joint pain

  1. This ancient treatment SOOTHES away cancer pain

    This ancient treatment SOOTHES away cancer pain

    It’s not how you pictured it.

    When you first get hit with a cancer diagnosis, you imagine that beating the disease would be cause for celebration.

    And certainly, you should celebrate a victory over this deadly disease.

    The problem is that you’re often in no mood for a party. Treatment can leave you feeling run-down, beat-up, and sick as a dog.

    Celebrate??? You can barely stand up straight!

    Now, the latest research reveals one way to battle the toxic side effects of a common class of cancer drug, so you bounce back feeling better than ever.

    It finds that older women with breast cancer can fight off the agonizing joint pain that often comes from treatment with the help of acupuncture, a time-tested natural therapy already proven to ease dozens of other common forms of pain.

    The new study focused specifically on women given aromatase inhibitors, drugs for early-stage breast cancer that are notorious for making your joints feel as if they’re trying to bust out of your body.

    Some of the women were given real acupuncture, while some were given a fake version of acupuncture in which the needles were put in the wrong places. A third set of women weren’t given either.

    After six weeks, the women who got the real acupuncture were enjoying big-time pain relief, compared to those in the other two groups.

    The study focused on that infamously agonizing joint pain, but earlier research has found that acupuncture can also help deliver relief from other forms of pain caused by cancer treatment as well as ease symptoms such as nausea and fatigue.

    Naturally, there’s a downside to the new study.

    Anyone with even half a brain would know the REAL problem isn’t the pain itself. It’s the CAUSE of that pain. It’s the drugs that make cancer patients so miserable that some of them would rather battle the disease alone than keep taking the meds.

    The real solution should be to shift patients off of the drugs as quickly as possible and get them onto safer and less toxic alternatives.

    But that’s not what they’re saying about this one.

    Nope.

    The mainstream is throwing a celebration of its own, thinking that using acupuncture to deliver pain relief means that it can keep patients on these joint-ripping drugs for longer periods of time!

    Here’s a better idea: Let’s get patients onto treatments that work better and have LESS pain to begin with.

    Sure, there are times you might need toxic meds. But in many cases, patients can do with shorter courses or skip them altogether — especially women with early-stage breast cancer.

  2. 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 joints, you're getting something else instead... and you're not going to believe what it is.

    It's a THIRD med to deal with the side effects of the SECOND drug, which you took just for the side effects of the FIRST one!

    How's that for a vicious cycle?

    The problem, as many arthritis patients know all too well, is that the popular NSAID painkillers given for the condition can rip up the lining of your gut.

    Yes, the drug that's supposed to STOP inflammation in the joints ends up CAUSING it in your stomach.

    So, docs prescribe that second drug: a proton pump inhibitor, which, in theory, protects the lining of your stomach.

    But as you probably know, PPIs "work" by causing stomach acid levels to plunge, which kills off good bacteria -- and, in many patients, that leads to inflammation deep down in the small intestine.

    There, as the good bacteria die off, bad ones take over and eat away at your intestine.

    So, researchers now say that patients taking this already dangerous combination of painkillers and PPIs should get a THIRD med -- an antibiotic -- to kill off those bad germs and stop the inflammation in the small intestine.

    And, sure enough, the triple combo did just that in the study, and the inflammation in the small intestine practically vanished.

    But you don't need to be a researcher to see the insanity in this approach.

    Even WITHOUT the inflammation in the small intestine, the combination of a painkiller and a PPI are bad news over the long haul, leading to other problems in the gut as well as issues with digestion.

    PPI use alone can make it difficult or even impossible to digest the right levels of essentials, such as magnesium.

    Throwing an antibiotic into the mix is just adding fuel to the fire. Even when it works and kills the bacteria causing inflammation, those meds can cause gut problems of their own.

    And, of course, using them can lead to "superbug" infections, in which case you would need a FOURTH drug: a more powerful antibiotic to kill the germs created by the THIRD med.

    It's time for a new approach. Natural therapies such as curcumin can fight inflammation, while UC-II collagen can help rebuild the cartilage inside the joint to stop both the inflammation and the pain.

    I'll have another reason to avoid antibiotics coming up later today.

    Keep an eye on your inbox!

  3. Too much of this mineral can be bad for the brain

    Most nutrients are not only safe in high amounts, they're necessary -- because too many people simply don't get nearly enough of the essentials from diet alone.
  4. Natural solutions for gout

    Gout used to be known as "the rich man's disease" because it usually struck the wealthy -- the only ones who could afford to over-consume the foods that cause this painful form of arthritis. Today, you don't have to be rich (or even a man) to suffer from gout -- just fat. And since more people are fatter than ever before, more people are also battling the foot pain that marks this condition.

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