6 Ways to Relieve Arthritis Naturally
Jul23

6 Ways to Relieve Arthritis Naturally

by Moshe Lewis MD, MPH The average American takes 17 ibuprofen tablets in a month. People with arthritis may take that many in a single week. To many of the 40 million Americans with arthritis, over-the-counter painkillers often seem like the only way to hold on to a full and active lifestyle. But there are natural, healthy, low-cost approaches to reducing painful inflammation. Arthritis relief is hiding in our pantries, our closets...

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5 Great Alternative Exercises for Osteoarthritis
Jun25

5 Great Alternative Exercises for Osteoarthritis

Low Impact Ways to Decrease Joint Pain While movement with osteoarthritis can be arduous, it actually can be a great way to relieve pain when done right. Some of keys to look for in a good approach to exercise is a focus on low impact movement and, not surprisingly, fun. As a regular sports medicine blogger, I have written extensively about how activities such as tai chi and water aerobics can improve your quality of life. By both...

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Surprising Behaviors that Age You
Jun18

Surprising Behaviors that Age You

You may be aware that stress can cause damage to your body in such a way that it accelerates types of health deterioration normally associated with aging. However, there other contributing factors that you may not be familiar with. One among these is the activity of running at a steep incline. In a recent article for US News, I explain this phenomenon: All running isn’t always good. Uphill running (in particular) places additional...

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How to Relieve Headaches Naturally
Jun04

How to Relieve Headaches Naturally

5 Alternative Strategies for Headache Relief by Wyatt Myers and Moshe Lewis MD Popping a pill — when it comes to putting a stop to migraines or other headache pain, that’s the first step that many people take. But if you’re concerned about how much over-the-counter medication you’re swallowing, there are other head pain relief strategies to try, many as close as your kitchen. With the power of  alternative medicine, and several simple...

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Doctor Approved Home Remedies
May21

Doctor Approved Home Remedies

While many health problems do require specialized attention, there are some great home remedies for health problems that may be in your own kitchen. As often advocate natural remedies, I contributed to a recent article offering four easy fixes for some common ailments: If you have chapped lips Try: honey and petroleum jelly. Why: “Honey has been shown to have both antibacterial and wound-healing properties,” says Adam Friedman, MD,...

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The ABC’s of ZZZ’s
May14

The ABC’s of ZZZ’s

By Moshe Lewis and Raymond Chou The Importance of Sleeping Well One of my patients made an amusing observation this week: as infants we sleep most of the time. Children and teens, on the other hand, often want to stay up as long as they can. By the time we enter college, pulling all-nighters by any means necessary is the norm. In adulthood, the shoe is on the other foot; it seems we just can’t find a way or enough time to sleep. So...

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