The Science Behind Our Pain Relief + Recovery Cream

The Science Behind Our Pain Relief + Recovery Cream

We take pride in offering the latest formulations that combine natural healing traditions with clinically tested medical ingredients. Our founder, Dr. Warner, is an orthopedic surgeon who uses plant-based therapies and surgical modalities in her practice alongside each other – to the benefit of her patients.

All of our products are developed with this unique methodology in mind, and today we’re looking at the science behind our Pain Relief + Recovery Cream.

Behind The Ingredients

Our Pain Relief + Recovery Cream is an extra-strength, full-body option for fast and lasting pain relief. It targets tight and dysfunctional myofascial regions that lead to pain and movement problems.

This is an ideal option for those who are active and want to stay that way. Its soothing ingredients help fight stiffness, pain, and inflammation so you can recover faster and return to the activities you love.

Here’s how they work together for your benefit:

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide)

It calms pain and sensitivity when massaged into the affected area. Its anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving properties encourage fast-acting, natural recovery from muscle, joint, and ligament pain. This is a naturally occurring molecule that is well-known to reduce inflammation around nerves and in muscles.

Menthol Crystals

Menthol cools on contact to alleviate sensitivity, reduce joint and muscle pain, and calm skin irritation. Menthol has also been shown to help hydrate the skin and lessen the appearance of dark spots. Menthol is a great natural remedy for the sensation of pain.

Turmeric (curcumenoids)

When used topically, turmeric can aid in healing your skin. It helps diminish the appearance of surface-level scarring and can even assist in wound healing - thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Essential Oil Blend

This blend of essential oils includes Peppermint, Frankincense, Bergamot, and Wintergreen. These oils relieve pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, and skin irritation, and they also offer aroma-therapeutic properties.

Rosehip Oil

When applied to the skin, rosehip oil hydrates the skin, lightens scars and imperfections, and provides antioxidant protection to the skin to block free radicals. Free radicals can damage virtually every cell in your body if left unchecked - so you want to make sure you’re adding antioxidants to all of your daily routines.

A Convenient Option For Daily Recovery

and what you need to look for

Our Pain Relief + Recovery Cream can be used anywhere you’re experiencing pain, inflammation, joint stiffness, or muscle soreness. 

This formulation is perfect for daily use – simply spread a thin layer wherever you need it most, for fast, natural relief that lasts.

We also included Turmeric in our new Joint Health Multi for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. 

This new multi is a great addition to your wellness routine – it’s designed to quickly and naturally diminish joint discomfort, stiffness, and inflammation – helping you maintain your mobility over time.

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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3 Proven Ways To Purge Free Radicals From Your Body

3 Proven Ways To Purge Free Radicals From Your Body

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here –

As a physician, I take a unique approach in improving my patients’ health and lives. Many physicians get into the habit of treating pain and addressing symptoms – instead of looking at their patients’ entire lifestyle to see where holistic changes can be made.

I started my private practice, Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, and founded Well Theory to help my patients, and you, make lasting lifestyle changes that can powerfully impact your wellness goals.

The symptoms of disease and dysfunction, especially “lifestyle” diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and more, can be effectively addressed by addressing the root cause of concern. 

In my experience, inflammation can play a huge role in causing these conditions to form in the first place. And one of the most common culprits behind inflammation is something called “oxidative stress.”

What Is Oxidative Stress?

As your body burns fuel to create energy – for example, when it processes oxygen – it produces molecules with unpaired electrons called “free radicals.” As these free radicals move through the body looking for new electrons, they damage nearby cells, causing inflammation. 

Cell breakdown products and damaged protein molecules from the free radical attacks can induce more damaging inflammation.

Normally, your body produces antioxidants to neutralize free radicals, but often we aren’t producing enough. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take today to clear out free radicals.

1. Increase Antioxidant Intake

One of the most straightforward ways to solve this issue is to increase your antioxidant intake. Many foods are rich in antioxidants! Leafy greens, bright- or darkly-colored fruits, and more are all rich in antioxidants. 

Even red wine has antioxidant content – so you don’t have to eat an extremely limited diet.

Our new Joint Health Multi is naturally packed with antioxidants to help you ward off free radicals. 

Curcumin, the main beneficial compound in turmeric, also helps your body create its own antioxidants – supporting your oxidative health on two fronts!

2. Avoid Refined Carbohydrates & Processed foods

Processed foods typically contain ingredients that introduce high levels of free radicals in your body – like oxidized fats. Refined sugars found in simple carbohydrates also enhance oxidation in your body.

Be sure to eat a diet of whole foods that are nutrient-dense, so your body has the nutrition it needs to create its own antioxidants. Remember: free radicals are created no matter what you eat, but if you eat nutritionally well-rounded meals, your body is able to create enough antioxidants to keep them in check.

