Arthritis – How to relieve the pain and heal naturally

(NaturalNews) Arthritis is painful inflammation of one or more joints in the body. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, though the best-known types are osteoarthritis (which breaks down cartilage), rheumatoid arthritis (which is an autoimmune disorder affecting the lining of the joints), and gout (caused by deposits of urate crystals in the joints).Any form of arthritis can be both emotionally taxing and physically limiting due to pain and stiffness. Over time, damage to the joints can be extensive.

As with any disease, the first essential step is to change your diet. Every cell in the body requires two things: nutrition and detoxification. The proper diet achieves both; it gives the body dense nutrition and aids the body in daily detoxification.

What to eat:

  • Eat a wide variety of nutrient dense, organic whole foods, not processed foods.
  • Eat lots of produce – more vegetables than fruits; 80% of your food should be fresh, raw, organic produce!
  • If you eat meat, always eat organic
  • Omega 3 fatty acids – oily fish, fish oil, blended Omega 3 oil, flax seed oil, flax seeds
  • Soak nuts and seeds before eating them
  • Eat raw garlic, cilantro, and turmeric regularly to help detoxify
  • Add nutrition powder to your daily diet

What not to eat:

  • Artificial flavorings, colors, or preservatives
  • MSG
  • GMOs
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Sugar (in its many forms)
  • Gluten

Stop all dairy for two weeks then challenge yourself with it (eat a lot of it). See what happens. If you feel ill, see dark circles under your eyes, or experience diarrhea, stop eating dairy.

Doc. Shillington recommends the following vitamins and supplements for anyone suffering from arthritis:

  • Vitamin C – 5000Mg daily
  • Vitamin D3 – 5000Mg daily
  • Vitamin E – 1200Mg daily
  • Vitamin A – 50,000IU daily
  • B vitamin complex
  • CoQ10 – 100Mg daily
  • Digestive plant enzyme with every meal

When we are ill, especially with any autoimmune disease, it is very likely that we are suffering from leaky gut syndrome and Candida. It is vital to stop eating gluten and to get Candida under control so the gut can heal. The goal is to heal your gut followed by every other cell in your body.

Again, this is primarily accomplished by diet and aided by supplements. If you suffer from vaginal yeast infections, itchy skin, raw skin, athlete’s foot, nail fungus etc., these are definite signs that Candida is a problem. [See the second link below.]

How to relieve the pain of arthritis

Step one is filling the body with dense nutrients. Step two is getting those nutrients into each and every cell of the body while cleansing each cell of waste and toxins. To accomplish this, both blood and lymph need to work in harmony to nourish and bathe each cell.

Hot and cold hydrotherapy

Hot and cold hydrotherapy not only relieves pain, it aids the body in healing. It is simple and easy to do, but it takes some fortitude. Alternate hot and cold water on the afflicted area for 20 minutes. Start with hot water for a minimum of two minutes then switch to cold for two minutes. Continue switching back and forth. End with cold.

Hot water drives the blood to the surface of the skin. Cold water drives it deep into tissues. This agitation of the blood helps to cleanse the tissues, much like the agitation of water in a washing machine.


Exercise is important. You need to move. The afflicted joints need to move. Exercise is also necessary to move your lymph. Lymph aids the blood in removing toxins and waste from the cells and their surrounding fluids.


A good masseuse can also help with both pain and healing. Massage aids with circulation of both blood and lymph.

Epsom Salts Bath

If done correctly, Epsom salts baths can be very beneficial. First, you must use enough salts. The second issue is to soak for 40 minutes. The first 20 minutes draws out toxins. During the second 20 minutes, you soak up magnesium and sulfates.

The amount to use is determined by weight to a standard size bath:

  • 60-100 lbs: 1 cup
  • 100-150 lbs: 1 cups
  • 150-200 lbs: 2 cups
  • For each addition 50lbs, add another cup

Herbs That Ease Arthritis Pain

  • Boswellia
  • Bromelain
  • Devil’s claw
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Stinging nettle
  • Turmeric
  • Thunder god vine

All disease begins and ends on a cellular level. Nutrition, circulation, and detoxification are the core elements to end the pain and damage caused by arthritis. The first step to eliminating almost any disease is found here:How To Kill Candida and Balance Your Inner Ecosystem. Many other ailments, including arthritis in the elbows, wrists, knees, hips and shoulders are caused by, or exacerbated by, thyroid problems. Check out Hypothyroidism – Prevention and Natural Remedies. For more on arthritis, check out the first few sources below.


