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Fibromyalgia is more common than you think. It’s a chronic pain condition that can be quite terrible for people. In a strange way, fibromyalgia is in the brain, but not in the sense that you’d need a psychiatrist or psychiatric-type medications to help.†
Details on fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is probably the most common chronic pain syndrome. You may have pain in specific areas or it might be more generalized. It’s an aching kind of pain. It’s estimated that over 5 million Americans are suffering from this issue, the lion’s share of which are women. They can experience stiffness and pain in their muscles, ligaments and tendons. The pain can occur anywhere in the body.†
These people are also fatigued and drained of energy, which can impact their ability to sleep, focus and have conversations. Many of these people also experience headaches like tension headaches or migraines. They may also have intestinal issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), where they have constipation, diarrhea, gassiness, bloating and more.†
Sometimes, really minor things can set off pain in someone with this issue. They may have a sensitivity to noise, strong odors, certain foods, flashing lights, bright lights and even strong breezes.†
Nutrients that can help
One thing you want to help with issues related to fibromyalgia is curcumin. At the end of your nerves, there is a neurotransmitter called Substance P that stimulates the pain receptors in your body. This is normally elevated in people with fibromyalgia. Curcumin and other ingredients in turmeric have been shown in human clinical trials to reduce Substance P release at the nerve ending. Well-absorbed curcumins like our Curcumin Blend or Bio-Curcumin 5-Loxin can help support people with fibromyalgia.†
Studies have also found that people with fibromyalgia are commonly low in the mineral magnesium, as well as Vitamin D. Supplementing with these nutrients can be beneficial for people with this issue.†
In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. explains the chronic pain condition called fibromyalgia. He details the different types of pain, as well as studies indicating what nutrients may help with this issue. Stay tuned for part 2 of this episode, coming soon!†
- Typical issues associated with this condition
- The different types of pain
- Studies on nutrients for fibromyalgia
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More than 20 million people in the United States have been estimated to have some form of nerve pain, but this figure may be significantly higher (NIH). Chief Scientific Officer and Pharmacist Jerry Hickey, Ph. reviews the best nutrients to support healthy nerves.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), 8.3 million American children have respiratory allergies, 9.5 American children have skin allergies and nearly 6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies. Though the organization reports that early identification of childhood allergies …
It’s a fact that some of us are able to tolerate physical pain much better than others. A lot of factors come into play here, including genetics, body chemistry, and past exposure to pain. But now, a new study has discovered an unusual hint as to why some of us can handle pain better than others – the color of your eyes.
In a 2014 study, scientists observed pain tolerance and the effect of an epidural during childbirth among a group of 58 white pregnant women – 24 with dark-colored eyes (brown or hazel) and 34 with light-colored eyes (blue or green). They found that the women with light eyes were better able to handle pain during childbirth and less likely to suffer post-partum depression and anxiety. The women with dark eyes showed a significantly higher reduction of pain when they received an epidural, which suggests a higher sensitivity to physical pain.
Assessing a patient’s sensitivity to pain is a major factor during medical procedures. Experts in this area of medicine, such as anesthesiologists and pain management specialists, use a variety of genetics “biomarkers” to modify their approach to pain management for each patient. For example, it’s a known fact that those with red hair have a higher tolerance to anesthesia and require a higher dose during surgery.
The results of this study are fascinating, but not definite. Further research is needed to explore the possible link between pain tolerance and eye color in more varied study groups, including men, children, women of different ethnicities, and women who are not pregnant.
The Importance of Eye Health Vitamins
Many eye health vitamins are extremely beneficial for ocular and vision health. Several human clinical trials have indicated that supplementing with a combination of specific, powerful antioxidants, minerals and herbal constituents can have a very positive effect on eye and vision health and overall function.
During our youth, there is a hearty supply of available antioxidants to help protect the eyes – organs which consist of many smaller, delicate organs – from damaging effects of an unstable type of oxygen called free radicals. As we age, the pool of available antioxidants decreases, exposing the eyes to the harmful impact of these free radicals. As a natural reaction to protect itself, the eye is very selective in what it allows inside the cells. The activity of vision production alone releases a large volume of free radicals that can contribute to ocular aging. Many scientific studies have shown the benefits of eye health supplements to support visual acuity and stamina.