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Every day, millions of people rush to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication. Most of us who live with the debilitating effects of chronic pain would do almost anything to find relief. While painkillers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol)... see more or the more addictive opioid drugs can help manage your pain, know that they can also cause severe damage to your body.
OTC painkillers are considered safe by most people, but when taken in large doses they can be deadly. An acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide, causing numerous emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to acute liver failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled in the past decade.
The good news is, more and more people are seeking natural alternatives to ease their aches and pains. So before you rush off to the pharmacy, check out the natural remedies below to heal your body and fight pain naturally.
1. Healthy weight
Give the body the right nutrients and it will start to heal itself. Maintaining a proper weight, or losing a few pounds if necessary, is a good way to start eliminating chronic aches and pain.
2. Exercise
Besides giving your body the nutrients it needs, regular exercise should also be part of your daily routine to manage and eliminate pain.
3. Turmeric
Turmeric is a nutrient powerhouse. Curcumin, turmeric’s main active compound, is one of the best remedies to fight chronic inflammation and pain. Research has shown that 500 mg of turmeric taken tw0 to four times a day can do wonders for people suffering chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
4. Capsaicin
The active ingredient in chili peppers, capsaicin, can temporarily block pain receptors in our skin. You can find capsaicin as a dietary supplement or as a pain-relieving cream for topical use.
5. Fish oil
When our body digests fish oil, anti-inflammatory, hormone-like chemicals called prostaglandins are created which help fight chronic pain.
6. Vitamin D
Many Americans spend too much time indoors, resulting in vitamin D deficiencies. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with many diseases, chronic pain included.
7. Ice or heat packs
Pain can be caused by many things. While ice packs can help ease swelling and muscle or joint pain, some conditions will get better when you add a little heat.
8. Vitamin B12
Known as the painkilling vitamin, daily supplementation of 2 mg vitamin B12 promotes the regeneration of injured nerves. Vitamin B12’s analgesic effect has shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, lower back pain, and neuralgia.
9. Ginger
If you are suffering from chronic inflammation and joint pain, powdered ginger, ginger oils, or ginger tablets can go a long way.
10. Willow bark
Commonly used to treat fever and inflammation, willow bark can be taken as a natural painkiller to treat arthritis, back pain, headaches, and inflammatory conditions. In the 1800s, willow bark’s active ingredient, salicin, was used to produce aspirin.
11. Skullcap
Skullcap, another powerful herb known for its medicinal power to treat anxiety, nervous tension, convulsions, and pain.
12. Magnesium
Magnesium – often called the master mineral – is involved in over 300 physiological reactions in your body. Upping your intake of magnesium through magnesium-rich foods such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds or magnesium supplements has shown to balance levels of NMDA, a brain chemical responsible for transmitting pain. However, if you are struggling with kidney issues, you should contact your physician first.
13. Acupuncture
Several studies have shown the beneficial effect acupuncture can have on arthritis pain.
14. Glucosamine
A dose of 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate taken three times a day has shown to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis.
15. Tart cherries
Packed with high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin, tart cherries can help repair muscle damage to reduce muscle pain.
Originally written by Amy Goodrich and published on www.naturalnews.com
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Aromatic support for wholeness and well-being:

Aromatherapy is the artful science of using aromatic plant extracts to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils contain naturally occurring components that, when skillfully blended, work in synergy to enhance the body’s innate ability... see more to heal and balance itself.

Holistic aromatherapy cares for you as a whole person, not a disease. We work as a team to create an aromatic approach to fortifying the big picture that is you, so that you can feel healthier, bigger, and brighter than the challenge(s) you are facing. Your consultation and resulting blend(s) are unique to you.

I believe aromatherapy can help us create a stronger connection to both ourselves and the natural world, inner and outer, tangible and intangible... and I believe this is fundamental to good health.

Bio:

Michelle Gilbert, BS, CA, APAIA is a qualified aromatherapist and holistic life coach based in Ohio. Michelle’s background and approach is broad, ranging from the scientific to the esoteric. She is fascinated by the meeting point of science and spirit, modern and ancient, inner nature and outer expression. Her work emphasizes a balanced approach to exploring all of these realms as a path to wholeness and integration.

In addition to providing consultations, custom formulation services, and business consulting, Michelle is an instructor at Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies. She also serves on the Board of Directors at Orenda Healing International and the Education Committee of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.

Contact info:
Web - www.michelle-gilbert.co…
Twitter - @MGilbertCA
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The #inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and #listen - Rumi. #beautiful #love #amazing #motivation #wellness #empowerment #meditation #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #selflove #positivity #gratitude #yoga #healing #mindfulness #holisticunited
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"The first connection to 'self' begins with YOU! Your capacity, your empathy, your desire to LOVE YOUrself will transcend to others around you. These are the people, then, that you can trust & call to your heart and you to theirs. BUT, the FIRST connection; your FIRST Heart-to-Heart rests with YOU"... see more Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ,CChP & Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)
1. Ground yourself You cannot be fully present in your life if you are only in your head. It is important to be connected to your body and your spirit to gain full access to your power. In the words of ABC Network Screenwriter & Media Mogul, Shonda Rhimes "DANCE IT OUT!"

