Top 5 Smells that are Really Fast Energy Boosters

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Are you looking for some safe, all-natural fast energy boosters to perk up your day? Read on to find out more.

 

Your sense of smell is described as one of the most primal of senses, as your olfactory system is tied directly to your brain’s emotional processing center.

 

For other senses, like sight and touch, visual or sensory input goes to your brain’s main “switchboard,” the thalamus.

 

Not so for scents, which wind their way through your nose and into brain regions responsible for emotions and memory, before they wind up in the thalamus.

 

Psychologist Johan Lundstrom, PhD, a faculty member at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, explained it this way to the American Psychological Association:

 

“For olfaction, you have all this basic processing before you have conscious awareness of the odor.”

 

This is one reason why certain odors – the scent of your mom’s apple pie, freshly cut grass, the ocean – can quickly bring up powerful emotions and nostalgic memories.

 

It also explains why aromatherapy – the use of aromatic essential oils to enhance your physical, psychological and spiritual well-being – is so effective.

 

Whether you want to relieve stress, boost your mood, sleep better or enhance your energy level, there’s an essential oil that can help. The scents that follow are particularly beneficial for enhancing energy; they’ll even give your cup of coffee a run for its money.

 

Want to Know what are the Natural Fast Energy Boosters? Try These 5 Scents

 

  1. Jasmine

 

Jasmine is another uplifting oil with a pleasant floral scent. Research published in the journal Natural Product Communications revealed that jasmine essential oil led to increased autonomic arousal (such as increased breathing rate and blood oxygen saturation) and was associated with feelings of increased alertness and vigor.

 

In this case the oil was used as part of a massage oil. Researchers noted:

 

“ … our results demonstrated the stimulating/activating effect of jasmine oil and provide evidence for its use in aromatherapy for the relief of depression and uplifting mood in humans.”

 

  1. Peppermint

 

The scent of peppermint is crisp and energizing. Research shows peppermint essential oil has stimulant-like effects, so take a whiff whenever you desire increased alertness, mental clarity and invigoration.

 

  1. Sandalwood

 

Sandalwood has a woody, sweet aroma that’s known to uplift the mind in a calming manner, allowing you to gain mental clarity and focus. It has anti-depressant properties and is valued for relieving mental fatigue.

 

  1. Black Pepper

 

Black pepper essential oil has warming qualities that are at the same time invigorating. Often used to enhance mental clarity, black pepper is the perfect scent for anyone with an active lifestyle. It works particularly well when combined with other scents, as it helps to enhance other oil aromas.

 

One study published in the Japanese Journal of Pharmacology even found inhaling essential oils including pepper led to a 1.5- to 2.5-fold increase in sympathetic nervous system activity and a 1.7-fold increase in blood adrenaline concentration compared with the participants’ resting state.

 

  1. Lemon

 

The scent of lemon essential oil is invigorating and uplifting. It’s often added to natural cleaning products because it has cleansing properties, but it works just as well for brightening your state of mind. Other citrus essential oils, like grapefruit, orange and lime, may also have energizing effects.

 

As for how to use essential oils for aromatherapy, there are endless options. You can, for instance:

 

  • Put a few drops of oil into a room diffuser
  • Blend it with water in a misting bottle and use it as a room or fabric freshener
  • Put a few drops on a cotton ball and keep it in your pocket
  • Sniff it right out of the bottle
  • Add it to your bath water
  • Add a few drops to unscented body lotion or massage oil

 

In aromatherapy, a combination of oils is often used to provide a synergistic effect that’s even more powerful than the use of one essential oil scent alone.

 

If you need some more ideas about fast energy boosters, click and watch the following 2 videos:

  1. Top 10 Energy Boosters (Mental Health Guru)
  2. Natural Energy Boosters

 

Are you interested in getting healthy or living a more natural life? Click HERE

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

Health Warnings – What is Actually in a Hot Dog?

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The average American eats … wait for it … 70 hot dogs a year. This is according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), which also noted that 95 percent of U.S. households serve hot dogs.

 

There’s no doubt that Americans love a good hot dog. Heck, they’re as American as apple pie and white picket fences. Every region even has its own special version.

