WAYS TO TREAT SEVERE PAIN

Back pain is a prime reason for people to visit their doctor regularly. A lot of time and money loss comes along with the stress that the back endures. Back pain episodes can be haunting to some people giving them in between triggers.

Severe back pain treatment measures can be taken to avoid or reduce pain. However, making a few lifestyle changes is crucial to have a pain-free back for a lifetime. Even though a few surgeries are available, they are only suggested in the rarest circumstances. 

Symptoms Associated With Back Pain

Back pain symptoms range from mild to Extreme. If not treated on time, mild ones can be an everyday experience hampering your day-to-day life. Extreme symptoms require a careful attitude and specific medical treatments to get it fixed.

When Is The Right Time To Seek Medical Help?

A lot of people end up living a part of their life continually lamenting about their back pain. Sometimes the symptoms can cause much more trouble that people can deal with.

Hence, it is advisable to seek expert intervention when the pain breaches the paradigm of safety. 

 

  • Pain continues for one month or more

 

When a cycle of severe back pain treatment continues for more than two or three weeks, it is advisable to seek the doctor’s help. 

 

  • No amount of rest can cure it

 

Several people take leaves from their office to give their back a resting period. If such a break does no good, it’s time to see your doctor.

 

  • Coupled with a weight loss

 

If your back pain is causing a weight loss, then it could be a sign of something serious. 

 

  • Legs get equally strained

 

If your back’s pain is causing stress in your legs and walking is difficult, then it’s better to see a doctor.

Risk Prone Groups

Although no one is supposed to take back pain for granted, certain groups fall in the risk category. 

  1. People in their 40s or 50s should be much more careful and avoid taking a load on their back.
  2. People who do not indulge in any form of exercise are usually very less flexible, hence, more prone to attract back pain issues at a younger age.
  3. Obese people struggle with back pain because of unusual weight distribution in their bodies. 
  4. People undergoing depression or extreme stress find it difficult to cope up with a healthy lifestyle. For such people, back pain can be a tough battle to beat. 

Lifestyle Changes To Help With Back Pain

Several lifestyle changes can prove to be a miracle for people experiencing back pain. The key is to make these habits a part of your life. it will be best to set a reminder or ask someone to monitor your habits closely. 

 

  • Perform Daily Exercises 

 

Light exercises performed daily can lead to significant changes in the back posture. Several yoga postures are recommended to such people. However, caution should be paid as one does not need to exert beyond the safe limit. Too much exertion might result in opposite results.

 

  • Try Gaining Muscle Mass And Improve Flexibility

 

Stiff muscles are a common reason for back pain in young people. Flexibility can be facilitated by indulging in several stretch workouts. You can also join yoga classes, as yoga instructors are great at improving flexibility.

 

  • Quit Unhealthy Habits 

 

Unhealthy habits like smoking can also induce back pain in people. People who smoke daily are prone to experience back pain early in their life. Try reducing the number of cigarettes in a day and gradually move to reduce them in a month. 

 

  • Monitor Your Postures

 

There is a posture guide for good sitting and standing postures. Daily correction in postures can help in reducing the back pain. It is also important to avoid lifting way too heavyweights. While lifting, do not stress on the side of the body too much. Try taking breaks in between lifting heavyweights.

Conclusion…

Do not take back pain medications without getting the proper prescription. Several people get severely strained when experiencing extreme back pain at a young age. The excellent lifestyle practices and a proper workout routine can primarily affect your back. 

Severe back pain treatment and yoga postures can help you get the most flexible back. It is essential to follow a healthy routine for long-term posture benefits. 

One-Stop-Shop Skincare Brand For The Whole Family

Between scents, allergies and function, when every family member favors a different skincare brand, it can feel like shopping for different skincare items is never ending. Everyone needs something different, which can be annoying for the primary shopper to keep track of. Thankfully, there is a brand out there that seems to have it all covered. Have you tired Belli Skincare yet?

Belli Skincare has a bundle that will satisfy every family member’s needs:

  • Body Bliss – Features the Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub and Pure and Pampered Body Wash for a allergen-free exfoliating and cleansing experience.
  • Dew You – The All Day Moisture Body Lotion and Elasticity Belly Oil is all about keeping skin healthy, nourished and hydrated.
  • On The Spot – Focused on acne control and improving the complexion, the Anti-Blemish Face Wash, Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator and Acne Control Spot Treatment work together to repair skin.

