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3 Natural Tips to Reduce Arthritis Inflammation

 3 Natural Tips for Arthritis Inflammation By Mao Shing Ni, PhD, D.O.M., Dipl. ABAAHP

Whether you suffer from painful swelling or know someone who does, the common denominator for arthritis is inflammation. Here are some tips that may help alleviate the pain and help you and your loved ones enjoy a life with greater longevity!

This painful inflammatory joint disorder is often associated with the older population but can affect individuals of all ages. You may be familiar with the common types of joint pain that include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gouty arthritis. Inflammation is the body’s response to a harmful substance such as a pathogen, damaged cell, or irritant. More...  

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Lifelong Benefits of Prenatal Exercise for Children and Mothers

Lifelong Benefits of Prenatal Exercise for Children and MothersBy Stephanie Yong, L.Ac.

Not so long ago, pregnancy was viewed almost like an illness and women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy to protect themselves and their babies. In 1985, the first guidelines for pregnant women were published by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) which included limiting vigorous activity to no more than 15 minutes at a time and to not exceed a heart rate of 140 beats per minute. These suggestions were very conservative and based on limited research. Although these recommendations have been updated since, the original guidelines are still perpetuated, creating many myths about exercise while pregnant. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I have both acne and eczema. What can I do to clear up these skin issues?

A: Acne and eczema are associated with the lungs and the immune system. Acne is specifically a condition of "heat" in the lungs, while the immune system is often affected by stress.

I suggest the following:

1. Avoid fried, fatty, oily, and spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, stimulating foods, sugars, chocolate, ice cream, and soft drinks (especially diet drinks). You should reduce your intake of dairy products, especially cheeses. Do not eat red meat or shellfish.


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