2. Honor Your Feelings If you get stuck in the “shoulds” there is a lack of connection and the energy level goes down. When fear is present, give your inner child a hug.
3. Look for the joy in the present Look for the simple things that make you smile. Appreciate what you do have: stop focusing so much on what you do not have. Speak only words of harmony.
4. Acknowledge yourself as valuable and then treat yourself with the care that you would give to a valuable person You will naturally notice a greater willingness to let go of unhealthy, destructive behaviors or growth inhibiting relationships of all kinds.
5. Take small consistent steps towards achieving your goals Break your goals down into doable action steps. Commit to 5 minutes of meditation, do 10 sit-ups/pushups. Save ... see more __item_content_more__.00 a week in a savings jar.
6. Get support Know that you do not have to do everything yourself. Connect to a supportive community. Find an exercise partner. Hire a coach. Get a venting partner.
7. Be aware of your negative gremlins…and find ways to deal with them Negative voices in our heads create stress and make it harder to move forward. It is important for you to be the internal traffic controller- Learn to be a master of your mind. Get help if you need it.
8. Let Spirit be the CEO of your life The past is over and NOW is the time when you co-create your future. The Divine may have bigger plans for you so always add “this or something better when setting goals."
Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP, Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner & Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)
SHOP ALL NATURAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS ESSENTIALS CUSTOM CRAFTED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS & LOVE!:
https://squareup.com/st…
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Every day, millions of people rush to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication. Most of us who live with the debilitating effects of chronic pain would do almost anything to find relief. While painkillers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol)... see more or the more addictive opioid drugs can help manage your pain, know that they can also cause severe damage to your body.
OTC painkillers are considered safe by most people, but when taken in large doses they can be deadly. An acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide, causing numerous emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to acute liver failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled in the past decade.
The good news is, more and more people are seeking natural alternatives to ease their aches and pains. So before you rush off to the pharmacy, check out the natural remedies below to heal your body and fight pain naturally.
1. Healthy weight
Give the body the right nutrients and it will start to heal itself. Maintaining a proper weight, or losing a few pounds if necessary, is a good way to start eliminating chronic aches and pain.
2. Exercise
Besides giving your body the nutrients it needs, regular exercise should also be part of your daily routine to manage and eliminate pain.
3. Turmeric
Turmeric is a nutrient powerhouse. Curcumin, turmeric’s main active compound, is one of the best remedies to fight chronic inflammation and pain. Research has shown that 500 mg of turmeric taken tw0 to four times a day can do wonders for people suffering chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
4. Capsaicin
The active ingredient in chili peppers, capsaicin, can temporarily block pain receptors in our skin. You can find capsaicin as a dietary supplement or as a pain-relieving cream for topical use.
5. Fish oil
When our body digests fish oil, anti-inflammatory, hormone-like chemicals called prostaglandins are created which help fight chronic pain.
6. Vitamin D
Many Americans spend too much time indoors, resulting in vitamin D deficiencies. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with many diseases, chronic pain included.
7. Ice or heat packs
Pain can be caused by many things. While ice packs can help ease swelling and muscle or joint pain, some conditions will get better when you add a little heat.
8. Vitamin B12
Known as the painkilling vitamin, daily supplementation of 2 mg vitamin B12 promotes the regeneration of injured nerves. Vitamin B12’s analgesic effect has shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, lower back pain, and neuralgia.
9. Ginger
If you are suffering from chronic inflammation and joint pain, powdered ginger, ginger oils, or ginger tablets can go a long way.
10. Willow bark
Commonly used to treat fever and inflammation, willow bark can be taken as a natural painkiller to treat arthritis, back pain, headaches, and inflammatory conditions. In the 1800s, willow bark’s active ingredient, salicin, was used to produce aspirin.
11. Skullcap
Skullcap, another powerful herb known for its medicinal power to treat anxiety, nervous tension, convulsions, and pain.
12. Magnesium
Magnesium – often called the master mineral – is involved in over 300 physiological reactions in your body. Upping your intake of magnesium through magnesium-rich foods such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds or magnesium supplements has shown to balance levels of NMDA, a brain chemical responsible for transmitting pain. However, if you are struggling with kidney issues, you should contact your physician first.
13. Acupuncture
Several studies have shown the beneficial effect acupuncture can have on arthritis pain.
14. Glucosamine
A dose of 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate taken three times a day has shown to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis.
15. Tart cherries
Packed with high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin, tart cherries can help repair muscle damage to reduce muscle pain.
Originally written by Amy Goodrich and published on www.naturalnews.com
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Healthy eating is not about being deprived or counting calories. It's simply about eating real, whole, unaltered, delicious food - Dr. Frank Lipman. #wellness #health #nutrition #healthyeating #holistichealth #wisdom #holisticunited
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Aromatic support for wholeness and well-being:

Aromatherapy is the artful science of using aromatic plant extracts to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils contain naturally occurring components that, when skillfully blended, work in synergy to enhance the body’s innate ability... see more to heal and balance itself.

