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    Sasha deBeausset

    Sasha deBeausset is a nutritional anthropologist and licensed nutritionist with a B.A. from Tufts University and a M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition from the University of San Carlos. She has been awarded for her academic writing and research, and she has been blogging on food, health, and nutrition for over five years. Sasha is passionate about contributing to making quality and research-based information available freely on the web so people can inform themselves and make better decisions for their health.
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    Can Sugar Cause Headaches or Migraines?

    Sugar and migraines (headaches), is there a connection? What is the connection and what other issues can sugar cause. Let's have a look. Ill Effects...

    The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Plant-Based Diet

    Every year, researchers are finding more and more benefits to following a plant-based diet. Some benefits of plant-based diets include lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol,...

    Can Antioxidant Therapy Reduce Pain Symptoms?

    Are you looking for answers on if antioxidant therapy can reduce pain? If you are a follower of Pain Resource, you know that we...

    Can the Paleo Diet Help Reduce Pain?

    Paleo Diet - is it a Fad Diet? Some proponents of strict fad diets claim that they prevent and cure all of the most...

    5 Foods That Help You Sleep Better

    Most big meals, like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, are followed closely by a nice, relaxing nap or a good night’s sleep that might even...

    How to Plan Your Type 2 Diabetes Diet

    Picture this: Lisa Parker is 37, and she has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since she was in college, Lisa started developing a...

    Boost your Heart Health with these 7 Foods

    Believe it or not, the connection between nutrition and health hasn’t always been clear. Traditionally, Western Medicine practitioners believed that disease and illness were...

    Quick Guide to Acupuncture for Back Pain

    If you have chronic back pain, it is likely that you have tried at least half a dozen techniques and treatments to help and...

    The Best Supplements for Nerve Pain

    Nerve pain can be caused by multiple health issues, from a spine condition to nerve damage related to chronic diseases. The pain sensation can...

    9 Foods for Natural Pain Relief

    That deep pain is back again. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to switch out those pills and say, “It’s time for my pain relief snack!”...

    7 Foods That Improve Mental Health

    Mental health is undoubtedly a loaded term. For some, it can symbolize the heaviest burden in their life and for others, a subtle, or...

    Foods to Avoid after a Heart Attack

    Heart attacks are serious events that affect the cardiovascular system. Some of the main contributing lifestyle factors to heart attacks include lack of exercise,...

    Fighting Pain: Military Members with Chronic Pain

    Members of the United States military serve our country to protect us and our freedom. Once they return home as veterans, we celebrate them...

    10 Worst Foods for Depression and Anxiety

    If you've recently lost a loved one, moved away, had trouble finding a job or experienced uncertainty about the future, perhaps you've felt anxious...

    Should I try a Gluten-Free Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can cause swelling, pain and discomfort, all of which can worsen over time if not treated with proper medication, physical therapy,...

    These Are The 5 Worst Foods For Joint Pain

    Joint pain is a common health problem that can affect your range of motion, strength, and overall well-being. Oftentimes, injury or arthritis are the...

    How To Reduce Pain in Vulnerable Populations

    If you have ever experienced chronic pain - or if you support someone who has - you know how debilitating it can be. It...

    Is There a Preventative Connection Between Vitamin C and Gout?

    Is there a connection between vitamin C and gout? About a decade ago, research began to suggest that taking a daily dose of vitamin...

    How to Treat Pediatric Migraines: What Parents Should Know

    When you think of migraines, you probably imagine an adult experiencing severe, crippling head pain from time to time. But migraines aren't a health...

    5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

    You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you...

    Get Relief Today: 4 Essential Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

    Have you ever wondered if there are researched-backed, natural remedies for fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness that may occur...

    5 Quick & Easy Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

    When you’re living with chronic pain, it can be hard to have the energy to exercise or cook healthy meals. However, making good choices...

    Heart Healthy Diet Tips for American Heart Month

    February is American Heart Month, and the goal for this month is to raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. You can...

    How Do I Manage Crohn’s Disease?

    If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed or has lived with Crohn's disease for a while now, you know how life-changing...

    5 Top Foods that Cause Inflammation

    Chronic inflammation can lead to long term health issues such as chronic pain, tissue damage, cancer, obesity, asthma, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2...

    2019 Fitness Trends + 4 Amazing End of Year Workouts

    The end of 2018 is here, as are tons of sweets, treats, and reasons to celebrate. But instead of indulging, take this time of...

