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  1. Cure back pain with natural anti-inflammatories

    Natural relief for back pain

    So you've tried everything and still can't get any relief for your back pain. That's the story I hear nearly every day.

    And if you're like most of my first-time patients, "everything" includes a whole lot of drugs and injections... but none of the real natural solutions like natural anti-inflammatories that have proven to work time and again.

    Ask a conventional medicine doctor about them, and he'll sniff and call them "unproven" or even "ineffective," without even a shred of irony. After all, this is coming from a guy who keeps prescribing drugs that don't work.

    So ignore his dismissals and try something that'll work for a change.

    I suggest starting with natural anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, MSM and bromelain. That conventional medicine doctor who won't even talk about these options will also admit they work -- indirectly. After all, the treatments he's pushing all attack or attempt to attack inflammation.

    With natural anti-inflammatories, you're attacking the same cause -- but these options are much safer, and far more effective.

    In addition to natural anti-inflammatories, try some of the non-drug treatments and therapies that can work wonders for back pain. Natural injections utilizing your own growth factors (known as platelet rich plasma) or ozone can have some amazing benefits. I've also seen great results with cold laser treatments on the area of the injury.

    And everyone loves a good massage, right? In one study, 10 weeks of regular massage not only helped bring more relief than "usual care," but those benefits lasted for a full four months after the massages ended.

    Both chiropractic and acupuncture have also proven in studies to help reduce or even eliminate the pain. In some cases, they will require multiple sessions before the benefit kicks in, so be sure to stay with them.

    And finally, don't forget the power of a good stretch. You'll find some stretching exercises online you can do on your own at home.

    On their own, each of these treatments could limit or end the pain. But many people may find better results by mixing and matching these treatments. It may take a little time before you find what works best for you, but it's worth the effort.

  2. Common pain meds increase risk after heart attack

    Don't touch these painkillers after a heart attack

    If you've survived a heart attack, you've already cheated death once -- but don't push your luck.

    You might not get off so easily next time around.

    I always warn my heart patients to stay off common painkillers after a heart attack -- especially ibuprofen and naproxen (aka Advil and Aleve). These drugs can dramatically increase the risk of a second heart attack and even death.

    The problem, of course, is that as people recover they tend to forget all about those warnings -- and a few months later, they start reaching for those painkillers again.

    And that's a huge and potentially deadly mistake.

    Memories may fade, but the risks do not -- and one new study shows they actually don't disappear over time.

    If you ignore my warnings and pop those pills in the first year after your heart attack, for example, your risk of suffering a second one or even dying of heart-related causes could shoot up by 30 percent when compared to someone who doesn't take painkillers.

    Thank that's bad? That's nothing -- because I have a number here that's even worse: Even if you manage to avoid that second heart attack, your risk of dying from any cause at all could be 59 percent higher if you take these meds, according to the new study of 100,000 European heart patients tracked for up to 12 years.

    That's just the first year. Over time, the risks go down -- but they remain consistently higher for people who take painkillers.

    At the five-year mark, heart attack patients who take the meds could have a 41 percent higher risk of a second heart attack or death from heart disease, and a 63 percent higher risk of death than those who don't take painkillers.

    In other words, don't touch those pills -- and really, that's good advice for everyone, not just heart patients. There are much better options for pain than painkillers, including 100 percent natural anti-inflammatory remedies such as MSM.

    Other safe options for pain include acupuncture and cold laser treatments. Speak to a holistic doctor to learn more.

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