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8 Natural Ways to Overcome Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, and 90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers are women. It's still up for debate why far more women get fibromyalgia than men. Some healthcare professionals claim it's due to decreased serotonin levels in the brains of women. Unfortunately, people suffering from fibromyalgia struggle with pain, fatigue, depression and other common…

Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment Options, Including Diet & Supplementation

Chronic pain affects millions of people in the United States. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and approximately 3 percent to 6 percent of the global population. (1)  Researchers estimate that somewhere between 75 percent and 90 percent of all of those with fibromyalgia are…

Ribose: Energy-Boosting Heart Supporter or Sugar Trap?

What is D-ribose? Ribose, also known as D-ribose, is naturally created by our bodies. Why is it so important? Because it actually helps provide our cells with sufficient energy. This is key to all of our many cells maintaining both their integrity and their function. In fact, scientific studies show that D-ribose may help a number…

SAM-e: Worth the Hype or Waste of Money?

Have you heard the hype about SAM-e? It's a dietary supplement that has been on the U.S. market for only 20 years, long after it was discovered in Italy in 1952. Although it's only available by prescription in Europe to treat conditions like depression and arthritis, the supplement is becoming more and more popular in…

Craniosacral Therapy for Depression, Neck Pain & Headaches

The term craniosacral therapy (or CST) refers to how this treatment approach addresses abnormalities of fluid and membranes connecting to both the cranium and sacrum. The sacrum is a triangular bone in the lower back situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis that connects to the spine, and the cranium is the skull, the bony structure that…

What Your Chest Pain Means + 9 Natural Treatments & Prevention

Few things are as frightening as chest pains. The first thing that comes to mind is a heart attack. While chest pains and heart attacks often do go hand-in-hand, there are so many other conditions that can cause similar discomfort and pain. Some of the causes are quite serious and potentially fatal, and other causes are…

Polymyalgia Rheumatica + 5 Natural Remedies

Polymyalgia rheumatica causes stiffness in the shoulders, neck and hips, especially in the morning or after a long rest. It almost exclusively affects adults 50 and older, with the average age of diagnosis around 70. The condition has no known cause, but it responds very well to simple medical treatment. In addition, there are natural…

4 Steps to Overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a chronic illness characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for more than six months. This fatigue cannot be explained away by an underlying medical condition. In fact, one of the disease's principle challenges is that it's impossible to diagnose with laboratory tests. However, some professionals believe it is closely related to adrenal…

The 8 Best Natural Muscle Relaxers

Have you ever taken a prescription muscle relaxer or thought about taking one? The name alone probably makes you think that muscle relaxers are helpful and harmless, but think twice — synthetic muscle relaxers (unlike a homemade muscle rub) are actually both highly addictive and dangerous when they're not used as prescribed or intended. The problem with typical…

Comfrey Comfort: Use ‘Knitbone’ to Soothe Muscles & Joints

For those familiar with natural medicine and chronic pain, comfrey is likely on your list of remedies. This herb has been used for centuries to treat a variety of pain- and inflammation-related issues. Among its clinical uses, comfrey can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation of muscles and joints, speed the healing of bruises and contusions…