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Cure MRSA staph infection with vitamin b3

Vitamin B3.

Yep. A mere vitamin seems like an unlikely candidate to stop a chronic infection such as staph or even MRSA, especially when antibiotics failed. Yet it worked for me.

I had recurring chronic staph infection for over a year. It sounds like something dirty, but it is a common problem in gyms in Thailand because of the heat. If you train in Thailand for long enough you will probably come up against this beast of an infection at some point.

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Kevin Randleman had one hell of a Staph Infection

 

I can barely remember when it started. But I took nearly 20 courses of antibiotics in that time and visited hospitals numerous times on 3 different continents. I had blood tests which all came back normal. I tried numerous types of antibiotics. I tried herbs & supplements. I tried a change in diet. I tried positive thinking. Nothing worked. It came back time and time again.
It got to the point that I was very depressed because my gut flora was a mess from the frequency of the antibiotics, yet I had to take them because of the consequences of not doing so (e.g. possible amputations or death!).
 

 

I came across this study in my quest for a cure. I can’t tell you how many hours of research I put into this (it was many) over the year until I found this study. I ordered some Niacinamide and the next time I got Staph I took it at a high dose alongside my antibiotics and then for another 3+ months.

For me, Vitamin B3 (and in particular Niacinamide) was a magic bullet. I haven’t had Staph infection ever since.

If this story sounds familiar, I recommend you to try Vitamin B3. I recommend Niacinamide over Niacin, as although both are Vitamin B3, the study and the type of Vitamin B3 I used was Niacinamide.

Maybe Niacin will work too, but I’m not sure, and I also know that Niacin provides red flushing side effects in many people.

 

 

Not Sure What I’m Talking About?

The phrase staph infection is usually used somewhat vaguely to describe staphylococcus bacteria. When it is a skin infection, it’s called cellulitis, but if it enters deeper layers under the skin, it’s referred to as fasciitis and involves bone, muscle, and other tissue beneath the skin.

It’s important to note that staph is present all over the human body and is actually part of your normal skin flora, and there is plenty of it on your skin. In combat sports, an open wound combined with sweat and an active infection opens the risk of transferring staph from one fighter to another. The moist, warm environment that during our sport and around our training is a breeding ground for staph. Not only does it transfer skin-to-skin, but from the other equipment, mats, and pads used in training and in competition.

In its simplest form, staph often like a skin rash. As long as immediate treatment with a topical antibiotic is used, this simple staph infection will go away within a week give or take a few days. When the infection goes beneath the skin, it becomes a challenge to treat and heal. The deeper it goes, the more difficult it becomes to treat and heal, which often results in lancing the wound after it forms a pocket. Sometimes, even after this is done, it can resolve in a week more or less.

The issue isn’t in the treatment, but in how resistant the various strains of staphylococcus are in some cases. At this point, it’s called a super bug, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a much bigger concern. Why? MRSA infections get out of hand fast, as does the ability for doctors to treat it.

Once it comes to using IV antibiotics to provide a regular, high concentration of antibodies, it can be hit or miss as far as healing is concerned. Fighters (especially MMA) are susceptible to this and often wind up in the hospital when they ignore what seems like a minor rash, or cut. Due to the nature of staph at this level, the body’s immune system is overworked causing the infection to spread more quickly.

Staph, left untreated at its simple form, will form an abscess, or a “pocket”. The acidity (pH) of the pocket varies substantially from the normal levels of the surrounding tissues. Most antibiotics won’t work in such an acidic environment. That’s why the “pocket” has to be lanced (opened up) and drained to get rid of the acid. Then the antibiotics can do their job, as can the body’s natural antibodies present in the immune system.

If this kind of infection spreads to the bloodstream, it’s renamed bacteremia. At this level, staph is starting to destroy flesh and tissue. If treatment cannot resolve it, the tissue or limb affected often has to be removed to save the person. That’s why Perez lost his big left toe. You don’t always lose a limb, but it happens when there is no other recourse.

 

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Joint/Back Pain and Martial Arts

Joint pain is some of the worst pain that an active person can suffer, for those that don’t train it can be downright debilitating.

Joints form the levers and pulleys of the body that allow it to do work. They together they form a rigid yet flexible structure that allows humans to maintain posture and move. Therefore, when these crucial points in the body become compromised a drastic cascade ripples outwards which affects the entire body.

