[VIDEO] How Free Radicals Damage Joint Health

[VIDEO] How Free Radicals Damage Joint Health

Our Joint Health Multi does more than just relieve pain and inflammation in sore joints!

The natural ingredients in this powerful multi, including ginger, turmeric, and PEA can help block damage-causing free radicals, helping to reduce oxidative stress!

IT’S EASY TO GET STUCK IN OLD WAYS OF LIVING. IT’S TIME TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW WAYS OF HEALING.

Plant-Based Oxidative & Joint Health Support

This daily supplement includes one simple ingredient: 1500mg of tart cherry extract. This concentrated superfruit promotes joint health, pain relief, and oxidative support within the body.

Joint Health Multi For Oxidative + Joint Pain Relief

This unique formulation contains 300mg of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving PEA.

When combined with turmeric, ginger, and piperine, you get a daily dose of powerful, natural anti-inflammatories with no harmful side effects.

5 Quick Tips To Naturally Reduce Your Back Pain

5 Quick Tips To Naturally Reduce Your Back Pain

Reduce Your Back Pain At Home -

and when you need to see a doctor

Back pain can take a serious toll on your day-to-day life. It can keep you from exercising, lifting things like groceries, and even sleeping comfortably. 

The good news is that most back pain can be alleviated safely and naturally at home without serious interventions – allowing you to get back to your normal life quickly.

Things You Can Do To Prevent Back Pain:

don't wait until back pain strikes - prevent it.

Exercise regularly. Maintaining core strength is a great way to prevent back pain from happening in the first place. Yoga is an ideal way to gently strengthen your core and improve your back’s stability! If you don’t think you’re cut out for a daily yoga practice, read our blog about why yoga is beneficial at any age or level of activity. 

Reduce inflammation. At the root of many back problems is inflammation. Avoid inflammatory foods like sugar, highly processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and excessive consumption of alcohol. 

Also consider taking a supplement that will reduce inflammation and improve joint function. Dr. Warner’s CBD Multivitamin is designed to improve your overall musculoskeletal health and prime your immune system for ideal performance. 

Things You Can Do To Relieve Back Pain

after it strikes

But what happens when you’re already experiencing back pain and it’s too late to do anything to prevent it? 

While taking steps to reduce inflammation and improve core stability (under the guidance of your doctor) can relieve pain that’s already happening, there are some additional steps you can take as well.

Limited Bed Rest. You’ve probably heard this advice before, but there is a reason for that – it’s often very effective in reducing back pain! You have to be sure to really rest your back – but don’t overdo it. 

These days, most doctors advise using bed rest only when necessary – because weak muscles can actually make your back problems worse. Most physicians recommend that one rest for only a day to three days. Muscle soreness often is the worst on about day 3 from a strain. 

Waiting too long to begin activity can allow the muscles to weaken and scar tissue to set in as ligaments and tendons become contracted. This makes recovery even harder.

Cold/Hot Therapy. Consider alternating ice compresses with heat packs. Cold reduces inflammation by restricting blood flow, and heat helps the muscles relax and can reduce pain. 

Warmth can allow for more superficial blood flow and this can support healing too.

Natural anti-inflammatory supplements, like tart cherry extract, curcumin, CBD, PEA, and more can help naturally reduce pain. You should also be eating a diet low in inflammatory foods such as sugars, simple carbohydrates, alcohol, and more.

Curating an anti-inflammatory diet filled with all the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs to heal and recover is a great way to maintain your day-to-day health.

Alternative Therapies. Under the guidance of your physician, you may consider trying some alternative therapies for your back pain. Therapeutic massage can relieve tension in the muscles and reduce pain. 

Acupuncture or chiropractic adjustments are often helpful in relieving mild back pain symptoms as well. Cupping is a therapy technique that allows for more blood to enter the area of pain as well. 

Pairing alternative therapies with over the counter natural anti-inflammatory medicines can often help relieve pain and get you back to your regular activities.

