Posts Tagged "Arthritis"

The Skinny on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Although the ‘anti-inflammatory diet,’ is probably one of the least sexy and least extreme nutrition games out there right now (Cookie diet anyone?), it is a loose outline to quite literally save your life as well as your waistline! What do I mean by that? Have you heard about those gnarly chronic degenerative diseases that are making Americans very sick?  Think Type II or non-insulin dependent diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s to name a few.   Nasty stuff and a hard way to navigate the second half of your life.   Chronic degenerative diseases are the result of chronic inflammation in the body.  This stuff doesn’t happen overnight. When it comes to chronic...

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Sciatica Soothers

A pain in the butt can be a real pain in the neck! (I say in the most clinically appropriate way possible) Have you heard of sciatica?  Of course.  It’s like the common cold or any decent ‘trashcan’ diagnosis for people who want to describe their pain using a more interesting term  other than ‘back pain’. Let me explain. The sciatic nerve exits on both sides of the last bones of your spine, or vertebrae.    Like all nerves in your body, the sciatic nerve runs like a telephone line down a certain path.  In this case, the path is: 1) the lower back 2) down through the glutes 3) down the back of the hamstring 3) into the calf 4) and into the...

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