Nutrition, Weight and Pain: Surprising Foods That Hurt and Pack on the Pounds

Pain solution wins Imagine Cup award

The winning team, PhAid, will now take part in the finals in Russia.

Wheat has changed due to genetic engineering and has more gluten than it did 10 years ago. It increases fat around your internal organ and makes you gain weight. It sends signals to increase inflammation. Inflammation causes pain. Potato starch in potato is made up of long strings of glucose or sugar and is very rapidly digested. The glycemic index (ability to raise blood sugar) of potato is higher than sugar. Juice that has sugar added or is made with fruit that has a high glycemic index such as tropical fruits has more sugar that is absorbed more quickly than eating the fruit itself. Equate sugar with pain, inflammation, weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other ailments. Nutrition is an integral part of our health and wellbeing. It has become complex because our food supply has changed, how much we eat, additives, preservatives, processing and genetic modification make food ingestion a chemical science with our bodies being the laboratory. Many conditions such as arthritis, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, back pain, headache, fibromyalgia, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetic neuropathy can be made worse by poor nutrition or eating foods that contribute to inflammation.
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6 Surprising Causes of Back Pain nd Simple Steps for Relief

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Act cupunctacupuncture, massage, icing. Reporter: And eli is not alone. Every year, around 2 million, mostly middle aged americans, seek medical help for torn shoulder rotator cuffs. Around 100,000 undergo surgery on ripped knee ligaments. But then eli heard about a new half hour, non-evasive procedure that uses a patient’s own stem cells to relieve the pain. Stem cells, or cellular therapy, as we call it, it’s a strong anti-inflammatory. Reporter: The procedure is called a and here’s how it works. Fluid is taken from the bone marrow of a patient’s pelvis, spun for 15 minutes, separating the blood from the stem cells, which are then injected into the joint where the pain exists. Within two days, I was stronger than I had been in a dozen years. Reporter: But the fda and many doctors are still not convinced. Sometimes these stem cells can form tumors in certain areas.
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Health & Wellness: Several alternative health care options for back pain

Yellow Pages Find whatever you’re looking for with Totally Local Yellow Pages Posted Jun 20, 2013 @ 06:09 AM Rochester, N.Y. Back pain is a health concern for most people at some point in their lives and one of the most common reasons people miss work or visit their doctor. Here is a glance at seven popular alternative remedies for back pain relief. All seek to address the cause of the back pain and simply mask the problem with a pain reliever. Chiropractic Back pain is one of most common reasons people visit a chiropractor. Chiropractic is the most researched and best documented treatment for back pain, with studies showing it to be more effective than surgery, exercise, physical therapy, and pain medication. While most people associate chiropractic with lower back pain, it has also been shown to be very effective with neck pain and headaches. Chiropractors adjust the spine to restore normal joint motion and reduce the inflammation and irritation of the nerves as they exit the spine. Many chiropractors offer additional services such as exercise recommendations, laser therapy, acupressure, or massage therapy. Chiropractors are considered primary contact doctors for back pain, meaning that they are trained to not only treat back pain but also recognize and refer when advanced imaging or medical care may be necessary. Acupuncture A 2008 study published in Spine found “strong evidence that acupuncture can be a useful supplement to other forms of conventional therapy” for low back pain. According to traditional Chinese medicine, pain results from blocked energy along energy pathways of the body, which are unblocked when acupuncture needles are inserted along these invisible pathways.
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Small Cap Spinal and Back Pain Stocks to Treat Your Portfolio: ATEC, OFIX, GMED & BRTX