Many would say that practicing martial arts puts joints at risk of injury and damage. So, what then is the connection between joint pain and martial arts? A lot it seems and like with most things in life there are negatives and positives.

muscle anatomy jointsMany would say that practicing most martial arts exposes a persons joints to pain, injury and damage. There is truth in this statement, but the same can be said about sitting for eight to ten hours a day, or walking in high heels. Striking arts often produce injuries in the wrist and ankles due to impact, while the constant extension of limbs tends to compromise elbows, shoulder, knees and hips. The awkward stances may also cause some back pain. With that being said, the martial arts expose the body to circumstances that is not usually encountered in everyday life (unless of course you are a fighter or a ninja by trade). While training in martial arts does expose joints to all kinds of stress it does also strengthen these joints in ways like no other activity can.

The best way to avoid joint pain is to use them, stretch them and strengthen them.

Martial arts is a very good way to do that.

For one thing most martial arts are done barefoot, that is using the “shoes” you were born with and were meant to be moving on. Shoes, with then elevated heels tend to throw the body’s balance out whack which in turn puts unnatural strains on the joints from the heels to the knees, from the hips and up through the posterior chain all the way to the shoulders and neck. Martial arts also forces the practitioner to utilise and move their joints in a multi-directional manner which means that the soft tissue surrounding the joint is being stretched to its capacity.

Joints can and should be strengthened. By itself, the bones and soft tissue of a joint are fragile, this is offset by the muscles surrounding the joint which stabilise it. Therefore, it is essential to strengthen those supporting muscles to strengthen the joint. Doing so not only helps prevent injury (since the muscles fortify the joint), but in the event of an injury to the soft tissue (tendons and ligaments), recovery can be hastened by focusing on strengthening these supporting muscles (an example would be strengthening the biceps, triceps and forearm muscles to stabilise the elbow joint).

 

It cannot be over-emphasised how important it is to strengthen these supporting muscles.

Joint pain and injury are usually the result of injury to the soft tissue of the joint which can last ten times longer than muscle injury (and often more). The irony is that martial arts, a form of training that exposes a person to joint pain, has the ability to develop, stabilise and strengthen those same joints.


This guest article was brought to you by the London Fight Factory.

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Best Inversion Tables of 2017 Reviewed

Back pain really sucks.

Gravity may keep you from floating off the earth’s surface, but it can also have a negative effect on your back, especially if you already have back problems. Herniated and bulging discs and disc degeneration are caused by a combination of moving, lifting, pushing, or pulling the wrong way and gravity.

It can be a good idea to take the load off your body temporarily. Inversion therapy is a recommended course of treatment that has been proven to reduce and even reverse spinal disc issues.

Inversion therapy is known have these benefits:

  • Improves posture
  • Rehydrates discs
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Relieves back pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Maintains height
  • Eases stress and tension in the back, neck, and shoulders
  • Improves joint function and strengthens shock absorption
  • Increases flexibility
  • Helps build a strong core, which is important to back health
  • Preventative spine care

These benefits are good for your back health, your overall health and wellness, and improves your overall quality of life. After a few short minutes of inversion therapy, you will feel refreshed, rejuvenated, less stressed, and energetic. Inversion tables have great benefits, but how do you choose the best one?

Here we have listed the best inversion tables on the market right now to help you make an informed choice.

RankName 
1Teeter EP-560 LtdCheck price
2Ironman Gravity 4000Check price
3Innova ITX9600Check price

Best Inversion Tables

1. Teeter EP-560 Ltd

best-inversion-tables-reviewedTeeter is a leading brand of inversion tables. The EP-560 Ltd model has bonus acupressure nodes, an exercise DVD, and a back-pain relief stretch attachment. It has a heavy-duty steel base, heat-treated steel parts for optimal durability and reliability, and stability so it won’t move around when you’re inverting. Only high-quality materials are used in the construction of the EP-560 Ltd. It comes with safety features like auto-locking hinges, pivot bearings, and cam locks.

Features

  • EZ-Reach ankle system offers an extended handle so you don’t have to bend so far to secure your ankles.
  • EZ Angle tether helps to reduce the pressure on your ankles and offers pre-set rotations of 20, 40, and 60 degrees.
  • Ergo Embrace supports provide comfort and distribute weight evenly around your heels and ankles. You can adjust the foot platform to fit your feet perfectly.
  • Traction handles provide a gentle, smooth, and rhythmic oscillation for better stretching ability.
  • Over-EZ handles are larger to offer more support and assistance for enhanced stretching options.
  • FlexTech bed moves with you and gives you a better range of motion when stretching.
  • ComfortTrak bed helps to realign your back while your decompressing your spine.
  • 300-pound weight capacity.
  • Height adjustable.
  • Five-year warranty.

The Teeter EP-560 Ltd is easy to use, easy to store, easy to assemble, and offers precision balancing and pre-set rotation choices. Overall, this one is number one because it has the best price-to-quality ratio within its price range over other brands. Long-term, chronic back problems require a quality inversion table that will last a long time.


