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Four herbs with natural painkilling properties

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Tens of millions of people around the world live with acute or chronic pain, and their desperate attempts to alleviate it has made prescription painkillers a billion dollar industry for Big Pharma. Unfortunately, prescription painkillers often contribute to more problems than they cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, painkillers such as oxycodone and methadone are the leading causes of overdose deaths in the United States today.(1)

Fortunately, nature has provided us with numerous herbs and spices that contain significant analgesic properties. While not all of these foods are as aggressive as prescription painkillers, they are much safer to consume and lack their unpleasant side effects.

Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat sprains, bruises and inflammation in the joints and stomach, and scientists now understand how it works. This warm, bitter plant owes its distinctive yellow hues to its rich concentrations of curcumi…

5 ways to end constipation quickly

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The world is backed up, and so much so that a bowel movement every few days is deemed normal. This is undoubtedly due to a lack of hydration, probiotics, enzymes, fiber, EFAs, and key vitamins and minerals that allow properly formed bowel movements to happen smoothly and at least once a day.

So if you are stuck and need some extra help without an over-the-counter laxative that will slowly destroy your ability to eliminate naturally, try these five methods.

Magnesium

Also known as the master mineral, adequate magnesium levels are vitally important in order to facilitate a proper bowel movement. It is responsible for proper muscle function, promoting over 800 enzymatic actions, and reducing inflammation.

An individual who is constipated will presumably be suffering from slow peristaltic action (facilitated by the muscular lining in the intestinal system), poor enzyme function, and excessive inflammation. Fortunately, magnesium can help in all those areas.

Be sure to choose a quality li…