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At Mindshare Health our goal is to help you discover tips and resources that will help you get healthier and feel fantastic. Whether you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel, scoliosis, brain fog or depression - we'll show you tips and all natural solutions that can help.

Natural supplements like Resveratrol, MSM and Zyflamend can reduce pain and help you feel younger. Smart nutrients and brain boosters such as Phosphatidyl Serine, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Choline can help reduce brain fog and increase memory.

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Medical Symptoms Diagnosis Online

December 11th, 2008

Medical symptoms diagnosis online is becoming a common approach for people who wish to gain an idea what they may be suffering from. Of course, researching your symptoms online and jumping to conclusions that you have the worst possible illness is not ideal.

You should always consult your doctor before embarking on your treatment plan, but researching your symptoms online can give you a good idea of the possibilities and if what you are suffering from may be serious, or if it is something simple that can be rectified by diet or natural remedies.

There are now many authority sites that have thousands of symptoms and possible conditions relating to those symptoms. Some sites are run by professional medical organizations while others are run by individuals who are experienced in medical related topics. These types of sites will have information that is not found anywhere else and the best part is that it is usually free.

Some of the best medical symptoms diagnosis online sites include:

WebMD Symptom Checker
WedMD is an authority medical website containing information about hundreds of conditions. Their symptoms checker section is an advanced knowledge base that will contain the information you are searching for. There is also an image of a human body that you can click and you are then taken to a short survey where you answer a few questions to get detailed information about symptoms.

Healthline Symptom Search
Simply enter your symptoms into the search box and Healthline will come back with many possibilities. Just enter a few letters into the search box and it will present you with many possible symptoms.

MedicineNet Symptoms & Signs A-Z List
There is an advanced search option here or you can simply browse the symptoms in the A-Z list.

MayoClinic Symptom Checker
MayoClinic is another online authority health website and their Symptom Checker is easy to use and detailed. It is divided into adult symptoms and child symptoms to give you a more accurate result.

The above sites will provide you with an overview of symptoms and possible conditions. Always see your doctor to confirm any illness and treatment path.

Arthritis Pain Relief

December 9th, 2008

Arthritis pain is debilitating. I know because I suffer from arthritis of the neck. It can stop you from doing almost everything that you used to enjoy doing. Even the simple act of getting out of a chair can cause agony for severe arthritis sufferers. Even if you only suffer from minor arthritis you will notice that everyday tasks can become somewhat difficult, particularly as colder weather sets in. There are many arthritis treatment options for you and this article will focus on some of the most well respected and successful treatments for arthritis.

When you visit a doctor and are diagnosed with arthritis you may be given medications such as pain relief or other prescription drugs. Not everybody feels confident taking prescription medication due to the unknown side effects and long term problems they may cause. If you are uncomfortable with these medications then consider a natural remedy for arthritis pain. Natural arthritis treatment options are becoming a very popular choice as more and more spread the word of their success via the internet.

Natural choices can include apple cider vinegar (which has many other health benefits too), MSM, glucosamine sulfate, bromelain based supplements, fish oil and of course exercise and stretching. Undertaking gentle stretches of the affected areas morning and night can greatly assist in pain relief and improve flexibility. Areas that are not arthritis riddled should still be exercised regularly to avoid any future occurrence of arthritis. There are several light therapy lamps for joint pain out there that are also beneficial for arthritis sufferers.

Other non-prescription medication for arthritis pain includes topical analgesics that are available over the counter at a pharmacy. One all natural topical that works really well is called “Stop Pain“.  You can even get it with MSM, Glucosamine and Boswella extract. You’ll find it at most health food stores and even some drug stores. I think Stop Pain works much better than BioFreeze, another popular topical.

You should consider all options when it comes to arthritis pain relief and arthritis treatment. Consult your doctor before trying any new arthritis pain remedy and always let your doctor know about any natural treatment you are experimenting with.

Chronic Neck Pain Relief

December 7th, 2008

Chronic neck pain is a common problem among people of all ages. It can be caused for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is from an injury but other times the cause can be elusive.

My neck pain is due to a combination of scoliosis (curvature of the spine), whiplash from a car accident, arthritis and degenerative disk disease. So in other words, my neck is literally a constant pain. ;-)

Finding pain relief is vital if you are to put this problem aside to live a normal life. Because neck pain can be debilitating and because the cause is not always diagnosed, often people simply have to ease the pain rather than treat the cause. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment for your particular case of neck pain.

If your neck pain is being caused by a minor injury or strain, then physiotherapy massaging will often bring relief. It can take 5 or more sessions for long term relief to set in but many people find this to be a viable and inexpensive option.

Hot/Cold Therapy
Hot packs, moist heating pads and ice packs can provide temporary relief

Herbal Supplements
MSM can be helpful for many types of pain and joint problems. Zyflamend is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer than many feel is as effective as NSAIDS, without the side effects.

