Both Sides of Inflammation

Inflammation? Doesn’t sound good, does it? Turns out it’s both good and bad. On one hand, good (acute) inflammation is an element of the body’s healing response to infection, toxins and tissue damage. Cut a finger, sprain something or contract a respiratory infection, and the immune system reacts defensively. The resulting pain, swelling, redness, heat,Continue reading “Both Sides of Inflammation”

What’s at the Source of Your Pain?

Physical pain can occur anywhere in your body. It may be the result of an injury, such as banging your knee or toe, straining your back to lift something, or tripping and falling. The resulting pain is the inflammatory response of your body to heal the damage. Even when the source is not so obviousContinue reading “What’s at the Source of Your Pain?”

The Inflammatory Core of Arthritis

People suffering with arthritis have a great need to cool the inflammation associated with pain and stiffness. Arthritis is just one of many diseases with the suffix -itis, which indicates an inflammatory condition. Osteoarthritis—the degeneration of joint cartilage and underlying bone—is the most common type. Although this chronic disease has been classified as non-inflammatory byContinue reading “The Inflammatory Core of Arthritis”

5 Nutritional Strategies for Knee Pain

The greatest danger to your knees is simply using your knees–as one does–for years and years and years.  According to WebMD, there’s a 33% chance that if you’re at the doctor, you’re there because your knee hurts. The majority of knee problems are caused by osteoarthritis, a condition brought about by wear and tear.  Athletes, the overweight,Continue reading “5 Nutritional Strategies for Knee Pain”