Controlling the COX-2 Enzyme Can Reduce or Eliminate Pain After Surgery?

My wife had major surgery five days ago. She remained overnight and came home on Wednesday afternoon. She followed all the pre-op instructions about eating, clear liquids, and more before surgery. However, she also started taking whole fruit mangosteen juice … Continue reading

A Daily Journal Might be the Best Option to Minimize Ulcerative Colitis Attacks

Around three million American adults suffer from some form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is one million more people than twenty years ago. One form of IBD is ulcerative colitis (UC). Ulcerative Colitis https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10351-ulcerative-colitis. Symptoms of UC include diarrhea, … Continue reading

Pain Relief Basics – Treat the Cause of Pain

All of us prefer to live without pain, no matter how slight. Is pain relief always relegated to pills? Are there other solutions that do not involve detrimental side effects? Some people use heat or cold, exercise, physical therapy, mind-body … Continue reading

Pain Relief You Don’t Know About

Pain management should be healthy for the whole body. Pain relief is needed to make our lives better. Some pain remedies are more harmful than helpful. Cyclooxygenase (COX) is an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins in our bodies. Prostaglandins are mediators … Continue reading

The Unrecognized Epidemic Affecting Millions

Autoimmune disorders or disease is a term for many (over 100) conditions that affect more than 23 million Americans. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) has identified over 50 million Americans with an autoimmune disease. The rise in autoimmune … Continue reading

How Effective is Your Pain Treatment?

Our brains determine the pain we feel. Pain can come from many sources. Sometimes it is as easy as touching a hot stove. I inadvertently touched a hot screw that I stripped yesterday and got a small blister and a … Continue reading

Are You Self-medicating Because You Think it Will Help?

Nearly thirty million people take aspirin daily to prevent heart problems. Six million of them take aspirin without medical awareness or advice. Self-medication is medicating oneself without the advice of a physician. Do we need to see a physician to … Continue reading

Free Radicals Can Ruin Your Life

Free radicals exist all around you.  You create them every second of every day through exercise, breathing, eating, stress, etc. Free radicals are atoms or molecules missing an electron. An atom or molecule missing an electron has a mission to replace … Continue reading

Options for Arthritis Pain and Inflammation

COX-2 and 5-LOX are two inflammatory processes in your body. Each requires a different type of anti-inflammatory to be fully effective. What options are available to counter each process? AKBA (3-O-acetyl-11-keto-b-boswellic acid) binds directly to and selectively inhibits the 5-LOX … Continue reading

Pain Management – What Can You Do?

I couldn’t resist posting a picture of Navy Seals enduring pain through their training program, especially having to lay in cold water (59 degrees in the summer time in San Deigo Bay). The Basics: There are a number of processes … Continue reading