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Sunday, June 19, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Re: 20 Pain Cures you can find in your kitchen


thanks for that! I will try them.I like the idea of 2 tsps of ginger a day.I an easily do that.

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> 20 Pain Cures You Can Find in Your Kitchen
> Make muscle pain a memory with ginger
> When Danish researchers asked achy people to jazz up their diets with ginger
> it eased muscle and joint pain, swelling and stiffness for up to 63 percent
> of them within two months. Experts credit ginger’s potent compounds called
> gingerols, which prevent the production of pain-triggering hormones. The
> study-recommended dose: Add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2
> teaspoons of chopped ginger to meals daily.
> Cure a toothache with cloves
> Got a toothache and can’t get to the dentist? Gently chewing on a clove can
> ease tooth pain and gum inflammation for two hours straight, say UCLA
> researchers. Experts point to a natural compound in cloves called eugenol, a
> powerful, natural anesthetic. Bonus: Sprinkling a ¼ teaspoon of ground
> cloves on meals daily may also protect your ticker. Scientists say this
> simple action helps stabilize blood sugar, plus dampen production of
> artery-clogging cholesterol in as little as three weeks.
> Heal heartburn with cider vinegar
> Sip 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water before
> every meal, and experts say you could shut down painful bouts of heartburn
> in as little as 24 hours. â€Å"Cider vinegar is rich in malic and tartaric acids
> powerful digestive aids that speed the breakdown of fats and proteins so
> your stomach can empty quickly, before food washes up into the esophagus,
> triggering heartburn pain,” explains Joseph Brasco, M.D., a
> gastroenterologist at the Center for Colon and Digestive Diseases in
> Huntsville, AL.
> Erase earaches with garlic
> Painful ear infections drive millions of Americans to doctors’ offices every
> year. To cure one fast, just place two drops of warm garlic oil into your
> aching ear twice daily for five days. This simple treatment can clear up ear
> infections faster than prescription meds, say experts at the University of
> New Mexico School of Medicine. Scientists say garlic’s active ingredients
> (germanium, selenium, and sulfur compounds) are naturally toxic to dozens of
> different pain-causing bacteria. To whip up your own garlic oil gently
> simmer three cloves of crushed garlic in a half a cup of extra virgin olive
> oil for two minutes, strain, then refrigerate for up to two weeks, suggests
> Teresa Graedon, Ph.D., co-author of the book, Best Choices From The People’s
> Pharmacy. For an optimal experience, warm this mix slightly before using so
> the liquid will feel soothing in your ear canal.
> Chase away joint and headache pain with cherries
> Latest studies show that at least one in four women is struggling with
> arthritis, gout or chronic headaches. If you’re one of them, a daily bowl of
> cherries could ease your ache, without the stomach upset so often triggered
> by today’s painkillers, say researchers at East Lansing’s Michigan State
> University. Their research reveals that anthocyanins, the compounds that
> give cherries their brilliant red color, are anti-inflammatories 10 times
> stronger than ibuprofen and aspirin. â€Å"Anthocyanins help shut down the
> powerful enzymes that kick-start tissue inflammation, so they can prevent,
> as well as treat, many different kinds of pain,” explains Muraleedharan Nair
> Ph.D., professor of food science at Michigan State University. His advice:
> Enjoy 20 cherries (fresh, frozen or dried) daily, then continue until your
> pain disappears.
> Fight tummy troubles with fish
> Indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases...if your
> belly always seems to be in an uproar, try munching 18 ounces of fish weekly
> to ease your misery. Repeated studies show that the fatty acids in fish,
> called EPA and DHA, can significantly reduce intestinal inflammation,
> cramping and belly pain and, in some cases, provide as much relief as
> corticosteroids and other prescription meds. â€Å"EPA and DHA are powerful,
> natural, side effect-free anti-inflammatories, that can dramatically improve
> the function of the entire gastrointestinal tract,” explains biological
> chemist Barry Sears, Ph.D., president of the Inflammation Research
> Foundation in Marblehead, MA. For best results, look for oily fish like
> salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, trout and herring.
