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5 Ways to Improve Balance

5 ways to improve balanceBalance is needed for absolutely everything we do. However, it is not something we are born with or guaranteed to maintain throughout our lifetime. It is quite the opposite. Instead, physical balance is a learned skill that we are continuously utilizing even when we don’t recognize it. When we use the word ‘balance’, often the thought of a gymnast on a beam, or a tightrope walker on a wire comes to mind. But, what about thinking about the ability to walk steadily? Did you know that balance even has the potential to prevent injuries overall? As you can tell, balance is key to many of our everyday activities and safety, and it is not all about standing on one foot with your finger on your nose either. There are many different components as to what constitutes our balance: muscular strength, sensory perception, vision, and practice. Luckily, we have the ability to practice most of these things that contribute to our balance. But how? Here are some suggestions:

1.Walk Heel to Toe

Sounds simple, right? Try walking 25 steps forward in a straight line. With each step, focus on keeping the pattern your heels striking the ground first and then your toes to follow. Once you have completed going forward. Begin walking backwards, but with your toe striking down and then your heel, for 25 steps as well. This is something that can be done daily or at your convenience (and you don’t need any special equipment!).

2. Focus on Your Force

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10 Reasons to Use a Topical Pain Reliever

topical pain relieverIf you have any curiosities about why so many people are using topical pain relievers to find relief, here is an infographic to explain 10 valid reasons!

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Cupping: Are There Any Side Effects?

Are There Any Side Effects of CuppingAs people search for different treatment options for things like pain and illness, many consider different types of alternative or complementary medicine. Either as a standalone treatment or to assist other remedies, many of these alternatives can be quite effective.

Among the many forms of alternative medicine that are out there, you may come across the practice of cupping. This is an ancient form of medicine that has been practiced in Eastern cultures and manuscripts from Ancient Egypt have been found that describe the practice of cupping.

In cupping, a therapist places cups on different points of the body to create suction. Most commonly, the cups are made from glass, but you may also find plastic or bamboo cups to be used. Depending on the practitioner and the condition that they are trying to address, different techniques and methods may be used.

For some, cupping may be used as a standalone treatment, but it is commonly used as a complement to other forms of treatment like acupuncture and massage.

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How Berries Can Help Fight Pain and Inflammation

How Berries Help Fight Pain and InflammationMost people can easily identify what a berry is at the grocery store or on a berry bush. They are delicious little bursts of flavor that grow on bushes and small plants close to the ground. They are usually brightly colored and are often round in shape. There are many varieties of berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, black currants, red currants, gooseberries, and elderberries. There are other, more obscure varieties, but these are the ones most common in our North American culture.

Berries are traditionally eaten raw, cooked down and preserved with sugar as a jam or jelly to be eaten in the winter months, or baked into pies and other desserts. Eating them raw will pack the most nutritional punch, since cooking them destroys their beneficial qualities. Berries are easy to pick off of their plants making it a fun activity to do with children. Blueberry picking is especially easy for older people since the plant bears fruit right at chest level. And you will get some good fresh air!

How Can They Help?

Berries are packed with natural anthocyanins, which are the chemical components that give berries their intense color. This natural chemical is helpful because it cleans out the damaging free-radical molecules that can cause inflammation and pain. Berries are so packed with this beneficial natural chemical that they out-perform all other fruits and vegetables in their ability to clean out free-radicals. Even more powerful than broccoli! This should come as a relief to most people since berries are so delicious!

Berries should be eaten by people suffering from conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, Runner's Knee, Lupus, Gout, or while recovering from an injury because they can help to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with these conditions.

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How Menthol Relieves Pain

How Menthol Relieves PainMenthol is one of Nature’s Ingredients that provides effective pain relief. One research study discovered that menthol relieves pain by 95%. Menthol is derived from the plant family genus mentha, you probably refer to it as the peppermint or mint plant. However, the best menthol for pain relief is acquired from the oils of wild mint or corn mint.

Did you know that Menthol relieves pain in 3 ways?

#1) When applied topically in the form of a lotion, gel, or cream it acts as a natural analgesic. Molecules from the Menthol called ‘ligands’ absorb into the skin and attach to kappa Opioid receptors in your cells and cause them to change, producing a numbing effect.

#2) Menthol also works as a vasodilator. This means that where it is applied it causes blood vessels to widen, which increases blood flow in the area. This sends extra nutrients to the area and can help with cellular repair.

#3) It provides a cooling sensation because it stimulates the skin’s thermoreceptors, which send the brain a signal that is interpreted as cold. It doesn’t actually change the temperature, but it is great for relieving the heat that is caused by inflammation.

If you are interested in using menthol to relieve your pain, it is important that you find the right source for pain relief containing menthol. This is because many topical pain relievers use too much menthol, which can actually cause damage and irritation to your skin. The FDA has released statements warning people about products that contain greater than 3% menthol content (1).

This is why Real Time Pain Relief is committed to only putting enough Menthol to provide pain relief but NO burning sensation or risk of injury for our customers. Every single one of our Real Time Pain Relief products that contain menthol is made with this standard in mind.

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Foods that Help Rebuild Cartilage in the Body: Copper Part 1

Foods with Copper can help the body rebuild damaged cartilageIn the body, you have different types of cartilage. The type of cartilage found in the joints is hyaline cartilage. Unlike most other tissue structures in the body, cartilage does not have blood vessels or nerves.

