Swelling

Pain Relief for Weekend Warriors

…and often for 15-20 minutes at a time. * Compression with an elasticized cloth bandage will minimize swelling. * Elevation of the injured area above the level of your heart also helps to keep swelling at bay. Additionally, there’s a new breakthrough I’ve been using with my patients to help with musculoskeletal…

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Benefits of Plant Sterols and Stanols

…that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone that ultimately drives prostate growth, and its abundant sterols help reduce swelling. * But there is another sterol—beta sitosterol—that is also beneficial for prostate health and function. Studies have shown that beta sitosterol…

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Try ‘Natural Nyquil’ This Cold and Flu Season

…NAC is 400–1,200 mg per day. * Bromelain. This enzyme, which is found in pineapple, reduces levels of compounds that are responsible for tissue swelling, nasal congestion and sinus pain. In addition, like NAC, bromelain helps break down mucus and has produced measurable improvements in lung function…

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Sugar Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers

…Bacteria cannot exist in this environment, and infection is dramatically curbed. This natural treatment for diabetes related wounds also reduces swelling and encourages the removal of dead tissue to make room for new growth. Over the next few weeks, J.J.’s foot began to regain its normal color, and…

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A Sweet Solution for Treating Diabetes Complications

…dressing regularly, applying more sugar each time, and within days there was a difference. “I could see the sores were starting to get better and the swelling had gone down. At first the leg was almost all black. Then it started to get pinkish. It was just amazing how it continued to feel so much better…

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Heal Diabetic Ulcers With Sugar

…sugar solution. In addition to curbing infection, this therapy facilitates healing in other ways. It draws fluid out of the wound, which reduces swelling. It provides a covering or filling and therefore prevents scabbing. It also encourages the removal of dead tissue to make way for new growth. It promotes…

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Four Ways to Defeat Hemorrhoids

…those taking 2,000 mg of flavonoids (90 percent diosmin/10 percent hesperidin) daily for two months had significant improvements in pain, itching, swelling and bleeding. Look for diosmin in your local health food store or order the brand we use at the clinic, Diosmin-HMC from Thorne Research, by calling…

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Ginger-Soy Chicken Breasts

…usual drug therapy were given ginger, either raw, cooked or in dried supplement form. In every patient, significant relief in pain, mobility, and swelling was noted. You may include fresh ginger in your diet or take it in supplement form (use as directed). Also, here’s an easy, delicious ginger recipe…

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