Arthritis Pain Relief

December 9, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Pain and Pain Relief

Arthritis pain is debilitating. I know because I suffer from arthritis of the neck. It can stop you from doing almost everything that you used to enjoy doing. Even the simple act of getting out of a chair can cause agony for severe arthritis sufferers. Even if you only suffer from minor arthritis you will notice that everyday tasks can become somewhat difficult, particularly as colder weather sets in. There are many arthritis treatment options for you and this article will focus on some of the most well respected and successful treatments for arthritis.

When you visit a doctor and are diagnosed with arthritis you may be given medications such as pain relief or other prescription drugs. Not everybody feels confident taking prescription medication due to the unknown side effects and long term problems they may cause. If you are uncomfortable with these medications then consider a natural remedy for arthritis pain. Natural arthritis treatment options are becoming a very popular choice as more and more spread the word of their success via the internet.

Natural choices can include apple cider vinegar (which has many other health benefits too), MSM, glucosamine sulfate, bromelain based supplements, fish oil and of course exercise and stretching. Undertaking gentle stretches of the affected areas morning and night can greatly assist in pain relief and improve flexibility. Areas that are not arthritis riddled should still be exercised regularly to avoid any future occurrence of arthritis.

Other non-prescription medication for arthritis pain includes topical analgesics that are available over the counter at a pharmacy. One all natural topical that works really well is called “Stop Pain“.  You can even get it with MSM, Glucosamine and Boswella extract. You’ll find it at most health food stores and even some drug stores. I think Stop Pain works much better than BioFreeze, another popular topical.

You should consider all options when it comes to arthritis pain relief and arthritis treatment. Consult your doctor before trying any new arthritis pain remedy and always let your doctor know about any natural treatment you are experimenting with.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

December 6, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Nutrition Supplements

Many people consider Apple cider vinegar sort of a cure-all and it is commonly used for a wide variety of medical remedies. It has many benefits for a variety of ailments as well as simply for our general health. People have been using apple cider vinegar for decades but only now has the popularity of this ingredient become well known. So do apple cider vinegar benefits live up to the hype?

Let’s look at why people use apple cider vinegar. It has been touted as a miracle worker for:

Weight loss
Heartburn, GERD and acid reflux
Head lice
Body detox

The above are just a few of the apple cider vinegar benefits that people are talking about. In particular the heartburn and acid reflux community has popularized apple cider vinegar as the results have been very positive among sufferers. It is a good natural treatment without the side effects of more commonly prescribed treatments.

Many people swear by taking two tablespoons per day of apple cider vinegar to assist in speeding up their metabolism for weight loss.

Acetic acid is the main ingredient in apple cider vinegar. The apple is derived from pulverized apples. While it can be bitter tasting at first, most people become used to it or simply come up with ways to integrate apple cider vinegar into various recipes.

If you find yourself getting a sore throat after taking apple cider vinegar, take a break for a day or two before trying again. You will find your tolerance levels slowly rising over time.

Apple cider vinegar benefits are clear. This wonderful substance has the ability to naturally relieve many types of health conditions.