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Lower Back Pain Can Change Your Life In An Instant

by Karen Brooks on January 20, 2011

There we were, my husband and I on a sunny Florida vacation for the holidays. Both of us were preparing for our annual Christmas Eve dinner for friends and family. We were doing the usual, cleaning, decorating and cooking.  A simple act of taking out the garbage changed our life in an instant.

A slight twist to my husbands lower back caused some minor lower back pain. No thing too severe, but just enough to know that it was there. This was not the first time that he experienced back pain. He wasn’t too worried. Last time it went away in a few days. Well, that was last time!

We managed to get through Christmas Eve. His back was sore, but we had a great get together with family and friends. Christmas Day was the life changer. The pain started to increase, still tolerable, but really slowed down even the most routine movements. By evening, he was flat on his back.

Ever try getting to a doctor on Christmas? Well, other than the emergency room, there were no options. What we needed was a chiropractor. The only relief we were able to get was with some pain medication, and it made the pain only tolerable.

Getting back home was a challenge. He could only take a few steps at a time. Luckily, we had no problems getting a wheelchair and porter to assist us at the airport. Staying in a seated position was torture for him. He was quite the brave trooper and managed over two hours without a complaint!

Getting him out of the seat was another issue! Three men had to lift him into the wheelchair. Finally made it home!!

We knew that a chiropractor was the answer.  Due to the holiday schedule this year, many business’s were closed on Monday, including doctor’s offices. The pain was almost unbearable, but with prayer, pain medication, and constant assistance, we made it through the day.

Finally Tuesday morning. I was able to get through to the chiropractor and had a late morning appointment. Long story short, within 1 hour, my husband was a new man! Back to his old self, he was able to walk out and get into the car without assistance. Bending and stretching weren’t a problem any longer.  The pain was gone. All that was left was some soreness.

We are into mid January, and with several follow-up treatments, he is 99.99% normal again. Lower back pain can be one of the worst traumas you experience. Take good precautions with strengthening your back muscles. Don’t lift too heavy of a load. Be aware of how you twist and turn your body.

Your health and body are important. Know your limits and give thanks for every day! Life is precious.

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Do You Know About Omega 3 Health Benefits?

by Karen Brooks on August 25, 2009

Omega 3 fatty acids are nutritional elements that had first captured the attention of researchers’ about twenty years ago. They soon discovered that Omega 3 health benefits were certainly substantial for anybody who was having problems with their heart.

In the early the 1980’s there were studies that showed the Inuit had very low rates of heart disease in spite of their high-fat diet rich in fish. It then turned out the Omega 3 fatty acids that are found in the fish were most likely protecting their hearts, along with some more health benefits.

Omega 3 Health Benefits for Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Omega 3 fatty acids are also known as polyunsaturated fats. There had been studies that show that omega 3 fatty acids are diet rich and may also help lower triglycerides as well as increasing HDL cholesterol, which is also addressed as the good cholesterol.

What is more amazing about Omega 3 health benefits is that it can also act as an anti-coagulant that will prevent the blood from clotting. There are also a few studies that also suggest that these kinds of fatty acids can help lower high blood pressure.

Omega 3 Health Benefits for Alzheimer’s

Furthermore, Omega 3 fats can also protect our body against any accumulation that is happening inside of the body such as a protein that has been deemed to be connected to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the outcome of a new study.

All of the fish contains Omega 3 fats; however they are a lot more concentrated with fatty fish, such as, sardines, mackerel, salmon and herring. It is recommended to eat fish atleast twice in a week.
Bread and baked goods, infant formula as well as yogurt are now had been fortified with Omega 3 fatty acids.

Green leafy vegetables are also one of the many sources of Omega 3, as well as, soy and tofu, canola oil, soybean oil, nuts and flax seed.

Even with all of these Omega 3 sources though you may not be getting enough in your diet and may require a good quality fish oil supplement.

If you’re interested in learning more about the omega 3 health benefits, visit my website, where I share what products I have personally been using daily for several years.

About the Author

Henri K. Junttila is a health researcher, and believer of using the best natural options to stay healthy and young. Visit his website http://www.fish-oil-advice.com/ today to learn more about the powerful benefits of omega-3 fish oils.

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Natural healing methods, now known as Alternative Medicine, have been around for centuries. Chinese herbal remedies have become known throughout the world for their healing abilities. Indian tribes have been known to use the barks from trees, plants, and seeds to heal their ailments. Even the Bible tells us of natural things we should use […]

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