3. Alleviate Stress

It’s not possible to completely remove stress from our lives, but there are many things we can do to reduce its impact. Stress can harm your physical health. Research has shown that stress-relieving exercises like yoga or meditation may actually help reduce levels of stress-induced oxidative damage in the body.

Our products and resources are designed to help you realize your wellness goals – in a thoughtful, natural way. Click below to browse through our selection of healthy living products:

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

Tart Cherry Extract: A Simple Remedy For Better Joint Function

Tart Cherry Extract: A Simple Remedy For Better Joint Function

Tart cherries are commonly recommended to help alleviate pain associated with gout and arthritis. They also offer many other health benefits – ranging from better exercise performance and recovery, to a decrease in bad cholesterol.

Today, we’re going to discuss why it’s an ideal natural supplement for relieving pain in your joints and protecting them from future damage:

Tart Cherries Increase Antioxidant Capacity

Antioxidants are what your body uses to neutralize something called “free radicals.” During your body’s day-to-day processes, as it breaks down oxygen for energy, for example, free radicals are produced. Free radicals are molecules that have unpaired electrons.

As they move through the body, seeking new electron pairs, they can “steal” other cells of their electrons and cause cellular damage, inflammation, and more. This can impact your immune health, your brain health, and trigger inflammation in joint tissues as well.

Under ideal circumstances, your body naturally produces its own antioxidants to keep free radicals in check. But when your health is suffering, from lack of sleep, to stress, to bad habits like smoking and poor diet choices – it struggles to produce enough antioxidants to keep these free radicals in check.

Ideally, you want your body to produce enough of its own antioxidants to fight the damage life brings to your joints. But there is no harm in supplementing your antioxidant intake – particularly if you use a natural supplement like Tart Cherry Extract. 

Most of us do not and will never make enough antioxidants to actually cause a beneficial change in our oxidative stress. It is important to supplement.

Tart Cherry Reduces Swelling

A 2004 animal study found that tart cherry supplements helped reduce inflammation and pain responses – showing promise that it may be an effective method to reduce swelling in humans.

This makes tart cherry an excellent alternative to NSAIDs, which often have harmful side effects. When swelling is decreased, so is pain. This also helps your joints move with greater ease and range of motion.

A 2013 study showed that participants who had osteoarthritis of the knee that drank tart cherry juice for 6 weeks experienced less pain and greater mobility in the joint. 

The participants were also found to have improved cartilage health – which is a good sign that the longevity of their joint health was improved.

One of the best ways to take advantage of this natural anti-inflammatory is through taking a concentrated supplement. You would have to drink a lot of tart cherry juice to experience the full benefits – and that comes with a high amount of sugars as well. Our Tart Cherry Extract supplement includes one simple ingredient: 1500mg of tart cherry extract. This concentrated superfruit promotes joint health, pain relief, and oxidative support within the body.

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

Why You Should Take PEA As A Preventative Neuroprotector

Why You Should Take PEA As A Preventative Neuroprotector

What is Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)?

PEA is a natural anti-inflammatory lipid (fatty acid amide) that has no known side effects. In recent studies, it has been determined that PEA has the potential to “protect against neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, thus indicating that the compound possesses exceptional potential as a novel treatment for neurodegenerative disorders”.

What Is A Neuroprotector?

A neuroprotector is a treatment method that interacts with the nervous system to slow down and potentially halt the degeneration of the nervous system.

Neuroprotectors cannot reverse existing damage, but they can lessen future damage related to neurodegenerative medical conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.

One study looking at stroke patients showed significant improvement in cognitive function, muscle spasticity, patient independence, and mobility after 30 and 60 days of taking PEA.

Does It Work For Pain?

Many studies have been conducted that have shown promising results for the use of PEA as an option for reducing chronic pain and neuropathic pain – pain manifesting from the nervous system. Its anti-inflammatory effects are believed to contribute to improving cognitive function while protecting against cognitive decline.

It is possible that PEA could lessen the effects of natural cognitive decline related to disease and aging. There is still much to be tested and proven but the initial results from preclinical models and early studies look promising.

We offer a variety of PEA products here at Well Theory for their pain-relieving and neuroprotective benefits. 

Our new Joint Health Multi with PEA, Turmeric, and Ginger is a great way to protect your joints from inflammation – but also protect nerve endings to reduce pain and deterioration. Our Joint Health Multi + all other Well Theory products are on sale for a limited time! Use code HOP10 at checkout to save 10% with our Easter Sale.

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

How Anxiety Affects Your Physical Health

How Anxiety Affects Your Physical Health

Anxiety is a common feeling. If you have anxiety, don’t worry; a lot of people do. Everyone experiences anxiety occasionally; however, chronic anxiety can play a nasty role in your physical health. 

Today we are going to discuss some negative effects you might experience with your physical health if you are prone to chronic anxiety.

How It Impacts Your Cardiovascular System

Anxiety increases blood pressure and heart rate. Heart palpitations and chest pain are also common. Chronic anxiety can also put you at risk of heart disease. 

