Tag Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Hype or Healthy?

 

We don’t need to remind you that omega-3 fatty acids are popular nutrients these days due to their benefits not only in joint health, but also immune, cardiovascular, and brain health, too. 

Amongst the plethora of omega-3 options, you might have seen omega-6 fatty acids thrown into the mix…but how are they different?  Is one better than the other?  Should you be consuming the same amount of each?

Let’s dig in and answer those questions…

4 Vitamins to Help Grease Your Joints

 

Cartilage allows you to move about your day smoothly–not like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

If your cartilage is strong and healthy, you probably don’t think about it much.  That’s great!

On the other hand, if you have joints whose cartilage is thin, torn, or degenerative, you can attest to how your movements are hindered by the twinges, creaks, and pops at your joints.  

Regardless of your current joint status, our cartilage has the tendency to wear down as we age.  The good news is that there are ways to maintain and stimulate cartilage health! 

Today, we are covering a specific area of nutrition that you can consider for your daily routine and meals that can help “grease” those joints: vitamins.

10 benefits of Krill Oil that you may not know about

What are the benefits of Krill Oil? Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that live in the oceans of the world. Krill oil is derived from these creatures, and it has become a popular dietary supplement in recent years. Like fish oil, krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to have numerous health benefits. […]

4 Omega-3 summer recipes

 

Holiday parties and summer BBQs are times when we come together to share great food with coworkers, friends, and family. 

 For those of us trying to maintain a healthy diet, these gatherings can be a little stressful because while the “great” food present is delicious, it’s often not the most nutritious. 

Joint Knowledge: The SI Joint

 

Have you ever wondered whether your back discomfort is originating from somewhere other than your back?

Such is the case for an estimated 15% to 30% of people with chronic low back pain, for whom their primary source of dysfunction is actually the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Often overlooked, this joint can lead to significant impairments if it becomes injured or damaged because we rely on this joint for so much of our day-to-day function.

Why do my joints hurt?

 

Regardless of your activity level, you are a being that moves every day. 

We often think of muscles as being the sole movers of the body due to their ability to produce strength and power, but much more goes into the act of moving.

If you’ve been experiencing joint discomfort–whether for a short period or over the long-term–you know all too well that when your joint hurts, you are limited in what you can and can’t do.

After all, joints are a system of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, and bursae. An entire joint may be affected if even one of those parts is injured or inflamed.

 

You know your joints hurt, but now you want to know why.

5 Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Joints

 

We all want to be on the fast track to better health, joint pain relief, and reduced inflammation!

Making smart food choices is key to managing our symptoms and improving our health especially when our body is experiencing inflammation.

Unfortunately, inflammation is inevitable and unavoidable. We experience it when we’re physically and mentally stressed, injured, and as we age.

4 Essential Nutrients for Bone and Joint Health

Are you taking care of your bones and joints? If not, you should be! Your bones and joints are essential for movement, and they need the right nutrients to stay healthy. Here are four essential nutrients for bone and joint health:   Calcium: You’ve probably heard that calcium is essential for strong bones, and this […]

4 Tips To Help You Manage Your Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. It is a feeling of discomfort or pain in a joint, while stiffness is a feeling of difficulty moving a joint. Joint pain and stiffness can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, injury, and arthritis. Do you experience joint […]

4 exercises to get in shape this Spring Season

Spring is almost here! The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, birds are chirping, leaves are coming out (hopefully), and life is starting to come back. It’s the perfect timing to get in shape. Actually, it doesn’t matter what season it is — you should be exercising whenever you can because it […]

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