inflammation of muscles

All about ginger!!!

•Relieves allergy symptoms
•Stimulates circulatory system
•Great for gas, bloating and colic
•Irritable Bowel Syndrome
•Fights colds and wards off chills
•Eases menstrual cramps
•Works as an expectorant to break up phlegm
•Eases sore throats
•Great for motion sickness
•Also for morning sickness
•Nausea
•May relieve pain and inflammation from arthritis
•Eases sore muscles

I like to take ginger tincture with 2-4oz of water as a quick remedy. If I have more time, I’ll brew tea with ginger root (and typically some additional herbs since ginger tastes STRONG).

⚠️warning: If you have an acute inflammatory disease talk to your doctor before using ginger therapeutically.
Ginger is also a natural blood thinner.
Always consult your doctor before taking herbal remedies if you are taking prescription medication.

Regarding absence in art. Massive current stress situations

Hi guys.

I would like to write this text post to both apologize for not being able to provide any proper artwork for quite a while, and explain my current situations that I’m going through at the moment that are hindering me from drawing. Usually I tend to keep these things to myself because of the fear of people thinking I’m mindlessly complaining, but I simply cannot hold it in anymore.. This’ll be long. more text under the cut.

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Herb of the Week-Cacti

All cactus plants aren’t edible. The two main cactus species that are medically useful and suitable for human consumption are:The Prickly Pear or OpuntiaA tangled mass of vibrant green, spiky paddles protruding from a stem and attractive red, orange or yellow bulbous fruit are two key characteristics of this cactus species. The prickly pear cactus is also called the paddle cactus and belongs to the Opuntia genus of cacti. They are also a distinct cactus species, due to their dual spike system, fixed spines and prickly glochids. The leaves or pads of cactus are called nopales and the fruit is called tuna or pear. On peeling the outer skin, the pear can be eaten raw or cooked to make jellies and sweets. The paddles are used in Mexican cuisine like a vegetable.

Medical benefits of the prickly pear nopal include:

Treating constipation and acting as a natural laxative
Strengthening the immunity of the body
Reducing and preventing inflammation in muscles along the body, from those in the gastrointestinal tract to the muscles in the bladder
Reduces cholesterol levels in the body
Stabilizes glucose and insulin levels in the body
Acts as a source of anti-oxidantsHelps treat gastric ulcersCan be applied topically to heal wounds, scrapes and insect bites
Helps in reducing the effects of drinking too much alcohol

The Pitaya FruitPrickly pear isn’t the only fruit-bearing cactus species. Several cactus species, the Hylocereus genus being one example, grow a large, unusual looking fruit called a pitaya or a dragon fruit. Though a native Central American plant, such cacti are also grown in South Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Depending on their area of growth, pitayas are red or yellow skinned with bright red or white inner flesh. They have vibrant green leaf-like growths protruding from their outer surface. The seeds and flesh can be eaten raw, without the skin of the fruit. You can also make pitaya juice or wine.

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Backjoy

Simply sit on top of your Backjoy and rely on its curves to engage your muscles in the best way as to strengthen your core, stabilize your pelvis and tilt your hips upwards to ensure healthy breathing and prevent potential spine stress, muscle inflammation or similar bone and back pains commonly caused by slouching, slumping or other improper sitting postures.

For older adults, being mildly overweight causes little harm, physicians say. But too much weight is especially hazardous for an aging body: Obesity increases inflammation, exacerbates bone and muscle loss and significantly raises the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

To help the nation’s 13 million obese seniors, the Affordable Care Act included a new Medicare benefit offering face-to-face weight-loss counseling in primary care doctors’ offices. It is free to patients, with no copay. But while Medicare now pays doctors to counsel their obese patients, only 50,000 people participated in 2013, the latest year for which data is available.

Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling

Illustration credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Afternoon! Todays Suppliment: 

Fish oil!

For those of you trying to slim down and tone, or perhaps even bulk up I HIGHLY suggest you eat a fish oil! It’s good for:

1.) Protecting your joints. For those of you lifting heavy or running excessively.

2.) It’s full of Omega-3 which is good for anti-inflammation on your muscles after workout and is good for recovering! (Relieving soreness)

3.) It actually turns off genes that accumulate belly fat, and turns on genes that rid the body of it! (Say no more!)

4.) Good for promoting healthy, hair, eyes, nails, and skin. (Lookin’ good)

5.) It’s full of DHA and EPA which can increase muscle synthesis and decrease muscle degradation. (Increase gains, decrease losing them!)

Take anywhere from 250mg to 1000mg can help change your workout results! :)