 

2. Ironman Gravity 4000

Ironman is another leading brand of inversion tables that is built to last and offers many benefits for inversion therapy. If you have ever tried the earlier models like the Gravity 1000 or 2000, you will find this model has greatly improved the performance, safety, and comfort of the Gravity model. Whether you suffer with chronic or occasional back pain, or you just need a way to decompress after a long and stressful day, this inversion table is designed to accommodate you.

Features

  • 350-pound weight capacity
  • Height adjustable.
  • Extra-wide, heavy-duty tubular steel frame provides stability, security, and durability throughout inversion.
  • 5-inch Memory foam padded covered backrest for more comfort and relaxation.
  • Patented ankle locking system that is ergonomically molded to effectively support and cushion ankles.
  • Easy-to-reach palm-activated adjustable ratchet style ankle locking system makes it easier to secure your ankles.
  • Rubber non-skid floor stabilizers prevent movement when in use.
  • Removable lumbar pillow for added low back support.
  • Foam-covered handles to make 180-degree inverting safe and comfortable.
  • Safety side covers to protect your fingers and hands and tether strap controls to maximize your inversion.
  • The frame comes with a lifetime warranty and parts and labor warranties vary.

If you have experienced problems in the past with inversion therapy like having a difficult time getting up and down, this doesn’t happen with the Gravity 4000. This improved model makes it easy to decompress your spine, which helps reduce joint pain, reduce insomnia, reduce stress, and strengthens your back and posture. The Ironman Gravity 4000 easily folds up for easy storage.

3. Innova ITX9600

This inversion table is easy to assemble, affordable, and sturdy. The sturdy design is obvious when you get on it to start the inversion process. You’ll feel safe and secure using this inversion table. It’s also relatively lightweight, making it easier to move from room to room if needed. The Innova ITX9600 is a Heavy-Duty Deluxe inversion therapy table with several safety, comfort, and beneficial features.

Features

  • 300-pound weight capacity.
  • Innova’s Patent Pending protective cover.
  • Five-position adjustment safety pin to make it easy and safe to position.
  • The True Balance system to make inversion therapy easy.
  • An ergonomic ankle system to secure your ankles while inverting and your ankles will feel snug without feeling trapped and uncomfortable.
  • An extra wide and long backrest that is fully padded and very soft for comfort and support.
  • The soft touch foam handles and thick foam rollers make inversion therapy comfortable and smooth.
  • One-year warranty.

This inversion table is less expensive than many higher end brands, but it can easily compete with them. Most users have reported that inversion therapy on the Innova ITX9600 is effective at reducing and eliminating chronic back and neck pain, joint pain, and general aches and pains. It only takes a couple of minutes a day to experience pain relief. This Innova inversion table easily folds up for storage as well.

The goal for choosing an inversion table is to find one that is the best value. Choose one that has the features and price that fits your needs. It’s important to pay attention to safety features to ensure you are getting the safest inversion table for you. All three of these inversion tables are high-quality, durable, and provide the benefits you expect from inversion therapy.

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Why turmeric is awesome for back & joint pain relief

The Common Approach to Pain Relief

When you have back pain, what kind of pain relief do you reach for? If you’re like so many other acute and chronic back pain sufferers, you probably reach for Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, or another OTC pain reliever at your local drug store. While these pain relievers are formulated to lower a fever, reduce inflammation, and manage your pain, they have chemicals in them that aren’t good for your body.

 

The Problem with Common Pain Remedies

The biggest problem with using these OTC remedies is that people tend to think, if two work, why not four at a time, and so on. It leads to health problems that these pills cannot fix like strokes, heart attack, and liver disease. People with chronic back pain often use NSAIDs like Toredol, Aleve, and Celebrex, which also come with many adverse side effects and warnings. Even when people are told not to take two of the these NSAIDs at the same time, they do it anyway, and pay the price, which can be a range of health disorders, and sometimes, even death.

This isn’t intended to scare anyone, but it is intended to make you aware of the dangers of getting reliant on OTC and/or prescription pain relievers. It’s these facts that have boosted the popularity of natural pain relief options for those suffering with joint pain, general back pain and low back pain like sciatica.

 

What Else Is There For Pain Relief?

Turmeric. Turmeric is a spice used in Asian dishes and it’s compatible with just about all kinds of meats and vegetables. The good news is that it’s not just a tasty addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s very good for your body and for back pain. It’s becoming go-to natural spice that people are starting to rely on for treating acute and chronic inflammation, which is the primary reason for back pain.

 

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What’s in Turmeric?

Turmeric has naturally occurring curcuminoids, which are compounds known to help protect the nerves in your back. These same compounds are known to reduce swelling just as well as harmful OTC and prescription pain relievers.

 

What Does It Do?

