NATURAL FLU FIGHTERS
There is scientific evidence that Elderberry extract is an excellent flu fighter. Current studies are showing that vitamin D may also play a roll in keeping the flu at bay.
DIET and INFLAMATION
The foods we eat play an important role in how we feel. Loading up on junk foods and fast foods tend to make us feel worse due to the unhealthy fats that are used in the cooking processes. Excessive consumption of sugars and refined starchy carbohydrates like white flour can make inflammation worse. Switch your diet to whole fruits, vegetables, and lots of cold water oily fish.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
The right type of fats in our diets will impact pain and inflammation in a positive way. Omega-3 oils that are found in cold water oily fish, walnuts, flax and pumpkin seeds will reduce inflammation. It may be beneficial to supplement the omega 3 oils with flax oil or fish oil capsules. Add some vitamin E as well.
WATER and DEHYDRATION
One big factor in pain is dehydration. When we do not drink enough water, we hurt and inflammation feels worse. Make sure to drink plenty of water every day.
A quick rundown of three natural treatments to help with arthritis problems.
-- COD LIVER OIL: Research shows how cod liver oil may reverse the actions of the enzymes that break down cartilage. In fact, studies suggest that taking cod liver oil can even prevent the development of arthritis, while reducing symptoms in those already afflicted with the disease.
-- ACUPUNCTURE: Reference a study of 570 patients with knee osteoarthritis. Among the subjects who were treated with acupuncture, 40 percent reported reduced pain. These subjects also had significant improvements in knee mobility and function.
-- NICOTINAMIDE: In a National Institutes of Health study, this anti-inflammatory nutrient (a derivative of niacin - also known as vitamin B3) relieved arthritis pain by almost 30 percent and improved range of motion and flexibility in joints.
CHIROPRACTIC ANTI AGING EFFECTS
Did you know... a chiropractic adjustment restores power to the nervous system much like resetting the switches on a breaker box? Beside relief from nerve pressure, chiropractic adjustments restore joint physiology in ways that enhance repair and slow or prevent degeneration. Adjustments also reset the sensors in the joints that record stress and abnormal posture and position so that interference in the brain's communication with the body is reduced and removed.
CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS ARE A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF STAYING YOUNGER THAN YOUR YEARS... when was the last time YOU got YOURS?
THE B-VITAMIN CONNECTION
Did you realize that over half the people diagnosed with Alzheimer's and now in treatment facilities may not really have the disease? A closer look found that, in most cases, their problem was actually a deficiency in vitamin B12, the nutrient most critical to memory function as well as Alzheimer's prevention.
One study found that people with low levels of it were 4 times more likely to develop the disease. And a Canadian research learned that Alzheimer's patients with the least vitamin B12 in their blood had the most brain impairment.
So, how much vitamin B12 should you be getting every day to boost your memory and block Alzheimer's? Much more than what's in the average multivitamin, that's for sure. If you're over 50, your needs are even greater.