Posts made in August, 2015

Fighting Gout With Natural And Alternative Medical Approaches: What Works

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you have “a big, gouty toe,” chances are it is very difficult for you to walk without pain. Since the big toes are the last to leave the ground during your natural stride, trying to walk without putting pressure on the big toes is not an easy thing to do. It is much more difficult when your big toes are affected by gout. If you have tried all of the usual arthritis treatments without much success and have suffered enough side effects just trying to treat the pain of the gout in your toes, then maybe you need natural or alternative medical approaches. Here are some of the proven ones that work. Acupuncture If you are worried that the acupuncturist is going to place the needles in your already painful toe joints, you can stop worrying. Although positioning and inserting needles in your affected toe joints is a possibility, it is not where and how the acupuncturist begins the treatment for gout. (Additionally, nerves that connect the big toes to the sensory center of the brain are “silenced” temporarily before inserting needles into the toes themselves.) When treating gout with acupuncture, the administering acupuncturist places the needles in the lower areas of your back, where your kidneys and...

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Tactical Nutritional Warfare Against Kidney Stones

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

Kidney stones develop when there is too much oxalate, calcium or phosphorus in the urine. Certain foods, your genetics, your body weight, environment and not drinking enough fluids can increase your risk of developing kidney stones. Kidney stones are painful and can lead to several serious medical conditions, including permanent kidney damage and obstruction of your urinary tract. Learning what to eat and what to avoid can help you prevent or decrease the occurrence of kidney stones. Vitamins and Minerals  Did you know the amount of vitamins and minerals in your body can reduce the risk of developing a kidney stone? Furthermore, certain vitamins and minerals can increase the risk of kidney stones. Learning which supplements to take and which ones to avoid is paramount to your urological health. Vitamin D-This vitamin helps you metabolize calcium, which can increase the risk of developing a kidney stone. Taking a vitamin D3 supplement will help the body process calcium properly, thus lowering the occurrence of calcium in the urine. Vitamin K2- Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the bones absorb calcium. Taking a vitamin K2 supplement can help lower your risk of developing kidney stones. Vitamin A- A vitamin A supplement works with vitamin D and vitamin K2 to help the body...

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