Pain & Pain Relief

  1. Fractures more likely when you have diabetes

    The SECRET cause of bone breaks

    Your doc will look you in the eye and say you've got nothing to worry about.

    He'll pull up the numbers... show your bone mineral density is right smack in the middle of the "normal" zone... and say it means you're not at risk for a break or fracture.

    But he knows he's lying.

    He won't admit it, not unless you really put him on the spot, but docs see it all the time.

    Patients come in with numbers just like yours. They might have a frame that looks stronger than Babe the ox, both on the test results and in person.

    But then one day it happens anyway: SNAP!

    A painful... debilitating... and possibly even crippling bone break.

    Now, the latest research exposes what your doc has known but is afraid to tell you. You could have strong bones based on mainstream tests, yet still face a sky-high risk of a fracture.

    The key to the puzzle?

    Diabetes.

    If you have type 2 diabetes, you can throw the standard test results right out the window. You could have normal or even high bone mineral density, and it won't matter much.

    The new study finds diabetes triggers damage to the cortical bone, or the outer layer of bone that's supposed to protect the whole package.

    It's as if that critical layer is getting eaten away... yet that damage won't show up on any bone mineral density test.

    That helps explain why folks with type 2 diabetes are up to 50 percent more likely to suffer from a hip fracture, one of the most debilitating forms of bone breaks in seniors and a top cause of disability.

    Now that you know the risk, the next step is to do something about it!

    You're not a delicate piece of china. Even if you're a little older... even if you have diabetes... you can take action today to strengthen your bone and cut the risk of those devastating breaks.

    You know the basics, I'm sure. You need calcium. But calcium alone is useless, so don't take it by itself. Look for a supplement that also contains vitamin D and magnesium, which can help your body to put that calcium to use.

    And be sure to look out for another ingredient backed by cutting-edge studies.

    Oleuropein, a natural compound found in olives, can activate the stem cells that form bone. In one in vitro study, this compound increased the formation of the cells that create new bone tissue six times over.

    A good bone support formula from a maker you trust will have all of these essentials in the amounts you need for healthy bone.

    Most importantly of all, get your diabetes under control -- naturally -- to stop ALL forms of damage inside your body, including the destruction of that protective layer of bone.

  2. Migraine patients given dangerous opioids

    Is your doctor CAUSING your migraines?

    Think Floyd Mayweather has a vicious punch?

    His fists are nothing compared to the brutal blow of a migraine headache. When you get clocked with a migraine -- POW! -- you're down for the count.

    The millions of Americans who suffer from these debilitating headaches are in desperate need of help. Yet new research shows they're getting the exact opposite!

    Opioid painkillers not only DON'T work for migraines, but they can actually make the headaches WORSE. One study found regular use of the drugs can make migraines more frequent and more severe over the long haul.

    But that hasn't stopped doctors from dishing them out. They haven't even paused.

    The newest study finds 15 percent of migraine patients are getting opioid painkillers, which would add up to roughly 5.5 million Americans given a dangerous and ineffective treatment.

    And even when the drugs "work," life's no picnic.

    In the short-term, opioids can make you loopy and "high." Over the medium-term, your body quickly builds tolerance, so you need higher doses to get the same level of relief.

    And over the long-term, that can lead to addiction as well as overdose and death. You might think that can't happen to you, but 2 million Americans are addicted to these drugs right now.

    Most of them aren't your stereotypical "junkies."

    They're normal people -- just like you -- who were just looking for some pain relief.

    Instead, they stepped into a nightmare.

    It's become so terrible... and taken such a toll... that last month, President Donald Trump declared opioid addiction to be a national emergency.

    If you're suffering from migraines, your best bet is to steer clear of these pain pills and make sure you're never part of this emergency.

    You certainly don't need the other mainstream answers for the headaches, either -- which, in many ways, are almost as bad as opioid drugs.

    You need real and lasting help, and I've got it.

    Most doctors think of migraines as some kind of medical mystery. Even when they can figure out the "trigger" -- like a late-summer heat wave -- they still don't know the true "cause" of the headaches.

    In some cases, it could be a hidden additive in food. In others, it could be an undiagnosed nutritional deficiency, especially in vitamin D, CoQ10 and/or magnesium.

    Work closely with a holistic medical doctor who can help you find the cause and fix it naturally.

    If you're in the San Diego area, I can help. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  3. Kidney stones triggered by gout

    The hidden risk of gout If there's anything more painful than gout, it's got to be kidney stones. They say it's the only kind of pain a man can experience that's on par with giving birth. I don't know if that's true, but I do know this: I've seen kidney stones reduce grown men to tears. So, as much as...
  4. Pain problems carry deadly risks

    When pain conditions turn deadly "Killer pain" is supposed to be just a figure of speech. Sure, chronic pain can do a number on your quality of life... and, in some cases, pain can be so bad you might actually think you're dying. But can it really kill you? Turns out, maybe it can. New research reveals the ugly truth...
  5. Stents can lead to kidney damage