About the author:
Kali Sinclair is a copywriter for Green Lifestyle Market, and a lead editor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine. Kali was very sick with autoimmune disease and realized that conventional medicine was not working for her. She has been restoring her health by natural means and is interested in topics including natural health, environmental issues, and human rights.

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34 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

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Many of us are guilty of thinking that joy is a journey. We’ll achieve happiness, we tell ourselves, if we accomplish a goal five years from now. We’ll be happy, we think, once we’ve made a big change that will eventually lead us to our ideal life. And though it may be tempting to view happiness as a permanent state for the future, the field of happiness research tells a very different story. Here’s the real truth: We don’t have to work as hard as we think we do to get to a state of bliss. Sometimes a little tweak, shift or new habit is all it takes.

In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we’ve rounded up some tricks to help you get to a positive place — without taking the long road to joy. Go on and give them a try. Happiness looks good on you.

Log some time with your furry friends.
golden retriever

Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten. Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain (you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone), resulting in that joyous feeling.

Count your blessings.
There’s nothing like a little thankfulness to boost your mood. Research shows expressing gratitude can make you happier. Try writing down three things you’re thankful for at the end of the night.

Remind yourself how great you are.
PSA: You are awesome — you just gotta believe it for yourself. Studies show self-acceptance is crucial to a happier life, but it’s a habit we barely practice.

Meditate, meditate, meditate.
The list of meditation benefits seems endless, but perhaps one of the more positive perks is what the practice can do for your mood. Research shows that allowing yourself a few moments of zen-like escape each day may make you happier.

Listen to music.
Admit it: There’s nothing quite like a solo jam session — and apparently science agrees. Research shows that trying to boost your mood while listening to music actually can help lift you to a more positive state. Press play ASAP.

Give back.
We didn’t get to where we are without a little help, so why not extend that same generosity to someone else? Not only will your kindness influence others, studies show it’ll also make you happier, too.

Hang out with someone who is happy.
friends happy

Joy really is contagious. Research shows the more you surround yourself with positive people, the happier you’ll feel. Time to go catch up with your BFF?

Drink a glass of milk.
Dairy contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps create serotonin (the “happy” chemical in the brain). Milk: It not only does the body good, it does the brain good too.

Plan a vacation.
The anticipation for a trip is almost as good as the trip itself. Prepping for a vacation has been shown to increase our happiness levels, the New York Times reported. The warm sun or the exciting slopes are just an added bonus.

Get in a good workout.
Consider this our love letter to exercise. Not only is it good for your body, but it’s equally as beneficial to your brain. When you work up a sweat, you release endorphins, immediately upping your happiness levels. Go ahead, get moving.

Spend money on experiences.
A fulfilling life doesn’t lie in our possessions — it’s found in the experiences we have and the people we share them with. If you’re going to spend a little moolah, spend it on a trip, a concert or any other experience that will bring you joy. Science says you’ll be happier in the long run.

Fake a smile.
We get it — smiling may be the last thing you want to do when you’re in a sour mood, but it could help to turn that frown upside-down. Research shows faking a smile can help elevate our mood, even if we’re not genuinely into it right away. Talk about the power of suggestion.

Go outside.
Take advantage of your backyard or stroll a park you’ve never been to before and thank yourself later. One study found that going for a brief walk in nature can help improve your mood and alleviate stress.

Make some new friends.
Research shows making friends increases our happiness and well-being. Join a club, talk to your coworker or strike up a conversation in the grocery line — you never know what kinds of new connections you can make.

Take a cozy bath (like Barry the dog).

If that isn’t the look of happiness, we don’t know what is. Plus, research suggests that warm baths make us feel warm on the inside, too.

Get enough sleep.
More sleep = A happier you. Too little shuteye slows down our cognitive processes and increases the risk of depression. Try hitting the pillow 30 minutes earlier each night or taking a nap in the middle of the day.