Whether your pain and inflammation is acute or chronic, turmeric reduces the swelling, the root cause of sciatica and other general back pain. Not only can it reduce inflammation and pain, it also serves another purpose. Turmeric protects your nerves from being degraded and damaged. Even if your sciatica pain is caused long-term damage to the sciatic nerve, turmeric helps reduce the pain. It’s a safe, natural way to manage your pain levels over other conventional drugs and treatments.

 

turmeric-powder-for-back-painHow Does Turmeric Work?

Your body produces inflammation boosting enzymes. Turmeric stops the production of these enzymes. It’s these enzymes that are the cause of the inflammation that occurs with injuries to the sciatic nerve. Once the inflammation enzymes are stopped, your swelling and pain are reduced or eliminated so that nerve healing is faster and more effective. On a side note, used alongside of bromelain (a compound in pineapples) and piperine (from black pepper), turmeric works even better.

 

Beyond Back Pain Relief

Turmeric goes beyond back pain relief. Due to the fact that so many health problems and conditions are caused by inflammation, turmeric has the ability to help with arthritis, stomach pain, heartburn, gallbladder issues, liver problems, gas, diarrhea, and other inflammatory-related health issues. Even something as simple as a nagging headache can be helped with turmeric.

You can consume organic, natural turmeric as a spice on all your meals, but you may not be able consume enough to help with pain. There are turmeric supplements formulated specially to help effectively and efficiently reduce pain and inflammation. On top of that, no side effects. Besides being just as effective as NSAIDs and conventional pain relievers, turmeric is a lot cheaper to buy. Ultimately, it’s up to you whether you want to use conventional drugs that have major side effects, or turmeric that has no side effect to relieve your sciatica and general back pain.

 

Where To Buy The Best Turmeric?

The best turmeric powder we have found online can be purchased from here. It is generally accepted that powder works better than the supplement form. But if you want to try some capsules, then we recommend these.

Yoga for Back and Neck Pain

Yoga for Back and Neck Pain

If your idea of yoga is summed up in the words human pretzel and ashram, then you are missing a huge chuck of what yoga is all about. Yes, there are some weird looking poses with some equally weird names. And, yes there are places called ashrams where people go to, among other things, partake in yoga. But, if you’re more concerned with the physical than the spiritual then you should definitely look into the health and fitness benefits that yoga can bring to your life.

The poses, stretches and stances that have so characterized yoga in the public mind are derived from hundreds if not thousands of years of practice in places like India and other countries in the East. Today main people who suffer muscular, joint and movement related pain use yoga to alleviate pain, increasing their overall strength and flexibility, and perhaps most difficult, learning how to relax.

When people often hear the word yoga their minds race to some mystic-like yogis body bent like a contortionist, and they hesitate. My body is not flexible. I can’t do that. That looks like it would hurt. Phrases like these are only three of the invisible scripts that people will tell themselves to “psych” themselves out. But, these people are often the ones that need yoga the most. They need to be reminded that Rome was not built in a day and neither should they believe that they need to be able to do all the poses correctly and to the fullest range of motion in their first ever session. The body needs times to stretch, to heal and to adapt. Time is all it asks and it should be given if you are to give yoga a serious chance at making an impact in your life.

Yoga for Back and Neck Pain

Whether yoga was originally created as a whole body exercise and stretching regimen, it certainly worked out that way. With that being said, it is still safe to say that yoga can help treat target areas like the back or the neck. By emphasizing certain postures or focusing the mobility of certain joints, areas like the neck can, in effect, be targeted.

But before jumping into yoga there are a couple of things to consider. While yoga can benefit almost everyone, there are an unfortunate few that may do more harm than good if they jump right into it. People who suffer from some sort of spinal irregularity or disease should definitely consult with their physician and physiotherapist before engaging in the more challenging poses of yoga like the headstand or back bend, as these tend to place a tremendous amount of stress and pressure on the spine and neck.

Finally, a good instructor is key to making great strides in your progress. No, they needn’t be wrapped only in loin cloth, nor do they even need to be from India. A good yoga instructor, much like a good school professor or physical trainer, will help you reach your goals without hurting you. They will be encouraging but won’t pressure you into engaging a pose or posture without making sure that you are mentally or physically ready for it.

So why not give yoga a shot? Whether it is your goal to increase flexibility, find relaxation, pain relief, or to heal parts of your body like your back and neck, yoga can definitely help. In this day and age of sedentary desk jobs and long hours hunched over digital devices, we owe it to our bodies to engage in an activity that will increase its dexterity and vitality.

Yoga for Back and Neck Pain Video

Here’s a great video that is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

 

Do you have questions or advice for people beginning yoga, or some helpful poses for others to try?

Join the discussion & leave a comment below.