Belli Skincare products are dermatologist-approved and free from harmful chemicals, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, gluten, phthalates and preservatives. They smell really nice too- nothing overpowering, just a light scent. My favorite is the cleansing gel, it never leaves my skin dry or greasy, and it does keep it clear.

My husband and youngest son use these skincare items as well. The face wash works for all of us, and the acne spot treatment is something both my youngest and I use on a regular basis- though honestly, myself most of all.

Keeping your skin moist is always a challenge, but the Dew You works really well. None of us have dry skin any longer, and the smell doesn’t bother anyone. It’s not overly an overly feminine scent, so the husband and son like it as well. We really like Belli Skincare, you should give it a try. Save money, time, and use less chemicals while you are at it.

Best tools to overcome COVID anxiety, help you sleep #SleepBetter #LessStress

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Are you more stressed out then ever? The current pandemic is giving people anxiety at high rates, and so are the added stresses of quarantine, at home learning, working from home, loss of jobs, evictions, fear of getting covid or losing a loved one, having someone stay at home with the kids, fear of losing your job, home, insurance, etc. It’s no joke.

Even in normal times, approximately 30 percent to 35 percent of the population experiences acute, or short-term, insomnia. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say interrupted schedules, stress and anxiety due to the virus has caused more people to not be able to fall asleep at night and get a good night’s rest.

A former Silicon Valley executive who worked at Tesla and FitBit, has created a way to help anyone get to sleep and stay asleep even during the pandemic. He launched The Happy Labs, a CBDsupplement company that uses only organic hemp and guarantees quality control and ingredients with a trackable seed to shelf process. On nights when sleep seems like it will never come, The Happy Labs Goodnight Pills, which are a blend of 10mg of melatonin, chamomile and 30mg of CBD, should help the body relax, the eyes get heavy and usher in a peaceful sleep.

If you are having a hard time getting to sleep, try these. So much more then just the basic melatonin, Happy Labs Goodnight Pills are a blend of 10mg of melatonin, chamomile and 30mg of CBD that should help the body relax, the eyes get heavy and usher in a peaceful night’s rest. 

No reason to lay in bed awake and letting your thoughts drive you crazy all night long. Try these all natural tablets, and see if they work for you. Thanks for reading, and have a good night!

 

Natural Products from The Happy Labs Put Moods in the Right Groove

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Organically grown, non-GMO, fully traceable CBD pills crafted for energy, rest and relaxation.

Humans have relied on the healing properties, mood impacts and other benefits of plants for centuries. Coffee beans and green tea are known for boosting energy, while chamomile and lavender can help relax and unwind a stressed mind for better sleep. The Happy Labs has created a product line up crafted to harness the power of plants, including Cannabidiol (CBD), to help adjust moods and feelings. 

The Happy Labs products are unique because each hemp plant is traced from seed to shelf and each product features a QR code giving consumers access to certified lab tests results specific to their product batch. All CBD used by The Happy Labs is derived from organically grown U.S. hemp. The seed is certified by the state’s agriculture department, and The Happy Labs CBD products are made with either CBD isolate that has 0% THC or full-spectrum CBD oil with < 0.3% THC.

“As with any industry, the CBD industry has its bad seeds,” said The Happy Labs CEO Chris Gross. “Companies have been found to have higher levels of THC than they are claiming on their labels, questionable chemical additives and in some cases less CBD than advertised. We wanted to have full transparency so that our consumers know exactly what is in the products they are consuming and have full confidence that what is printed on the label is what is inside the packaging.”

The Happy Labs product line currently includes:

Pick Me Up Pills – Designed to add pep and vigor, each pill contains 60mg of caffeine (equivalent to one shot of espresso) in addition to vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin C and 30mg of CBD. 

Chill Pill – When a meditation or yoga session is not possible, the Chill Pill is crafted using herbal supplements passionflower and valerian root as well as 30mg of CBD to help create a sense of calm relaxation. 

Good Night Pills – On nights when sleep seems like it will never come, this blend of 10mg of melatonin, chamomile and 30mg of CBD should help the body relax, the eyes get heavy and usher in a peaceful night’s rest. 

For people interested in the potential health benefits of CBD on its own, The Happy Labs also offers Full Spectrum Gel Capsules with 30mg CBD in each capsule and Pure CBD, a 0% THC CBD oil that contains approximately 30mg of CBD per 1ml dropper. 