Embrace the aging process.
Most people wish they could avoid aging, but studies show that we’re happier as we get older. Experts theorize this could be because the older we get, the more we reflect on positive experiences. Sounds like a great reason to love those birthdays.

Follow the “golden ratio.”
This theory, developed by positive psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, exerts that for every one negative experience you have, you should have three positive ones in order to achieve happiness. Makes sense to us!

Show your appreciation for someone else over email.
Technology isn’t all bad. Take a break from your overflowing work inbox and switch gears to a different kind of email. “We fight so hard against the negative and we forget to tell people how powerful a two-minute positive e-mail could be,” Harvard-trained researcher and Before Happiness author Shawn Achor told Oprah last year.

Find the perfect temperature.
The weather outside has a direct influence on how we feel on the inside. One study found that happiness is maximized at an approximate 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

Keep a one-sentence journal.
Sometimes the most mundane moments turn out to be the loveliest source of happiness. Research shows recording these everyday events may make us happier later on because we appreciate them a lot more when they’re revisited. In other words, if you ate a scrumptious chocolate brownie on Wednesday, write it down.

Stop to smell the flowers, literally.
smelling flowers

Eau de Happiness? One study on how scent affects joy found that participants who were in a floral-scented room selected three times as many happiness-related terms than negative terms.

Have more sex.
A study by the Institute For The Study of Labor found that people who have sex at least four times a week are less depressed and and happier overall. Those who frequently engage in the activity also make more money and it can keep your heart healthy.

Just TRY being happy.
Can you think yourself to joy? Some researchers believe so. According to two experimental studies, taking happiness into your own hands can boost your well-being.

Get spiritual.
Spirituality and religion have been linked to higher happiness and well-being, according to a review of studies on spirituality and health. Sometimes it helps to know you’re connected to something greater than yourself.

Celebrate little victories.
There’s power in small moments. Whether it’s getting an answer correct at trivia or catching your favorite song on the radio, indulge in the little “wins” of your day. “I think when we take time to notice the things that go right — it means we’re getting a lot of little rewards throughout the day,” Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D., author of How to Get People to Do Stuff, previously told HuffPost Healthy Living. “That can help with our moods.”

Think of happy memories.
Research shows nostalgia makes us happier and more optimistic. Time to dig out those old yearbooks?

Skip the small talk and go deep.
Anyone can talk about the weather. Let yourself get a little more connected and have a substantial conversation with someone — research shows it will boost happiness and well-being.

Read a positive message.

Nothing puts a smile on our face quite like encouraging words from a stranger — and one woman is doing that in a big way with a country-wide positivity project. Michele McKeag Larsen, founder of The Joy Team, has been setting up billboards in several cities across the U.S. with messages like “Happiness is contagious” in hopes that it will bring a smile to someone driving by. “The more you surround yourself with positive messages, positive images, positive people, the better life gets,” Larsen previously told HuffPost.

Spend money on someone else.
Investing in other people really does pay off — for them and for you. According to one 2008 study, spending money on others promotes your own happiness.

Become a better listener.
How much do your really pay attention to your conversations? Researchers theorize the more we listen, the happier and more meaningful our lives are — particularly within our relationships. As Epictetus once said, “We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.”

Talk to someone IRL.
Put down that phone and log some real FaceTime. We’re social creatures (and not just on the Internet), so it’s time we tap into those resources. Research shows we simply feel better when we’re around other people.

Lower your expectations.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a lackluster New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day. It’s no secret that expectation can lead to disappointment if the bar is set too high (in fact, research backs this up). We’re not implying that you should set the bar low, but sometimes realistic ideas make you happier in the long run.

Look on the bright side.
There are perks to seeing life through a glass half full. Try looking for a silver lining in any situation. Optimists are not only more joyful, they also may live longer. That’s a lot of extra time to be happy.


7 Natural Pain Killers as Powerful As Drugs, That Help with Inflammation, Insomnia, Pain and More With Zero Side Effects

7 Natural pain relievers that same powerful as drugs, with Zero side effects


By jeery park

Though research on herbal remedies is still in its early phases, many herbs are thought to provide pain management and decrease inflammation. However, it’s important to exercise caution.


