Chili peppers are little powerhouses of phytonutrients and vitamins. Because of Capsaicin, only under certain circumstances do chili peppers make a good sleep aid.Read More
There are two types of bruxism: Nocturnal Bruxism and Diurnal Bruxism. Nocturnal bruxism occurs during sleep and is the subject of this post. Diurnal bruxism occurs during the day and or night and is not limited to sleep. Diurnal bruxism occurs more often in developmentally impaired individuals, as a side effect of medications or in association with medical illnesses.Read More
One thing about practicing sleep medicine, there's usually someone who has a question about their sleep or the sleep of someone in the family. People want to sleep better and some times need just a few suggestions on how to accomplish this. So today I'll share a question a friend asked about her two teenagers.Read More
Well it's been almost 4 weeks since my painful encounter with involuntary apitherapy by yellow jackets. Oh the pain! Followed by tremendous itching!!! But arthritis pain well controlled until today. I am now experiencing slight discomfort in one joint. Apitherapy worked so well, I am seriously thinking of contacting my friend the beekeeper.
In my next blog I hope to share a scientific explanation as to why apitherapy stopped my pain.
One of th best things you can add to dietary modications is exercise. If you have not been exercising, start out slowly. The goal is to walk on level ground for 45 minutes.Read More
Being above your ideal body weight harms joints. Extra weight creates pressure on weight bearing joints and increases wear and tear. In addition, body fat, especially around the waistline, is inflammatory.Read More
Orthotics may help reduce or eliminate arthritic pain in the lower extremities by correcting misalignment of joints and or supporting weakened muscles.
There are two types of orthotics: custom made and prefabricated.Read More
With so much emphasis on calcium, its easy to forget all the other vitamins and minerals necessary to build and maintain healthy bonesRead More
Evening Primrose is not as well studied as omega 3. Studies suggest taking 2 - 3 grams of GLA per day reduces arthritic pain and stiffness. GLA should be taken with fish oil.
Evening Primrose oil which contains gamma linolenic acid, lioleic acid and oleic acid. It is the gamma linolenic acid (GLA) that is most helpful as an anti-inflammatory agent.Read More
Arthritis can make your joints feel stiff and painful. If you have arthritis in your hips, walking can be difficult. Don't even think about riding a horse! Like the tin man in the Wizard of Oz, a little lubrication makes a huge difference. My lubricants of choice are Fish Oil for omega 3 and Evening Primrose oil for GLA.