The Happy Labs Pick Me Up Pills, Chill Pills and Good Night Pills are available now. Each tin contains 25 pills for $60. The Full Spectrum Gel Capsules (30 capsules) and Pure CBD (30 ml) are available for $75 each. Shop now at www.thehappylabs.com

Stressed out? Can’t sleep? Having trouble focusing? Your troubles are almost over!

If you are anything like us, someone in your house is a terrible, terrible sleeper. As for me, there are two of them. My spouse and my youngest son are both terrible sleepers. We have tried so many different remedies, medications, oils, yoga, massage, pressure points- you name it. Nothing worked, and definitely nothing worked well.

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We recently tried TOUCHPOINTS™. I know you will love this new and effective method of helping to create calm, sleep as much as we do (created by neuroscientist Dr. Amy Serin).

TOUCHPOINTS™ are new breakthrough wearable devices that use BLAST (Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation-Tactile) technology to help to reduce stress by over 70% in as little as 30 seconds. The devices are non-invasive, drug free and have shown great success not only for day to day anxiety and stress, for cravings, to promote restful sleep, deal with anger, and help us to focus and therefore increase performance.

What a great holiday gift. Who wouldn’t want your significant other, close friends, family members and even kids more relaxed and less stressed?  It’s great for those with PTSD as well. This is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year as everyday pressures, workloads, social situations, and family dynamics (not to mention reading the news) create stress on an ongoing basis.

The original TOUCHPOINTS™ work with an app and have six settings; the new, basic model has three settings and does not require an app, making it easier for children with ADHD or autism to use them in school or elsewhere more easily. Parents and teachers both rave about their effectiveness. TOUCHPOINTS™ basic and original are available at www.ilovetouchpoints.com and numerous other retailers and are reasonably priced to make them accessible, one of the goals of the company’s founders, Dr. Amy Serin and Vicki Mayo.

With school beginning, and many students (and their parents) are stressed out about heading back to school–without considering that cutting-edge neuroscience offers a quick, easy solution.  TouchPoints are a non-invasive, wearable devices that are worn on either sides of the body (on the wrists, pockets, socks, etc) and use patent-pending neuroscience technology shown to reduce stress by up to 70% in just 30 seconds.

Two models are available:

  • TouchPoints Basic: Manually controlled with three settings (sleep, calm, anger). This model is perfect for elementary and junior high students. ($160)
  • TouchPoints Original: Controlled via smartphone (iOS and Android compatible) with six presettings (calm, focus, sleep, performance, anger, and cravings). High school and college students prefer this model. ($250)

Here is a case study to show how TouchPoints can be used to manage stress, hyperactivity, lack of proactivity and focus while at school. As you are curating the best back-to-school gadgets for the 2018 semester, please consider adding TouchPoints to the list.

You can visit www.thetouchpointsolution.com to learn more. You can use the code EQUALITY for $30 off your purchase.

Bright Ideas for a Brighter Kids Smile

As a parent, it can be challenging to convince your children that brushing their teeth can be fun. With your kids home from school since forever and until who knows when, now is a great time to get them motivated. Heck, you have nowhere else to be! Kidding, but…only sort of.

  1. Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene Routine: Have your child brush their teeth morning and night with Firefly’s Ready Go Power Toothbrush to teach them the dentist-recommended time for proper cleaning of two minutes.
  2. Create a “shared vision” between parents and children. Create a shared vision with children by modeling your own brush time behavior and letting the child pick out his or her toothbrush color and toothpaste flavor. It’s also important to create a shared vision between parent and pediatric dentist during the initial dental visit to help reinforce good oral hygiene habits at home.
  3. Make it Fun: Let your child choose their favorite flavor or favorite character with Firefly’s Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste. It even comes with a mystery prize.

Firefly’s NEW! Ready Go Power Toothbrush ($6.98 at Walmart and Walmart.com)

The Ready Go Power Toothbrush combines Firefly’s famous Light Up feature with a soft rotating head that brought an innovation to kids’ oral care. The stop light timer counts down from green to yellow to red, helping children brush for the dentist recommended time for proper cleaning of teeth. This toothbrush has a soft rotating head that blasts away plaque, preventing gum disease and tooth decay. It has a massaging action which effectively cleans between teeth while stimulating gums.

