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Yoga and Its Health Benefits

Yoga and Its Health Benefits

woman doing yoga on beach

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and is known for its numerous health benefits, both physical and mental. Combining yoga with supplements from The Well Theory can enhance these benefits and help individuals achieve overall well-being.

Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India, focusing on the mind-body connection and the balance between physical and mental strength. The practice involves a series of postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Balance of the body is emphasized.

woman doing yoga stretches

Physical Benefits Of Yoga

One of the most notable health benefits of yoga is its ability to improve flexibility and strength. Regular practice can help individuals achieve greater flexibility, as it stretches and lengthens the muscles. This flexibility reduces the risk of injuries and improves posture, reducing the strain on the body. The various poses in yoga also require the engagement of different muscle groups, leading to increased muscle strength and endurance.

Yoga is also highly beneficial for cardiovascular health. The combination of stretching, deep breathing, and meditation increases blood circulation, thus improving cardiovascular function. This can help reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Different styles of yoga will engage more aerobic work than might be expected.

happy woman by the beach

Yoga And Mental Health

In addition to the physical benefits, yoga has a significant impact on mental health. The meditation and breathing exercises involved in yoga promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. Regular practice can improve mental clarity, focus, and overall well-being. Yoga has also been found to be effective in managing anxiety and depression, as it enhances the production of feel-good hormones and reduces the stress hormone cortisol.

Combining Yoga & Well Theory

To further amplify the benefits of yoga, one can incorporate supplements from The Well Theory into their practice. The Well Theory offers a range of supplements designed to support overall well-being, joint health, and cognitive function.

Supplements such as The Well Theory’s Pain Relief + Recovery Cream can be applied topically before or after a yoga session. This cream contains natural ingredients like PEA and menthol, which provide temporary relief from joint and muscle pain. Applying this cream can help alleviate any discomfort or soreness experienced during or after yoga practice, allowing individuals to fully enjoy their sessions without any hindrance.

Another supplement that complements a yoga practice is The Well Theory’s Brain Booster Focus capsules. These capsules contain ingredients like Rhodiola, Bacopa Monnieri, Ashwagandha, and Choline which promotes cognitive health and supports memory, focus, and concentration. Including these capsules in the daily routine can enhance the mental benefits of yoga, helping individuals maintain mental clarity and focus throughout their practice and beyond.

Furthermore, The Well Theory offers other supplements like multivitamins that provide the essential nutrients required for overall well-being and joint support. These supplements can help individuals maintain optimal health and support their body’s natural healing processes, making yoga practice more effective and rewarding.

Yoga is a holistic practice that brings numerous health benefits, both mentally and physically. By incorporating supplements from The Well Theory into their yoga practice, individuals can enhance these benefits and achieve overall well-being. Whether it’s joint health, cognitive function, or overall wellness, The Well Theory offers a range of supplements designed to support individuals on their yoga journey. With regular practice and the right supplements, individuals can experience the full potential of yoga and achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation
What Veterans Can Teach Us About Pain Management - Veteran In Group Counseling Therapy

What Veterans Can Teach Us About Pain Management

What Veterans Can Teach Us About Pain Management

What Veterans Can Teach Us About Pain Management - Veteran In Group Counseling Therapy

More than three million veterans are impacted by chronic pain, and this number grows dramatically when looking at the entire U.S. population. 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 50 million adults suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis. If you suffer from chronic pain that impacts your daily life, you may find it helpful to read about chronic pain management, and how various methods have been used to treat veterans across the country.

Integrative Health Care For Pain Management

In recent years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has implemented Whole Health, a guide for multifaceted, patient-centered healthcare. This approach brings the patient into the process, allowing them to be more collaborative and contribute to their own treatment plan.

In this setting, the patient meets with a team of providers, focused on incorporating mental and physical health into their pain management and other health goals. Studies show that mental health has a profound impact on physical health and chronic pain. Often, veterans who experience pain are also impacted by mental health concerns like PTSD and depression.

Sad In Pain Man At Doctor's Appointment

That’s why approaching chronic pain from multiple perspectives, including that of the patient, can help empower the patient to take actionable steps toward recovery and pain relief. In this collaborative approach to care, the patient is encouraged to be proactive about their own physical and mental health.