    What every angioplasty patient needs to know It's a "simple" procedure with dangerous -- even DEADLY -- consequences. And it's not because of the procedure itself. It's because of the DOCTORS who perform it! New research exposes a staggering level of incompetence among many of the docs who perform what's called a percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. It's a type...
  6. Falls can increase death risk

    What a fall can REALLY do to you Think you've survived a fall? Think again! What happens NEXT is often what counts most -- because even if you make it back home in one piece, you could still suffer lasting, crippling, and even DEADLY consequences. Now, the latest research shows just what's on the line. It shows how falls can...
  7. Sunburn damage reversed with vitamin D

    Beat sunburn... with the sunshine vitamin! It can happen in a matter of minutes. If you're outside just a little bit longer than you intended, you can start to bake... and even burn right up. Next thing you know, you're battling the agony of sunburn -- and the days of pain, itching, and peeling skin that follow. Now, the latest...
  8. Acid reflux meds increase the risk of death

    Frightening new risk linked to PPIs It's just about the worst "side effect" you could have from a drug. If you've ever taken heartburn meds, you could be at risk RIGHT NOW -- and, odds are, you won't even know it. New research shows how the proton pump inhibitors taken by millions -- drugs such as Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium...
  9. Acupuncture works even in the ER

    The drug-free secret to emergency pain relief When you're in pain in the emergency room, you need relief... and you need it fast. That means the most powerful meds in the building, right? WRONG! A groundbreaking new study reveals how you can get QUICK and EFFECTIVE relief even in the dire circumstances of the emergency room... without ANY drugs at...
  10. Yoga no help for back pain

    Don't fall for this new back pain scam I don't get it. The mainstream media is madly in love with yoga, and there's not much reason for it. It's fine as far as stretching goes, but the media fawns over it as if there's something magical about yoga and yoga alone. Just look at the latest headlines, which claim yoga...
  11. Aspirin therapy risks bigger than expected

    Taking aspirin? Read this ASAP! It's almost like having a time traveler walk through my door! The evidence for aspirin therapy is so lousy that even many mainstream doctors are now refusing to put their patients on it. Yet I STILL find many of my new patients are on the drugs anyway, often because of some doc who's not with...
  12. Alzheimer’s disease linked to pain

    How PAIN wrecks your BRAIN If you want to save what's in your brain... you can start by gaining control over your pain. The two might not seem connected. But new research reveals a direct line between them. And if you're battling the agony of chronic pain, your most precious memories might be leaking right out of your ears! Overall...
  13. Painkillers linked to heart risk

    When your 'safe' painkiller packs a killer risk Not too long ago, Vioxx was the biggest thing in medicine. Seemed like EVERYONE with pain was taking it. You know what happened next. This ugly drug (a.k.a. rofecoxib) turned out to increase the risk of heart attack so much that it was eventually yanked off the U.S. market. Well, friend, maybe...
  14. Gout prevention starts with your diet

    Beat gout with this easy-to-follow diet Gout is like one of those scammy telemarketing services: Once it has your number, it's going to keep calling back. Most folks don't have just one battle with this agonizing condition. They fight it again... and again... and again. If you've had gout, you've heard all the hints and tips on avoiding flare-ups. You...
  15. Arthroscopic surgery doesn’t work for arthritis

    What every arthritis patient needs to know about surgery If you've got knee pain -- and, let's face it, you probably do -- there's a good chance someone's about to scam you. Every year, Americans and their insurers cough up $3 billion on a quickie in-and-out job known as arthroscopic surgery, done 15,000 times every week. Docs claim this operation...
  16. Statins can cause spinal problems

    Could this be causing your back pain? Well, that didn't take long at all. Just last week, I warned of disastrous consequences if the mainstream gets its way and puts 9 million new patients on cholesterol meds. Now, the latest research finds that many of them would suffer with a severe -- possibly even crippling -- side effect that no...
  17. Steroids linked to sepsis, clots, and bone breaks

    Oral steroids pack deadly risks It's one of the most common types of meds in the country, dished out daily by docs from coast to coast. You almost certainly know someone who's been on them recently. Odds are, you've taken them yourself at some point. But if your doc is pushing you to pop oral steroids -- even for just...
  18. Joint pain drug could lead to infection

    Daffy new approach to joint pain This has GOT to be some kind of a joke! When one med causes side effects so severe that you have to take a SECOND drug just to deal with them, it's time to rethink the whole approach. But if you have arthritis or any other condition where inflammation is causing pain in your...
  19. Back pain improves with spinal manipulation

    BREAKING: The major back pain study you NEED to see! And... with a crack, an entire branch of mainstream medicine is in danger of crumbling. That crack is the sound of the tension being released from your spine during an adjustment in the skilled hands of an experienced osteopath or chiropractor. The crumble is the pill-mill approach to pain relief...
  20. Low back pain doesn’t respond to steroids

    These shots don’t work for low back pain Make all the plans you want, but just remember: Your back might be secretly making OTHER plans. It's making plans for pain! If you've had an on-again, off-again battle with pain in your lower back, you know the score. Take whatever plans you had and toss 'em, because once that pain flares...

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