When suffering from chronic pain in certain areas of the body, a lot of people today tend to immediately look for the quick solution which is taking one of those non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, among others. Although these pain medications do relieve pain and reduce swelling, the results are temporary. Plus, these medications can have huge side-effects.
How Pain Medication Affects Your Heart
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers aimed to evaluate the safety of these medications by conducting a survey that involves a total of 325,918 respondents. Continue Reading →
The fact of the matter is that there is an amazing healing POWER that resides in all of us. There are 75 trillion cells in our bodies constantly interacting and communicating with each other. Think of the tens of thousands cellular interactions occurring each second of our lives.
Your heart knows exactly how much blood to pump and the exact pressure and rate at which to pump it. We don’t have to tell our lungs how to intake oxygen or our body cells how to use that oxygen to create energy and function. Thank goodness we don’t need to spend our mental energy telling our stomach how to break down the sandwich we ate for lunch. If we had to consciously coordinate blood clot formation when we got a cut on our hand, for example, a paper cut may cost us our lives. Continue Reading →
It sure is something we hear a lot about these days, isn’t it? We have the idea that stress is something we all unavoidably face… and that it’s somehow bad for us. Stress is a part of life, there’s no denying it. Putting ourselves in stressful environments repeatedly over years or decades is one of the most damaging decisions we can make.
Over time our bodies have developed a complex and precise system of handling the stresses that we all inevitably confront. What a gift! Continue Reading →
Avoid stress? Impossible! To be alive is to be under stress.
But stress is not even necessarily bad for you. Any emotion, any activity may cause stress. The same stress which makes one person sick can be an invigorating experience for another. Stress is part of life, but is all stress the same? Continue Reading →
Did you know that the word “allergy” didn’t exist before the year 1906? It’s true: the word was created in that year. The reason the word “allergy” didn’t exist before 1906 is that allergies were almost inconceivably rare just 100 years ago! Can you imagine that? It’s so common nowadays for people to “have allergies,” but they were a new phenomenon only very recently. This clearly suggests that something has changed in our modern lifestyle – changed for the worse. Continue Reading →
It’s not what surrounds us that cause us to lose our health. It’s what’s inside us.
Looking around at the general population, you could be tempted to believe that allergies and sinus problems are normal. Or that they’re something you’ll just have to suffer with. They’re not. They’re common, but they’re definitely not a normal part of the expression of a healthy, well-cared-for body.
You see, you’ve been lied to. You’ve been taught that you’re a helpless victim to your environment. You’ve been taught that having “sinus” or “allergies” is a matter of bad luck – something you were born with. Continue Reading →
In our last blog we discussed some of the more common types of headaches, and some of the things that cause them. As we mentioned, many headaches are directly caused by subluxation and nervous system pressure. Spinal misalignments in the upper neck can cause pressure to your very delicate spinal cord and damage your health in many ways – even beyond pain like headaches. Your spine and nervous system are the foundation of your overall health – as always, with any persistent symptom, it’s essential that you make sure you’re subluxation-free. Only with full health and power in your body (delivered by a free and healthy nervous system) can you live your life at 100%, at your highest level! Continue Reading →
The head is one of the most common locations for pain. There are many, many different types of headaches, or cephalgia. Some headaches come regularly, almost as if following a schedule. Others are more random. Some are sharp, and others throb. Some headaches are associated with mental/emotional stress or tension. Others will let the sufferer know they’re coming, through some sort of unusual sensation or nausea. Some headaches are so severe that they seem to demand that the world STOP – that the only solution is to lie in a dark silence, waiting until the agony passes. Headaches can be a sign of a very serious problem, and they can be a tremendous interruption to the living of a whole and healthy life. Continue Reading →
Fatigue or low energy is a clear and urgent warning sign that you’re not living at your full potential. If you notice that you’re more tired on a regular basis than you feel you should be, it’s time to do something very different right now. The last thing the world needs is another person feeling that they’re not fully alive.
Take a look around you the next time you’re at work or in the office. You’ll notice that an unfortunately a large number of the people around you are totally checked-out and disengaged: the dead look of boredom and apathy on the faces around us are a disturbing sign that far too many people are sleep-walking through their lives. Continue Reading →
Fatigue and boredom are problems suffered by far too many people. They’re some of the earliest signs that something in our lives is seriously not right. They can range from waking up in the morning with a chronic feeling of tiredness to a severe physical and psychological depression which can include a total lack of pleasure or fulfilment in life. We start out our lives full of vitality and curiosity… the way we’re meant to be. Sadly, far too many of us lose that along the way. Continue Reading →