> Prevent PMS with yogurt
> Up to 80 percent of women will struggle with premenstrual syndrome and its
> uncomfortable symptoms, report Yale researchers. The reason: Their nervous
> systems are sensitive to the ups and downs in estrogen and progesterone that
> occur naturally every month. But snacking on 2 cups of yogurt a day can
> slash these symptoms by 48 percent, say researchers at New York’s Columbia
> University. â€Å"Yogurt is rich in calcium, a mineral that naturally calms the
> nervous system, preventing painful symptoms even when hormones are in flux,”
> explains Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., a professor of gynecology at Yale
> University.
> Tame chronic pain with turmeric
> Studies show turmeric, a popular East Indian spice, is actually three times
> more effective at easing pain than aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, plus it
> can help relieve chronic pain for 50 percent of people struggling with
> arthritis and even fibromyalgia, according to Cornell researchers. That’s
> because turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, naturally shuts down
> cyclooxygenase 2, an enzyme that churns out a stream of pain-producing
> hormones, explains nutrition researcher Julian Whitaker, M.D. and author of
> the book, Reversing Diabetes. The study-recommended dose: Sprinkle 1/4
> teaspoon of this spice daily onto any rice, poultry, meat or vegetable dish.
> End endometrial pain with oats
> The ticket to soothing endometriosis pain could be a daily bowl of oatmeal.
> Endometriosis occurs when little bits of the uterine lining detach and grow
> outside of the uterus. Experts say these migrating cells can turn
> menstruation into a misery, causing so much inflammation that they trigger
> severe cramping during your period, plus a heavy ache that drags on all
> month long. Fortunately, scientists say opting for a diet rich in oats can
> help reduce endometrial pain for up to 60 percent of women within six months
> That’s because oats don’t contain gluten, a trouble-making protein that
> triggers inflammation in many women, making endometriosis difficult to bear,
> explains Peter Green, M.D., professor of medicine at Colombia University.
> Soothe foot pain with salt
> Experts say at least six million Americans develop painful ingrown toenails
> each year. But regularly soaking ingrown nails in warm salt water baths can
> cure these painful infections within four days, say scientists at
> California’s Stanford University. The salt in the mix naturally nixes
> inflammation, plus it’s anti-bacterial, so it quickly destroys the germs
> that cause swelling and pain. Just mix 1 teaspoon of salt into each cup of
> water, heat to the warmest temperature that you can comfortably stand, and
> then soak the affected foot area for 20 minutes twice daily, until your
> infection subsides.
> Prevent digestive upsets with pineapple
> Got gas? One cup of fresh pineapple daily can cut painful bloating within 72
> hours, say researchers at California’s Stanford University. That's because
> pineapple is natually packed with proteolytic enzymes, digestive aids that
> help speed the breakdown of pain-causing proteins in the stomach and small
> intestine, say USDA researchers.
> Relax painful muscles with peppermint
> Suffering from tight, sore muscles? Stubborn knots can hang around for
> months if they aren’t properly treated, says naturopath Mark Stengler, N.D.,
> author of the book, The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies. His advice:
> Three times each week, soak in a warm tub scented with 10 drops of
> peppermint oil. The warm water will relax your muscles, while the peppermint
> oil will naturally soothe your nerves -- a combo that can ease muscle
> cramping 25 percent more effectively than over-the-counter painkillers, and
> cut the frequency of future flare-ups in half, says Stengler.
> Give your back some TLC with grapes
> Got an achy back? Grapes could be the ticket to a speedy recovery. Recent
> studies at Ohio State University suggest eating a heaping cup of grapes
> daily can relax tight blood vessels, significantly improving blood flow to
> damaged back tissues (and often within three hours of enjoying the first
> bowl). That’s great news because your back’s vertebrae and shock-absorbing
> discs are completely dependent on nearby blood vessels to bring them healing
> nutrients and oxygen, so improving blood flow is essential for healing
> damaged back tissue, says Stengler.
