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Plant

Yesterday I was browsing around one of my favorite websites, TED.com, and watched an interesting video about how to improve environmental air quality to help with respiratory problems. The gentleman in the video, Kamal Meattle, significantly improved his dwindling lung capacity through the use of plants. The video is only 4 minutes long and worth… Read More

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Far Infrared Lamps

Far Infrared Technology

I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this out. Far infrared lamps rock! Through visits to my acupuncturist, I was introduced to the far infrared lamp. I didn’t know that’s what it was. I thought it was a plain old run of the mill heating lamp.  Boy was I wrong. All I… Read More

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African Black Soap

The other day while watching the Dr. Oz TV show, he introduced a product called Black African Soap. This soap is supposed to help soften dry skin and diminish acne. Dry Skin and Acne? One soap that tackles both dry skin and acne? I always thought dry skin and acne were mutually exclusive. Growing up… Read More

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Quieting Loud Sandy Knees

Bending Knees

Wow, talk about getting sidetracked. Over a year ago I wrote a post entitled Is it Sand in the Knees or Chondromalacia? When I wrote the post, it was my intention to discuss possible causes and solutions for the condition. I got a little sidetracked. Sandy Knee Reminder It wasn’t until I had to perform… Read More

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Sciatic Nerve

I’ve been suffering on and off with sciatica for several months (since September 2011). When it first hit, I didn’t know what it was. I knew that I was experiencing pain shooting down my leg and in my hip, but it wasn’t until it got to the point where the act of sitting or standing… Read More

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inflamed sciatic nerve

In an earlier post I discussed my bout with sciatica pain. I still don’t know what caused the pain, but I know for sure it’s very painful. Some folks suffer from sciatica flare-ups for several months and even years. I read in one forum where one guy has been taking drugs for his sciatica pain… Read More

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Vitamin C and Sciatica

Sciatic Pain

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the dubious pleasure of suffering from an inflamed sciatic nerve. I can’t tell you how it got inflamed all I know is that it’s inflamed and really pissed off at me. If you’ve never suffered from sciatica pain consider yourself lucky. Sciatica – More Painful Symptoms Not realizing… Read More

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Belly Fat or Belly Bloat?

Fat Belly

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed my ever expanding waistline. I know that as we get older sometimes we put on weight in the midsection area, but this weight gain had me mystified. Symptom Number 1 I’ve been exercising on a regular basis, eating healthy meals and haven’t been losing much weight at all… Read More

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What is a Baker’s Cyst?

Baker's Cyst

Imagine my surprise when the lump on the back of my leg behind the knee was diagnosed as a baker’s cyst. What the heck is that? Symptoms of a Baker’s Cyst I had worked particularly hard in my last spinning class. The tension was turned full tilt as I did a seated climb up an… Read More

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Running and Aching Knees

Running Track

I had given up running back in May of 2010 because of a sore tensor fasciae latae muscle. I started cycling instead. My sore TFL was a mixed blessing. You see, I don’t really enjoy running, but I know it’s the best way to keep my weight down and improve my cardiovascular health. It’s also… Read More

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