Lower Back Pain

Health-Notes-Lower-Back-Pain

Q) My girlfriend has nagging lower back pain but can’t take ordinary painkillers because of a stomach ulcer. Are there any alternatives?

A) There are several options for this debilitating problem, which afflicts most people at some stage in their lives, according to Professor Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice). The latest Nice guidelines outline a range of effective complementary treatments as well as mainstream options (see nice.org.uk). Read More…

Magnesium – The Most Important Mineral We All Overlook

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Why is magnesium important to the body?

If you are interested in remaining youthful with increased energy and vitality, then you should continue to read this. There is a lot of talk about antioxidants, omega oils, calcium and several other nutrients and yet we may have overlooked the missing link in our diets, the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is involved in numerous biochemical reactions carried out within the body (over 350 in fact!) and interestingly the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are identical to those found in old age and include irregular heartbeat, clogged arteries, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, low energy levels, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Read More…