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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For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Natural Solutions For Low Back Pain

Natural Solutions For Low Back Pain

Spinal region pain, particularly pain in the lower back, is extremely common in the United States and in countries around the world. Most adults have had low-back pain at some point in their lives, and back pain is one of the most common causes of missed work days, temporary disability, etc.

Most low-back pain resolves itself naturally within a short period of time. This kind of pain, which lasts for up to 4 weeks, is known as acute back pain. Back pain that lasts beyond 4 weeks is called subacute. After 12 weeks, it’s classified as chronic low-back pain. Although this seems arbitrary, it is a good way to think about these sorts of pain.

Chronic low-back pain can usually be resolved with non-surgical and non-narcotic methods like brace, yoga, acupuncture, NSAIDs, acetaminophen and/or physical therapy, but sometimes, it persists. Today, we’re looking at some natural ways to relieve low-back pain in the comfort of your own home.

CHECK YOUR VITAMIN INTAKE

Studies that have included blood panels on those with low back pain have consistently found that those with chronic low-back pain are often deficient in vitamin D. 

“Most patients (83%) attending spinal and internal medicine clinics in Saudi Arabia over six years who had experienced low back pain that had no obvious cause for more than six months had an abnormally low level of vitamin D.”

But before you get a stand-alone Vitamin D supplement, it’s important to make sure you’re taking the right amount - and in the right ratio to other supplements. Magnesium absorption, for example, is far more efficient when taken with vitamin D3. It is very hard to reach levels of Vitamin D3 that are toxic. There is no consensus on the best levels of D3. There are simply minimum levels we know will help people avoid rickets. But for pain-free living in an optimal health range, the level of serum D has not been fully established.

For better absorption of vitamin D, you must include vitamins like magnesium and zinc in your diet, or take them as an additional supplement.

Our multivitamins are surgeon-formulated for optimal absorption, and contain an appropriate amount of vitamins that should support your body’s healthy functions. Things like immune response, wound repair, connective tissue mobility, and more depend heavily on having the right levels of certain vitamins within your system.

TRY NATURAL THERAPIES

While it’s sometimes necessary to truly treat back pain, surgery should be considered your last option as most cases of back pain can be alleviated with holistic, non-invasive therapies. 

Most authors in the field of spinal issues would agree that only about 1% of cases of lower back pain actually ever need surgery. Sometimes, inflamed muscle groups (“trigger points”) can pull on the connective tissue and muscle supporting your spine, causing pain. Dry needling is an effective way to release these knotted muscles and reduce pain.

Sometimes, pain or dysfunction in other areas can contribute to back pain. If you’re walking with knee or foot pain, this can offset your balance and posture, pulling on your back and causing pain. 

There are deep and superficial lines of connected fascia that run from the foot to the skull; tightness or mobility impairment anywhere along these fascial lines can lead to lower back pain. A skilled physician or therapist (massage or physical) should be able to identify these issues.

This is why it’s so important to stretch daily and especially before exercise, to make sure you aren’t suffering from joint pain that can lead to misalignment or a dysfunctional mobility impairment chain. It’s also essential to have a good muscle recovery plan in place after activity.

stretch & soothe

“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that.

Meredith Warner, MD

If your back pain is mild, you can also try exercises, like certain yoga stretches (cat-cow, child’s pose, downward-facing dog) to alleviate soreness! Walking has a lot of good data behind it to support this low-impact aerobic activity for the treatment of common back pain.

Herbal remedies are also great alternatives to NSAID’s, which can disrupt your gut biome, lead to headaches, and more. Many NSAIDs also damage the kidney and have certain effects on cardiac tissues. 

Tart Cherry Extract is most well-known for its effectiveness against arthritic joint pain and gout, since it naturally relieves inflammation and its antioxidant action reduces harmful, inflammatory oxidative stress. Natural supplements and herbals remedies often do not have the bad side-effect profile of pharmaceuticals.

