Not All Pain is Created Equal

Living and coping with chronic pain can be the hardest part of living with a joint disease. It can disrupt every part of our life and many parts of your life can also affect your pain.

Cabbage -Don’t Overlook This Inflammation Fighting Veggie

1. Lowers the Signs of Aging Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables contain a high amount of Vitamin C and E, which help in the production of collagen, the compound which keeps the skin elastic and wrinkle-free. Vitamin A along with Vitamin D protects the skin and gives you a youthful skin. Helps Fight Free RadicalsContinue reading “Cabbage -Don’t Overlook This Inflammation Fighting Veggie”

What your eating maybe worsening your Osteoarthritis

Your eating what? Before you take one more bite of that fast food lunch or dinner consider how it affects your osteoarthritis. Did you know that research shows that diets high in saturated fat – found in red meat, butter, cheese, lard and processed foods – can weaken knee cartilage, making it more prone toContinue reading “What your eating maybe worsening your Osteoarthritis”

Chronic Pain

AN ESTIMATED 50 MILLION AMERICANS LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN. Hi this week I will be focusing on Chronic pain and various treatments. Chronic pain is a public health crisis with far-reaching consequences for millions of individuals’ well-being, quality of life, productivity, health care costs, and more. Of the 50 million people who live with chronicContinue reading “Chronic Pain”

Osteoarthritis Facts

  I have had OA for over 15 years and its painful. Its limiting and when you have it in your 40s it really sucks. Fast forward I am 56 and I am still learning how to cope with my pain associated with OA . Writing about living with osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis as well asContinue reading “Osteoarthritis Facts”

Chilled to the Bone: Tips for Icy Aches and Pains and Calcium and Vitamin D

As winter creeps ever closer, Ohioans are about to be reminded that they live in a state where temperatures reaching down to the teens and single digits with the wind chill. Pain can become worse if you live in cold climates especially bone pain. We have to eat very healthy and try to move evenContinue reading “Chilled to the Bone: Tips for Icy Aches and Pains and Calcium and Vitamin D”

Understanding The Mechanisms of Pain

It’s safe to say most of us are not really fans of pain. However it is one of the body’s most important ways for communication. Imagine, for instance, what would happen if you felt nothing when you put your hand in hot water, or burned your neck with a curling iron , or hit yourContinue reading “Understanding The Mechanisms of Pain”

World Arthritis Day!

Today October 12, is World Arthritis Day! Throughout the day you will see facts and info on arthritis and pain. There are over 100 forms of arthritis. World Arthritis Day is a special day that unifies people of all ages, races, and genders to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases Approximately 350 million peopleContinue reading “World Arthritis Day!”

Joint Pain

 Congratulations !  If you’re like me you are one of the 30 million adults in the United States who suffer with joint pain, you know the pain often is debilitating. It can keep you from staying active and limits your mobility and it even makes daily chores seem impossible. What you might not know isContinue reading “Joint Pain”

WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others

I’m honored to say I’ve been nominated for the #WEGOHealthAwards! These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy. Learn more – nominate today. Here’s how you can also nominate others who educate, advocate and make a difference! Click link below WEGOHealth Awards and Nomination Info WEGOHealth Awards LinkContinue reading “WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others”

The Cost Of Knee Replacements

If you’re having trouble with your knees, you’re not alone. I also have knee issues. I have Osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis and a torn meniscus all in the same knee. And doctors are basically waiting for my knee to collapse to replace it. Me I’m looking to avoid a collapse but at the 10k out ofContinue reading “The Cost Of Knee Replacements”

Healthy Eating

Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils)—and limit highly processed foods.   For most of my life, I ate the standard American diet and meals that were heavy in meat and processed foods. I went toContinue reading “Healthy Eating”

Adrenal Fatigue

I find that more I learn about Naturopath’s the more I trust them. They explain things better, they take time to listen to you,they think outside the box. My Naturopath Dr Danni is great she listens, actively listens when you talk to her. My endocrinologist hears but doesn’t really listen. This happens often. He finallyContinue reading “Adrenal Fatigue”