> Wash away pain injuries with water
> Whether it’s your feet, your knees or your shoulders that are throbbing,
> experts at New York’s Manhattan College, say you could kick-start your
> recovery in one week just by drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.
> Why? Experts say water dilutes, and then helps flush out, histamine, a
> pain-triggering compound produced by injured tissues. â€Å"Plus water is a key
> building block of the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones, your
> joints’ lubricating fluid, and the soft discs in your spine,” adds Susan M.
> Kleiner, Ph.D., author of the book, The Good Mood Diet. â€Å"And when these
> tissues are well-hydrated, they can move and glide over each other without
> causing pain.” One caveat: Be sure to measure your drinking glasses to find
> out how large they really are before you start sipping, she says. Today’s
> juice glasses often hold more than 12 ounces, which means five servings
> could be enough to meet your daily goal.
> Heal sinus problems with horseradish
> Latest studies show sinusitis is the nation’s number one chronic health
> problem. And this condition doesn’t just spur congestion and facial pain, it
> also makes sufferers six times more likely to feel achy all-over.
> Horseradish to the rescue! According to German researchers, this
> eye-watering condiment naturally revs up blood flow to the sinus cavities,
> helping to open and drain clogged sinuses and heal sinus infections more
> quickly than decongestant sprays do. The study-recommended dose: One
> teaspoon twice daily (either on its own, or used as a sandwich or meat
> topping) until symptoms clear.
> Beat bladder infections with blueberries
> Eating 1 cup of blueberries daily, whether you opt for them fresh, frozen or
> in juice form, can cut your risk of a urinary tract infection (UTIs) by 60
> percent, according to researchers at New Jersey’s Rutgers University. That's
> because blueberries are loaded with tannins, plant compounds that wrap
> around problem-causing bacteria in the bladder, so they can’t get a toehold
> and create an infection, explains Amy Howell, Ph.D. a scientist at Rutgers
> University.
> Heal mouth sores with honey
> Dab painful canker and cold sores with unpasteurized honey four times daily
> until these skin woes disappear, and they’ll heal 43 percent faster than if
> you use a prescription cream, say researchers at the Dubai Specialized
> Medical Center in the United Arab Emirates. Raw honey’s natural enzymes zap
> inflammation, destroy invading viruses and speed the healing of damaged
> tissues, say the study authors.
> Fight breast pain with flax
> In one recent study, adding 3 tablespoons of ground flax to their daily diet
> eased breast soreness for one in three women within 12 weeks. Scientists
> credit flax’s phytoestrogens, natural plant compounds that prevent the
> estrogen spikes that can trigger breast pain. More good news: You don’t have
> to be a master baker to sneak this healthy seed into your diet. Just
> sprinkle ground flax on oatmeal, yogurt, applesauce or add it to smoothies
> and veggie dips.
> Cure migraines with coffee
> Prone to migraines? Try muscling-up your painkiller with a coffee chaser.
> Whatever over-the-counter pain med you prefer, researchers at the National
> Headache Foundation say washing it down with a strong 12- ounce cup of
> coffee will boost the effectiveness of your medication by 40 percent or more
> Experts say caffeine stimulates the stomach lining to absorb painkillers
> more quickly and more effectively.
> Tame leg cramps with tomato juice
> At least one in five people regularly struggle with leg cramps. The culprit?
> Potassium deficiencies, which occur when this mineral is flushed out by
> diuretics, caffeinated beverages or heavy perspiration during exercise. But
> sip 10 ounces of potassium-rich tomato juice daily and you'll not only speed
> your recovery, you'll reduce your risk of painful cramp flare-ups in as
> little as 10 days, say UCLA researchers.
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