Topical creams, like our Pain Relief & Recovery Cream, are excellent for fast relief – but the soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients, like turmeric, PEA, and more also gently reduce pain and inflammation over time, so your relief lasts, without side effects.

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

Turmeric: A Surprising Natural Remedy For Arthritis Pain

Turmeric: A Surprising Natural Remedy For Arthritis Pain

Part of our goal here at Well Theory is to help you find new ways to support your long-term health. While more aggressive medical interventions, like pharmaceuticals, surgeries, and more are necessary in some circumstances, our goal is to help you avoid them as much as possible by using natural solutions whenever possible.

Today, we’re looking at the star ingredient in our new Joint Health Multi and discussing its proven health benefits for joint pain and arthritis.

We want you to spend more time with your friends and families and engage in meaningful work and play and spend much less time at a doctor’s office. This is why Dr. Warner designed the Joint Health Multi.

What Is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice that is traditionally used in Indian cooking – it’s what gives curry its yellow color. It’s been used in India for thousands of years as a natural medicinal herb. In recent years, scientific studies have started to back up health claims attributed to this natural remedy. 

Turmeric has been proven to be highly effective for the improvement and support of inflammatory and physically stressful conditions.

Turmeric is rich in compounds called curcuminoids – the most important and well-known of which is “curcumin.”

What Is Curcumin?

and what are its benefits?

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and largely responsible for its health benefits. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects – and is a powerful natural antioxidant.

You likely aren’t going to get enough curcumin to make a difference just from using turmeric in your cooking. The curcumin content in turmeric isn’t that high – it’s around 3% by weight.

Most of the studies on the benefits of turmeric typically use turmeric extracts that contain a higher concentration of curcumin. The dosages in these studies typically exceed 1 gram a day - a difficult amount to get just from seasoning your food with turmeric.

Why You Should Supplement With Our Joint Health Multi

Our new Joint Health Multi contains 1000mg of turmeric root extract – which contains 95% curcuminoids. This multi contains a high concentration of curcumin at 739mg. This is a clinically relevant dose of curcumin and still allows for the entourage effect of the other curcuminoids in the extract.

Dr. Meredith Warner also carefully picked the other ingredients in this multi to maximize absorption effectiveness as well as meaningful clinical outcomes. Piperine, or black pepper extract, has many benefits of its own – it too has anti-inflammatory properties, but also may relieve nausea, headaches and poor digestion. 

But the reason she selected piperine for this complex is due to the fact that it has been shown to maximize curcumin absorption and assist in reducing symptoms of joint damage.

In this study, it was shown that “piperine increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2,000%.”

This unique formulation also includes ginger and PEA (palmitoylethanolamide – a natural fatty acid amide) for powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant effects – making this supplement an excellent, natural option for relieving joint pain and preserving long-term joint health.

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

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

What Is Curcumin?

What Is Curcumin?

Curcumin's Health Benefits

& why we included it in our new Joint Health Multi

We have all heard of turmeric, but have you heard of curcumin? 

Today we are going to discuss the ins and outs of what curcumin is and why you should take it!

So... What Is Curcumin?

Curcumin is an active ingredient in turmeric, the yellow spice popular in Ayurvedic medicine. Inside turmeric, there are 3 different types of curcuminoids: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. 

But curcumin is the one we want to look at. It is the most active with the most health benefits.

What Does Curcumin Do?

Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory response is as effective as other more common anti-inflammatory medications like NSAIDs without the negative side effects.

It blocks the NF-kB molecule that triggers inflammation in the nuclei of your cells. NF-kB (nuclear factor-kappa beta) is a protein that controls DNA transcription as it relates to cytokine production and cell survival.

Curcumin’s antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals and increase your body’s antioxidant enzymes.

Your Options For Curcumin Supplementation

Curcumin is found in turmeric which is a readily available spice; however, it is possible to find it in its isolated form in multivitamins and supplements.

