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How Pain Affects US

Have you noticed that different people handle pain in very different ways? While our own observations tell us that is true, what really affects that? Does being male or female have anything to do with that? Being younger or older? And what affect does one’s general attitude have with pain?

Pain Scale

Experts say pain is a very individual experience, making it difficult to compare one person’s pain with another’s. But research is giving us some pretty good clues as to why pain is experienced so differently.

Here’s what we know:

  • Attitude and your mental state matters – “Those who focus on their pain tend to do poorly compared with those who have a proactive attitude and try to find ways to cope with their pain,” says Roger Chou, MD, associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. Pain can also lead to depression and anxiety, which can then make pain worse.
  • Women recover from pain faster  – Women tend to tolerate pain differently than men, using use more coping mechanisms and seeking treatment more quickly. Because of that, statistically, they tend to recover from pain faster than men.
  • Active folks feel less pain – Exercise helps ease stiff joints, resulting in less pain. Activity can also strengthen muscles, helping with coordination and balance. So – active folks and those in shape tend to feel less pain, in general, than those who do not engage in regular activity.
  • Working through pain – Although short rest may be prescribed for some pain, most medical experts say that complete bed rest is one of the worst things to do if you have an injury. If you’re not active, the body quickly becomes de-conditioned – causing even more pain when you eventually move.
  • Weather can affect pain – Sometimes joint pain gets worse when it’s cold or raining. Experts think this is because the change in barometric pressure affects joint pressure.
  • Is pain a natural part of aging? – Like wrinkles and graying hair, a few aches and pains are a part of nearly everyone’s life as we age. That said, older adults are more active today than ever before. Most of us should be able to lead relatively pain-free lives

Remember, even though pain is experienced differently from person to person, pain is the body’s best way of telling you that something is wrong. So do pay attention.

Calm

We all are running around in this fast-paced world with barely enough time to rest between all of our commitments. Overwhelmed, overcommitted and overworked is a dangerous combination. It creates anxiety which creates more stress which may lead to insomnia. It is as if we are all stuck on a treadmill unable to stop or even slow down.

We need to find time and space during our day to relax and unwind.

  • Deep breathing
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Closing your eyes for ten minutes and letting go of the weight you are carrying in your neck and shoulders
  • Check yourself every time you are at a red light or at the top of every hour – are your shoulders up by your ears? If so, you probably are not breathing deeply and you probably are feeling pretty stressed.

Need more help? How about a little Calm in your life? A gentle, Homeopathic remedy blend that is designed to help you feel less stressed and feel restored. It is in a liquid spray that you can carry with you and use as many times a day as necessary. Calm is also a wonderful way to transition into a good night’s sleep. And, if you are someone who wakes in the middle of the night, a couple of Calm sprays and your body and mind will ease you back into slumber. Learn more about Calm, here. 

Taking time to nurture yourself and de-stress means you are on the path to being a healthier person. That is much better than a 24-7 treadmill.

Yoga pose of the month – Warrior II

Ready to feel a bit more powerful? Then this yoga move may be just what you’re looking for!

Virabhadrasana II, commonly called Warrior II pose, is named for a fierce warrior said to be an incarnation of Shiva. This pose is a basic yoga position (also called an “asana”) that doesn’t require any special props other than a yoga mat, and a room that offers a quiet open space.

Warrior II pose is a leg and back-strengthening pose that, when held for several breaths, builds endurance and stamina.

Step-by-step instructions:

warrior IIStand in Mountain pose (also called Tadasana). Step your feet 3 ½ to 4 feet wide. Place your right foot at the top center of your mat and spread your toes wide apart for stability. Bend your right knee so that the center of the knee cap is in line with the center of the right ankle.
Take your left foot to the back center of your mat, placing it perpendicular to your right foot. You left leg will stay straight throughout this moving pose.

Breathe in deeply, raising your arms parallel to the floor and activate the arm muscles, shoulder blades wide apart and palms facing down.

Turn your head to the right and gaze over the right hand. Your body will be facing the short side of your mat.

Straighten your spine, pull in your abdomen, and on your next exhale, bend your right elbow and drop your right forearm onto your right knee, pulling your straight back over to the right.
While holding your right forearm to your knee, inhale, lifting your straight left arm straight above your body, and shifting it over to your right. Breathe in deeply, feeling the strength of your back, arms and legs.

Take a moment to balance and breathe deeply, shifting your weight evenly into your front and back legs, pressing into your right thigh and left foot.

Hold this pose for three-to-five breaths, dropping your tailbone down and pulling into your abdominals.

On the inhale, straighten your back, lower your left arm and lift your right arm back to the original Warrior II set up pose with arms outstretched.
Repeat on the opposite side.

At first glance Warrior II pose seems deceptively simple. By holding your knee deeply bent and working your back, you will gradually build leg and core strength as well as endurance. Gradually extend the time you spend in this pose and as you deepen your practice.
Namaste~

Lauren

Why take a daily – a look at FibroCane Daily

Supplements are not meant to take the place of good nutrition, regular exercise and smart lifestyle habits. They are supposed to do exactly what their name implies – to supplement the healthy choices you are already making.