 

In New York (where more hot dogs are consumed than anywhere else in the U.S.), hot dogs are served with steamed onions and dry yellow mustard.

 

Chicago dogs are more complicated, served with “yellow mustard, dark green relish, chopped raw onion, pickle spear, sport peppers, tomato slices and topped with a dash of celery salt and served in a poppy seed bun,” according to NHDSC.

 

In the South, meanwhile, you’ll find hot dogs topped with coleslaw while other regions prefer dogs topped with chili or sauerkraut.

 

But, be honest. Although you might think carefully about what to put on top of your dog, you probably don’t give much thought to what’s in it because, well, you’re afraid of what you might find out. (If you really don’t want to know, now’s the time to cover your eyes).

 

“Meat Batter” on a Bun

 

Hot dogs fall into the category of “emulsion-type sausages,” which are generally made from finely chopped meat, fatty tissue and water or ice.

 

However, according to The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in the case of hot dogs “the term meat “batter” instead of meat “emulsion” might be better.”

 

Hot dogs are made from meat trimmings (typically beef or pork but also poultry). These are the parts left over after the more desirable cuts, like steaks and roasts, are removed.

 

In high-quality dogs, the bulk of the hot dog will be made from meat – look for terms like all-beef, grass-fed and organic on the label.

 

But what about those cheaper lower-quality dogs? A small amount of pork, mechanically separated poultry, corn syrup solids, preservatives, soy and milk solids – all are fair game.

 

As the Daily Mail put it, here’s what you might see if you visited a hot-dog factory:

 

“In vast metal vats, tons of pork trimmings are mixed with the pink slurry formed when chicken carcasses are squeezed through metal grates and blasted with water.

 

The mush is mixed with powdered preservatives, flavorings, red coloring and drenched in water before being squeezed into plastic tubes to be cooked and packaged. It is a disgusting process, for the hot dog is arguably the ultimate in processed, industrial food.”

 

Many hot dogs contain less than 50 percent ‘regular’ meat and the rest:

 

  • Mechanically separated meat
  • Water (no more than 10 percent)
  • Fillers like corn starch, maltodextrin, cereal grains and corn syrup (up to 3.5 percent)
  • Salt
  • Preservatives
  • Flavorings (which don’t have to be disclosed)
  • Casings (natural casings are animal intestines)

 

You might be able to get past meat trimmings, mechanically separated meat and preservatives, but can you get past this …

 

Watch this Video HERE about how a hot dog is being made.

 

2 Percent of Hot Dogs May Contain Human DNA … and Your Veggie Dog May Contain Meat

 

Clear Food genetically tested 345 hot dog samples from 75 brands. Their tests revealed problems such as label inaccuracies or hygiene issues, in more than 14 percent of the dogs.

 

Perhaps worst of all, 2 percent of the hot dogs contained traces of human DNA. Vegetarian hot dogs accounted for two-thirds of the “human DNA dogs,” and 10 percent of the veggie dogs also contained meat.

 

Other products contained types of meat that were not listed on the label, such as pork in a supposedly pork-free hot dog, or did not contain all the ingredients listed on the label.

 

If you’re still looking to chow down on hot dogs, there’s more bad news. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified processed meat as a carcinogen.

 

Hot dogs are the poster-child for processed meats. IARC reviewed more than 800 studies to make the cancer determination and revealed that eating 50 grams of processed meat daily (that’s the equivalent of one hot dog) increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent.

 

If you only eat hot dogs occasionally, you probably don’t need to worry. But if hot dogs are one of your go-to staples, cutting back may be a good idea. And while you’re at it, do your digestive tract a favor and take 30 days to detox and flush out some of those toxins you’ve accumulated.

 

Natural Cleanse is a 30-day colon flush and revitalization program that combines the very latest research and clinical studies in digestive health with centuries of traditional healing wisdom into a natural product that gently releases and flushes toxins from your colon.

 

In just 2 capsules daily for 30 days, Natural Cleanse can help to flush your colon clear of toxic build up (including impacted fecal matter, toxins, bacteria and parasites) while soothing the inflammation of your GI tract lining.