This can involve activities that benefit you mentally and physically. These activities can include:

  • Meditation
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Music

As with veterans, you can also reduce your pain and improve your mental health through exercise and practicing mindfulness. Incorporating natural supplements into your routine may also prevent the need for NSAIDs or other potentially harmful pain-relief medications.

Manage Pain From The Inside Out

Well Theory offers several supplements that can reduce chronic pain levels.

Our Delta-8 Gummies combine Delta-8 THC and Full-Spectrum CBD for maximum pain and stress relief. When you take these gummies, the Delta-8 will work by attaching itself to receptors in your endocannabinoid system, reducing inflammation and anxiety, while improving sleep quality naturally.

Omega-3 deficiency can be linked to depression and fatigue. Omega-3 also acts in a similar way to NSAIDs in terms of pain relief, so supplementing with our softgels can reduce inflammation and pain while improving mobility in stiff joints. Omega-3 can also improve your overall brain health, reducing your risk for cognitive decline.

Our Joint Health Multi is a unique combination of turmeric, ginger, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and piperine. This multi contains powerful antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals, while reducing inflammation throughout the body. PEA is naturally produced by the body in response to pain, so when taken as a supplement, it’s a great way to improve mobility and get back to your routine.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation
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Tart Cherry Extract is a powerful antioxidant supplement that works in a similar way to NSAIDs, without the harsh side effects. It acts on the COX-2 enzymes along the inflammatory pathway to reduce inflammation and pain. 

Joint Health Multi

Dr. Warner’s Joint Health Multi is a unique combination of turmeric, ginger, piperine and PEA. It contains a 95% concentration of curcumin, the primary active ingredient in turmeric that reduces inflammation. 

All these ingredients work together to provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that can empower you to feel better, naturally. 

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Science-Based Benefits Of Green Tea Extract

Science-Based Benefits Of Green Tea Extract

Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant – the same plant as black tea and oolong tea. You might know about some of its health benefits, but want to know more. 

These are some of the known benefits to green tea extract.

Benefits of Green Tea

It’s rich in polyphenols that can reduce low-grade inflammation and promote general health. Polyphenols are compounds found in plants that are full of antioxidants. 

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative stress and damage cells. One of the antioxidants found in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a catechin that naturally prevents cell damage. It is estimated that catechins account for 75% of the polyphenols of tea.   In plants, this functions as a protection from harsh UV rays and pollution over time.  

Thanks to the antioxidants found in green tea, some studies show it can also be beneficial for reducing the risk of certain types of cancer. The polyphenols function the same way in humans as in plants, they function as a protector from oxidative stress. 

Free radicals form from exposure to radiation, UVB rays, pollution and metabolic activities.  Too many free radicals can lead to oxidative stress, which results in chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can contribute to the development of certain cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer.  Catechins also have benefits for preventing or reducing skin damage.  

Green tea is beneficial for brain health by boosting your cognitive function and protecting it from aging. 

Green tea contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s been shown to help with mood, reaction time and memory. Green tea has less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, but it also includes L-theanine. 

L-theanine is an amino acid that can reduce anxiety, while increasing dopamine levels and enhancing alpha waves in the brain. Caffeine and L-theanine in green tea work synergistically, providing more consistent energy and productivity levels. 

Green tea can also help protect neurons in your brain, reducing your risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

It can help you burn fat and lose weight by boosting your metabolic rate.

Studies also show that green tea may also increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, helping to reduce your risk of type-2 diabetes

Studies also show that green tea is able to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It can improve your overall cholesterol levels and prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidizing (worse) in the blood.   

All these factors together can increase your mental and physical longevity.

Brain Booster Series

Well Theory’s Brain Booster Series aims to improve your short-term and long-term cognitive function.

Our Energy Brain Booster contains caffeine, which as mentioned above, can improve your energy, attention and learning capacity and mood. This supplement also contains Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR), L-Tyrosine and three different types of mushrooms that can improve your general mental function.

The Focus Brain Booster includes L-theanine, which reduces stress alongside Ashwagandha and other neuro-protective ingredients. Not only does this supplement protect against high stress levels, but it helps you stay on track and focus on the task at hand. 

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation
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What Causes Muscle Cramps?

What Causes Muscle Cramps?

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If you’ve experienced a muscle cramp before, you know it can be painful and disruptive. Often, muscle cramps can make it feel impossible to move or function.  

So, what causes muscle cramps and can we prevent them? 

