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Dave Foreman

GO AWAY ACHES AND PAINS

by Dave Foreman

Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
Archives
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old manís concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, canít sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- IBS
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- PMS
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic joint and muscle pain each day.The Arthritis Foundation estimates 21 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis alone. Another 2.1 million suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.Throw in the millions of people who have chronic discomfort from joint pain and don't even have a diagnosis and it almost seems epidemic. While we are at it, let's add in the millions suffering from muscle pain and discomfort and we have a serious situation. There are many reasons we get these aches and pains. Regardless of the condition, the pain usually reverts back to the body's inability to fight inflammation. Let's take osteoarthritis for example. For whatever reason (obesity, injury, age, muscle weakness, etc) the connective tissue (cartilage in this case) is worn away and eventually triggers inflammation. This inflammation - trapped between the bones (joints) has nowhere to go and pushes in on the nerves which pass through the joint. This pressure triggers the sensation of pain back to the brain and you feel miserable. Since most joint problems have no cure offered by modern medicine, they are treated by masking the symptoms. Drugs like NSAIDS, steroids and COX-2 inhibitors are used to fight the inflammatory process. Regretfully, these medications also come with side effects, such as bleeding issues, stomach discomfort, rebound pain or even death.

With regard to muscle pain we see the same type of story. Whether you are a weekend warrior, or have a health challenge, inflammation is usually part if not all of your problem. Again, similar action will be taken to suppress the inflammation and/or relax your muscles.

In natural medicine we can do many things to address joint and muscle issues. Utilizing nutritional supplements can help protect, maintain and repair the damage. An example would be the use of Glucosamine to help support the body repair and rebuild connective tissue. In the past, supplements that contain boswellia, ginger and turmeric were on the top of my list to help support your pain and inflammation needs. Recently I discovered something new, an extract from the Shea Nut - not really a nut but the pit of Shea Fruit (yes the same "nut" used to make shea butter). This newly patented ingredient goes by the name SheaFlex75™ (known as FlexNow™ Joint Formula, available at The Vitamin Shoppe®). FlexNow™ is a blend of naturally occurring compounds found in the Shea Nut that have been shown to help decrease inflammation and promote circulation to the joints. The effect on muscle aches and pains has been amazing too. Most sufferers will see results in 30 days or less. Those with severe or chronic cases may require 60 to 90 days. People currently taking Glucosamine or Glucosamine-Chondroitin may want to include this in their regimen for added relief. FlexNow (SheaFlex 75) was 1 of only 7 dietary supplements (2004) to meet all safety and toxicology requirements of the FDA. Consult with your health care provider prior to beginning any new supplement program.

 
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