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Juicing for Pain Relief

Juicing for pain relief
Eating enough fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can be challenging. However, making sure you get plenty of fresh produce is important. When you’re living with chronic pain or conditions that cause inflammation, eating the right foods becomes even more important. If you’re...

Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts 

tangerine pumpkins and banana ghosts
 Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts 4 bananas24 chocolate chips, regular sized and/or mini 4 tangerines1 stalk celery Peel bananas and cut them in half. Place the cut side down so that the halves stand up.Use small chocolate chips to make the ghost eyes and...

Does Your Doctor Give You Inferior Treatment Because You’re Obese?

obesity
Evidence suggests that overweight people face discrimination because of their weight.One in three Americans is obese, and that number has been steadily growing. Doctors face difficulties in treating patients who are overweight, as sometimes the scales or scanners aren’t fit to measure people with...

5 Mantras for Pain Management

mantras
When you live with chronic pain, you often look for ways to manage pain throughout the day. Finding simple, gentle pain management techniques are helpful for many people, such as gentle stretches and calming meditation. The mind is powerful and sometimes needs a little...

Frankenstein Avocado Toast

Frankenstein avocado toast
 Frankenstein Avocado Toast Whole wheat toastAvocadoLemon or lime juiceFoods to make face:Black olivesRed pepperHardboiled eggsSliced radishes While your bread is in the toaster, mash up the avocado with the lemon or lime juice. Feel free to add salt, pepper and even red pepper flakes...

Strawberry Ghosts

strawberry ghosts
 Strawberry Ghosts 1 package Wilton melting chocolate24 fresh strawberriesmini chocolate chips or chocolate frosting in piping tube Melt chocolate according to package directions. (Tip: Wilton makes disposable melting trays that makes clean up easy. Find them at Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics).Place a large piece...

How to Start an Easy Exercise Routine for Beginners

exercise routine for beginners
Many people with conditions that cause chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, report that regular exercise improves their condition. Starting a new exercise routine, however, can be difficult. The good news is that once you’re in the groove, it gets easier to...

I Think I Have Postpartum Depression. What Do I Do?

postpartum depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) is more common than you may think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 9 women experience depression before, during, or after pregnancy— and those are only the reported cases.A very large number of women will...

Make a Dream Board for Success in 2018

Dream board for success
Life can feel overwhelming at times, especially when you’re living with chronic pain. You may feel like there’s no point in setting goals because your chronic pain makes it so hard to reach them. However, making a vision or dream board for success can...

3 Tips for Natural Pain Management

Natural Remedies for Pain
Living with chronic pain can be frustrating. Yes, that’s an understatement. Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that symptoms can be so different for people who have the same condition. Fibromyalgia, for example, can show up as joint pain in some people, and headaches...

What Is Carpal Tunnel?

What is carpal tunnel
People living with carpal tunnel often experience tingling, numbness and other symptoms in their hands and arms. Carpal tunnel occurs when a nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway on the palm-side of your wrist. Contributing factors of carpal...

Could Wifi Be Causing Your Chronic Pain?

Wifi causing chronic pain
A growing number of people are claiming sensitivity to Wifi and other electronic devices that we all use on a daily basis. Over 3 million people, in fact. They are experiencing symptoms ranging from migraines, fatigue and nausea to breathing difficulties, cancer and autoimmune...

10 Tips for Taking Care of a Loved One with Chronic Pain

TakingCareLovedOneChronicPain
When your loved ones are feeling the pain, they are simply not themselves. Follow these tips to help take the best care of them, without straining your relationship. 1) Keep communication open. Perhaps the most important thing you can do from the start is to let...

Blueberry and Spinach Juice Recipe

blueberry and spinach juice
Blueberry and Spinach Juice Recipe 2 cups fresh blueberries2 cups fresh spinach leaves2 Fuji apples Juice and enjoy!There are lots of combinations for juice recipes, so remember to have fun while you try them. Pick your favorite recipes and keep track of...

Pineapple, Cucumber and Turmeric Juice Recipe

turmeric juice recipe
Pineapple, Cucumber and Turmeric Juice Recipe 1 pineapple2 cucumbers15 three-inch pieces fresh turmeric root1 Tbsp ground cinnamon Juice the pineapple, cucumber and fresh turmericPour into a glass.Stir in the cinnamon and enjoy!

Kale Chips Recipe

kale chips
Ditch potato chips. If you love a crunchy, salty chip as a snack but want a healthy alternative, then give kale chips a try. They are easy to make and filled with fiber and antioxidants, and the nutrients in kale may reduce the risk...