Are the effects of osteoarthritis lowering your quality of life?
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects over 40 million people in North America and is most commonly found in those 50 and above as it often takes years to develop. It is a degenerative disease that sets in as the structure of our joints begin to deteriorate and over time the speed of new tissue growth is overtaken by the speed of tissue breakdown. Eventually the protective tissues around a joint wear down to the point that movement becomes extremely painful as bone grinds on bone. It can keep from your favorite activities such as golf, hiking or exercise, or even cause everyday tasks like opening jars or chopping vegetables seem like painful obstacles.
17% of the U.S. population over age 15 deals with chronic pain on a daily basis that has diminished their quality of life. It is said that 1 in 4 people experience some degree of pain at any given moment
Medications, invasive procedures, and surgeries. These are the pain management solutions that many people with chronic pain are left to choose between. These conventional approaches leave much to be desired, yet most chronic pain sufferers have been through one or more of these so called solutions. Many are still in the same state, if not worse.
Though many Dr’s have begun to recognize the value of alternative modalities such as acupuncture, massage and chiropractic therapy, rarely do we see a referral for energy medicine such as PEMF technology. There are many helpful modalities out there that are incredibly effective, but sadly underutilized. As a practitioner of PEMF technology, I am constantly working towards awareness.
How many days a week do you lie in bed as your alarm goes off, thinking "Please just let me sleep for a few more minutes?"
There was a period in my life when that was me, seven mornings a week. That feeling would sometimes linger into my second cup of coffee, then return with a vengeance in the early afternoon. I can't tell you how good it feels to have those days behind me.
Sleep deprivation is common, with about 1 in 3 North American adults not getting the recommended seven hours (minimum) of sleep each night. When you're sleep deprived, you can't function at your best, and you may feel tired, have difficulty concentrating and remembering, struggle with emotions, and be at a greater risk for chronic diseases.
Can One Food Make A Difference For Weight Loss?
We often wonder if there is a magic bullet for weight loss. The short answer is no. However, research is discovering some fascinating pieces of information and one food that may help is kimchi.
Personally we like to buy our kimchi at Costco because it's around the corner and only cost about $10 for a typically large Costco sized container that lasts for several weeks. Now, kimchi is not a main course by any means, but is great as a side dish or on it's own. If it's a little out of your comfort zone, not to worry it's actually delicious and you can get as creative as you want with it. My husband eats it all the time and I've seen him put it on meat, in his eggs and even in tacos. Mind you he might not be the best example as I've also seen him eating mustard on tuna before, lol.