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Top 5 Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Joint Pain

Top 5 Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Joint Pain

Alongside our treatment plans, I urge you to look into nutritional strategies that are going to naturally, decrease inflammation in your joints. And when I started to dig into the research, I was surprised to see strong scientific studies and validated literature about this.

I always knew nutrition was important to how our bodies worked.  I never realized how powerful food can be.  Especially in regards to prevention of, as well as healing pain.

Friday Foodspiration: Carrot Cake Bars

Friday Foodspiration: Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot cake is a favorite Spring treat, but always seemed too time consuming and complicated. This bar version takes no time at all (as long as you have a food processor to finely grate the carrots). Cutting them into small squares makes portion control easier and without the added sugar, white flour, or dried fruit you can be happy with this Easter “treat” on a holiday or anytime.

Gluten free, grain free, lactose free, sugar free.

Do Squats Cause Knee Pain?

Do Squats Cause Knee Pain?

We did a workshop at a local boot camp a few weeks ago and many of the questions we received were about squats: “Did squatting cause my knee pain?” “Can I squat if I have a knee injury?” “Are deep squats bad for my knees?”

Let’s start out by saying that our body was designed to squat. In an ideal world, we should be able to go through the full range of motion, maintain balance, and have the strength to get into and out of a squat position - even a deep squat.

9 Ways to Be Nice to Your Knees

9 Ways to Be Nice to Your Knees

Click, clunk, pop, crack. . . these are the words our knees use to speak to us as we get older.  If your body is speaking this language you are normal.

Over time, as your knees absorb the shock of each step, the cushion (protective cartilage) begins to wear down.  As you move, your knee joint rubs together with less of this cushioning clicking noises occur.  The more active you are and the more impact your knees experience, the earlier in life you will likely start to hear these sounds.

If you are not experiencing pain, it is nothing to be concerned about. However, it is a sign that pain and stiffness may be on the way as breakdown continues over time.