Similar to the benefits of daily exercise, the benefits of taking any kind of supplement are gained when taken on a consistent, daily basis.

FibroCane DailyFibroCane Daily has been formulated to fill in some of the gaps you may have with your regular diet and with the challenges of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. For example, the family of seven B Vitamins, including methylated B-12, work together to deal with the many stressors on your body and could help with a lack of energy and overworked adrenal glands. The ginger root, boswelia, rutin and quercitin have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties to help calm inflammation in your body. The rosemary extract, CoQ10 and resveratrol are well-known anti-oxidants that could work to stop free radicals from doing damage to your cells.

Of course, there is so much more to FibroCane Daily with added vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes that can work together to strengthen your overall physical and emotional well-being. Even if you are already taking a multi-vitamin, it is okay to add this supplement into your daily routine. See how several months of taking Daily makes you feel and let us know how well you are doing!

You Need Energy

When getting out of bed feels like a huge endeavor – you may need a little assistance in recharging your body. It may be fatigued adrenal glands, it may be an imbalance in your other hormones like estrogen and progesterone, it may be an underfunctioning thyroid gland or it may be a chronic lack of sleep. It also may be a high-level of stress in your life that wears you out every single day.

No matter the cause, there are many options to explore. Lifestyle changes almost always need to be made and might include: reducing stress, allowing your body to rest, eating well and doing some form of exercise (e.g. yoga or tai chi) that helps bring your body and mind into balance. All of these are possible when you are willing to make the effort to take good care of yourself.

You need energy

energyAnother piece of taking care of yourself is supplementing with high-quality products that offer your body healing vitamins, minerals, and herbs. FibroCane Energy is a caffeine-free, powerful blend of anti-inflammatory minerals and enzymes, important vitamin co-factors, energizing herbs and mushrooms and adrenal cortex glandular. This light-chocolate flavored powder is so easy to drink in a smoothie, milk (e.g. almond, hemp or oat) or water. One Energy drink a day – first thing in the morning to help get you off to a good start or in mid-afternoon when you feel a bit sluggish. Either way may help your body get the boost it needs.

Making an Energy drink an integral part of your daily supplement routine may make the difference between feeling a bit perkier or dragging yourself around all day. Seems like an easy choice to make.

Learn more about FibroCane Energy here. 

New research finally confirms fibromyalgia as a disease

breaking-newsAt last. Those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) who have had their agony categorized as imagined, emotional or stress-related, can feel vindicated!

That’s great news to us at Premier Bioceuticals. We are pleased with these newly published research findings that remove any doubt that FMS and CMS are real conditions.

Learn more about maintaining health and energy for those with FMS or CMS

Here’s what research neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital discovered in July 2013:

  • People with “small fiber neuropathy” get faulty signals from tiny nerves all over the body, including internal organs.
  • These signals can cause symptoms from pain, to sleeplessness, to chronic fatigue, or digestive problems.
  • Many FMS patients have excessive nerve fibers lining their blood vessels which regulate blood flow and vessel dilation and direct nutrients to muscles.
  • This research explains why more women experience fibromyalgia than men, since women’s bodies have more nerve fibers than men’s.

Check this link for more information on the groundbreaking Massachusetts General Hospital studies

 

A quick look at the FibroCane protocol

Alix litwackFibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are big syndromes with multiple, changing symptoms. Taking one prescription drug or taking only one nutritional supplement and expecting it to “cure” everything is expecting too much. That is why the FibroCane protocol is comprised of five unique products to address the many health challenges you may have.

You might have debilitating fatigue, anxiety and tingling in your extremities or you might have chronic joint pain and insomnia which lead back to the debilitating fatigue. What matters is that you have more than one issue happening in your body and it is having a negative impact on your ability to function well.

Each FibroCane product has a job to do to help you feel your best. Taken or applied consistently, on a daily basis, is what may make the difference between feeling a little bit better or feeling significantly better. It really is an easy protocol since you are only taking two tablets with our Daily, making an Energy drink or smoothie once a day, applying the topical gel Relief to your joint and muscle pain, taking a few spritzes of Calm to quiet an over-active mind and having a lovely cup of our Serenitea to help you sleep.

Taking good care of your body means creating a foundation of health that begins with the very basics, including: eating a healthy diet, getting a good night’s rest, establishing an exercise program and supplementing with high-quality products that will fill in the gaps and help alleviate troublesome symptoms. We are excited that you are on a healthy path!

Welcome to Premier Bioceuticals

Lauren

Let’s face it, although millions take supplements daily, it is hard to know what is right for your body, your gender, your age and your health needs.

That’s one reason we are here. Premier Bioceuticals launched this web and blog site as a way to share information that’s pertinent to you and your health. Besides offering supplements that are safe, effective and reliable, our products are FDA inspected and kosher. We have earned the respected National Nutritional Foods Associations GMP “A” rating.

It is integral to our mission to make your health goals a little simpler and a whole lot easier to attain. That’s why we want to connect with you in a comprehensive way, providing information, health and exercise tips, ideas, and support.

We hope you will connect with us often to read, view and learn more from our nurse practitioner, yoga instructor and nutritional advisor. We have a number of informative videos related to many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue that may affect you.

Thanks for connecting with us!