5 Foods That Help Reduce Arthritis Pain

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“Things that most people take for granted, for example sleeping, bathing, brushing one’s teeth, getting dressed, making meals, and even driving a car, are extremely challenging for me.” ~ Mrs. ‘K.D.’: “Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects nearly 55 million American adults. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis and relative diseases. The most common types being osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), fibromyalgia, and gout.

There is one common denominator between all of them: joint pain. Aching, dull, hot, throbbing joint pain. As anyone who has suffered from the condition can attest, joint pain is among the worst types of pain out in existence. The inflammation of intersecting bone, cartilage, and ligaments defines the aches and pains associated with arthritis.

WHY FOOD MAY BE THE BEST OPTION FOR ARTHRITIS

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates

Per WebMD, prescription medications for arthritis work for about 2 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers. Worse still are the costs: “…the drugs are expensive,” states WebMD, “they cost about $1,000 to $3,000 a month.”

One to three grand for arthritis treatment?! That’s more than most peoples’ mortgage! Even after taking health insurance into account, out-of-pocket costs are likely to reach into the hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars.

As a result of these exorbitant prescription drug costs, many seniors turn to high doses of over-the-counter meds (e.g., NSAIDs, aspirin) known to cause health problems ranging from headaches and dizziness to liver failure. Take into consideration the fact that many seniors are on a fixed income, and it’s clear that we have a big problem on our hands.

Perhaps the most feasible way to manage arthritic pain is through nutrition. According to The Brisbane Clinic of Nutritional Medicine, “Diet has been strongly implicated as a cause and therapy for many forms of arthritis. Unfortunately, this aspect is often overlooked and underestimated.”

5 FOODS THAT CAN HELP REDUCE ARTHRITIS PAIN

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To start with, it is crucial to be aware of and steer clear from “trigger foods.” Trigger foods are those that produce an allergic or otherwise unfavorable bodily response (usually inflammation). Common trigger foods include dairy, red meats, wheat, corn, beef, and nightshade vegetables. Once you’ve identified and are actively avoiding your food triggers, you can turn your attention to nutritional healing.

With that in mind, here are 5 foods that may help significantly reduce arthritis pain.

1. APPLES

Apples are loaded with two powerful bioflavonoids, quercetin and rutin. Both inhibit the release of histamine; protect the body from inflammation; boost blood circulation, and promote cellular health.

Other excellent sources of quercetin and rutin include chamomile tea, celery, capers, citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime), cranberries, green peppers, and onions.

2. ALMONDS

Make that a second non-meat source! Almonds are the most abundant source of vitamin E at 7.3 milligrams (mg) per ounce. Vitamin E helps stabilize cell membranes and, together with zinc, promotes the growth of cartilage.

Other top sources of vitamin E include spinach, sweet potatoes, avocado, wheat germ, palm oil, butternut squash, and sunflower seeds!

3. COLD WATER FISH

Cold water fish contain abundant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which have potent anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3’s contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), also known as marine fatty acids. EPA and DHA suppress the body’s inflammatory response by interfering with immune cells and enzymes involved in it.

The best marine omega-3s are salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel. Vegans and vegetarians can acquire omega-3s through flaxseed, chia seeds, soy, kale, and other plant-based sources.

4. EGGS

The protein in eggs can significantly increase the levels of tryptophan in the blood. Tryptophan is the building block of serotonin; the brain chemical that both stabilizes mood and boosts pain threshold. Tryptophan also raises endorphin levels in the brain and body!

Cheese, salmon, and turkey are also excellent sources of tryptophan. Vegan and vegetarian options include nuts and seeds, pineapples, and tofu.

5. LAMB

Lamb is an excellent source of zinc, an essential mineral with many functional roles in the human body. According to the Arthritis Association, “Studies show significantly lower zinc levels in people with rheumatoid arthritis compared to those without it.” Individuals whose tests revealed “the lowest levels (of zinc)” tended to have it worse off.

Other meat sources of zinc include seafood, red meat, and poultry. Fortified cereals; bean, nuts, seeds (especially pumpkin!), and whole grains are good non-meat sources of the mineral.

Source:www.powerofpositivity.com

5 Foods That Help Stop Cancer From Spreading

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Being diagnosed with cancer is still a stressful and scary time in any person’s life, even if it doesn’t always mean fatality. Health issues can cause any number of stress, anxiety and depression symptoms, and it may feel like there isn’t much you can do but let the doctors handle your treatment. Fortunately, studies have shown that there are certain types of food that stop the spread of cancerous cells.