Though more studies are needed, says Dr. Kiefer, ginger extract may help with joint and muscle pain because it contains phytochemicals, which help stop inflammation. Few side effects have been linked to ginger when taken in small doses.

Valerian Root Relaxes Pain

Often called nature’s tranquilizer, valerian has been used for centuries to regulate the nervous system and relieve insomnia, tension, irritability, stress, and anxiety. Valerian is also a natural pain reliever that reduces sensitivity of the nerves. Try a cup of valerian tea the next time you’re in need of pain relief!


Derived from hot chile peppers, topical capsaicin may be useful for some people in relieving pain. “Capsaicin works by depleting substance P, a compound that conveys the pain sensation from the peripheral to the central nervous system.


Turmeric, the spice that gives curry its distinctive flavor and coloring, also has plenty of pain-relief benefits. New research suggests that turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and also helps to improve circulation and prevent blood clotting. Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines for easing the pain of sprains, strains, bruises and joint inflammation, as well as for treating skin and digestive issues. The healing power of turmeric comes from its active ingredient – curcumin, which lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.


Often called Indian Frankincense, boswellia originates in the dry areas of India, Africa, and the Mediterranean. It is a remarkable plant and is becoming better known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the root of chronic pain. The unique acids (boswellic acids) block the overproduction of cytokinetic activity in damaged tissues while enhancing blood flow to the joints. This combination has also been shown to increase joint mobility and loosen stiff joints.

Boswellia has shown great success at reducing inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis, and other painful conditions. Many studies have shown that it is as effective as NSAID’s, which are the most commonly prescribed drug for issues related to inflammation and chronic pain.

Devil’s Claw

There is some scientific evidence that this South African herb may be effective in managing arthritis and lower back pain, but more research is needed. Side effects are very rare if taken at a therapeutic dose for the short term, but it’s not advised for pregnant women and those with gallstones or stomach or intestinal ulcers.


Astaxanthin (asta-zan-thin) is a deep red coloured phytonutrient synthesized by microalgae called Haematococcus, and is also known as the “King of Carotenoids”. It’s grown in fresh water using sophisticated techniques that encourage the algae to grow its own powerful medicines protecting it from oxidation, UV radiation, and other environmental stressors.
Even though astaxanthin may not be as powerful as leading pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories, it is found to be one of the strongest ones in nature. Several double blind, placebo controlled animal and clinical trials shows that astaxanthin naturally inhibits many of the known inflammation mediators, which eases inflammation and pain without side effects.

Source of article include: Herbals or other nutraceuticals that may help in some way — as well as those which may not actually help – Worth It: 7 Natural Pain Killer That Same Powerful As Drugs, With Zero Side Effects


Targeted Individual Research Topics

Targeted Individual Research List

If you are being targeted it is very important to understand that targeting goes much further than Stalking and Electronic Harassment.

My early research focused mainly on Gang Stalking (organized stalking) because that’s all I thought I was experiencing. It didn’t take long to realize I was being followed and harassed by many people including police officers, firemen, cab services, city buses, local officials, neighbors, local businesses, people at work and that I was being assaulted by Directed Energy Weapons (DEW).

I couldn’t understand who could have the amount of power that could get groups of people to turn against one person, and why government entities and the very people I reached out to for help were involved in my harassment. At that point I knew there was much more than meets the eye.

Once I began researching I started to understand that it’s about compliance, population control, the New World Order, and ultimately World Domination.

I started the below T.I. Research list with a few search terms and it quickly grew to multiple pages but is still not complete so I’ll consider it a running document.

Feel free to leave your research suggestions in the comments if you like, and I will add them to the list.

Besides the search terms below T.I.’s should research terms such as spirituality, stress management, meditation, etc. to help us better handle the targeting. I will create a separate post for that.

The better we understand who and what’s behind this demonic program, and why this and many other depopulation programs are in place, the better we’ll survive it.