 

Natural Cleanse contains herbal remedies like buckthorn bark, ginger root, and milk thistle extract combined with psyllium husk and a patented probiotic blend that helps rebalance your vital gut microflora and supports healthy detoxification – and it is clinically proven to improve digestive function. If you’re a hot-dog lover, Natural Cleanse has your name written all over it.

 

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By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

Revealing Here are 5 Most Unhealthy Cancer-Causing Foods

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A recent Nature study revealed that up to 90 percent of cancer cases are caused by extrinsic factors, including your diet which may contain unhealthy cancer-causing foods.

 

As you may well be aware, focusing your diet on healthy foods like fresh vegetables, fruits and healthy sources of protein (grass-fed meat, wild-caught fish, beans, nuts, seeds, avocado, etc.) may help lower your risk of chronic diseases like cancer.

 

On the other hand, a diet based on processed foods may increase your cancer risk. But this is a rather vague definition, isn’t it?

 

If you want to know what are the unhealthy cancer-causing foods that really increase your cancer risk, read below.

 

The unhealthy cancer-causing foods that follow are the worst of the worst when it comes to cancer.

 

  1. Processed Meats

 

The World Health Organization’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified processed meats as a Group 1 carcinogen, the same category as tobacco smoke and asbestos.

 

This means “there is convincing evidence that the agent causes cancer,” and IARC’s determination was based on evidence showing that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer.

 

Processed meats, according to WHO, refer to “meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation.” This includes hot dogs, ham, sausages, beef jerky, corned beef, canned meat and more.

 

  1. Potato Chips and French Fries

 

These two “food groups” have been found to contain higher levels of acrylamide than other foods. Acrylamide is formed when the amino acid asparagine, which is found in high concentrations in some potatoes, is heated to high temperatures (above 248 degrees F) in the presence of certain sugars.

 

IARC considers acrylamide a “probable human carcinogen” and animal studies have linked it to several types of cancer.

 

  1. Soda

 

Dark-colored sodas often contain 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), which is formed during the manufacture of caramel color. 4-MEI is a potential carcinogen and a Consumer Reports study found most soda contain 3.4 micrograms to 352.5 micrograms of 4-MEI per 12-ounce can.

 

According to research published in PLOS One, routine consumption of certain [soda] beverages can result in 4-MEI exposures > 29 μg/day, the level at which the state of California requires products to carry cancer warning labels. Soda is also high in sugar (see below).

 

  1. Excess Sugar

 

Sugars in your intestines cause cells to release GIP, a hormone that enhances insulin release. Your cells’ ability to release GIP is controlled by β-catenin, a protein whose activity is dependent on sugar levels.

 

Increased β-catenin activity, in turn, is associated with cancer development and may make cancer cells immortal, leading to cancer progression.

 

As reported by Science Daily:

 

“The study demonstrates that high (but not normal) sugar levels induce nuclear accumulation of β-catenin and leads to cell proliferation. The changes induced on β-catenin, the molecules involved and the diversity of cancer cells susceptible to these changes are identified.

 

[Study author] Dr. [Custodia] Custodia García said “We were surprised to realize that changes in our metabolism caused by dietary sugar impact on our cancer risk … Changing diet is one of easiest prevention strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money.”

 

  1. Meats Cooked at High Temperatures

 

When meat is cooked at high temperatures, such as fried or barbecued,  it may contain high levels of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

 

When HCAs and PAHs become activated by certain enzymes in your body (which differ among individuals) they become capable of damaging DNA and potentially causing cancer. Consumption of such meats is associated with increased risks of colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.

 

I’ve covered some of the foods you should avoid eating, so what are the foods you should eat? Here are seven of the best foods you can eat (especially if you’re over 50).

 

If you’ve been feasting on any of the foods on this list, it may be time for a detox with Natural Cleanse. This 30-day colon flush and revitalization program contains a proprietary probiotic blend to nourish your gut bacteria along with buckthorn bark and rhubarb root, both of which contain beneficial anthraquinones.

 

Plus, they’re combined with several other gentle yet effective compounds for colon health, including licorice root, cloves, ginger, fiber-rich psyllium husk and more to help remove the junk that, after years of unhealthy eating, may have accumulated in your colon.

