If you’re like millions of adults in the US, joint pain, either from injuries or a degenerative illness is a way of life. And for most of these people, reaching for an over-the-counter pain medicine like ibuprofen is a daily habit. While ibuprofen is effective at blocking inflammatory substances from forming in the body that lead to pain and swelling, it isn’t without its drawbacks.
Do you worry about the number of prescription or over-the-counter medications you’re taking every day to keep your joints pain-free and lessen stiffness? If so you may have good reason. While prescription and OTC drugs can help with your joint stiffness, they can also cause unwanted side effects including overstressing your liver and kidneys and interacting with other medications you may need to take. Read More
Our joints are what keep us mobile – these wonders of natural engineering let us sit up, move, bend, twist, and otherwise function throughout our daily lives. And without joint health, our daily lives suffer – sometimes in painful and even debilitating ways. Read More
By Amanda McQuade Crawford
Turmeric is the perfect plant for modern aches & pains
For thousands of years the rhizome (or underground stem) of turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used as a medicine, food, and source of food coloring (bright yellow-orange!). Turmeric was first cultivated in India and South-East Asia. My own plant thrives in the heat of southern California under the merciful shade of native oaks. Read More