    It’s a Family Holiday Affair: Joint-Friendly Fitness Ideas

    Let’s face it: most of us don’t plan our holiday family activities around working out. Some of us might have the fleeting thought that...

    Your Guide to Health Goals for the New Year

    It’s hard to believe, but there is less than a month left of 2018. Rather than chastising yourself over health goals for the new year...

    10 Holiday Gifts for Those with Chronic Pain

    Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the lists continue to grow: to-do lists, gift lists and wish lists. It can be challenging...

    #RockTheRibbon: Know Your Status This World AIDS Day

    Established on December 1 1988, World AIDS Day highlights the global fight against HIV/AIDS. While new transmissions are easily preventable thanks to tools like condoms,...

    Cast a Spell With Spooktacularly Healthy Halloween Treats

    It's Halloween - that time of year known for dressing up, enjoying cooler temps and of course tricking or treating for a few sugar...

    Protect Your Lung Health This Respiratory Care Week

    Imagine for a moment having trouble breathing or feeling significant pain when you inhale or exhale. Imagine feeling like you cannot get enough oxygen...

    Empower Your Community for National Health Education Week

    It’s National Health Education Week – and the perfect opportunity to discuss the importance of helping to build awareness around public health issues to...

    Tips For Dining Out With Celiac Disease

    Dining out with any sort of dietary limitation can be a challenge, to say the least. You have to have an eye for ingredients...

    Healthy Substitutions at 5 of Your Favorite Restaurants

    One of the most difficult things about eating healthy is choosing healthy foods at restaurants. When you eat at home, it is much easier to...

    10 Worst Foods for Your Health

    There is one important thing we need to know: there is no such thing as “good foods” or “bad foods”. Foods are just foods....

    Peripheral Neuropathy Diet: Foods to Avoid

    Did you know that the pain and discomforts associated with peripheral neuropathy can be alleviated by making changes in your diet? Peripheral neuropathy is a...

    The Warfarin Diet

    Warfarin, also known as Coumadin or Jantoven, is a drug prescribed for a range of conditions related to blood circulation. It is often called...

    Can Dietary Changes Reduce Vertigo Attacks?

    If you’ve ever suffered from a vertigo attack, you know how awful it can be. After a simple change in the position of your...

    5 Common Foods That Can Reduce Pain

    Some people are naturalists – they prefer looking to foods and herbs that can help to prevent and treat ailments rather than depending on...

    5 Foods That Reduce Anxiety

    For those of us who live with anxiety, we know how debilitating it can be. Whether it is going into work for a meeting,...

    7 Awesome Technologies Made Possible by Your Tax Dollars

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD-lbUyAlWI?rel=0] We live in a world energized by technological advances, from that new app on your smartphone to drones and self-driving cars. As you...

    How Your Diet Impacts Pain Levels

    Wouldn’t it be great to pop some apple slices into your mouth instead of pills to get rid of pain? This idea might not be...

    6 Foods that Boost Focus and Memory

    The natural power of good food to safeguard our health never ceases to amaze me. As my profession and studies challenge me to dig...

    The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure (with Diet)

    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a dangerous health condition that is all too common. According to the CDC, about one in...

    Alkaline Diet: Foods List, Benefits and Tips

    Life itself depends on organisms, like your body, achieving and maintaining a pH balance that allows for regular functioning. In all living organisms, deviations...

    6 Foods to Avoid if you have Hashimoto’s Disease

    Do you or one of your family members have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? When you are diagnosed with a serious illness like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, it is...

    Avoid These 3 Food Additives That Cause Migraines

    If you suffer from frequent migraine headaches, you know just how debilitating they can be. If you take prescription medicine for them, it isn’t...

    Is There a Link Between Obesity and Chronic Pain?

    Obesity used to be a condition associated with Western diets of processed, high-fat and high-sugar foods. However, the globalization of food industry trends coupled...

    Can a Vegan Diet Reduce Inflammation?

    A focus on inflammation, and how it related to our health, is one of the biggest trends in medical and nutritional research. Laboratory and...

    5 Foods for Natural Pain Management

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could treat all illnesses with food? Rather than popping pills, we could be popping apple slices or blueberries. The...

    Are Organic Foods Better for Pain?

    There are multiple benefits to our health and to our environment when we eat organic foods. From an environmental perspective, organic foods promote sustainability over...

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