NEW Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste ($3.48, Walmart and Walmart.com)

Carefully crafted for kids, this toothpaste is clinically proven to strengthen a child’s enamel while reducing bacteria and plaque buildup that cause cavities. There are no “nasties” (no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, dyes, or SLS/sulfates) and the less mess airless pump leads to more controlled dosage and a cleaner bathroom. What’s even more fun? The new toothpaste includes a FREE mystery prize with every purchase.

Unusual Uses of Kratom

Kratom is a versatile herbal supplement. You can use kratom for various purposes. Kratom grows in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. All these places have different regions where kratom grows. The people there use kratom for many purposes

If you would like to try out kratom, you can find it here https://www.authentickratom.com/. Different strains have different uses. Some are usual while some are unusual and not so common. Today, we will learn about the usual and unusual uses of kratom. So, let’s get started!

Unusual Uses of Kratom

Kratom is a drug that can be used for a lot of purposes. You can use the leaves, and powder of kratom to make a lot of things. To get the most out of your kratom powder, you should use it in every way possible.

Using kratom for pain relief and stress relief is common. But, using it for other purposes is relatively new. So, what are these purposes and how can you get the most out of kratom? Let’s find out!

Kratom Incense

You can make kratom incense using kratom powder. Incense is used for relaxing and so is kratom. So, why not combine the two things?

Many people make incense from kratom. You can find many vendors that sell kratom incense. You can also find incense kits to make kratom powder.

Why Make Kratom Incense?

Kratom incense gives a relaxing aroma. Using makko, you burn the kratom incense and it releases smoke. The smoke is what gives the effects of relaxation and calms your mind and body.

Many laborers in Southeast Asia use kratom as incense. It gives them energy, relieves body pain, and relaxes their mind.

The reason why you should make kratom incense is that it is one of the best materials for relaxation. Many kratom strains are best for relaxing purposes. The best strains for this purpose are the red and green vein kratom strains. If you use one of these strains to make your kratom incense, you will get the best experience from it.

How to Make Kratom Incense?

Making kratom incense is easy. Follow the steps mentioned below to make kratom incense from kratom powder:

  • Mix kratom powder, other herbs powder in a bowl. Add the makko powder in the bowl.
  • Add water in the mixture until it reaches a dough-like consistency.
  • Roll the dough on bamboo sticks to ¾ of the length. Wrap wax paper on the sticks.
  • Set the sticks aside for 12 hours. Turn the sticks so that every side of it gets dry.
  • When the sticks dry, light them up and use them.

Kratom Tincture

You can make kratom tincture at home using kratom powder. Kratom tincture is a new form of kratom. Many vendors sell kratom tincture. But what’s better than making it yourself?

If you have some extra kratom powder, making a tincture from it is its best use. Making kratom tincture is not hard; it is easy and fun. You can make kratom tincture in only a few hours.

Why Make Kratom Tincture?

The purpose of kratom tincture is to enhance the effects of kratom. When you mix kratom powder in ethanol, the mixture becomes potent. You get more intense effects than any other form of kratom.

As kratom tincture is highly effective, you don’t need a high dosage of it. Even low doses of kratom tincture give you intense effects. It also works faster than other kratom forms. Moreover, the effects of kratom tincture last for 8 hours.

Even kratom extracts don’t give you such intense effects. So, if you want to experience the intense effects of kratom, you can make kratom tincture.

If you use kratom leaves and grind them at home, it will be more potent. But it is fine if you make a tincture with kratom powder too.

How to Make Kratom Tincture?

To make kratom tincture at home, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Add 4 ounces of kratom powder and 1 liter of ethyl alcohol in a glass jar. Mix the two things thoroughly so that kratom powder is mixed with ethyl alcohol.
  • Add citric acid to the mixture. Use a pH strip to check the pH of the mixture. The pH of the mixture should be 4. Stop adding citric acid once the mixture’s pH has reached 4.
  • Seal the jar and put it in a dark and cold place. The temperature of the place should be very low to get the best quality kratom tincture.
  • After a week, take out the mixture. Strain it to get rid of the powder.
  • Put the liquid into a tincture bottle and your kratom tincture is ready to use.

How to Use Kratom Tincture?

You can use kratom tincture in various ways. It depends upon your preference. But the following ways are the most common ones to use kratom tincture:

  • Swallowing
  • Adding to Food and Drinks

Swallowing

There are two ways of swallowing kratom directly. The first one is simple; swallow the desired dosage of kratom tincture.

