Remedies for Charlie Horses

Charlie horses are muscle spasms in the legs – and they can really hurt! Remedies for Charlie Horses are available but sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Charlie Horses can occur when certain minerals in your body are low.  Calcium and potassium are two that need to be at optimum levels to keep muscle […] Read more »

Hydrocodone & Tizanidine & Ibuprofen

hydrocodone & tizanidine

This is a letter I actually sent to my doctor today.  He’s been playing around with my medications and not having much success.  He wanted me to let him know how I was doing so I put it in writing so there wouldn’t be any misinterpretation of what I’m going through.  Many doctors like to […] Read more »

Use of Herbs for Pain

Use Herbs for Pain

Use of herbs for pain goes back centuries. There are several herbs that can be used for pain.  Some can be taken internally and all can be used externally.  Internally they can be made into a tea or placed on a sugar cube.  Externally they can be mixed with lotion, ointment or oil. A description […] Read more »

Marijuana and Fibromyalgia Pain

marijuana

Marijuana has been used for 5,000 plus years for everything from medical use, writing paper, rope, and canvas to the illegal form it has today.  Hemp is the plant marijuana comes from and used to grow wild on the farm where I grew up.  Once in a great while a cow would get into some […] Read more »

Milk Thistle has Potent Properties

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is different from the green, thorn graced leaves and purple, daisy like flowers that is the bane of gardeners and farmers everywhere. This particular thistle is grown in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Northern Africa. It has antioxidant properties that benefit mankind. Over the centuries milk thistle has been used to treat liver […] Read more »

L-Theanine is Good for Relaxation and Sleep

L-Theanine (also referred to as Theanine) is an amino acid found in green tea.  Technology has now made it easier to extract L-Theanine from the tea than it has been in the past.  Even though technology has made this extraction easier than it was this amino acid can be on the expensive side. Research has […] Read more »

Butterbur, an Interesting Herb

butterbur

Butterbur is an herb that I had heard very little about until recently.  My research shows that it has some very good properties but also has many side effects that need to be considered before taking it. It can be purchased in 25 mg tablets. Butterbur is used for the treatment of migraines with the […] Read more »

Herbal Supplements can Help Fibromyalgia

Herbal supplements can be of benefit to fibromyalgia sufferers.  They can be taken orally or used in creams and lotions to eliminate pain.  Many individuals prefer to take a more natural way of taking care of their fibromyalgia symptoms. Ceyenne Pepper Pain is the most prevalent of the symptoms and can be relieved by using […] Read more »

Herbs and Breast Cancer

herbs

Herbs have been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment and prevention of cancer for many years.   Researchers suggest; however, if women use herbal medicines for anything, including the treatment or prevention of breast cancer they should use caution.    They should research the products they use to be sure they are high in […] Read more »

Mushrooms Used for Medicinal Purposes

Mushrooms, the medicinal kind, have more benefits for good health and fighting disease than almost any other natural medicine or food.  These particular mushrooms are rich in lipids, vitamins, antioxidants and other good things.  They have been used in Asian culture for thousands of years because of these properties.  Some of the benefits are in […] Read more »