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Greene

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TN

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Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Caregivers, Chronic pain, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Immune disorders, Men's health issues

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Sat, Jan 19 2:43pm · Depression and Chronic Pain in Depression & Anxiety

@parus Thought I would throw in my very recent findings (last Thursday) about CBD gummies. There is a local shop that I buy CBD from. When I inquired about the gummies for someone else who can't stand to use the straight oil, they admonished me not to – that the gummies don't work well. (They sell alot of CBD.) For a shop whose very existence depends on what they sell locally to tell me this about CBD gummies speaks volumes to me. Look at the softgels if you can't stand the oil, but I'll take the advice of those who know first hand from their customers. I'm sure brands matter, but I haven't discovered the "magic" of which one is best, and even when I find out, I won't be able to share that publicly here. Thanks for listening.

Dec 30, 2018 · Relieving Joint Pain Naturally in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Less sweet is a preference, but if you want to kick this into a higher gear and have the budget, use manuka honey. That's the beauty of a recipe – it's just a beginning.

Dec 30, 2018 · Relieving Joint Pain Naturally in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Absolutely! Ginger is often available the same way as turmeric, and both compliment one another. The only thing I can say about ginger is that it can by pretty spicy, so take note on that one.

Dec 30, 2018 · Relieving Joint Pain Naturally in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Sounds okay, as long as you cook it 5 minutes or use a similar recipe as above. You might opt to increase the turmeric if that suits your taste because you may be taking in smaller amounts using ice cubes to put in coffee or tea.

Dec 30, 2018 · Relieving Joint Pain Naturally in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Because our discussions are fairly wide-ranging in this area, I have posted this new discussion with a recipe for "Golden Milk", which uses turmeric as it's main agent. Turmeric is best known as a root that is ground into a yellow powder, one of the main ingredients in curry. (Turmeric root is often available at larger grocery stores in raw root form.) Turmeric is a known anti-inflammatory, and is considered by many as a lubricant for the joints. According to the book "Food as Medicine" raw turmeric should be cooked for at least 5 minutes in water or oil before using. Batches of the cooked solution can be stored in the refrigerator for as long as one month, and taken out for in recipes such as Golden Milk. I grate turmeric root and leave it raw in a refrigerator glass jar to keep from cooking it twice, but it may not last as long. Golden Milk is said to be beneficial for the joints, to relieve pain, and helps to break up calcium deposits that cause stiffness.

Golden Milk Recipe

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup water
8 ounces milk or 'almond milk'
1 tablespoon edible cold-pressed almond oil
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons honey

Boil turmeric (shredded or grated) in water for about 8 minutes. Bring all ingredients to a boil except the honey. Remove from heat and add honey. Sip or drink as the temperature becomes comfortable.

Dec 22, 2018 · Soft tissue rheumatism syndrome? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Your experience rings a bell for me. While I won't belabor everyone with my story here, I have come up with a conclusion. In my case, all my problems began with medically documented septic poisoning which the doctors were unable to fully quash. The infection continued in my bones for some time, which caused muscular changes, neurological changes as well. Doctors would tell me that there was nothing they could do. Consider your own personal history, and whether you could have acquired an infection, either through a mishap or surgery. Based on what you described here, it sounds possible. The long and short of it is that without any real options, I took up the herbal world, to see what help it could offer me. While I have gone through a laundry list of unsuccessful tries over the last decade, I have been more than moderately successful with oregano oil which I continue to take (sometimes stopping for periods of time). In the process of all this, I have tried to keep up my physical activity. This hasn't been easy. Working out at the gym created more problems (it isn't the weight, but the movement). I find that working to keep as active as possible is essential to keep your muscles from breaking down from lack of use, never mind that each of us must fight against this as we age naturally.

Nov 29, 2018 · Depression and Chronic Pain in Depression & Anxiety

I have discovered over the years that depending wholly on my doctors gets me little or nowhere. When my health problems began a decade ago, I did some research, discovering that inflammation run amok is a major cause or contributor to all kinds of issues. While the doctors were doing what they did, which was precious little at times (I'm actually being generous here), I was treating myself with affordable herbs and vitamins focused initially on treating inflammation. It got me out of the wheelchair, and more mobile. It worked in helping virtually all symptoms and disease processes, including depression. Life is one of those things that you can't live again, but you can heal and begin to make up for lost time by feeling better and beginning to live that. Don't give up. Determine to depend on yourself in the health and healing department, rather than someone else, wherever possible. Remember, you are your own best advocate. You are also your own boss. Caring for yourself and following through are your best tools to better health.

Also, confirm that your migraine pain is not sinus issues. If you have sinus problems, these symptoms can be confused as migraines. You may find that something as simple as Ocean nose spray (it's essentially buffered saline) or better yet, its generic, will change your life where sinus and nose problems are concerned. If someone told me that a dollar bottle of nose spray could help me quickly through regular use, I might be tempted to disbelieve. However, the simple act of using saline nasal spray saved me from being led down the primrose path of sinus surgery by my doctors at the time. And yes, migraines had been a major issue for me, sometime after relocating to a new area of the country.

Nov 29, 2018 · fibromyalgia pain in Chronic Pain

I have found over the years that taking herbs like tumeric and tart cherry (and a rotating list of affordable herbs and vitamins) to cool the fires of inflammation has helped mightily. While I was treating other issues or concerns to get more mobile, the fibromyalgia has calmed as well.