Holistic aromatherapy cares for you as a whole person, not a disease. We work as a team to create an aromatic approach to fortifying the big picture that is you, so that you can feel healthier, bigger, and brighter than the challenge(s) you are facing. Your consultation and resulting blend(s) are unique to you.

I believe aromatherapy can help us create a stronger connection to both ourselves and the natural world, inner and outer, tangible and intangible... and I believe this is fundamental to good health.

Bio:

Michelle Gilbert, BS, CA, APAIA is a qualified aromatherapist and holistic life coach based in Ohio. Michelle’s background and approach is broad, ranging from the scientific to the esoteric. She is fascinated by the meeting point of science and spirit, modern and ancient, inner nature and outer expression. Her work emphasizes a balanced approach to exploring all of these realms as a path to wholeness and integration.

In addition to providing consultations, custom formulation services, and business consulting, Michelle is an instructor at Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies. She also serves on the Board of Directors at Orenda Healing International and the Education Committee of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.

Contact info:
Web - www.michelle-gilbert.co…
Twitter - @MGilbertCA
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#Truth is available only to those who have the #courage to question whatever they have been taught. #beautiful #love #instagood #amazing #life #beauty #bestoftheday #healthy #motivation #follow #happy #instadaily #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #meditation #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality... see more #selflove #positivity #gratitude #yoga #healing #mindfulness #holisticunited
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#Learning is the beginning of #wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the #miracle process all begins - Jim Rohn. #beautiful #love #amazing #life #beauty #healthy #motivation #happy #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #meditation... see more #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #selflove #positivity #gratitude #yoga #healing #mindfulness #holisticunited
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The #inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and #listen - Rumi. #beautiful #love #amazing #motivation #wellness #empowerment #meditation #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #selflove #positivity #gratitude #yoga #healing #mindfulness #holisticunited
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#Vibrate higher! #energy #vibration #spirituality #goodvibes #goodvibrations #consciousness #awareness #mindfulness #holisticunited
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Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows - Native American Proverb. #listen #heart #knowledge #wisdom #inspiration #mindfulness #meditation #wellness #holisticunited
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#sensitivity #consciousness #wellness #strength #empowerment #inspiration #spirituality #energy #holisticunited
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"The first connection to 'self' begins with YOU! Your capacity, your empathy, your desire to LOVE YOUrself will transcend to others around you. These are the people, then, that you can trust & call to your heart and you to theirs. BUT, the FIRST connection; your FIRST Heart-to-Heart rests with YOU"... see more Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ,CChP & Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)
1. Ground yourself You cannot be fully present in your life if you are only in your head. It is important to be connected to your body and your spirit to gain full access to your power. In the words of ABC Network Screenwriter & Media Mogul, Shonda Rhimes "DANCE IT OUT!"

2. Honor Your Feelings If you get stuck in the “shoulds” there is a lack of connection and the energy level goes down. When fear is present, give your inner child a hug.
3. Look for the joy in the present Look for the simple things that make you smile. Appreciate what you do have: stop focusing so much on what you do not have. Speak only words of harmony.
4. Acknowledge yourself as valuable and then treat yourself with the care that you would give to a valuable person You will naturally notice a greater willingness to let go of unhealthy, destructive behaviors or growth inhibiting relationships of all kinds.
5. Take small consistent steps towards achieving your goals Break your goals down into doable action steps. Commit to 5 minutes of meditation, do 10 sit-ups/pushups. Save ... see more __item_content_more__.00 a week in a savings jar.
6. Get support Know that you do not have to do everything yourself. Connect to a supportive community. Find an exercise partner. Hire a coach. Get a venting partner.
7. Be aware of your negative gremlins…and find ways to deal with them Negative voices in our heads create stress and make it harder to move forward. It is important for you to be the internal traffic controller- Learn to be a master of your mind. Get help if you need it.
8. Let Spirit be the CEO of your life The past is over and NOW is the time when you co-create your future. The Divine may have bigger plans for you so always add “this or something better when setting goals."
Monica Bickerstaff, MSJ, CChP, Certified Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner & Fountain Of Youth Guru(TM)
SHOP ALL NATURAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS ESSENTIALS CUSTOM CRAFTED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS & LOVE!:
https://squareup.com/st…
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You know all the answers. Listen to your own voice, your own #soul. You are your own #guru. #beautiful #love #amazing #life #beauty #healthy #motivation #happy #instadaily #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #meditation #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #selflove #positivity #gratitude #yoga #healing... see more #mindfulness #holisticunited
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We are shaped by our #thoughts; we become what we think. When the #mind is pure, #joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. #beautiful #love #amazing #life #beauty #healthy #motivation #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #meditation #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #selflove #positivity... see more #gratitude #healing #mindfulness #holisticunited
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Within you there is a #stillness and a #sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself. #beautiful #love #amazing #life #beauty #bestoftheday #healthy #motivation #happy #wellness #inspiration #empowerment #meditation #personalgrowth #goodvibes #spirituality #selflove #positivity #gratitude... see more #yoga #healing #mindfulness #holisticunited
 
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