“Nutritional science has made such wonderful advances in the last 10 years, and we’re now able to give people much more power to control their health destiny” – Joel Fuhrman, MD

These foods will often prevent the growth and spreading of cancerous cells. The types of food and the types of cancer that they prevent often vary, so make sure you know what you’re at risk for and what you would most like to prevent. The food that you eat that starves cancerous cells can also prevent it from growing before it starts. Eating these foods should help with preventing or starving cancerous cells in your body.

HERE ARE 5 SURPRISING FOODS THAT STOP CANCER FROM SPREADING

1. STRAWBERRIES

Strawberries are full of antioxidants, as well as something called ellagic acid. The antioxidants and acids in strawberries are known to prevent cancer that can affect your skin, breast tissue, lungs and even your bladder. Eating the proper amount of strawberries can cause something called apoptosis, which causes the cancer cells to die.

To get the most out of your strawberries, it’s best to eat 1 cup of strawberries a day. Dietitian Nigel Denby was quoted saying, “Strawberries can legitimately claim to be heart protective, anti-inflammatory and have anti-cancer properties – all rolled into one. They rank as one of the world’s healthiest foods.”

2. COOKED TOMATOES

Though you can eat raw tomatoes to help fight off cancer, cooked tomatoes have more strength in fighting cancer than raw ones do. Though all tomatoes contain cancer-fighting properties called lycopene, the heat from cooking them makes them more available for your body to use.

Lycopene is known to slow the growth of cancerous cells in your body, which helps give you a better chance of getting rid of it with other treatments. One-half cup of cook tomatoes once a week will help slow the growth of cancerous cells.

As Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, rightly pointed out, “The photochemical lycopene may be one of best disease-fighting compounds on the plate, especially if the plate contains tomatoes. Research suggests that lycopene found in tomatoes and tomato products may help prevent prostate cancer.”

3. BOK CHOY

Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage, and it contains something called brassinin, which is known to be very powerful against fighting the growth of cancerous cells. Brassinin can also be found in other sprouts, such as broccoli and cauliflower. Bok choy and brassinin is best known at fighting the spread and growth of breast cancer cells. For the best possible results, plan your meals to have bok choy (or even broccoli!) in them three times a week, with a half cup serving.

4. FLOUNDER

Like most fish, Flounder is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are well known to prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to help prevent both the start and spread of cancerous cells.

“Instead of shrimp, you can substitute any seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids; options include salmon, haddock, flounder and sardines”, says Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD.

Flounder is best for the prevention and starvation of colorectal cancer. It’s been shown that patients with more Omega-3 fatty acids in their system responded better to treatments and lived longer. For the best results, Flounder should be had in three 6-ounce servings at least once a week.

5. ARTICHOKES

Artichokes are full of antioxidants. Research on the cancer-preventative antioxidants in artichoke show that the antioxidants can cause apoptosis and even slow the growth of cancerous cells. This vegetable is best for the prevention of prostate and breast cancer, and can also be used to help slow the cancerous growth of leukemia.

Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga, Dawn Bradford Lange says, “When eaten regularly as part of an overall cancer free lifestyle, antioxidant-rich foods such as artichoke hearts and leaves may provide anti-aging benefits and protection against degenerative diseases.”

To get the most out of your artichokes and help prevent or slow the growth of cancerous cells, you should have ¼ cup of artichoke hearts a day.

Doing something as simple as changing your diet can help prevent a disease that can be difficult to cure. Or, it can help the treatment that you’re already on work better. The same way that steering clear for cigarettes can prevent lung cancer, eating certain types of food can prevent any number of cancers from growing in your body.

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We often underestimate the things that we put into our body, and the drastic effects that they can have on our well-being. These are only just a small sample of foods that prevent and slow the growth of cancerous cells, and changing your diet to be more health-conscious is just one step in making sure your body stays as healthy as humanly possible. There’s a reason you’ve been told to eat your fruits and vegetables!

Source:www.powerofpositivity.com

Video of homeless man kicked out of McDonald’s after customer buys him food goes viral

An outraged customer recorded a police officer telling a homeless man to leave McDonald's after paying for his food, inciting outrage on social media.

A Facebook video showing a homeless man being escorted off the premises of a Myrtle Beach, S.C., McDonald’s after a customer reportedly paid for his food has gone viral, and is sparking outrage.

Yossi Gallo, the man responsible for the video, said he saw a homeless man across the street and invited him into the fast-food restaurant with him.

