Should we fear inflammation?

Ice, Voltaren, Advil… These well-known anti-inflammatories are the first thing they think about using when having an injury. Why do we fear inflammation? We know that inflammation mediators cause pain locally. Also, the swelling related to inflammation can temporarily reduce joint mobility. Why does the body create inflammation? Going back to biology basis, let’s remember […]

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Decreasing jaw pain in 4 steps

Stop clenching your teeth. Whether under stress or while sleeping at night, clenched teeth greatly increase muscle tension all around the jaw.       2. Temporarily reduce the amount of hard food in your diet. Do you often eat nuts? Raw fruits and vegetables? Try smoothies and opt for cooked fruits and vegetables until […]

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Peace and love

Alright, you just hurt yourself and now everyone around you and their dog has an advice on what you should be doing which gets you wondering on what you should actually be doing! “Should I ice? Heat? Take anti-inflammatories? Wait for it to go away on its own?” The best up-to-date advice in terms of […]

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Bladder pain and cystitis

What is it? It’s a constant or intermittent pain located at the bottom of the abdomen which can be perceived as heaviness. It can be related to urethral pain and urinary symptoms such as increased urinary frequency.    Where does it come from? Many etiologies are possible. It can be caused by a bacterial infection […]

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