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Butternut Squash Benefits Include Heart and Eye Health

Butternut Squash Benefits Include Heart and Eye Health

Butternut squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be roasted, toasted, mashed, sautéed, and most notably pureed into soup. It’s typically associated with the fall and winter seasons and its sweet taste makes it a wonderful, filling comfort food. Most importantly, in addition to its great taste and

Pain Management: What to Do When Pain Just Won’t Go Away

Pain Management: What to Do When Pain Just Won’t Go Away

Chronic pain—a condition that exists when pain lasts three months or more—affects 25 to 30 percent of Americans. It is more common in older adults, men, and Caucasians. It is not life-threatening, but if not treated it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Different Than Acute Pain
Acute pain might be caused

Meditation—Your Best Defense Against “Monkey Mind”

Meditation—Your Best Defense Against “Monkey Mind”

Meditation can sharpen your concentration, help you become more resilient in times of stress, persevere during trying times, teach you to love more deeply, and experience greater joy and peace. All that from just sitting there? Yes. And more.

Like so many things in life, it’s easier said than done. Meditators

Gabapentin’s Off-Label Uses Include Pain Relief

Gabapentin’s Off-Label Uses Include Pain Relief

Gabapentin was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 to be used with other anti-seizure medications to control partial seizures in adults. It is classified as an anticonvulsant drug, although it appears to have analgesic properties as well. Gabapentin originally was sold under the brand name

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Mediterranean Diet May Benefit Your Bones and Muscles
Postmenopausal women who eat Mediterranean-style have healthier bones and muscles, according to research presented in March 2018 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The researchers found that women whose dietary patterns most closely adhered to a Mediterranean-style eating pattern had higher bone mineral

Connections Between Fibromyalgia and Diet

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body. Other common symptoms include sleep difficulties, fatigue, depression, anxiety, cognition and memory problems (known as “fibro fog”), migraine headaches, and digestive problems. A significant percentage of fibromyalgia sufferers alter their diet to relieve symptoms, despite a

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways (depression, anxiety, and infections, for example). Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

CoQ10, or coenzyme Q10, is a naturally produced enzyme found in the mitochondria in every cell of your body. CoQ10 benefits include the making of ATP—the major energy source needed for cell growth and maintenance in powering several of the body’s biological processes. CoQ10 also functions as an antioxidant, which

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