Is Essential Oil Vaping Safe?

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MONQ The Rise Of The "Personal Diffuser" Essential Oils Stick These pens are offered as a portable option for your favorite scent. But are they safe? *Originally published on Rodale's OrganicLife Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and where there are clouds of vegetable glycerin vapor, there are probably essential oil vaporizer pens. Often called a “personal diffuser” or “diffuser stick,” aromatherapy “vape” pens look like colorful hard plastic Continue Reading→

Huffington Post: Me vs. Fibromyalgia – featuring Dr. Christo

Dr. Christo was featured in the Me vs. Fibromyalgia Chronic Spotlight Series with Puja Rios where he shares his passion for pain management and tips for new technologies. Part I is available now on Huffington Post. To wrap up 2017’s Chronic Spotlight Series, we’ll learn heaps of new information in this two-parter with Dr. Paul Christo. Dr. Christo has dedicated his life’s work to chronic pain management. What I love about this doctor is his ability to be in constant pursuit Continue Reading→

Can Analgesic Creams Treat Chronic Pain?

An Irish opera singer who suffered from the same chronic pain condition as Lady Gaga claims she was “cured” of fibromyalgia by rubbing a topical cream on her body. “I was amazed that within a few hours of putting the cream on my knees and my neck, the pain started to ease and the swelling abated slightly,” Liz Continue Reading→

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Lady Gaga: Raising Awareness about Fibromyalgia

Earlier this month, musician Lady Gaga announced on social media that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This poorly understood chronic pain syndrome is highlighted by a well known artist. On Monday it was announced that Lady Gaga has cancelled her European tour, due to “severe physical pain that has impacted her Continue Reading→

Foods for chronic pain

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Chronic Pain

Pain fighting foods can help you in your triumph over chronic pain. Following these guidelines of "The Do's and Don'ts of Eating with Chronic Pain" can ease the pain of Fibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis, and IBS. I've spoken on my show with Anne Wilson about foods that fight pain and slim the body, and how she is living a virtually pain-free life with arthritis by changing her diet. We've also learned from guest Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host, about our Continue Reading→

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part I

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host. She’s a certified registered dietitian with a masters degree in Nutritional Science. Lisa will explore these topics and help us regain control of our appetite and nutrition when pain threatens to change Continue Reading→

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Low Back Stretches for Pain Relief

Are you suffering from lower back pain? About 80% of Americans are at some point during their lives. Stretching on a regular basis can improve mobility, lengthen back muscles and reduce chronic pain. Here are some stretches to get you moving. Download Continue Reading→

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Yoga for Well-Being and Comfort

Aches and Gains radio guest Dima, a vice president in financial services, suffered a serious motorcycle accident and Jiu jitzu injury, which left him with a herniated disc and severe pain. Always athletic, active and outgoing, Dima’s chronic pain forced him to step away from the quality of life he was accustomed to, an all too common consequence many pain sufferers experience. Dima became introverted and withdrawn from social situations, especially related to sports. His focus shifted to Continue Reading→

Is Essential Oil Vaping Safe?

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MONQ The Rise Of The "Personal Diffuser" Essential Oils Stick These pens are offered as a portable option for your favorite scent. But are they safe? *Originally published on Rodale's OrganicLife Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and where there are clouds of vegetable glycerin vapor, there are probably essential oil vaporizer pens. Often called a “personal diffuser” or “diffuser stick,” aromatherapy “vape” pens look like colorful hard plastic Continue Reading→

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with a relapse. Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement on Facebook that she soon learned her cancer had returned and "metastasized to the sacrum.” Metastasis is the development of secondary malignant growths from a primary site of cancer, and the sacrum, where Newton-John is affected, is situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis. Bone Continue Reading→

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Medical Marijuana Preferred Over Opioids for Managing Pain

A recently published study reports that medical marijuana can be an effective and preferred treatment for pain. It found that 97% of patients said they are able to decrease the amount of opiates they consume when they also use cannabis, and 81% said that using cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids.  The pain management options in the study were opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The Continue Reading→

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Common Deadly Drug Cocktails

Where were you when you found out Kurt Cobain died? News of drug abuse and overdose has been increasing in the media as of late. Many of us may know, either personally or professionally, someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction who has died.  However, not all drug and alcohol deaths are addiction related. In fact, there are several instances of non-abusers mixing substances such as alcohol and prescription medications which then result in death.  Some of the following cautions may Continue Reading→

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