What Causes Muscle Cramps?

Muscle cramps are an involuntary, often sudden muscle contraction. They typically occur in the legs, and sometimes the contraction can even be visible or felt as a lump under the skin.

Muscle cramps, sometimes referred to as a charley horse, typically go away on their own and aren’t serious cause for concern. However, they can be a cause for concern if they occur frequently, don’t get better with self-care, or cause muscle weakness.

Typically, muscle cramps are caused by overexertion, strain, or dehydration. They can also be common during pregnancy or as you age, due to a decrease in muscle mass.   

Those who exercise regularly may experience muscle cramps, especially when outside in the heat, or when they haven’t had a sufficient amount of water. 

They can also be caused by underlying conditions like poor blood flow, nerve compression or a mineral deficiency.

Man Post Workout

If your arteries narrow while you’re exercising, this can reduce the blood supply to the muscles in your legs, putting you at greater risk for a cramp. Hypothyroidism is associated with cramping.  Low levels of electrolytes are also a cause of muscle cramping.  Some medications and alcohol can also lead to muscle cramping.  Many cramps occur at night and these are called sleep-related leg cramps.  These generally affect the foot and calf muscles and they are benign.   

When it comes to mineral deficiency causing cramps, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting plenty of potassium, magnesium and calcium. Certain medications, like diuretics can make it more difficult for you to maintain these nutrients. If you’re experiencing muscle cramps, we’d recommend consulting with your physician, and asking them to test for mineral deficiencies.  This is especially true if the cramping is associated with weakness. 

Reduce Your Risk For Muscle Cramps

You can reduce your risk for muscle cramps by staying hydrated, stretching after exercise, and ensuring you have enough essential minerals to support your needs. 

Well Theory’s Essential Joint & Tissue Support is a daily multivitamin that supplies you with magnesium, zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C and PEA. The vitamins and minerals in this multi help you establish a healthy foundation, while the PEA can alleviate inflammation and pain. 

Tart Cherry Extract is another Well Theory supplement that helps with inflammation and muscle recovery. It promotes a healthy blood flow, while providing antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. 

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Easy Exercises For Arthritis Pain

Easy Exercises For Arthritis Pain

Female Yoga Meditation

If you experience arthritis pain, then even the thought of exercise may seem impossible. However, it’s a vital aspect to living actively, improving joint health and reducing pain. 


Studies show that those with arthritis actually experience less pain when they implement exercise into their routine.  This may seem counterintuitive to you and your doctor may even be telling you to avoid exercise.  Allow us to plug the benefits of exercise for you. 

Ways Exercise Helps Your Joints

Exercise helps your joints in a number of ways, likely without causing your condition to worsen. There is a common misconception that you’ll irritate joint pain through activity. However, it’s actually a lack of exercise that  (more commonly) can exacerbate arthritis, making your joints stiff and painful. 

When you exercise consistently you can:

  • Improve muscle strength around joints
  • Maintain bone strength
  • Improve balance to prevent falling
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Get deeper, restorative sleep
  • Maintain your weight to prevent excess strain on joints
  • Maintain your weight to reduce inflammatory cytokines that damage joints
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When you strengthen the muscles around your bones and joints, you’re actually relieving some of the strain placed on them throughout the day, helping to reduce pain.  

Exercises For Arthritis Pain

If it’s been a while since you’ve exercised, you’ll want to ease into your routine to avoid injury. Before you start exercising, you can apply heat with warm towels for about 20 minutes to warm up your joints and relieve pain so you’re better prepared to start. 

We’d also suggest taking gentle and slow movements to avoid injury. Let yourself warm up for about five to ten minutes before moving onto the main portion of your exercise, whether it’s strength training or aerobic in nature. 

You’ll also want to stick to low-impact exercises to reduce the amount of stress placed on your joints.

Range-of-motion exercises can help you improve joint movement and flexibility by taking them through the full range of motion. Some examples of this include, extending your arms over your head and rolling your shoulders either forward or backward. These can be helpful when reducing stiffness and even used to help warm up the joints. 

Couple Warming Up & Stretching before Workout

Low-impact aerobic exercises are a great way to improve joint health, cardiovascular health and maintain your weight. Some low-impact aerobic exercises include swimming, walking, and bicycling. Exercising for about 150 minutes a week is ideal for maintaining your health. 

