What are nightshade vegetables?
Some people are sensitive to a group vegetables that contain a certain alkaloid that sets off inflammation in the body. These vegetables include white potatoes, peppers, hot peppers, paprika, tomatoes, eggplants. If you are fighting with chronic pain, chronic inflammation, or arthritis try eliminating these vegetables for 2 weeks and see if you feel better.
Best Low Back Exercises:
Hamstring Stretch- Lift one leg on a step or chair, keep back straight, and hinge at the hips.
Hip Flexor- Place knee on floor and lunge into other knee. If you have knee problems use a door way or use a pillow under your knee for support.
Piriformis stretch- While sitting place your right ankle on your left knee and gently press down on your right knee.
You might have heard this buzz word lately. This posture is most associated with people using their smartphones too often, leading to painful and arthritic neck conditions.
Here is how to help fix this:
Do you have a zinc deficiency?
Zinc is an important mineral for immune system and wound healing. It can be check in the office for no charge and it takes 30 seconds.
It is common deficiency seen in vegetarians and people with allergies to shellfish. Highest foods that contain zinc are oysters, beef, and crabs. Don't head into winter without checking your zinc levels.