Proverbs 4:7 – “with all thy getting get understanding”

  • Agenda 21
  • Agent Provocateur
  • Anxiety
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavior Modification
  • Blacklisting
  • Brainwashing
  • Brighting
  • Character Assassination
  • Cell Phone Towers for Mind Control
  • Character Assassination
  • Chem trails
  • CIA
  • Citizen Informants
  • Coercion and thought reform
  • Coercive Persuasion
  • Cointelpro
  • Color Frequencies
  • Color Stalking
  • Committee 300
  • Common Rule
  • Corruption
  • Corrupt Psychiatry
  • Covert Harassment
  • Covert Operations
  • Crowding
  • Cults
  • Deception
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Directed Conversation
  • Directed Energy WeaponsDr. Jose Delgado
  • Drones
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Electromagnetic Frequencies
  • Emotional Transference
  • Emotional Triggers
  • Extra Low Frequencies
  • FBI Informants
  • FBI Surveillance
  • Fear
  • FEMA Camps
  • Food Contamination
  • Freemasons
  • Fusion Centers
  • Gang Stalking
  • Gaslighting (also watch the movie)
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Georgia Guidestones
  • Government Corruption
  • Government Experimentation
  • Government Patents on Mind Control and Patents on Directed Energy Weapons
  • Gwen Towers
  • Adolph Hitler
  • Holocaust
  • How abuse affects the central nervous system
  • Human Experimentation
  • Human Implants
  • Human Trafficking
  • Hypnosis
  • Illuminati
  • Induced Paranoia
  • Induced Personality Disorders
  • Induced Thoughts
  • Infra Gard
  • Interrogation Techniques
  • Isolation
  • Lobotomy and Neurosurgery
  • Manipulation
  • Memory Enhancement
  • Mobbing
  • Morgalis Disease
  • Microwave Energy
  • Microwave Hearing
  • Microwave Weapons
  • Mass Mind Control
  • Mind Control
  • Mind Control Tactics
  • Mind Reading Machines
  • Mimicking Behaviors
  • MK Ultra
  • Nano Sensors
  • Neurophone
  • New World Order
  • Nicola Tesla
  • No Touch Torture
  • Noise Campaign
  • Noise Pollution (Noise used as a weapon)
  • Non Consensual Human Experimentation
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP and Dark NLP)
  • NSA
  • Operation TIPS
  • Organized Stalking
  • Ostracized
  • Paranoia
  • Parts of the brain that trigger violence
  • Perpetrator
  • Police Corruption
  • Police State
  • Population Control
  • Positive and Negative Reinforcement
  • Project Blue Bean
  • Project Blue Bird
  • Prolonged Psychological Abuse
  • Psychiatry and the CIA
  • Psychic Driving
  • Psychological Operations
  • Psychotherapy for psychological-warfare purposes
  • Red Squad
  • Remote Neuro Monitoring
  • Ritual Abuse
  • Satanic Mind Control
  • Satanic Ritual Abuse
  • Satanism
  • Scaler Waves
  • Secretly Forced Microchips
  • Sensitization
  • Sensory Deprivation to create disorientation and fear
  • Silent Sound Spectrum (SSS)
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • SMART Meters
  • Stasi
  • Sneek and Peek
  • Social Isolation
  • Sound Technology – the use of music and voices to arouse certain thoughts and feelings
  • Stop and Frisk
  • Synchronization
  • Street Theater
  • Street Terrorism
  • Subliminal Messaging
  • Surveillance Society
  • Tavistock Institute
  • The Body is controlled by the brain
  • Through the Wall Technology
  • Tinittus
  • Totalitarianism
  • Torture
  • Transhuminism
  • Trauma Based Harassment
  • Triggers and Anchors
  • Unwitting Citizens
  • Voyeurism
  • Voice of God Weapons
  • Voice to Skull (V2K)
  • Workplace Harassment/Workplace Mobbing

4 Foods that Help You Detox Safely and Gently

Elizabeth Renter

July 5th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 8:03 pm

wheatgrass 263x164 4 Foods that Help You Detox Safely and GentlyWhen you think of removing all the toxins from your body, you may shudder at the process – especially when considering that some experts estimate that we are exposed to 2,100,000 toxins each and every day. While there are numerous approaches to detoxing these poisons out of the body, many of them involve unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, there are gentler approaches to detoxing too.

