Dr.Karol, MD

The doctor with alternative solutions

Pain Management~part 2

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To continue with my previous blog on the subject, what are natural, safe, green, and clean remedies which we can use to substitute prescription pain medications? Well here is the list of some of the most effective ones.

Devil’s Claw root comes from a plant which has been shown in numerous studies to be effective in substantially reducing pain in patients with arthritic conditions of different joints. It is more useful for chronic (long term) pain. Boswellia (Frankincense)has been used in Indian medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of arthritic conditions and asthma, and Ginger, which is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, is especially useful for respiratory tract infections. Seabuckthorn is a plant which contains a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compound Quercetin. It has been shown to help strengthen small blood vessels, and to be helpful in chronic inflammatory conditions. Others are Bromelain, which decreases the levels of prostaglandins (these compounds have been shown to be largely responsible for pain, especially the pain in pre-menstrual syndrome), and Turmeric, which belongs to the ginger family, and contains the active ingredient Curcumin.  This last compound is capable of decreasing the levels of cytokines, another group of chemical signaling molecules responsible for inflammation and pain…..Read more…..

Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

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