TLC for old bones > It is cold. It is damp and older bones are creaking. Nothing specific, no particular ailments – just the creep of time taking its toll. Those with money shuffle away to warmer climes, while those left behind phone http://www.stresstonic.com/Public/services_paintonic.aspx
Most of our callers swear by their own special pain busting remedies. One of the most popular is ginger *. Sounds unlikely but Danish researchers have found that it does ease muscle and joint pain, swelling and stiffness for up to 63% of eaters within two months. Experts credit ginger’s potent compounds called gingerols, which prevent the production of pain-triggering hormones.
But the more senior citizens you ask the more remedies you will find for the annual aches bought on by the cold damp weather. What works for one has no affect for another. We know of one caller who swears by applying an ointment containing capsaicin, which is a substance found in cayenne peppers. Others recommend exercise programmes to boost the production of the body’s natural painkillers while we also receive glowing reports about acupuncture and taking 1,500mg per day of DL-phenylalanine. All these ideas are passive and worth a try, but ultimately visit your doctor for a check-up find out if your pain is being caused by a treatable condition.
As for Tonic, we recommend a soothing hot drink and a warm fire watching a film that will bring a glow to your heart. Nothing too sexy though as you must also watch your blood pressure! Have a creak free day.
N.B. * The recommended dose is – add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2 teaspoons of chopped ginger to meals daily.