“I waved him down, and I said, ‘Hey, are you hungry?’ and he said, ‘Yes,’” Gallo said in an interview with WMBF News. “So I went in there with him, and as soon as we went inside, the lady at the register says, ‘You’re not getting food.’ She tells him he’s not getting food.”

Gallo said he began recording the incident on his phone after that.

WARNING: This video features graphic language

In the video, Gallo can be heard arguing with management and a police officer who was called to the scene to issue a trespass warning for the homeless man, as requested by the McDonald’s restaurant.

Gallo gets increasingly angry by the actions of the employees and the responding officer, who is seen explaining to the homeless man as he is eating his food that he will have to leave.

“You guys suck. He didn’t even ask me for food. I brought him from outside. You guys suck,” Gallo can be heard loudly saying in the video.

“The individual in this video has a history of disruptive behavior and has been asked to leave by management and police on several occasions.”

– Joel Pellicci Jr., the owner of the McDonald’s

The McDonald’s management responded to Gallo’s criticisms by asking him to quiet down.

“Calm your voice. That’s what I’m asking you to do,” one of the employees said to Gallo in the video.

“This is how I talk. I talk loud. If the officer has a problem with that, the officer’s going to arrest me,” Gallo responded.

Gallo was removed from the building as well and issued a trespass warning.

Myrtle Beach Police Capt. Joey Crosby told WMBF via email that the officer went to the restaurant after an employee called to report a man asking for money in the parking lot.

Both Gallo and the homeless man vehemently deny that accusation in the recorded video.

“The officer advised the male of the request made by the business and issued the warning,” Crosby said. “A bystander, who was videotaping the incident, was also trespassed from the location, at the request of the manager, for what management deemed as disorderly behavior.”

In a statement to WMBF, Joel Pellicci Jr., the owner of the McDonald’s in question, said this has been an ongoing problem:

“At my restaurant, the goal is to provide our customers with a positive and welcoming experience each time they visit. Unfortunately, the individual in this video has a history of disruptive behavior and has been asked to leave by management and police on several occasions.”

Since publishing the video Wednesday morning, Gallo has received over 42 million views and 1 million shares, and has created a viral outrage, with people taking issue with the police officer and the fast-food chain.

Some comments have called for a boycott of McDonald’s and have flooded the location’s Facebook page with poor reviews, while others have praised the man for his compassion.

While many focused on the corporation, others have left crude and misogynistic comments regarding the female police officer, with some even posting screenshots of personal information about the cop.

Gallo said it was not his intention to have her affected, and believes she was just doing her job.

“I think that’s completely wrong,” Gallo said. “Completely wrong. I do believe that she was doing her job. I do believe that she was doing her job. She did nothing wrong. I don’t have any anger towards her in any way.”

Gallo said he wishes commenters would “please definitely leave her alone. She was very polite. She was doing her job. I wouldn’t want anyone to speak badly of her. She was very nice actually.”

Source: www.foxnews.com

Democrats Move To Impose ‘Sin Tax’ On One Food Americans Eat Every Day

It’s official: Democrats hate everything you love. That’s clear simply from the way they opposed the tax cut bill. Americans saving money? We can’t have that!

But it goes beyond their desire to rob you of cash. Democrats love to regulate everything. Much like Big Brother of 1984, they want to control every last bit of your personal life. From marriage to business to eating, Democrats want to decide what you can or cannot do.

There are even groups who want to punish you for eating. PETA and other unhinged, radical leftists, are pushing for bills that will excessively tax meat. Yep, the most basic source of protein in the world.

Cue the clown music.

From Daily Wire:

If environmentalists and health nuts get their way, your steak could be getting a little more expensive.

According to Bloomberg, governments looking to improve their citizens’ eating habits, and simultaneously protect the environment from the disastrous impact of cattle, pig, and goat farming, are suddenly turning “bullish” on the idea of implementing a “sin tax” against people who purchase meat, either at grocery stores or in restaurants…

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals… is one of the organizations behind the push, of course.

If there is a “meat tax,” Bloomberg notes, it’ll probably happen in Europe first, where everything is taxed and no one complains, and would probably impact the meat industry first and meat eaters only eventually.

Activists reluctantly admit that the United States, at least, probably won’t embrace a meat tax as readily as our European cousins, not just because we like meat, but because “sin taxes” are on the decline. Even Chicago, which has readily embraced a whole measure of sin taxes, was forced to reconsider — and ultimately repeal — a tax on sugary beverages, after stores put drink tax information directly in front of consumers.

There are regions of the world that are starving. Often a single goat can mean the difference between life or death for families. Yet these entitled liberals only care about pushing their bogus vegan ideology.