 

Watch this Video HERE to learn about other unhealthy cancer-causing foods you should avoid.

 

Do you know that a cancerous cell is acidic? If your body is in a constant state of over-acidification, it becomes impossible for healthy cells to regenerate.

 

Cancer cells thrive in an overly acidic environment. By taking action to become more alkaline, you can make it more difficult for cancer cells to regenerate.

 

Eating an acid/alkaline balanced diet is the key to staying healthy. Understanding the pH of the foods that you eat is relative to the state of your body’s health.

 

The goal of the acid alkaline balance diet, also known as the alkaline diet and the alkaline ash diet, is to achieve an optimal balance between acid-forming and alkaline-forming foods.

 

The anti-cancer alkaline diet greatly reduces the strain on the body’s acid-detoxification systems.

 

Detailed information about this diet can be found in the anti-cancer alkaline diet book: The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

Here are 15 Proven Best All Natural Cleaning Tips

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Is the cabinet under your kitchen sink overflowing with cleaning sprays, powders and scrubs that claim to ‘cut grease’ and ‘remove stains’ like magic … yet typically fail to deliver?

 

Not only are most commercial cleaners costly, but they often work no better than cleaners you could make, for pennies, using ingredients you probably already have.

 

Most people are pleasantly surprised when they make the switch toward natural cleaners, as aside from the cost savings they are able to ditch their chemical cleaners for safer natural ingredients.

 

The fact of the matter is, with every spritz and spray of a commercial cleaner, you’re adding toxic air pollution to your home’s air.

 

The American Lung Association states:

 

“Many cleaning supplies or household products can irritate the eyes or the throat or cause headaches or other health problems.

 

Some products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

 

Other harmful ingredients include ammonia and bleach. Even natural fragrances such as citrus can react to produce dangerous pollutants indoors.

 

VOCs and other chemicals released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions and headaches.

 

Studies are underway to assess how these chemicals affect people who have asthma and other respiratory illnesses. However, past studies link exposure to chemicals from cleaning supplies to occupational asthma and other respiratory illnesses.”

 

There is a Better Way! 15 Natural Cleaning Tips

 

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your family’s health for the sake of cleanliness.

 

Try these natural cleaning tips that follow instead, to remove grease from pans, disinfect your kitchen counters, remove tough soap scum and more … safely and effectively.

 

  1. Burned-on Food:Sprinkle salt and fresh lime juice into the pan, then scrub away, using extra salt as needed. If necessary, add a little water and a few tablespoons of salt and let the mixture soak first. You can also try putting the pan in the freezer — the frozen mess will be easier to remove.

 

  1. Tea and coffee stains:Remove these stains from your coffee cups using salt mixed with vinegar. You can also try a mixture of baking soda and water, and allow to sit overnight.

 

  1. Grease on pans:Sprinkle salt in the bottom of the pan and let it absorb the oil. Add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda to your regular dish soap and the grease will melt away. Another trick is to pour club soda into a still-warm cast iron pan to help keep food from sticking and make clean-up easier.

 

  1. Grout:Add lemon juice to two teaspoons of cream of tartar. Put the paste on a toothbrush and scrub away.

 

  1. Cutting boards:Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto you r plastic or wood cutting boards. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse, to remove stains.

 

  1. Dishwasher:Put vinegar in the soap container and let it run as normal to clean out your dishwasher. You can also fill a dishwasher-safe bowl with vinegar and set it on the top rack, then run a cycle as usual.

 

  1. Oven:Make a paste of baking soda and water then apply it to your oven. Let it sit overnight then scour off the grime.

 

  1. Coffee maker:Pour a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water into your coffee maker and let it brew. Stop the cycle halfway through to allow it to sit (45-60 minutes) then restart. Run a few cycles of plain water afterward to clear out the vinegar.

 

  1. Toilets:Combine two teaspoons tea-tree essential oil to two cups of water in a spray bottle. Spritz your toilet bowl (inside and out) and let sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing.

 

  1. Shower doors: A few drops of lemon essential oil on a sponge will help remove soap scum from your shower doors, and even protect them from future build-up.

