New This Week: December 7, 2011
Eliminate Fibromyalgia Pain This Winter With Wool!
This week I'd like to tell you about an amazingly simple but very effective tip for treating fibromyalgia pain — a particularly timely one, as cold weather often makes FMS pain worse, and we're just heading into the winter months. The secret? Wool! Wearing long underwear made of wool during the day, and using wool sheets and wool pillowcases on your bedding can dramatically reduce your fibromyalgia-related pain!
Such a nearly effortless (and comfy!) treatment may seem too good to be true. It's low cost and has no toxicity. And it's amazingly effective! A study reported in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed an 84% drop in pain in FMS patients who used the wool versus those who didn't. This isn't a case of researchers "getting the wool pulled over their eyes" (I couldn't resist the pun) — it really works. And I'm very happy to fill you in on the details so that you'll be prepared to use the treatment yourself this winter.
In a second study I'll discuss under "Research Briefs," another simple technique shows how to literally wash away pain — using only a few cents worth of Epsom salts!
Two more simple ways to get pain free NOW!
Love & blessings,
A Simple Way to Prevent Pain After Shingles — Take Your Vitamins!
Chronic, severe pain after shingles — called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) — is a common and major problem. One-third of adults over 60 will eventually develop shingles, and 20% will develop PHN. The good news is that there's something you can do in advance to help prevent PHN. It's all in the vitamins you take.
Vitamin D Eliminates Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Anemia
A researcher at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta reported an unusual case in which high levels of vitamin D completely eliminated chronic pain in a patient with sickle cell anemia — an easy treatment to keep in mind!
Does Water From the Dead Sea Heal Aching Joints?
Researchers in Israel found that soaking in water from the Dead Sea relieved the pain of knee osteoarthritis more effectively than simply soaking in a Jacuzzi filled with tap water. What's the secret?
Would You Like a Private Consultation with Dr. T?
My greatest fulfillment has always come from working directly with patients in my practice. I'm happy to announce that I've decided to once again return to seeing patients for a few hours each week.
This Week's Joke
More Wisdom From Little Larry
Larry's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals.
One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.
"Yes," said the policeman, "The detectives want very badly to capture him."
Larry asked, "Why didn't you just keep him when you took his picture?"
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