You might like having a B-vitamin deficiency, PETA, but the rest of us want to be healthy.

This pathetic agenda is simply a way to control your eating habits. Instead of believing you have the right to choose what to eat, democrats want to decide for you. A heavy tax on meat is a way to discourage people from eating it.

And it has nothing to do with the environment. If it did, they would only focus on beef, which they claim harms the atmosphere. To lump in pigs and goats is simply a big “screw you” to non-vegans the world over.

Are you going to let unwashed hippies deprive you of your steaks? I hope not.

Source: Daily Wire, patriotjournal.org

WATCH: Welfare Rat Mocks U.S. Taxpayers, Shows Sick Thing She Buys With Her Food Stamps

WATCH: Welfare Rat Mocks U.S. Taxpayers With Sick Thing She Uses Her Food Stamp Card For

A shocking video is going viral after a welfare rat decided to post a video on YouTube, mocking the U.S. taxpayer for going to work and paying her way. However, things would only be made worse as the woman showed the sick thing she uses her food stamps to buy — and it has hardworking people across the country downright pissed off.

The clip was originally posted to YouTube by an unnamed woman but was quickly taken down for violating the website’s community standards. Fortunately, someone else was able to save it before it disappeared for good and has since reposted it for the world to see.

As can be seen in the footage, the smug brat brags about being on the system. Not only does she get food stamps but she’s on disability for her chronic “depression,” which apparently makes it impossible to work. Given her attitude in this clip, I’d say it’s a stretch because she’s more than happy to smile and laugh as she mock’s the U.S. taxpayer.

Of course, her disgusting attitude is more than enough to tick off everyday people, but that’s not the worst part of it all. Sending many people over the edge, the woman documented herself going to the store, buying a $14 lobster tail with her EBT card, and then feeding it to her dog.

“This is my Coach keychains,” she says as she pulls a set of keys out of her purse. “These three keychains here, they cost more than those minimum wage people’s f***ing car payment.”

Laughing, she adds, “Well actually, most of them don’t even have f***ing cars, they’re using f***ing public transportation!”

The woman then mentions that she’s on social security for depression.

“I’m on social security for depression,” she says. “Depression is a disability. So if you’re too depressed to work full-time, apply for social security.”

Concluding the video, she says, “So, this is what the minimum wage people will pay for is for me to give lobster to my f***ing dog and make a YouTube video about it mocking them.” [Source: The Blaze]

Shockingly, the woman smiles and laughs as she essentially spits in the face of everyday Americans. Bragging how it would take the cashier who cashed her out an hour and a half to earn the money to pay for that lobster tail, she went on to show off other luxuries she can afford, seeing as she has extra money from the government.

In all, she showed three Coach (the luxury purse company) key chains that she had in her possession that could range anywhere between $50 to $150 a piece. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she also whipped out not one but two smartphones – but there was a catch with this one.

Come to find out, she paid for one herself while the other one was given to her by the government – an Obamaphone. Sadly, pointing out the unnecessary phone wasn’t enough for this woman. In fact, she then went on to mock the same cashier for having a simple flip phone as that was all they were able to afford, even though they work for a living and she doesn’t.

This video is disgusting on so many levels, but it really goes to show just how bad the welfare state has become under Democrat reign. This is, without a doubt, the direct result of former President Barack Obama and his policies. Even worse yet, the left depends on this horrendous amount of unnecessary spending in order to keep the blue constituents coming to the polls as the left essentially buys their votes with freebies. As a result, you get this – freeloaders who are too lazy to work and don’t mind leeching off the government or their hardworking, taxpaying neighbors.

If ever there was proof that the welfare system is in desperate need of reform, this is it. President Donald Trump promised to “Make America Great Again” – and cutting down on the $740 billion spent each year on welfare rats like this one would be a great place to start.

Source:madworldnews.com

Should Trump Ban Food Stamps For Illegal Immigrants?

Millions of illegal immigrants—up to 60%—are using food stamps each day from school lunch, WIC and SNAP programs. See the table below for a full breakdown.

Trump has been reviewing DACA to stem illegal immigration, and he should be considering whether food stamps, provided by taxpayers, should be given to them.

This is one program that surely draws illegals across the border and keeps them living in America, albeit under poor conditions.

Should Trump ban food stamps for illegal immigrants?

Vote in our National Poll, then make your voice heard in the comments below!

Should Trump Ban Food Stamps For Illegal Immigrants?

Should Trump Ban Food Stamps For Illegal Immigrants?
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