Every day we come in contact with numerous toxins and pollutants. These toxins come from chemicals in our carpet, plastics, body care products and the air we breathe. But they also come from our water and our food choices. Cumulatively, the pollutants in our environment can have untold negative effects on our health and well-being. This is why keeping your exposure to a minimum may not be enough.

4 Foods for a Gentle and Effective Detox

If you aren’t one for dramatic flushes or fasts, the following foods and herbs can offer a gentle detox.

  • 1. Cilantro is a great herb that’s easy to find and simple to incorporate into your daily regimen. You can cook with it, juice it, or eat it raw. You can even find cilantro juice already made at your local health food store. Cilantro is a great detoxifier of mercury and other heavy metals. Cilantro’s antibacterial and antifungal properties make the herb work to reduce inflammation and infections while cleansing.
  • 2. Wheatgrass is another versatile detoxifier. You can grow it yourself or find it in an increasing number of grocery stores. It’s potent so start slow with just a tiny amount of juice in your daily routine.
  • 3. Pectin is found naturally in fruits like apples, citrus, grapes, and bananas. It helps remove heavy metals and other toxins. You can easily get the benefits of this natural detoxing agent by adding pectin-rich foods to your diet. Also, you can add pectin products to your smoothie or water. Be wary of pectin products that contain MSG.
  • 4. Other greens like parsley, alfalfa, and chlorella are also great at chelating heavy metals and detoxing the body. You can juice any one of these or add them to salads.

To make your detox as gentle as possible stay hydrated, eliminate all processed and harmful foods, and listen to your body. You can avoid detox side-effects (a healing crisis), common in some more extreme fasts and detoxes, by simply paying attention to your body’s cues and taking heed.

Don’t wait – cleanse your body today.

16 of Nature’s Best Natural Pain Killers

Christina Sarich

September 27th, 2014
Updated 09/29/2014 at 7:55 pm

ginger nature pain killer logo 263x164 16 of Nature’s Best Natural Pain KillersAre you in pain? You don’t have to reach for over-the -counter pain killers, or even the heavy pharmaceutical hitters prescribed by your doctor; there are literally hundreds of natural pain killers waiting for you in the abundance of nature. You can count on plants and herbs to alleviate everything from arthritis pain, to headaches, to burns – read on to find out more.

Many pharmaceutical pain medications, while effective and useful at times, can be downright dangerous, but there is another solution to your pain problem. “Almost always, if we find pharmaceuticals doing the trick, we’ll find a plant doing the same trick—and doing it more safely,” remarks botanist James A. Duke, PhD, author of The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods.

James N. Dillard, MD, author of The Chronic Pain Solution says:

“No matter how well you prescribe medication, chronic sufferers don’t get complete relief. It’s an enormous problem, and the medical community is doing a bad job solving it.”

Before you do anything else though, you have to ‘quit the junk food that riles up the body’s pain system.’ The modern Western diet comprised of highly refined foods, sugars, and refined carbohydrates, while devoid of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc., is going to block the ability of other non-pharmaceutical remedies to halt pain.

Once you’ve done that, you can turn to the many herbs that truly deliver. There are also over 60 different essential oils for pain that have analgesic properties. Analgesic means that a substance has shown to relieve or reduce pain. So many plants have pain-relieving properties.

Here are just a few natural pain killers.

