No need to reach for painkillers the next time a backache flares. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that when people with back, neck, or other joint pain took 1200 mg. of fish oil daily for 75 days, 60% of them reported significant pain relief – enough to decrease or discontinue their use of pain medications. That’s because the fish oil’s omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) block pain-triggering inflammation. Note: Talk to your doctor before supplementing if you take warfarin or other blood thinners.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.