The so-called ‘panic attack’ is merely anxiety elevating basic bodily functions and mimicking a heart attack. This is a serious problem.

How It Affects Your Nervous System

When your brain releases stress hormones on a daily basis, you are likely to have headaches and dizziness on a more frequent basis. 

Your body is also likely to release adrenaline and cortisol in higher quantities to the nervous system. Long exposure to high cortisol levels can also result in weight gain.

Digestive & Respiratory System

Anxiety can leave you with frequent stomach aches, nausea, and loss of appetite. There is believed to be a connection between anxiety disorders and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Rapid and shallow breathing can accompany anxiety. Asthma will often worsen with anxiety.

How The Immune System Is Impacted

Adrenaline triggered by anxiety is also the same hormone triggered during a ‘fight-or-flight’ response. 

Adrenaline increases the pulse and breathing rate, bringing more blood and oxygen to the brain, which in long-term cases can weaken the immune system and make you more vulnerable to viral illnesses. 

Like most functions in the human body, a little is good and too much is bad. Adrenaline in small doses for good reasons is beneficial; chronic production and release of this hormone is bad for long-term health.

CBD For Anxiety

CBD is known to help in relieving the symptoms of chronic anxiety. CBD interacts in the brain allowing for a boost in serotonin release to curb anxiety. 

No one has proven that CBD cures anxiety of course; but it is a natural and plant-based option to reduce your symptoms.

Want to give CBD a try to help with your anxiety? Try our Full Spectrum CBD Softgels for an easy, daily dose that fits seamlessly into your mental wellness routine.

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

How CBD Relieves Stress & Anxiety

How CBD Relieves Stress & Anxiety

Stress is a very common experience that all of us have experienced at some point in our lives. When you’re in the middle of a stressful situation, it can be difficult to figure out what to do to relieve your anxiety.

One of the best ways to relieve stress is to avoid it in the first place. Here’s why including CBD in your daily wellness routine can help you relieve anxiety and go about your day with less stress.

How CBD Works

CBD has long been known as a natural stress and anxiety reliever – but how does it accomplish these benefits?

CBD is one of the many compounds found in cannabis satvia plants. This species of plants includes the marijuana plant and the industrial hemp plant. THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, is different from CBD, as CBD has no psychoactive effects.

Most, if not all CBD products are extracted from the industrial hemp plant. Hemp contains far more CBD and far less THC than its cousin, the marijuana plant. So you can rest assured that CBD extracted from the hemp plant, like our Well Theory products, will not get you “high.”

In recent years, CBD has been studied for its effectiveness as a remedy for a number of medical conditions, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain and inflammation, epilepsy, and more.

CBD works by engaging your body’s endocannabinoid system. This is your body’s regulatory system, which controls inflammation levels, your sensation of pain, appetite, mood, and more.

The Science Behind Stress

When you’re under stress, your body’s receptors stimulate the production and release of cortisol. Cortisol by itself is actually an anti-inflammatory hormone, and is released to help lower stress levels – keeping your stress response in check. However, over time, cortisol can actually lead to inflammation – as your body gets used to heightened cortisol levels, your stress and inflammation response gets out of balance.

CBD is able to alter and interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are mostly found in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.

CBD exerts a balancing effect on these receptors, and studies have found that it may also help calm cortisol release while also affecting serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that directly affects your mental health. Low serotonin levels are most commonly associated with people who have depression.

If you’re interested in trying CBD, our CBD Softgels are a great choice. These softgels contain only pure Full Spectrum CBD in an easy-to-take, fast-absorbing softgel capsule. 

This supplement gives you a standard dose of CBD every time, so you can begin supplementing with confidence.

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

[Webinar] Bunion Care Basics & Natural Solutions

[Webinar] Bunion Care Basics & Natural Solutions

In this webinar, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Well Theory, Dr. Meredith Warner, discusses the basics of bunions. Here’s what you can learn from this webinar hosted by Dr. Warner’s clinic, Warner Orthopedics & Wellness: 

  • What causes bunion formation?
  • What causes bunion pain?
  • What are your treatment options?

At-Home Solutions

for foot & bunion pain

Dr. Meredith Warner founded her independent practice to better serve her patients. Her private practice gives her the autonomy to treat each patient with treatment methods catered to their specific needs and recovery goals.

This methodology is what inspired her to found Well Theory. She makes it her goal to not only help restore better health and function in her patients’ lives – but give them the tools they need to continue to better themselves and avoid future illness, disease, and injury. 

Dr. Warner carefully curated our Foot Cream’s formula to help those suffering from foot pain find safe, natural relief at home.

This plant-based complex is ideal for natural recovery and soothing common foot pains – including bunion pain.

Our Well Theory family of products, videos, resources, and more are all designed to help you find holistic + lasting relief from pain, and better overall wellness to carry with you into your day-to-day life.

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