More and more people are turning to the alternative Eastern remedy of acupuncture for many common ailments. People swear by this treatment as a cure for all sorts of conditions from arthritis to heart problems - so can it assist with the easing of neck pain? Some people have found that acupuncture completely eliminates neck pain after just a few sessions. It is worth trying this course of action if all else has failed, but always make sure you use a licensed acupuncture practitioner.

Pain Relievers
Taking pain relievers in the long term affects your health negatively. While pain medication is ideal in the initial stages of your neck pain, it is not a long term solution. Instead you should try to find natural remedies that can ease and eliminate neck pain without the side effects.

These are just a few of the methods that people use to find pain relief for chronic neck pain.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

December 6th, 2008

Many people consider Apple cider vinegar sort of a cure-all and it is commonly used for a wide variety of medical remedies. It has many benefits for a variety of ailments as well as simply for our general health. People have been using apple cider vinegar for decades but only now has the popularity of this ingredient become well known. So do apple cider vinegar benefits live up to the hype?

Let’s look at why people use apple cider vinegar. It has been touted as a miracle worker for:

Weight loss
Heartburn, GERD and acid reflux
Head lice
Body detox

The above are just a few of the apple cider vinegar benefits that people are talking about. In particular the heartburn and acid reflux community has popularized apple cider vinegar as the results have been very positive among sufferers. It is a good natural treatment without the side effects of more commonly prescribed treatments.

Many people swear by taking two tablespoons per day of apple cider vinegar to assist in speeding up their metabolism for weight loss.

Acetic acid is the main ingredient in apple cider vinegar. The apple is derived from pulverized apples. While it can be bitter tasting at first, most people become used to it or simply come up with ways to integrate apple cider vinegar into various recipes.

If you find yourself getting a sore throat after taking apple cider vinegar, take a break for a day or two before trying again. You will find your tolerance levels slowly rising over time.

Apple cider vinegar benefits are clear. This wonderful substance has the ability to naturally relieve many types of health conditions.

Carpal Tunnel Treatment - Natural Solutions for Pain

November 23rd, 2008

I suffer from severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) . Truth is that if you work online full-time like I do, either already have wrist pain or probably will someday. So I wanted to share some of the things I have tried that have helped relieve my carpal tunnel pain.

My CTS is so bad and was afraid I would have to use a foot mouse or stop working online. I came close to surgery but for many people it really does not help, so decided I would try everything possible 1st. Here are some things that have helped a ton! If I’m careful and stick to the things that work, I have much less pain. 1st let’s talk mice!

For me mousing is the culprit, not typing. Clicking the mouse is really what does it. So I use my keyboard to click and scroll and only use mouse for positioning pointer. Sometimes I use an old one button mouse on the floor and click with my foot. I’m also trying to switch hands.

Here are my favorite carpal tunnel mice. UPDATE: I changed the order of my favs.

#1 Evoluent VerticalMouse. This is my most recent ergo mouse and I think the one that Matt Cutts said he prefers. I didn’t think I’d like it as much as the others but right now it helps me the most, although I still frequently switch it up to change position.

#2 Whale mouse is my #1 fav because you move your whole hand, not your wrist, so the bigger muscles in your arm do all the work. (Wish this was an affiliate link. I could sell lots of these.) :-)

#3 & 4 TIED: These each have their pluses. Quill Mouse. (Similar to the Evoluent VerticalMouse in that your hand is vertical, but it has a tray for your whole hand to rest in so your whole hand just glides. Perfit Contour Mouse.

I use them all and switch off because they each use slightly different muscles and I still get pain if I use any one of them exclusively.

GELATIN - Yep plain old Knox gelatin. Don’t pay for the combo that has glucosamine or get the one for nails. Just the plain gelatin. Get it in a big box that has the individual packets. Take one pack a day - stir in water or juice and drink down fast before it gels. Totally tasteless. GUARANTEED that in a week or less your pain will be better. A client told me about it and made me the guarantee above. I was considering surgery and this stuff saved me. If I stop taking it the pain comes back. Start taking again and in about 2 days the pain is almost completely gone, so I know its the Knox and not something else.

MSM - it helps with any type of pain and helps Carpal a lot.

Carpal problems really originate in the neck and shoulders, so watch your posture and do frequent neck and shoulder stretches. We tend to hunch over to type, so grip hands behind back and pull shoulders backwards several times a day.

Last but not least - chiropractic helps! As I said, carpal problems really start in your neck, so having a properly aligned spine can work wonders. Also sometimes when the pain gets really bad I use the soft tissue laser at my chiropractor’s office. He says for many patients one treatment totally cures them. I find that after I use the laser on my wrist for about 1/2 an hour it helps for 2-4 weeks, then if I overdo it, I need to go use the laser again.

Hope some of these tips are helpful. I have more carpal tunnel pain solutions I’ll post in the near future so keep checking back for more.

Welcome to Mindshare Health

November 21st, 2008

At Mindshare Health our goal is to help you discover tips and resources that will help you get healthier and feel fantastic.

Each post will cover different types of health concerns and offer solutions that will help you feel better.

Thanks for visiting us. We’ll have lots more information soon.