 

  1. Mildew:Try a mixture of lemon juice and vinegar on mildew, let it sit for a few minutes, the scrub off.

 

  1. Windows:10 drops of lavender or lemongrass essential oils mixed with about two ounces of water is an excellent window cleaner. Vinegar and water in a spray bottle is another natural solution to make your windows sparkle. Try using newspaper instead of paper towel to scrub.

 

  1. Disinfecting countertop spray:Try mixing tea tree oil (30 drops) with two cups of water and a few tablespoons of castile soap for a natural disinfectant (makes a great bleach alternative).

 

  1. Carpet deodorizer:Sprinkle baking soda on your carpets, let it sit for 30 minutes then vacuum. You can also do this on your upholstery.

 

  1. Garbage disposal:Cut up half a lemon and grind it in your disposal for instant freshening. You can also pour in about half a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar, let it sit for 15 minutes, then run your disposal for a tougher cleaning.

 

Watch this Video HERE to learn about other natural cleaning tips

 

Are you interested in getting healthy or living a more natural life? Click HERE

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

Why this Actually Good Living Habit Isn’t Absolutely Healthy?

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If you make your bed every morning which is an actually good living habit, you’re in a minority. According to a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch.com, only 27 percent reported making their bed, while 59 percent said they do not (another lucky 12 percent paid someone to make their bed for them).

 

You may assume that it’s generally a good living habit to make your bed, even if you don’t actually do it. Your mother probably told you to make yours, after all, and it certainly looks tidier, especially if unexpected company shows up.

 

But if you refuse to make your bed, here is a good reason to support your habit (keep this one up your sleeve for all of those messy bed naysayers in your life).

 

A Made Bed Makes a Perfect Home for Dust Mites

 

The average bed may be home to 1.5 million dust mites. These tiny creatures (each is less than 1 millimeter long) don’t bite or burrow into your skin, but they do feed on your dead skin and hair. This is gross, though not particularly dangerous.

 

However, dust mites also poop in your bed, and their fecal pellets, as well as their body fragments, create an allergen that can be harmful to people with allergies and asthma. It’s estimated that 10 percent of Americans are sensitive to dust mite allergen.

 

Now here’s the thing about dust mites. In order to survive they use small glands on their bodies to soak up water from their environment. During a night of sleep, the dampness of your nice warm sheets (however slight it may seem to you) provides just the type of environment that dust mites love.

 

In the morning, if you jump out of bed and quickly make it again, you’re preserving that damp, warm environment that makes dust mites thrive. On the other hand, research by Dr. Stephen Pretlove of Kingston University London found that leaving your bed unmade allows the moisture to dry out, which means the dust mites become dehydrated and eventually die.

 

If you simply can’t stand an untidy bed, at least leave your bed unmade while you shower and have breakfast. This should give it sufficient time to air out before you put the covers back into place.

 

Watch this Video HERE – Your mom was wrong; here’s why you should never make your bed

 

The Case For Making Your Bed

 

Dust mites aside, there are many good reasons to consider making your bed each morning if you don’t already. Among them are happiness and well-being.

 

Remember that Hunch.com survey? It also found that bed makers are more likely to be happy than non-bed-makers (71 percent versus 62 percent, respectively).

 

And according to Psychology Today:

 

“Bed makers are also more likely to like their jobs, own a home, exercise regularly, and feel well rested, whereas non-bed-makers hate their jobs, rent apartments, avoid the gym, and wake up tired. All in all, bed makers are happier and more successful than their rumple-sheeted peers.”

 

Making your bed also gives you a sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning. Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day, so you might as well start out on a productive note.

 

Elite Daily reported a nice little quote from Naval Admiral William McRaven at a University of Texas, Austin commencement speech:

 

“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

 

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.”

 

A National Sleep Foundation poll even found that people who make their bed every day or almost every day are 19 percent more likely to say they get a good night’s sleep (and in this poll 88 percent made their beds at least a few days a week).

 

New York Times best-selling author on happiness Gretchen Rubin also told Elite Daily that bed making is the good living habit people mention most often when asked what led to their happiness. She said:

 

“It’s a pretty trivial thing, but over and over people say that getting control of this little action makes them feel more in control of their life, generally.”