15 Natural Pain Killers

  • 1., 2., and 3. Ginger, Turmeric, & Holy Basil – This set of herbs forms a sort of trinity in Ayurvedic medicine. All of them have anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric (a curry ingredient) contains curcumins which ease inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, according to the Methodist Research Institute in Indianapolis. “Each herb has its own scientific database of evidence,” says James Dillard, MD, author of The Chronic Pain Solution.
  • 4. Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) – This ominous sounding herb is actually great for treating numerous health conditions, among them are liver problems and heart burn. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce pain from arthritis, headaches, and low back discomfort. The University of Maryland Medical Center has published several studies that had great success treating Osteoarthritis with Devil’s Claw.
  • 5. Birch Leaf (Betula Lenta) – The leaves from the Birch tree act much like cortisone, a prescription drug used to treat endocrine disorders, arthritis, lupus, skin disease, autoimmune disorders, and more. A main chemical compound found in Birch leaves is methyl salicylate, similar to salicylic acid used in aspirin. It is anti-spasmodic, analgesic, astringent, antifungal, diuretic, detoxifying, reduces oxidative damage to skin (stopping wrinkles), and enhances circulation. It also promotes enzymatic secretions in the body. It is truly one of the first powerful pain-relievers ever used.
  • 7. White Willow Bark (Salix alba) – The active ingredient in white willow is salicin, which the body converts into salicylic acid. This tree’s covering lowers the body’s levels of prostaglandins, hormone-like compounds that can cause aches, pain, and inflammation. What’s more, white willow bark doesn’t upset the stomach or cause internal bleeding like many over-the-counter aspirins. Turn to this herb for relief from menstrual cramps, muscle pains, arthritis, or after knee or hip surgery as it promotes blood flow and reduces swelling.

Related: 6 Foods and Herbs for Arthritis and Inflammatory Pain

  • 8. Capsaicin (Capsicum) – Found in hot chile peppers, this natural remedy does wonders for pain. Capsaicin, the active pain-reducing ingredient, temporarily desensitizes nerve receptors called C-fibers which cause the pain response. Capsaicin also diminishes soreness for 3 to 5 weeks while the C-fibers regain sensation. A single 60-min application in patients with neuropathic pain produced effective pain relief for up to 12 weeks. Patients at the New England Center for Headache decreased their migraine and cluster headache intensity by applying capsaicin cream to their nasal passages.
  • 9. Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) – GLA can be found in numerous seed oils. According to University of Maryland, people who consume these essential fatty acids are able to reduce nerve pain associated with diabetic conditions.
  • 10. Cherries – Due to the presence of compounds called anthocyanins—the same phytonutrients that give cherries their rich ruby hue – you can count on cherries to tamp down pain. Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, says, “They block inflammation and they inhibit pain enzymes, just like aspirin, naproxen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.” Cherries are said to have the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food, making them great for remedying issues such as arthritis.
  • 11. Aquamin – Derived from red seaweed, aquamin is a powerful pain reducer, too. In a study published in Nutrition Journal, of 70 volunteers, Aquamin users reduced arthritis pain by 20% in a month and had less stiffness than patients taking a placebo. Helping to diminish inflammation and helps to build bone, aquamin is rich in both calcium and magnesium, too.
  • 12. Arnica – An excellent herbal rub to use after intense sports, an acute injury, or even post surgery, arnica is a well-known natural pain killer among athletes and yogis. It is derived from a European flower, and has anti-inflammatory properties, although the true nature of its healing action is still unknown.
  • 13. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – Peppermint is most often used as a natural remedy for toothaches, discomfort from bloating and gas, joint conditions, skin irritations, headaches and muscle pain.
  • 14. Boswellia – This herb is sourced from the frankincense tree. Its resin is used to thwart chemical reactions that cause inflammation, and thus pain. Ayurvedic scientists have used Boswellia for centuries to treat arthritic conditions, as well as inflammatory bowel disease.
  • 15. Bromelain – This natural pain-reducer comes from the enzymes present in pineapple stems. Research shows that it reduces levels of prostaglandins, which are hormones that induce inflammation. Bromelain may benefit people with arthritis and conditions marked by musculoskeletal tension (like TMJ syndrome), in addition to those suffering trauma-related inflammation. The enzyme also promotes healing in muscles and connective tissues.
  • 16. Cranberry Juice – Having a bout of ulceritis? Ulcers usually result from a pathogen called H. pylori which attacks the lining of the stomach and small intestines, but cranberry juice can kill it – reducing pain. Instead of turning to antibiotics, destroy the bacteria causing your ulcers and urinary tract infections with cranberries.

There are hundreds more natural pain killers, but adding these to your home first aid cabinet is a great start.

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10 Habits Of People Who Live Their Truth

There’s nothing more liberating than living your truth.  Are you living yours?


To live in your truth is a truly beautiful thing. Living your life from an authentic place (what is authentic for you in this moment) means that you are actively creating a life that you desire. It means you are most likely feeling more joy than pain, and more expansion than contraction.

