A Complete Blood Panel Ok this one isn't uncommon but I wanted to be sure you don't stop here, this is the basic. 

2. Vitamin D. This is a must. High Vitamin D levels are tied to the prevention of many diseases like cancer, diabetes, parkinson's, heart disease, and more. 1

3. Fasting Insulin Levels - Going deeper than blood sugar and A1C levels will help give more understanding of insulin resistance and prevention of diabetes and heart disease. 

4. Ferritin Levels. This is a powerful stroke risk predictor as it helps to measure the "weight" of your blood and how much iron it is carrying. 2

5. Uric Acid is going to measure how your body is breaking down fructose. This is important for ...

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All-Natural Remedies For Knee Pain

 

I get many questions in my office from people dealing with knee issues. Many are making some very poor (even dangerous) choices in trying to actually deal with the pain.

Here are 7 easy-to-use solutions to help you fix the problem rather than mask the symptom. 

Before we break them down, it's important for you to know that there can be many causes of knee issues. I'm going to give you some blanketed solutions that will help manage and handle all of them. Of course, as with everything, you’ll want to talk to a healthcare provider to know for sure what you're dealing with. Here are some possible causes.

 5 Causes of Knee Pain

1. Overuse or Tendonitis. A very common cause of knee problems.  The repetitive motion, constant damage, taxing stress and overuse is hard on the joint and the tendons of the knee. The damage leads to tendonitis and inflammation.

2. Poor Biomechanics. The bones and joints are out of alignment. Compare this to a tire being...

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8 Bone and Joint Pain Remedies

From 2013-2015, an estimated 54.4 million US adults (22.7%) annually had ever been told by a doctor that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. By 2040, an estimated 78 million (26%) US adults ages 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. 1

According to the Arthritis Foundation there are over 100 different types of arthritis. To understand if you or a love one have a form of arthritis here are the common warning signs and symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Chronic pain
  • Inability to do daily activities
  • Difficulty walking or climbing
  • Knobby finger joints
  • Degenerated joints
  • Digestive problems
  • Accompanying heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin issues

The two most common forms of arthritis are inflammatory and degenerative. Infectious and metabolic (gout) can occur as well. Traditional approaches include NSAIDS and steroids. Some get to the point of therapy and surgeries. 

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Ginger Tea

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Ginger Tea

1 tsp fresh grated turmeric root (or 1/3 tsp dried)

1 tsp fresh grated ginger root (or 1/3 tsp dried)

1/4 tsp black pepper (or 1 tsp coconut oil) (for absorb turmeric)

1 slice of lemon and/or raw honey (to taste)

 

In a small sauce pan bring a cup of water to boil.  Remove from heat and add the turmeric and ginger.  Let steep with the lid on for approximately 5 minutes.  Strain the tea and add some honey, lemon, pepper or coconut oil as desired. 

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Immune Boosting Green Juice

Immune Booting Green Juice

4-6 celery stalks

1 cucumber

1 green apple

2 cups spinach and/or kale

1 head of romaine lettuce

1 lemon

1 lime (optional)

1 small knob ginger (optional)

 

Juice all ingredients in a juicer.  Stir and serve over ice if desired!

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Inflammation

 

Put out the fire with these steps!

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Wrist Pain

 

Carpal tunnel, sprains, too much computer work and more.

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Stiffness

 

Attack this common morning and work life nuisance. 

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