To stop back pain nowand avoid future agonytry targeting these unexpected culprits. Surprising Back Pain Causes, Cures Culprit No. 1: Your Fancy Office Chair Even an expensive, ergonomic chair can be bad for your back if you sit in it all day without a break. Sitting not only lessens blood flow to the discs that cushion your spine (wearing them out and stressing your back), but it puts 30 percent more pressure on the spine than standing or walking, says New York City chiropractor Todd Sinett, author of The Truth About Back Pain. Be sure to stretch at your desk and get up every hour to walk around. Don’t assume that built-in lumbar support makes your chair back-friendlyin fact, for many people, lumbar supports don’t make a bit of difference, especially if they aren’t positioned properly (at the base of your spine), says Heidi Prather, a physical-medicine and rehabilitation specialist and associate professor of orthopedic surgery and neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. No matter what type of chair you sit in, make sure your head is straight (not tilted down) when you’re typing or reading. Avoid slouching and adjust your seat so it tilts back slightly to help alleviate some of the load on your back, Sinett says. And keep your feet planted firmly on the floor. Surprising Back Pain Causes, Cures Culprit No. 2: The Wrong Shoes When you strut in stilettos, your foot strikes the ground in a toe-forward motion rather than the normal heel-toe gait, stressing your knees, hips, and back, Sinett explains.
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A solution that helps people with chronic back pain using Microsofts Kinect was the winning project at this years edition of The Imagine Cup, a competition hosted by Microsoft Malta for students. The winning team PhAid made up of four University students, will be travelling to St Petersburg, Russia, between July 8 and 11 to compete in the finals. As in previous years, this competition has enticed a considerable number of students from Mcast and the University to submit innovative projects or technology that could help solve global but everyday common problems. This years categories were games, innovation and world citizenship. Presenting their winning project at Microsoft Maltas Innovation Centre, the team members explained how their solution utilised Kinect to help people with physiotherapy, allowing them to exercise at their own pace and inside the home. The winners also explained how their project featured a system that tracked progress and provided a detailed report that could eventually be shared with their physiotherapist. Its great that students challenge themselves and are rewarded for their efforts, said country manager for Malta and Cyprus Adrianna Zammit. Todays society is basing itself more on a culture built on technology and innovation, and it is always positive when youngsters explore their potential to develop technology applications that can create more wealth and wellbeing, she added. B-Team from Mcast, who created a game that focuses on using imagination and thought to solve a query, placed second. Team Binio created Recuerdo a solution that makes life easier for people suffering dementia and their carers. Recuerdo is a Windows phone-based application that asks people with dementia questions throughout the day, in a way that keeps them constantly alert, thus helping them to find it easier to remember things.
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FDA Wary of Pain Relief Procedure Using Stem Cells

The verdict removes Globus Medicals biggest legal headaches and it sounds like it wont have much of a further impact on the companys ability to do business. Otherwise and in early May, Globus Medical reported a 10.9% revenue increase to $105.0 million along with net income of $19.9 million verses $17.6 million. On Tuesday, Globus Medical fell 1.01% to $15.72 (GMED has a 52 week trading range of $10.26 to $19.93 a share) for a market cap of $1.45 billion plus the stock is up 51.6% since the start of the year and up 16.4% since early August 2012. BioRestorative Therapies. A developer of medical procedures using cell and tissue protocols that primarily involve adult stem cells, BioRestorative Therapies products are designed to allow patients to undergo minimally invasive cellular-based treatments. Among BioRestorative Therapies initiatives is the brtxDISC Program (Disc Implanted Stem Cells) . This program is intended to offer a non-surgical cellular therapy for the treatment and relief of bulging and herniated discs by using stem cells to repair damaged tissue. BioRestorative Therapiessays its amuch needed therapythatwill offer a potential solution for those suffering back pain because it will address the gap between non-invasive and invasive surgical procedures. On Tuesday, BioRestorative Therapies rose 7.48% to $1.15 for a market cap of $17.59 million. The Bottom Line. Aside from troubled Orthofix International NV, which could end up beinga value stock, you might want to check outsmall capspinal or back pain stocks like Alphatec Holdings Inc, Globus Medical Inc and BioRestorative Therapies to see if they can cure any pain in your portfolio. John Udovich is a paid contributor of the SmallCap Network.
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