The Mental Benefits Of Regular Exercise

We know that 150 minutes can sound like a lot, but when broken up across five days it’s only about 30 minutes a day. When you’re first starting out, you can even break this time down further. Walking for 10 minutes after each meal is a great place to start when you’re building up to an exercise routine.

Strength training is also important for what we noted earlier about building strength in the muscles that surround your joints. You’ll want to take it slow to start, while you learn proper techniques and your body gets used to your new routine.

Group of People Exercising

As with any exercise, it’s important to rest properly between workouts. You don’t want to overwork parts of your body without giving yourself time to recuperate. 

For exercise that improves balance and flexibility, you might also be interested in yoga. Yoga can promote balance, flexibility, core strength, relaxation and mindfulness. It’s also low impact and can be done at varying skill levels. We do recommend visiting a yoga studio and practicing with a yogi who can teach you safe and proper techniques for different poses. 

Reducing arthritis pain and inflammation can be a lot of work, and you might be used to taking anti-inflammatories to reduce pain. However, NSAIDs can produce painful side effects, especially in the long-term.

At Well Theory, we have several supplements that can reduce inflammation and joint pain. Our Arthritis Bundle features two of our most popular supplements, Tart Cherry Extract and our Joint Health Multi.

Tart Cherry Extract is an antioxidant supplement that works in the same way as NSAIDs to reduce inflammation, but in a more gentle manner. Our Joint Health Multi is a unique combination of turmeric, ginger, piperine, and PEA. When taken together, these supplements work synergistically to reduce arthritis associated pain.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation
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What Is Arnica Gel?

What Is Arnica Gel?

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History of Arnica in Medicine

We’ve been using arnica as a medicinal treatment for centuries. Evidence of medicinal practices involving arnica have been observed in North America, Germany, and Russia. 

Arnica starts off as a perennial herbaceous flower that’s native to mountainous regions in Siberia and Central Europe.  It will grow up to two feet tall.  

It’s categorized in the sunflower genus called Asteraceae. Medicinal arnica is usually the species Arnica montana.  If you come across arnica in the wild, you’ll note the resemblance to a sunflower due to its yellow petals and fuzzy center. Today, we can also find arnica in the United States and Canada. 

Its use dates back to the sixteenth century as a treatment option for many different ailments and injuries. 

What Is Arnica Used For?

Arnica can be used in a variety of ways, but it’s most commonly used as a topical solution. 

For any treatment, it’s important to note that arnica must be diluted down. If used in a non-diluted form, arnica can cause illness.  Rarely is arnica used orally.  If it is, it is generally in homeopathic concentrations.  In the US, arnica is allowed as a flavoring ingredient for alcoholic beverages.

Muscle Ache

It’s been used to treat bruises, sprains, small wounds, aching muscles, joint pain, insect bites, and general swelling or inflammation. In Europe, arnica is regulated as a traditional herbal medicinal product.

There is a study during which subjects received standardized bruises and then applied various topical products. One of those was an arnica product. Dermatologists rated the response of the bruises to the topicals. The others were vitamin K, 1% and 5%, vitamin K and retinol and a placebo. The arnica was clearly superior in reducing bruising against all but a 5% vitamin K ointment. Likewise, in a trial for hand arthritis comparing arnica to topical ibuprofen, the arnica was just as effective for reducing pain.

Its success is due largely to phytochemicals in the plant that provide anti-inflammatory properties. The most notable are helenalin and its derivatives. These are sometimes irritating to some people. Most do not put topical arnica on open wounds either.

And it’s been shown that arnica gel is successful in treating osteoarthritis pain. Its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties rival that of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, but without the harsh side effects.

Finding Relief With Arnica Gel

Dr. Warner created the Well Theory Delta-8 THC Tension + Pain Relief Cream with Arnica Gel to help her patients and others feel the benefits of this powerful natural remedy. 

The unique formulation in our Delta-8 Cream reduces swelling and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and other pain. 

 

 

It combines the power of Arnica Gel, Menthol, Delta-8, and other skin-soothing ingredients to achieve muscular and joint-pain relief by engaging in the body’s natural inflammatory pathways. 

This cream provides targeted relief to areas where you need it most – without the side effects of NSAIDs, like ibuprofen, that can cause stomach afflictions. 

Check out this topical solution today, and see Arnica Gel in action as it has been for centuries.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation