Anti-Inflammatory/Bruising/Muscle Pain

My preventitive health doctor encourages routine body detoxing as we live in a toxic world and we’re all exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals.  He suggests using an infrared sauna at least twice a week to help with detoxification. An infrared sauna is different to a dry sauna in that it uses the same [...]

I love going to my local health food store and chatting with Alison.  She is FULL of interesting health info and I learn so much from her. Here is a short video of Alison talking about natural remedies for joint pain and inflammation.  She has great tips so check it out! To YOUR health, Kim [...]

I had another question from a reader who was wanting to know what natural remedies she should use for arthritis pain.  My TCMD (Traditional Chinese MD), Jane, gave me some info today that will help with joint pain: Bromelain (I am taking for my post knee surgery pain/inflammation and it is great!!) Acupuncture (it works [...]

A few months ago I received another great tip from Jane, my Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor.   This time she recommended Cramp Bark for – well – surprise surprise, cramps!  I had never heard of it but off I went to buy this ‘so called’ Cramp Bark. Once again, I was not disappointed!  Jane’s advice was [...]

My great friend and mountain biking buddy, Christina, had a big bike crash a week ago and was the new owner of the biggest bruise I have ever seen!  It was so bad that her husband took her to emergency that night to make sure there wasn’t also a broken bone in her leg. Her [...]

My fantastic massage therapist, Andre, advised me to buy Traumeel, a homeopathic cream, which would help with swelling after my ACL Knee surgery.  He always has great tips so I knew that I needed to find this cream ASAP.  I immediately went out and picked up a tube of ‘Traumeel’, made in Germany, and started [...]

My knee has had its fair share of icing the last few months.  I borrowed a friend’s cryo cuff for my post-surgery and it did the job.  It is a cooler with a cuff that wraps around the injured area, such as the knee.  You add water/ice to the cooler which cools the ‘cuff’.  The [...]

I had a question from a reader who was diagnosed with Lupus.  They were wondering if I’d come across natural remedies to help with joint pain. I found some great info on Dr. Mercola’s website which I posted: Omega-3 Fats Can Improve Lupus Symptoms http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/04/26/lupus.aspx One Man’s Triumph Over Raynaud’s Syndrome, Lupus and RA with [...]

As you know, my  knee surgery healing process is going incredibly well!   I did a pre-hab which helped speed up my recovery process.  Part of my pre-hab was taking homeopathic Arnica Montana.  It speeds up the recovery period and minimizes swelling after surgery. I always have a supply of Arnica on hand as it comes [...]