Fibromyalgia

Post polio literature has for many years, mentioned polio survivors experiencing fibromyalgia. In Western Australia we have been successfully treating this with large doses of supplemental magnesium chelate. Taking this with Vitamin C is helpful to control the pain and help absorption. Manganese stops the stiffness we get after sitting for a while. Magnesium, boronContinue reading “Fibromyalgia”

Pain vs Cheese

It may be more important to ensure a good balance between calcium and magnesium to protect your bone strength. There is good data to suggest that eliminating dairy products from the diet does reduce the pain and stiffness for many people with arthritis. Here is a deeper look at the biochemistry of muscle action whichContinue reading “Pain vs Cheese”

Celery Seeds

You can eat celery stalks, leaves and seeds, and this versatile vegetables can have antibacterial, anti fungal properties, but it may also help reduce inflammation, blood pressure, cholesterol, swollen feet, muscle cramps and digestive ulcers. It can improve digestive function and kidney function.

Castor Oil

Can castor oil help your cataracts? It can help rheumatoid arthritis pain and stiffness, osteoarthritis, gout, corns, cracked heels, rashes, tinea, migraines, insomnia, sunburn and mouth ulcers. It can help you grow stronger, healthier hair and fingernails. Of course, it was a popular treatment for constipation.

What helps with joint problems

by Tessa Jupp, RN We have been using gelatine and borax to alleviate arthritis successfully for many years now but there are so many other ways that our bodies also need and use all of these nutrients we should be getting from the foods we eat. Each of us is a unique person and ourContinue reading “What helps with joint problems”

Pain management

Pain can be a very useful tool for our body to tell us that something is wrong, or that we need to protect ourselves. Pain signals from our hand when we accidentally touch the stove prevents a more serious burn. Pain signals from our sprained ankle encourage us to rest until healing has started. ButContinue reading “Pain management”

Caution with drugs and exercise

Polio and Post-Polio Sequelae: The Lived Experience Dorothy Woods Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, QTTT, Associate Professor EmeritaUniversity of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 04103 Published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, Vol.8/No.5, 1989, pp. 24-28Excerpts from this Journal edition Treatment for PPS My concerns are shared by other polio survivors, and are not unfounded. There is generalContinue reading “Caution with drugs and exercise”

Medications after Polio

Susan Perlman MD This article is reprinted from “Polio Network News”, Winter 1999, Vol. 15, No. 1, with permission of Gazette International Networking Institute (GINI), 4207 Lindell Blvd., #110, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-2915, USA. Permission to reproduce the article must be sought from GINI. I have tried to find the source so that it couldContinue reading “Medications after Polio”