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Functional Nutrition Blog

Reduce Pain & Inflammation with Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Devil's Claw is indigenous to southern Africa where, for thousands of years, tribes prepared the herb as an internal remedy for migraine and gastrointestinal problems and to reduce fever. Salves were also prepared to heal skin conditions.

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Topics: herbs & botanicals, pain management

Soothe Back Pain with Restorative Yoga

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 6, 2017 10:16:00 AM

A mind-body practice, Yoga combines physical poses called asanas, breathing exercises, and guided meditation in a session that is typically 75-minutes long. For many people, yoga is an effective way to reduce inflammation, relieve stress and muscle tension, and change habitual posture patterns that result in back pain.

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Topics: fitness, mindfullness, pain management

Magnesium: A Multi-faceted Nutrient

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 5, 2017 4:17:00 PM

Recognized for its role in bone structure and proper function of nerves and muscles, Magnesium has a multi-faceted role in disease prevention and health promotion. It is necessary for almost every chemical reaction that takes place in the body!

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Topics: micronutrients, digestive health, minerals, pain management

Prevent & Reduce Back Pain Naturally

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Apr 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Oh my aching back! Most of us will say this several times over the course of our lifetime. Sometimes it's a chronic issue, a deep nagging ache that impacts daily activities. Other times, it's sudden and acute and amazingly painful, the result of a "wrong move" from lifting a small child, unloading groceries, or working around the yard. Back pain affects up to 80% of Americans annually and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

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Topics: lifestyle, stress management, pain management