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Eating Well for Happy, Healthy, Pain-Free Holidays

Expert advice about what and how much to eat and drink to help reduce back pain during holidays meals, celebrations and everyday gatherings.

Thanksgiving Fare to Help Ease Your Back Pain

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of a joyful holiday season that involves lots of eating and drinking. Here’s how to indulge without overdoing it.

Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-linolenic acid is the parent substance of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, heart rate, blood vessel dilation, immune response, and the break down of fats.

Bone-Boosting Grocery List for Spine Health

Look at and beyond the dairy aisle when searching for bone-boosting foods that can help your back and neck bones stay strong.

Supplement the Smart Way for Spinal Bone Health

Strong healthy back and neck bones are part of your body's foundation. This article helps you understand nutritional supplements, specifically bone health boosters like calcium and vitamin D, and offers tips to help you get the most from them.

Calcium Is Essential for Strong Back and Neck Bones

Calcium supplements can help you reach your daily recommended amount of calcium, but they are not intended to replace calcium-rich foods.

Bone and Body Health

If you’re unsure how to translate the wealth of bone nutrition advice to your plate, focus on calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium.

Soy Foods May Build Better Bones in Early Menopause: True or False?

A diet rich in soy with isoflavones may provide beneficial effects on bone health in older women, according to results of a recent study.

Dietary Supplements: Questions and Answers

If you take dietary supplements to help reduce neck or back pain, you will be interested in the answers to 8 commonly asked questions about supplements.

Weight Loss: Empowered to Change

Your body may be starving for nutrients if you have been trying to lose weight for a long time.

Make Healthy Food Choices: Fiber - Carbohydrates - Salt - Sugar

Healthy carbohydrates are found in fresh foods from unprocessed grains, fruits and vegetables.

Brewer's Yeast

As a rich source of B vitamins, brewer's yeast may aid in metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-lipoic acid enhances the antioxidant functions of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and glutathione (an enzyme key to preventing the breakdown of red blood cells resulting in anemia).

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that may be beneficial in treating depression, obesity and insomnia.

Chromium

Chromium is a mineral trace element and is essential to nutrition and physiologic processes. It is involved in the metabolism of glucose (sugar), which is necessary for energy.
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