Short Circuit Ion Channels Cause Pain

  New research shows that the pain signal may be simply an "electrical leak" from an ion channel.  As previously written there is a connection between the opening and closing of ion channels and electrical polarity charges.  The new finding by a team of scientists at KU Leuven indicates the actual pain message is electrical and is short circuited due to chemical changes in the ion channels.  The ongoing research is showing the chemical and physical relationship of pain and electrical polarities.

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Weight Loss Supplements Print E-mail

Weight Loss Supplements

    Weight loss supplements and weight loss vitamins are becoming more important in disease and injury prevention.  Many knee replacement procedures are not a result of the knee joint actually failing but more of prolonged stress on the joint due to extra weight supported by the joint.   Often the knee replacement surgery can be prevented by simply relieving the physical demands on the joint.  Even being overweight for knee joint replacement has some benefits.  The muscles supporting the joint are stronger due to the weight increasing the muscle bulk and strength over time.  Remove the weight and the musculature still remains.

     There is a plethora of products and advice about what works to "lose weight" and many are not supported by credentialed research.   Below are 4 supplements and 1 medicine reported on  by WebMD.

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Arthritis Supplements Print E-mail

List of Arthritis Supplements and Foods

  Many forms of arthrits can be helped by paying attention to diet.   As with all diets though it's important to remember one of the main, undiscovered benefits, of many diets is not what you eat but what the diet restricts one from eating.  Often a diet can contribute to arthritis pain and discomfort due to what is being consumed.

  Below is a list of generally recommended arthritis supplements which can improve health if attention is paid to consuming foods rich in these supplements.

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List Of Herbs For Pain Print E-mail


Pain-relieving Herbs

    Historically herbs, being known as "useful weeds", have been used for pain control.  Herb tinctures, creams, teas, herbs ingested in foods are primarily indicated to be used for pain.  The pharmaceutical industry tries to find the natural botanical herbs that are being used for pain control and model synthetically the compounds found for a marketable pain control drug.   Even today in many parts of the world certain societies are dependent upon using herbs medicinally simply because they do not have access, or money, to purchase synthetic drugs.  A chronic pain patient, or a patient who was recently injured, should consider as part of their nutrition the addition of fresh or dried herbs to the diet.  

   The list below is a very small part of the herb plants used for pain control.  Many, if not most, topicals use capsicum ( makes the peppers hot), or menthol (mint oil) as the primary ingredient in the topical pain relieving gels.  Capsicum isused for heat therapy and mint for cold therapy, depending on the process of inflammation going on. 

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Elimination Diet Video For Healthy Living Print E-mail


    This video by Dr. Ross explains how some of the "cleansing diets" can or can not be beneficial and why.   He cautions to use the information supplied and tailor it to your specifics.   As is our mantra so often on nutrition, many times it's not the new foods you eat that help you, but the simple elimination of certain known bad foods that bring about healthy living and weight loss.   Garden or walk each day and healthy living becomes just part of the routine to staying fit and disease free.




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Foods To Eliminate In The Paleo Diet Menu Print E-mail


Paleo Diet Menu On Foods You Should Avoid


Dairy Foods:

All processed foods made with any dairy products:

 Butter,  Cheese,  Cream,   Nonfat dairy creamer,  Skim milk,  Dairy spreads, Powdered Milk,  Frozen yogurt,  Ice Milk,  Low-fat Milk, Ice cream,  Whole milk,  Yogurt

Cereal Grains:

 Barley (barley soup, barley bread, & all processed foods made with barley)
 Corn (corn on the cob, corn tortillas, corn chips, cornstarch, corn syrup)
 Oats (steel-cut oats, rolled oats & all processed foods made with oats)
 Rice (brown rice, white rice, top ramen, rice noodles, basmati rice, rice cakes, rice flour, & all processed foods made with rice)
 Rye (rye bread, rye crackers, & all processed foods made with rye)
 Wheat (bread, rolls, muffins, noodles, crackers, cookies, cake, doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, pasta, spaghetti, lasagna, wheat tortillas, pizza, pita bread, flat bread, & all processed foods made with wheat or wheat flour)
 Wild rice

Grainlike Seeds:



 All beans (adzuki beans, black beans, broad beans, fava beans, field beans, garbanzo beans, horse beans, kidney beans, lima beans, mung beans, navy beans, pinto beans, redbeans, string beans, white beans)
 Black-eyed peas, Chickpeas, Peanuts, Lentils, Snowpeas, Green Peas,  Sugar & Snap peas, Soybeans & all soybean products, including tofu & Starchy Vegetables

Peanut butter


Starchy tubers

Sweet potatoes

Cassava root


Tapioca pudding


Potatoes & all potato products (French fries, potato chips, etc.)

Salt-Containing Foods:

 Bacon Processed Meats Pork rinds Cheese
 Salami Deli Meats Frankfurters Ham
 Hot Dogs Ketchup Pickled foods Olives
 Salted nuts Salted spices Sausages
 Smoked, dried, & salted fish & meat
 Virtually all canned meats & fish (unless you soak & drain them)

Fatty Meats:

 Fatty beef roasts

Beef ribs

T-bone steaks

Chicken & turkey legs

Fatty cuts of beef

Fatty ground beef
 Chicken & turkey skin

Fatty pork chops & pork roasts
 Lamb chops

Lamb roasts

Leg of lamb

Pork ribs

Pork sausage

Chicken & turkey thighs & wings

Soft Drinks & Fruit Juices- All sugary soft drinks

Candy -  Honey - Sugars ) Other than natural sugars, found in the fruit,  such as fructose.

Cookies, Brownies, Cakes ( all the good stuff!!)

Paleo Diet For Women Audio Interview Print E-mail



General discussion blog talk radio about women and the Paleo diet.  Eating disorders seem to affect women more so than the general population.  This discusses some of the pecularities of how the Paleo diet can positively affect women.



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Paleo Diet Guidelines Discussion Print E-mail


   Are The Ingredients Of The Paleo Diet the Magic, or Is It What Is Not Eaten?

     The Paleo, or Caveman, diet is followed by many looking to lose weight, rectify digestive disorders, and to maintain good health and prevent illnesses.   One of the premises behind the diet is the use of food staples that were used by early human ancestors and those ingredients, because our body is accustomed to the foods, will be able to digest easier and keep us healthy.   With the advent of better food storage and preparation, refrigeration, mobility of food all over the earth,  we've added ingredients in those processes that our body has not evolved to for digestion.   Humans, like all evolutionary creatures, evolve over time to adapt to the environment and the adaptive process enables all living creatures to continue to live and propogate, that including our digestive system.

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Foods To Prevent Hypothroidism Print E-mail



    Often we can use our daily food intake to avoid illness as many believe the best "medicine cabinet" is found in your garden or produce cabinet in your refrigerator.   Hypothroidism is often referred to as the most undiagnosed disease in the U.S. and menopausal age women tend to be more prone to it.   If you suffer from lethargy, overweight or recurring episodes of depression then you may want to see your dietician and doctor to rule out hypothroidism.   The below guide is intended to help you choose foods that will minimize the occurrence and help you stay healthy.  

   There is some concern that cooking may reduce the chemical aspects of goitrogenic foods you see listed below however the term "cooking" is relative to boiling, baking, parbroiling so use good judgment in determing the best preparatory mehods for your menu.


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