An Authentic Life = A Purposeful Life

Living authentically also means that you are living a life on purpose. Which is why I think living authentically is so important. You came here with a role to play, and the closer you are to living what is truest for you, the closer you will be to fulfilling that purpose.

It is in this walking out of your purpose that you will feel the greatest sense of satisfaction within your life. Which is really the whole point! The more on purpose you are, the better you will feel.

Here are ten habits of people who are living on purpose to help inspire you to step more into your truth and live a life closer to the one that you desire.

1. The Opinions of Others Don’t Not Throw Them Off Of Their Course:

There will always be people who think what you are doing is wrong. We all have conditioned ideas about how we ‘should’ behave, what kinds of things we should and should not do, what kind of jobs we should have, and so on. Those who are living their truths will be able to listen to people around them without being thrown off course by criticism or questioning. They are tuned into their own center and that is what leads and directs them.

2. They Can Compassionately See Others Points Of View:

Those who are living in their truth can openly and honestly listen to others, and fully hear what they have to say. They tend to be more interested in getting to know the person that they are speaking with as a unique individual, rather than needing to justify their own opinions and thoughts based on what the person they are speaking with is saying.

3. They Do Not Need Others To Agree With Them To Feel Secure:

They are happy to agree to disagree. Again they are living their lives from their internal compass, which means not everyone who they talk to has too agree with what they are doing or what they feel is the truth. They realize that truth can be very individual and subjective, and they are OK with that.

4. They Make Their Own Choices:

Those who are living authentically will totally ask for help when needed, and will take the opinions of those they respect into consideration, but at the end of the day they make their own choices. They take what they have heard, and then tune into themselves and choose from within.

5. They Take Responsibility For Themselves:

When you are living your most high truth, you are no longer sitting in the seat of blame. Those walking this walk will understand that they ALWAYS have a choice, and that anything that happens to them in their lives was based on the choices that they made. They also understand that they have the choice of how they react to what others in their lives do. They never play the victim card, because they understand that at the end of the day they are sovereign, and it is no one else’s job to do anything for them. They steer their own ships and make no excuses for what happens.

6. They Don’t Compromise On What They Need:

Authentic people understand that getting their needs met is not something to apologize for. These people understand that when living in a world with others one needs to approach life with compassion and ease for all, and they understand how to create an environment around themselves where they can get their needs met in a way that is most harmonious for everyone. There is always a way to get things done peacefully, and that is how an authentic person meets their needs. They also do not play the martyr, sacrificing themselves for other people, because they understand that in the long run doing so doesn’t really help anyone.

7. They Understand That Being “Selfish” Isn’t “Selfish” At All:

Those who are walking in their truth fully understand that one cannot give from an empty cup. These people take time every day to get their cups filled by doing the things they know nurture and replenish them. They never feel guilty for taking care of themselves, because they understand that they are as valuable and worthy of love and attention as anyone else, and that they are then more effective givers when they have what they need.

8. They Take Time Every Day To Tune Into Themselves:

This is one of the biggest things that sets those who are living in their truths apart from those who are not. When you are walking in your truth, you are taking time every single day to pause and check in with yourself. You can’t walk in your truth if you don’t know what your truth is! Spending time in quiet contemplation of some sort every day sets these people up for a truth based life.

9. They Nourish And Care For Their Bodies:

They understand that their bodies are not only their vehicles here on earth, but are fine tuned machines that can help them to navigate pretty much all situations. These people know that their bodies are a tool they can use in the quest to live their most authentic lives, and they are aware of how beneficial it is to truly take care of their bodies. Nourishing their physical selves is an act of self-love that pours over into the rest of their lives.

10. They Don’t Judge Others:

Finally, Those who are living in their truths are gracious and compassionate towards everyone else – whether the person they are interacting with is also living their truth or not. These people understand that everyone is on their unique journey, and that judgment and condemnation of others really doesn’t help anyone. Because authentic people are so secure in what they are doing, they tend to be naturally less judgmental of what others are doing. You will feel a sense of welcoming and acceptance when you are around an authentic person.

What do you think? Do you identify with any of the items on this list? Do you know anyone who you feel is living their most authentic life?