The articular cartilage of the joints is made from a matrix of fibers. The principle composition of this matrix is made up of water, collagen and proteoglycans. In the rebuilding of cartilage at the joints, it is important for the body to be able to produce enough collagen.

Collagen is one of the most common proteins in the body. It is made up of amino acids like glycine and proline. For the body to produce the collagen needed to repair joints, the individual will have to consume the nutrients that are needed for the production of these amino acids.

While supplements can help to provide some of the nutrients that you will need, getting them through your regular diet can be beneficial. Nutrients that can help the body to rebuild cartilage include vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron and vitamin A.

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5 Reasons To Do the Plank Pose Every Day

Health Benefits of the Plank PosePlank pose is an incredible addition to any workout routine. It even provides health benefits if it is the only exercise you do. I would encourage you to practice it daily to notice a difference. While it is a full-body exercise, there are some specific benefits that may interest you to practice your plank:

1. Strengthens the Wrists and Hands:
There are not many exercises that offer this advantage. For example, have you ever had trouble opening a lid on a jar? Let’s face it- we all have. Other than gaining some independence in the kitchen, the mechanisms of plank pose increases wrist and hand strength AND flexibility. If you have any type of hand or wrist pain, Plank pose can reduce this pain. That is great since we all use these body parts for just about everything that we do.

2. Lengthens and Strengthens Neck Muscles:
The neck is a very common pain area for a couple reasons: tension and tightness. All 18 muscles in the neck are responsible for different movements that we all experience in one way or another in our day-to-day life. However, some movements are practiced much more than others. For example, it is common to work certain neck muscles when we look down at our phones or at our computers, but other movements are neglected, like extending the neck very long to lengthen the spine. With the balance of these muscles disrupted, pain can occur and in turn, sleep is often disturbed because of it. So, planking can improve neck muscles and my sleep? Sounds good to me!

3. Reduces Back Pain:

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Health Benefits of Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile Reduces Pain and SwellingAnthemis Nobilis (often called Roman Chamomile or English Chamomile) is a perennial herb that has been cultivated for its health benefits and used by humans for over 2,000 years. One of the earliest records of humans using chamomile tea is from the early Egyptians, and later the Saxons and Moors. Often the oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant and is used in health products, beauty products, and aromatherapy. Oil extraction is performed on the plant after steam distillation and is used in a variety of ways, although the most current use is topically or through aromatherapy. The benefits of chamomile seem to never end when it comes to taking care of your skin and the rest of your body. Researchers are discovering new ways to use chamomile to help us live healthier and stronger.

Applying chamomile extract topically to the skin will also help reduce inflammation and swelling in muscles and joints. Because of its ability to calm the activity of inflammation and helps to regulate blood flow, it helps to reduce blood pressure in the veins and the swelling of blood vessels. When looking for a topical pain reliever, check to see if it includes Roman Chamomile (or Anthemis Nobilis) because it would be a great addition to any topical analgesic. Chamomile is also used in other areas of the body that are susceptible to pain, such as headaches, sinus pressure and other sinus conditions, toothaches, and various other skin/muscle/bone injuries that may occur.

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Willow Bark: Nature's Aspirin

Willow Bark can reduce painDid you know Willow Bark is considered "nature's aspirin"?

Willow bark is famous for reducing pain from various conditions that involve injury to the muscles or bones, and works as a natural fever reducer. From simple problems like sore feet or an occasional headache, willow bark is perfect. Even more chronic pain such as everyday back pain, arthritis, or other common issues with inflammation can be helped with the use of willow bark.

Willow bark is known to regulate prostaglandins, reducing inflammation in the body. It inhibits cyclooxygenase (a prostaglandin synthesis), which can help reduce the pain of conditions like osteoarthritis. In 2004 a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology found that osteoarthritis patients who took willow bark extract with 240mg of salicin reduced their pain by 14% versus those that took a placebo.

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How Gluten Can Make Pain and Inflammation Worse

gluten-and-inflammationWhat is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein substance that is found in cereal grains like wheat, kamut, spelt, rye, barley and most oats. Is has a glue-like quality that helps baked goods stick together and gives bread a fluffy texture. Commercial producers of bread, pasta, and other bakery products like to use grains that contain gluten in their baked goods because it is the most well known. Gluten can also be found in other products hidden in the ingredients list with names such as:

  • Glucose (which is a sugar that can be derived from gluten.)
  • Vitamin E (which can be derived from gluten grains.)
  • Modified food starch (which usually comes from wheat.)
  • Natural Flavorings (especially caramel which usually comes from barley.)
  • Maltodextrin (which usually comes from wheat.)

Why Does It Cause Problems For Some?

Gluten can cause a whole host of problems such as Keratosis Pilaris, digestive upset, nutrient deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, mood disorders, dark circles under your eyes, brain fog, migraines and headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, as well as painful swollen joints.

Gluten can also increase the amount of inflammation in your body, along with other foods. If gluten is not tolerated well by your digestive system it will cause damage to your intestines, and then the proteins can leak out into your bloodstream where they are not supposed to be. These rogue proteins cause inflammation and worsen pain.

Conventional crops that contain gluten are often sprayed with chemicals that can also irritate the intestines and are bad for our bodies. These chemicals can also create inflammation in the body since they are hard for the body to eliminate and detoxify from. Eating organic foods will eliminate this factor. If you are sensitive to gluten, then eating organic and gluten-free is even better for you.

What Can You Eat Instead?

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