Curcumin can be difficult for the body to absorb. Often it passes through your body undigested. To make it more bioavailable, it is often taken with piperine, a substance found in black pepper.

Dr. Meredith Warner’s new Joint Health Multi has been formulated to relieve sore joints while reducing inflammation over time with natural ingredients. It is meant to be a potential alternative to OTC or prescription NSAIDs. 

This formula includes several inflammation-fighting ingredients like PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide), turmeric, curcumin, ginger root extract, and piperine for fast and efficient absorption! 

These ingredients each have proven track records with regard to managing the symptoms and difficulties you have with arthritis and inflammation; together they are even better and more powerful for you and your health!

Order your first bottle today!

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

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Signs Of Serious Back Problems

Signs Of Serious Back Problems

Serious Back Problems

and what may have caused them

At some point in their lives, most people will experience back pain. Typically, most cases can be attributed to advanced age, overuse, sprain, or some other mild injury. About 95% of back pain cases are simply due to sore muscles.  But sometimes, back pain can be so severe that it requires medical intervention. Keep reading to find out if you should see a doctor for your back pain symptoms.

The Types Of Pain You May Experience

If your pain registers as sharp, not dull, and gets worse over time instead of better, it’s probably time to call your doctor. Most non-emergency back pain can be treated effectively at home with ice, very short-term rest and exercise, but if the pain persists, it could be indicative of something serious. You may have pulled a muscle or ligament, or may even have another underlying issue with one of your internal organs. Pain that occurs at night may be a troubling sign as well.

If your pain “moves” or radiates down your legs, you may be experiencing an issue with your nerves. You may have a pinched or slipped disc, or some other condition that is irritating the nerves in your vertebrae.

If you are experiencing numbness instead of pain, this is something to bring to your doctor as well – especially if you’re also experiencing muscle weakness in the legs. This could indicate anything from sciatic nerve problems resulting from compressed joints, or, if the leg weakness is sudden, even a stroke.

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Any loss of function of the bowel or bladder is a ‘red flag’ and you should seek immediate care. Unexplained weight loss and/or night sweats combined with significant back pain should also inspire a visit to a professional.

What Your Treatment May Look Like

Your treatment will vary depending on many things – the condition you are suffering from, any underlying conditions you have in your medical history, your age, lifestyle, and more. Assume that you will undergo a full work-up at the office. Here are some common things your doctor may prescribe or recommend for treating your severe back pain:

Medications: Muscle relaxants, opioids for severe pain, steroid injections, and even antidepressants may help relieve some of your pain. Muscle relaxants and steroid injections can be temporary fixes, with steroid injections sometimes relieving pain for up to 3 months. Some antidepressants focus on different areas of your body’s pain response, and can be effective when used for back pain. Other prescription medications like gabapentin are utilized to reduce nerve-based pain.

Surgery: Surgery is often treated as a last resort – as it should be. Most doctors will only consider surgery for back pain if the pain is noticeably severe, or has other accompanying, worrying symptoms such as muscle weakness or a tumor as the causal event. You may need surgery to repair, replace, or remove damaged tissues if your pain is caused by a degenerative bone disease. 

Only about 1% of cases of back pain should ever require surgery. Certain geographic areas are more prone to recommending large spinal surgeries for complaints of pain. Do your research!

If you are having to consider surgery for your back pain, read our blog about why you should consider taking a multivitamin before your procedure. Making sure you have all the essential vitamins + minerals before you go into surgery is a key part in ensuring a safe and successful recovery! 

Alternative Medicines: Your doctor may recommend other, less invasive measures of relieving your back pain. Physical therapy, yoga, chiropractic adjustments, and other methods of pain relief are often effective when utilized under the guidance of your personal physician.

At Well Theory, we advocate for patient-led healing and treatment. Informed patients are the best advocates for their own health, which is why we offer these resources and holistic healing therapies Dr. Warner has developed in her years of clinical practice.

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

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.