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Summer Fun, Not Sore Muscles

By Malia Curran, June 3, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Malia Curran
Don’t let sprains, strains and pain get in the way of your summer fun! Discover homeopathic, herbal and lifestyle recommendations for supporting the muscles, joints and whole body before during and after your activities. Dr. Tiffany Binder is a Naturopathic Physician, a general health care practitioner and a leading expert in nutrition and supplements.

 

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FA says ...
Dr. Hauschka has amazing products! Thanks for touching on this subject. We shouldn't let aches and pains get in the way of our daily or workout activities. Smiles!
06/04/2008 9:35:04 AM CDT
Amy W. says ...
Arnica is very effective! My mother is 65, she was visiting this winter, and slipped on the ice- we applied arnica topically and there was little to no bruising.
06/09/2008 10:59:26 AM CDT
Wendy says ...
I really enjoy these podcasts! Glad to listen, do you plan any coverage for recipes?
06/10/2008 4:01:04 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hi Wendy! Winnie from Whole Foods here. You can find our food podcasts, many of which include recipes here: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/category/food-podcasts/ In addition, we have recipes accompanying each of our 'Secret Ingredient' segments. You can check those out here: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/category/secret-ingredient/. Enjoy!
06/10/2008 4:33:55 PM CDT
Mary Francis says ...
This is great to! Thanks Winnie, I'm going over to check out the food coverage now!
06/11/2008 10:55:41 AM CDT
Matt Voth says ...
I agree, Arnica is the way to go for aches and bruises!
06/11/2008 11:30:37 AM CDT
Matt Voth says ...
Hey Winnie, thanks for pointing out the food coverage, I'm heading there next!
06/11/2008 11:31:21 AM CDT
Mama Z says ...
I have been successfully taking glucosamine for over a year now, for chronic joint pain. I must say this has worked wonders. Of late I have really been drawn to ginger, so perhaps my joints are trying to tell me something here. I had no idea that ginger and turmeric were beneficial for swelling, thanks for sharing.
06/12/2008 6:44:03 AM CDT
Terri says ...
Arnica really is amazing for aches. I use it at night, almost nightly and have experienced good relief from topical application. I have friends you take it orally as well, but I haven't tried that yet.
06/12/2008 7:24:56 AM CDT
Caryn W says ...
We went on a family vacation, and I must say I missed having access to your stores when we needed them. Next time I'll travel with a homeopathic emergency kit.
06/12/2008 12:17:38 PM CDT
Lisa West says ...
Do you have any advice on the first thing you should do if you think you have sprained your ankle? Elevate and Ice, and should you wrap it, prior to adding or taking arnica?
06/13/2008 8:03:46 AM CDT
Margo says ...
Do you have any advice on the first thing you should do if you think you have sprained your ankle? Elevate and Ice, and should you wrap it, prior to adding or taking arnica?
06/13/2008 8:16:30 AM CDT
Ann says ...
My husband had to have a cortisone shot in his hip, scary stuff. He has been taking glucosamine for further support and so far so good, no more shots!
06/13/2008 8:37:19 AM CDT
Lori says ...
Great podcast. It is so helpful to think about natural alternatives to take care of ourselves.
06/13/2008 8:47:35 AM CDT
Amy says ...
Does taking two items together have a negative affect, such as Aspirin and Arnica?
06/13/2008 3:49:58 PM CDT
Mike Arnold says ...
I am a serious Mt Bike racer. Historically I used to take Advil post races, and prior and it would leave me feeling light headed. Post race now I am very into Arnica and epson salt baths, the combo really does wonders for the muscles and joints. I would suggest this combo to anyone doing serious outdoor workouts.
06/13/2008 4:00:35 PM CDT
Ella M says ...
I like what everyone here is saying about arnica, it is on my short list.
06/13/2008 4:11:43 PM CDT
Holly Spence says ...
Glad to hear there might be some natural relief for my poor muscles. I find I am exercising on the road more then the gym in summer, and my shins really feel the pain.
06/13/2008 4:18:02 PM CDT
Nan Shelton says ...
Epson salt soaking is a great way to ease sore muscles.
06/14/2008 8:14:00 AM CDT
Nan Shelton says ...
I just read up some more on arnica, and believe the combination of homeopathic arnica and epson baths will be my new staple for sore muscle relief.
06/15/2008 11:13:22 AM CDT
Jen says ...
I see the link to the food podcasts, heading there now. I hope there are some medicinal recipes which tie in with this coverage.
06/16/2008 7:54:07 AM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Lisa @Margo From Malia: "For sprained ankles, my advice comes from years of gymnastics. Apply and take as soon as possible arnica, then ice, and elevate."
06/17/2008 4:01:40 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Amy I'd recommend speaking with your doctor or pharmacist about any contraindications for arnica and aspirin. Everyone's different and I'd be hesitant to give you any medical advice without more background.
06/17/2008 4:05:54 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I agree with "FA" Dr. Hauschka does create the best skin care products I have ever found. Their cleansing cream is smooth, and does not leave my skin to dry.
06/18/2008 4:30:14 AM CDT
Rory says ...
I have the best remedy for sore muscles, don't exercise. No really, I appreciate your suggestions and will take them to heart.
06/19/2008 12:22:54 PM CDT

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