Osteo Arthritis is typically considered to be a wear and tear condition, but as with most human biology, the truth is much more complex. This is good news. If outside factors trigger or exacerbate osteo arthritis, controlling for those factors can minimize symptoms and/or risk.
Being in the holistic health field, this is a little embarrassing. Like many, I need to watch what I eat to avoid becoming overweight and keep a general idea of how much I ve eaten each day in the back of my mind.
A few days ago I made the classic mistake of going to the grocery store while hungry. An excellent brand of ice cream was on special and on an impulse, I purchased a liter. Being a hot day and hungry, I d soon eaten it all. I rationalized that there were only 1200 calories in the entire container. An adult male needs about 2500 calories/ day and I take supplements such as Equilib, DigestPlus, Omega 3s and Astaxanthin, so I would eat less for the rest of the day and be OK. Right?
Over the past decade Ive lost count of the number of forty something women who were complaining that their short term memory was going. They were developing brain fog, irritability and losing their physical stamina as well. One brilliant and accomplished woman who came to me felt she could power through the memory and irritability problems, but her loss of physical stamina was such that she was afraid she couldnt do her beloved bike tours anymore.
Its my own darn fault.
Ever since starting a sophisticated nutrient protocol over a decade ago, I almost never get sick-unlike my previous history. I get an itchy scratchy sore throat for a few days, then the bugs give up and go away. So when I had a funny tickle deep in my lungs for three days, I got cocky. I was tired of waiting and felt like getting some exercise; lots of exercise. I went and did sprints and walks to exhaust ion. Felt great, but a really bad idea. By doing this, I gave a truly nasty virus the green light and it seemed to be determined to relocate my lungs to somewhere outside my body.
Its currently expected that about half of the North American population will develop dementia as they age. Although regular vigorous mental and physical activity can delay and possibly halt onset , until recently there was little hope for those currently suffering. Most adults fear losing their mental faculties far more than they fear death, so any hope is exciting; particularly if its safe, inexpensive and non pharmaceutical.
Check your tooth paste.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient in most toothpastes, hand soaps and shampoos. Its the same powerful degreaser used by mechanics to clean engine parts. Its cheap and foams up wonderfully, so people feel like they're really getting in there with the cleaning. The problem is, it s toxic, an irritant , its too effective at st ripping natural oils from the skin, and for those who are sensitive to it , can trigger frequent painful canker sores when used in toothpaste.
A painless way to control intake that really works.
Many crave the fatty satisfaction of potato chips, Cheezies and other snacks which are high in empty calories and unhealthy fats. Once they get started, they cant stop till most of the bag is gone.
Donating blood may help.
Metabolic Syndrome has become a huge problem in America and is the first step on the road to diabetes. According to the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, about one third of Americans (34%) suffering at that time from this condition, with its serious impacts on heart and other diseases. The incidence is rising rapidly along with the epidemic of obesity. In 2002, the NIH estimate of prevalence was only 24%. The costs in terms of human quality of life, and increased healthcare demands are staggering and the rate of incidence keeps climbing.