The other one is called sublingual dosing. In this method, you put the desired dosage under your tongue for 30-60 seconds. After that, you swallow the rest. This method is more efficient than swallowing without keeping under your tongue.

Adding to Food and Drinks

You can add a few drops of kratom tincture to food and drinks. Most commonly, people add kratom tincture in coffee and tea. You can also make brownies using kratom tincture. Check out some other kratom recipes here.

Common uses of kratom include:

Kratom is a great pain reliever.

  • It reduces the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • You can use kratom for opioid withdrawal.
  • It improves your sleep quality. You can use kratom for insomnia.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to get the most out of your kratom powder, what are you planning to do with it? Do you think kratom tincture is good for you or will you make kratom incense?

If you have extra kratom, you should use it in any way possible.

Helpful Tips To Avoid Motion Sickness When Traveling

Motion sickness is a feeling of nausea triggered by movement, which occurs during traveling via vehicle, boat, train, and even plane. Common symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, sweating, and a general feeling of irritability. It is caused by a mismatch between what we see or feel and what our bodily senses perceive. It can also occur when the inner ear, the part responsible for balance and equilibrium, has an infection.

It is estimated that one-third of people are vulnerable to motion sickness. While it is not life-threatening, it can make your traveling experience unpleasant. Fortunately, there is something that can be done to avoid it or lessen its impact. Here are the top tips to prevent motion sickness and guarantee a healthy travel experience.

Watch Your Diet Before and During Travelling

Avoid eating heavy meals before and during traveling as they may trigger the sickness and make you uncomfortable. Instead, eat light and plain food or snacks. Light snacks such as dry crackers are known to ease stomach upset. Also, avoid foods with a strong odor. Greasy, fatty, acidic, and spicy food should also be avoided. Additionally, avoid taking too much alcohol before or during your traveling as it may worsen your discomfort. Drink water instead.

While you should avoid heavy meals, avoid traveling on an empty stomach, which may worsen the discomfort.

Find the Right Position

Position yourself where there is the least motion or discomfort. If on a vehicle, always get a front seat and opt for the window side. It allows you to enjoy the scenery and stay calm. On a ship, select the lower cabins near the center of the ship. This region experiences less movement and therefore prevents the trigger of motion sickness. The middle area of a plane is the calmest; go for this position. Choose the window seats on a train as they experience fewer bumps and also enable you to see the horizon. Positioning yourself right helps you avoid the turbulence that may trigger motion sickness.

Use Motion Sickness Wristbands

These wristbands are designed to guarantee healthy travel by helping relieve motion sickness symptoms, especially nausea and vomiting. The bands are worn to apply pressure on a point on the inner forearm known as the Nei Kuan spot. Although more studies are required, it seems acupressure may be an effective way to manage nausea and vomiting. You can wear these wristbands on your next trip to evade the discomfort of motion sickness.

Look to the Distance

When traveling, looking out to the distance helps the senses achieve congruence, preventing motion sickness. Check out the horizon or fix your gaze at a particular distant object. If you are prone to motion sickness, avoid acts such as reading while traveling as it increases the mismatch between your inner ear and your sight. It may eventually trigger motion sickness. Instead, try looking out the window to help the body gain calmness.

Take Ginger

Ginger is very useful in easing stomach upset. It is often recommended as an anti-nausea medication. Its components, gingerols and shogaols, help alleviate vomiting and nausea. These components work in the stomach, intestines, and in the nervous system to control nausea. Taking ginger can, therefore, help you avoid motion sickness. Try chewing the ginger root or taking ginger-flavored tablets before or during traveling. 

Chew Gum

Another effective way to curb motion sickness is to use chewing gum. The movement of jaws during gum chewing is known to work well with the inner ear, helping in attaining congruence in your sensory system. Additionally, most chewing gums contain flavors such as peppermint and ginger. These additives help prevent and relieve motion sickness symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

Use Motion Sickness Medicine

There are several over the counter drugs, available from pharmacies, that you can take to counter motion sickness. Drugs such as Bonine, Antivert, and Dramamine work well in preventing motion sickness. If you always experience extreme sickness, consult a medical expert for recommendations on the right prescription drugs for you. This is important since some medications have serious side effects. Most of these medications should be taken one or two hours before traveling. 

Traveling should be fun and exciting. However, motion sickness can make your trip miserable, ridding you of the comfort you should be enjoying. The above tips will go a long way to ensure you have a comfortable and healthy trip.