One of the most obvious signs of cancer is constant, unrelenting pain. But a new study's just found that certain non-cancer pain conditions, like back pain and migraine, can be so bad that they lead to an increased risk of suicide. But if your painkillers just aren't working, don't give up hope as there're three natural ways to soothe your chronic pain instead…
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With the temperatures shifting from cool to hot, you'll take note of the fluctuations in your body, changes in your mood and flexibility in your joints and muscles.
The temperature changes may also inspire you to get outdoors and go running, hiking or biking!
If achy joints and muscles are standing in the way of your fitness goals, try these two invigorating turmeric remedies!
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I've been thinking about which essential oils I use most during the winter months. Don't get me wrong, I'm a lover of all essential oils (not only for their delightful fragrances, but also their super health-enhancing benefits), but I've got to say that wintergreen is one I simply can't do without during the chilly season.
Why, you ask?
Well, it's pretty simple: Wintergreen oil has the abili... ››› more
There's nothing worse than waking up with a stiff, locked or rigid neck… I feel your pain!
Waking up feeling as though you slept pushed up against a rock or with your head on backwards is usually the result of a previous injury or a bad pillow.
If you're looking for a few natural tricks you can try out to loosen a stiff neck after a bad night's sleep, you've come to the right place!
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A lot of middle-aged adults have the same complaint when it comes to aches and pains - neck and shoulder issues.
We develop neck pain for a myriad of different reasons such as stress, poor posture, poor work place ergonomics, poor pillow support or even because of reasons that aren't so cut and dry.
Sometimes, our neck can bother us because of a problem in our knees, or tight hamstrings.
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Year-end can be tough - and stressful. And stress headaches, which often come as a result of this, are awful! They can dampen your productivity at work and prevent you from getting a good night's sleep.
They're caused like this: When you get frazzled, the muscles in your head and neck tense up. This constricts blood flow and can bring on the throb of a stress headache.
You generally feel str... ››› more
What you might not realise about pineapple is that it's infinitely more useful to us than just as a garnish for tropical drinks. It's literally pure medicine! And that's all thanks to the one super enzyme it contains - bromelain.
In addition to bromelain, pineapple is also brimming with vitamin C and B1, potassium and manganese. It's a fantastic natural remedy that people all over the world us... ››› more
A few nights ago, my dad fell out of bed.
He got up in the middle of the night but forgot he wasn't at home. He was out camping. Instead of looking for his roof-top tent's steps, he threw his legs over the side of the bed and got up. The bed he fell out of was 2.5m off the ground!
He was in a world of pain. Bruised, bashed and swollen.
Maybe you've taken a serious tumble and hurt yourse... ››› more
40% of people suffer from nerve irritation in their lower back that cause pain to surge through your buttock and the backs of your legs when you move in a certain way.
The common term for this is sciatica pain, and it involves a type of pinched nerve in your back.
It can be very painful when you do certain tasks, and it can leave you unable to do anything further until the pain subsides an... ››› more
What do you do when you're suffering from back pain? Reach for a painkiller of course.
How about the pain that comes with stomach ulcers? Sun burn? Or that cut on your finger? I bet painkillers feature pretty strongly in your treatment regime too.
But what if I told you that colour could be the answer to putting your pain to bed for good? Would you be willing to try it?
According to rese... ››› more
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