Similar to getting routine maintenance on your vehicle, routine maintenance for your body is important to help improve life longevity. This is especially true as life situations throughout a calendar year can throw a curveball and cause chronic stress. And if left untreated, chronic stress can take a major toll – emotionally and physically. As I’ve written before, 75% of all physician visits are stress related. Routine stress, such as pressures of work, school, or other daily responsibilities can wear you down. Stress brought on by a sudden negative change, such as a divorce, illness, or losing a job can also take a huge toll. And so can traumatic stress.
The start of a new year can be an exciting and challenging time. For many, this is a time of year to begin focusing more on goals – personally and professionally. This is also a time of year in which many people begin implementing healthier lifestyle habits to reduce stress and prevent or overcome chronic pain. Since I’ve written a lot on the topics of stress and chronic pain in 2018, I figured I’d do a quick recap featuring some of my most popular articles on these subjects. These can be used as a valuable resource guide to help you get an excellent jump start to a healthier you in.
The holiday season is here. For some people, this can be a season of joy whereas for others it can be the opposite. However, one thing in common for many people this time of year is the rise in food intake and the amount of sugar we put in our bodies. According to the American Heart Association, the average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons of “added” sugar per day! This far exceeds the recommended guideline of six teaspoons per day for women and nine for men. And for many people, these numbers can skyrocket during the holiday season. Sugar, sugar – it’s in just about everything! Food manufacturers have done.
In recent articles, I talk about ways in which you can treat chronic pain versus managing it with medications, and why this is important. Chronic pain is a big issue, especially here in the U.S. An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain, and these numbers are expected to grow in coming years. Why are more and more Americans suffering from chronic pain at alarming rates? There are several factors such as environment, stress, injury, or illness. However, one culprit that is often overlooked is diet, and how nutrition can mitigate or prevent a chronic disorder from occurring down the road. Chronic Pain and Poor Nutrition Whether you are.
Whether it’s acute or chronic, joint pain is common among adults in the U.S. Joint pain can be caused by an injury, such as a sprain or a strain. Sometimes an injury or inflammation of a joint can cause bursitis or tendinitis. Other times joint pain may be a sign of arthritis. Athletes, for example, can develop osteoarthritis from the demands they put on their bodies which can cause wear and tear on the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is also a big issue for many adults. RA is a disease of the immune system that sparks inflammation in the body and harms the joints. Conventional doctors typically prescribe medications for.