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1. How to Lose Cellulite
2. Inconveniet Truth: Buried Saturated Fat Research
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Neuralgia or Nerve Pain, find out more about it
4. Artificially Sweetened Drinks Increase Risk of Stroke and Dementia

 

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How to Lose Cellulite

 

I know that cellulite is of interest to a lot of people, so I'm forwarding this short educational video by Dr. Eric Berg

This condition is composed of 3 problems. One being enlarged fat cells (high insulin); two being a loss of collagen or fascia (low growth hormone) and three being a loss of muscle mass (high cortisol).

Check out this short video on Losing Cellulite

 

 

Inconveniet Truth: Buried Saturated Fat Research

  • A 40-year-old previously unpublished trial shows that while replacing saturated fat with vegetable oil lowered total cholesterol by 14 percent, for every 30 point drop in total cholesterol there was a 22 percent increased chance of death
  • Many other trials have also found that replacing saturated fats with vegetable oils increase mortality risk from all causes, including coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease
  • Processed vegetable oils contribute to devastating attacks to your health and attacks your brain in several ways, thereby contributing to and worsening neurologic disorders

For the full Article Cholesterol Myth

 

 

 

Neuralgia or Nerve Pain, find out more about it

Nerve pain (often called “neuralgia”) is defined as pain that follows the path of a nerve.

Nerve damage is defined as a condition that can cause nerve pain.  This pain can be located anywhere, but is usually on or near the surface of the body.   

Neuralgia (nerve pain) caused by nerve damage:

Neuralgia is frequently caused by nerve damage as a result of the side effect of drugs and medications, chemicals and chemotherapy, medical conditions such as diabetes, as well as damage caused during surgery and physical injury.

Touch or pressure is felt as pain, movement may also be painful.  There is increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness.   There can be sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, or it can be a constant burning pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia is the most common form of neuralgia. A related but uncommon neuralgia affects the glossopharyngeal nerve, which provides feeling to the throat. 

There can be an impaired function of the part of the body affected due to pain, and muscle weakness.  This is due to motor nerve damage. 

Other symptoms include loss of deep tendon reflexes, loss of muscle mass, lack of sweating (sweating is controlled by nerves), tenderness along a nerve, and trigger points where even a slight touch triggers pain. 

Causes of neuralgia: 

  • Certain drugs
  • Chemical irritation
  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Infections such as shingles, syphilis, and lyme disease
  • Porphyria
  • Pressure on nerves by nearby structures (for instance, tumors)
  • Swelling and irritation (inflammation)
  • Trauma (including surgery)

Another name for Neuralgia: 

Neuropathic pain, also known as  neuralgia,  is a disease that affects the nervous system. ‘Neuro’ means nerves and ‘pathy’ means disease. It thus affects the nerve pathways running between the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – and the peripheral nervous system – motor and sensory neurons.

Neuralgia is dissimilar from the common type of pain that one might experience when bring struck by something as neuropathic pain is steady and constant, characterized by a burning or pricking sensation, which does not result from an obvious stimulus. Whereas common pain influences only the pain nerves, neuropathy triggers both pain and non-pain sensory nerves.  

Treatments for Neuralgia:

Medical treatment: is to reverse or control the cause of the nerve problem (if found) and to provide pain relief. 

If the cause is a tumor or some structure pressing on the nerve, surgery is done to remove the nerve from whatever is pressing on it.   This can be done for some cases of carpel tunnel syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia. 

Strict control of blood sugar may speed recovery in people with diabetes who develop neuralgia.

Medications are given to cover up the pain and may include:

  • Antidepressant medications (amitriptyline, nortriptyline, duloxitine)
  • Antiseizure medications (carbamazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine or phenytoin).
  • Mild over-the-counter analgesics (aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen)
  • Narcotic analgesics (codeine) for short-term relief of severe pain (however, these do not always work well)
  • Topical creams containing capsaicin
  • Local injections of pain-relieving drugs.
  • Nerve blocks
  • Surgical procedures, heat, balloon compression or injection of chemicals to reduce feeling in the nerve. 

Unfortunately, these procedures do not guarantee improvement and can cause loss of feeling or abnormal sensations.

When other treatment methods fail, medical doctors may try motor cortex stimulation (MCS). An electrode is placed over the sensory cortex of the brain and is hooked to a pulse generator under the skin.

Physical therapy may be helpful for some types of neuralgia. 

Natural Neuralgia Pain Treatment:  

Fish Oil and Nerve Pain Relief

Building Healthy Nerves:

The many medications given for this problem only attempts to cover up the pain.  Sometimes the medications actually makes the problem worse due to side effects of the drug given. This can cause more problems instead of correcting the problem.

The body will build healthy nerves if it is given the correct tools to do so.  The correct tools are specific nutrition needed.  What are they?  Read about Building Healthy Nerves

For temporary relief while building healthy nerves - Find out about the New RHP Advanced Pain Relief Formula

 

 

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Increase Risk of Stroke and Dementia

Ever find yourself wondering, “Is diet soda bad for you?” It may seem like a better option compared to sugary soda, but the science shows that viewpoint falls flat. And now, we have even more reason to avoid soda at all costs. Artifiicially sweetened drinks increase risk of stroke and dementia. In other words, it’s hammering your brain. Researchers at Boston University crunched the numbers and found that people who diet soda are nearly three times more likely to experience stroke and dementia.

And sugar-sweetened soda? That’s got its issues, too. Let’s take a look at the latest research…

Read Dr. Axe's Article Artificially Sweetened Drinks

Read: Soda

If you still like the taste of soda. You can get Pellegrino's water (carbonated) and add some Stevia Sweet Drops. They have lots of good tasts - root beer, cream, lemon and lime, etc.

 

 

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Nerve Damage - Why R-Alpha Lipoic and Acetyl L-Carnitine?

If you have nerve damage, R-Alpha lipoic acid and acetyl L-carnitine are two key supplements that you should add to your daily routine.  

Evidence indicates that alpha lipoic acid has an ability to kill free-radicals which may help provide added nutritional support to people who have nerve damage in the arms and legs, such as:

- pain
- burning
- itching
- tingling
- numbness

Alpha lipoic acid comes in two forms. R and S. Alpha lipoic acid is a combination of these two forms. Most supplements have alpha lipoic acid with both forms, not just the R form.  

The R form of alpha lipoic acid is the form normally found in the body. Studies indicate the R-alpha lipoic acid form appears to be better absorbed than the combination of R and S alpha lipoic acid.

Additionally, some small preliminary studies suggest acetyl L-carnitine may help provide nutritional support to people with pain and who want to improve feeling in affected nerves. It is also possible that acetyl L-carnitine can help nerves regenerate. 

The Nerve & Energy Booster is a nutritional supplement which contains acetyl L-carnitine and R-alpha lipoic acid (the better, more absorbable form of alpha lipoic acid).

You can read more about these supplements and order the Nerve & Energy Booster

 

If you have any questions about the Nerve & Energy Booster please email or call us at (888) 758-5590 (US & Canada)  or (818) 956-9850 (International). 

We want to make sure you get the results you are looking for.