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Restless leg syndrome, one more thing keeping you awake!

Restless Leg Syndrome 
If you have ever suffered from an uncomfortable and uneasy feeling in your legs at night, you have probably experienced restless leg syndrome. Driven by an urge to move, restless leg syndrome often disrupts your sleep, leaving you irritable, tired and depressed.

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is a condition that leaves you with an uncomfortable and restless feeling in your legs. Although symptoms can occur at anytime, they are often worse or intensified at night or when you are relaxing or trying to sleep.

There are two forms of restless leg syndrome, simply referred to as primary and secondary. Primary restless leg syndrome has no known cause and symptoms develop gradually, before the age of 45. There is often a family history of restless leg syndrome and it can be misdiagnosed as growing pains in children. Symptoms often worsen as time goes on.

Secondary restless leg syndrome occurs after the age of 45, with symptoms the come on sudde…

Mastering Meditation as Self-Medication

Stop, take a deep breath, count down from ten, take another deep breath, repeat.
These steps and more are echoed by friends, portrayed in movies, and found in self help pamphlets throughout doctor’s offices across the country. But really, how does meditation actually help to manage chronic illnesses like addiction, pain, or anxiety?

The first thing you need to understand is these illnesses all follow a similar pattern. They are  persistent pain regardless of the shape they take form, whether physical or mental. While those suffering from addiction might consistently feel compelled to indulge with drugs or imbibe, those dealing with chronic pain physically have a relentless invisible wound incapable of being healed.

With that said, many dealing with these invisible illnesses have struggled with coping in a world where people put too much stock in physical proof of illness. This can make it hard to build a solid support network for the individual suffering with the illness. Support from…

Anti-inflammatory dieting!

Foods to Avoid Chronic inflammation can be the result of poor dieting, and since it is such an extremely unwanted condition, knowing how to influence the body's state of inflammation through deliberate and knowledgeable dieting is imperative.

An essential aspect of the anti-inflammatory diet is knowing what foods to avoid. The foods that follow are among the most common offenders in causing unwanted inflammation in the body, so for the anti-inflammatory dieter, their hazardous effects are to be understood.

-Sugars: Considering how commonly known it is that sugar has such an expansive array of health hazards, it should come at little surprise that it also plays a role in inflammation. One of such roles is causing an imbalance of blood-sugar levels, which leads to stress on the body influencing the immune system, the blood vessel’s structure, worsening blood flow. Limiting intake of sugar as much as possible will surely help to reduce the levels of inflammation within the body.

If a…

What is Fibromyalgia?

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that affects the Musculoskeletal system throughout the body. It causes widespread pain, inflammation, discomfort, irritability, and in some cases, even depression. While it is unknown as to what actually causes the disorder, it is believed that its onset is triggered by a surgery or other physical trauma. Some medical professionals believe that fibromyalgia intensifies the pain impulses that are sent along the nerves to the brain. The way the brain processes those signals may also be a part of the problem. Fibromyalgia is characterized by a variety of symptoms and each case is unique requiring an individualized treatment plan.

How can Diet Help Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Anti-inflammatory diets and making nutritional changes that support strong bones and muscles are just two ways dietary habits can influence the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms. Calcium rich foods and fish are extremely beneficial. Include a supplement that c…


If you’ve ever experienced sciatica and or with lower back pain then you will know it’s not as mild and in significant as most of us tend to believe. The truth is that one in 10 people suffer from either or both conditions globally. It’s even a bigger menace in the U.S. where an estimated eight out of 10 people ache from either or both conditions of pain. It’s the number one cause of high turn-over.

Sciatica, Lower Back Pain and Depression

Sciatica and lower back pains are also a major reason for opioids and other pain-killer addictions. This is because for a long time these drugs have been prescribed as the prime line of sciatica and lower back pain treatment. Depression is the other condition associated with sciatica and lower back pains. Patients with sciatica, lower back chronic pain, and depression are even at a greater risk of addiction.

This is why it’s important for you to rule out symptoms of depression before going for opioids and other pain-killer prescriptions out there…

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain, like headaches, is a common symptom that affects almost everyone at some point in their lifetime. The cause of neck pain can be simple or complex, acute or chronic. The good news is that in most cases, treatment and prevention is simple and effective.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be anything from a sharp, gripping pain or a dull ache to a being unable to move your neck at all. The most common types of neck pain are aching or stiffness. This happens when the cervical spine becomes locked so that the movement of the spine stiffens like an old door hinge. The lack of movement within the spine causes the muscles around the neck and shoulders to tighten or in some cases weaken and it is this change that causes so much pain.

It isn’t just a tightening or locking of the muscles or spine that causes neck pain. There are a number of conditions or injuries that can cause either acute or chronic pain. The most common causes of neck pain include:

    Spondylitis or inflammation …

Key things to keep in mind regarding going for Weight Loss Diets

Low carb state is not the normal state of our body and the whole diet process should be balanced and stabilized with proper nutrients to avoid the state of carb deficiency in our body.

Low carb diets are super effective and are highly recommended to individuals who are suffering from systemic diseases and hence looking to lose few pounds. Some of those conditions include-
a.    Diabetes (type 1 & 2).
b.    Obesity.
c.    PCOS
d.    Few neurological diseases.

Ketogenic or low carb diets are not all suitable for all and in some cases, they are extremely unsuitable. Hence, it is highly advised to consult a dietician   before embarking on low card diets.

The results & effects of low carb diet varies from individual to individual and highly depends on an individual’s nature of metabolism and other related factors.

Low carb diets tend to restrict the daily amount of carbs/carbohydrate intake of our body by modifying the foods that we eat and with the help of few lifestyle modifica…