Nutritional Supplements

The latest nutritional supplements (traditional and alternative), clinical trials, research, for health and pain management.

Natural remedies for treating back and joint pain

Natural remedies for treating back and joint pain

Modern remedies for treating back and joint pain have come a long way since the ancient practice of ingesting brewed concoctions of barks, roots, leaves and berries for their healing properties. These...

Supplements: not always what they seem

Supplements: not always what they seem

When people are suffering chronic pain they tend to reassess how they care for their body with a view of slowing any further deterioration. These days, it is common to...

Boost your calcium intake to prevent back pain

Boost your calcium intake to prevent back pain

Calcium intake is a vital factor in the maintenance of strong and healthy bones. Where proper nutrition is important for back health, calcium deficiency can cause bones to become brittle...

Fish Oil Potential to Treat a Variety of Inflammatory Diseases

Fish oils are known to be beneficial to health, but how and why they produce anti-inflammatory effects remains to be fully determined.

Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate Provide Pain Relief?

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the popular dietary supplement combination of Glucosamine plus Chondroitin Sulfate did NOT provide significant relief from osteoarthritis pain among...

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Widespread And On The Increase

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Widespread And On The Increase

A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and published in the scientific journal Osteoporosis International1, shows that populations across the globe are suffering from the impact of...

Getting Enough Calcium in Early Life Could Be Key for Optimal Lifelong Bone Health

There's no denying that people need calcium for strong, healthy bones. But new research from North Carolina State University suggests that not getting enough calcium in the earliest days of...

Chondroitin Sulfate Improves Hand Function, Relieves Morning Stiffness Caused by Osteoarthritis

Clinical Trial Shows Supplement is Safe Therapeutic Option for OA Suffers New research shows that chondroitin sulfate significantly decreased pain and improved hand function in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of...

Security in Alternative Therapies & Medicines

The use and acceptance of such therapies and medicines in Australia and throughout the world is on the increase. It's currently estimated that more than 60% of Australians use alternative...

Water! Water! Water!

In sustaining the life of all living organisms, clean water is second only to clean air. In a moderate climate, human beings can survive for approximately five weeks without food...

A Medical Miracle

As a result of injury or as part of the ageing process, joint function is impaired when cartilage (the protective covering at the ends of the bones), which form the...

New Research Could Hold the Key to Keeping Older People Fit For Longer

A Manchester Metropolitan University study has found that taking carbohydrate and protein supplements just before, and just after low-resistance exercise, could boost muscle performance and slow muscle wastage in people...

MSM: A Natural Solution For Pain

The oceans are constantly releasing an organic form of sulphur into the atmosphere which becomes oxidised to form MSM. This is returned to the land and sea in rain and...

Fighting Back Against Back Pain - Naturally

For most people who suffer with back pain, depending on the cause, it can be a long journey to recovery, or at least to reaching the stage whereby pain is...

Restoring Confidence in Complementary Medicines

The review was conducted by a specially convened Expert Committee on Complementary Medicines in the Health System and was chaired by Dr Michael Bollen AM, a former member of the...

Reflections on Complementary Medicine

There has been increasing interest in and use of alternative or complementary medicines in recent times, which is somewhat paradoxical given the scientific advances in understanding and treating disease made...

Arnica - The Wonder Herb

As a Naturopath, I've been prescribing Arnica externally for over seventeen years. The effectiveness of Arnica may be the result of a property which stimulates the blood flow to the...

Glucosamine - An Effective Treatment for Back Pain

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer with a 'bad back', you must first obtain an accurate diagnosis from your chosen practitioner. Your pain may be...

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