 

Considering it only takes a minute, why not try it out and see if this is true for you? (But only after letting it air out first! Dust mites … eww.)

 

Are you interested in getting healthy or living a more natural life? Click HERE

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

What Causes – How to Really End Piriformis Syndrome Pain?

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Every summer millions of us take advantage of fairer weather and longer days to get outside more. Morning runs, weekend bike rides, and long evening strolls become more common.

 

If you’re one of the many who frequently get a deep pain in your buttocks, hip or down your leg after you take up summer activities like these there’s a good chance it’s coming from a little known muscle called the piriformis.

 

It’s the piriformis muscle deep in the posterior side of our hips, along with a few other lateral rotator muscles, which allow our bodies to keep from falling over when we walk by shifting our body weight side to side as we lift our feet.

 

However, many of the activities we participate in require this muscle to continually contract. As the muscle is overworked, it becomes painfully tight while stretching nearby muscles. Piriformis syndrome is a frequent contributor to lower back pain and one of the four primary causes of sciatica.

 

Following are some articles related to lower back pain and cures which could be of interest to you:

 

Click HERE to read – Sciatica Pain Relief

 

Click HERE to read – Eliminate Your Sciatica in Just Days

 

Click HERE to read – Sciatica: What Causes It and How to Treat It Effectively

 

Click HERE to read – What Exercises to Do and NOT to Do for Sciatica

 

Click HERE to read – Get the Facts on Sciatica

 

Click HERE to read – Sciatica Gravity Stretch to End Piriformis Syndrome Pain

 

What activities lead to piriformis syndrome?

 

Perhaps the most common activity leading to piriformis syndrome wouldn’t really be called an “activity” at all by most of us: sitting. But just holding your body erect in a seat with your hips flexed (knees bent, feet on the floor) requires your piriformis muscle to contract to help maintain that position. And sitting on a wallet can quickly make matters even worse.

 

Yes, many of us sit all day long throughout the year. So why the big deal about summer activities causing piriformis syndrome?

 

Many of our summer activities like running, bicycling, hiking, and rowing all work the piriformis muscle as we repeatedly bend our legs. In fact, they repeatedly work the same muscles over and over.

 

Unless we take care to properly stretch and strengthen other muscles by lateral (sideways) movements of our legs we soon create a muscle imbalance where the piriformis muscle becomes short and tight.

 

This is what leads to both deep muscle aches and referred nerve pain from strangulation of the sciatic nerve where it passes near or through the piriformis muscle.

 

Even if your pain isn’t constant yet, if you’re experiencing pain in your lower back, buttocks, or down the back of your legs it’s worth considering piriformis syndrome as a possible cause.

 

Here’s a couple quick ways to determine if your piriformis muscle is overly tight: take a quick look down at your feet right now. If they’re turned with your toes pointed outwards, your piriformis is tight.

 

Another way is to lie down and relax your legs. Now look at your feet. Chances are the toes are turned outwards. Again, that’s a sign your piriformis is overly tight and may be leading to pain.

 

How to end piriformis syndrome pain

 

The good news is piriformis syndrome, painful as it may be, can usually be quickly reversed. Naturally you’ll want to start by giving your piriformis muscle a much needed break.

 

This means take it easy with the running, jumping, hiking, climbing, bicycling, and rowing. Take frequent breaks when sitting so the piriformis doesn’t remain in a contracted state for prolonged periods.

 

Then begin targeted stretching exercises to relieve the tension in the piriformis muscle and end piriformis syndrome pain. You’ll find three easy stretches you can do without leaving your chair in the Video HERE.

 

Many people get pain relief the first time they try these stretches and most overcome their piriformis syndrome symptoms within a couple weeks through targeted stretching.

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

5 Easy Ways to Remarkably Boost Your Immune System

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Does it seem that every winter you get sick more often and it takes you much longer to get well?

 

Does a common cold sideline you as long as the flu?

 

If this sounds familiar you could be suffering from a weak immune system. Weakened immunity makes us feel constantly tired, workouts are less effective and you constantly feel stressed out.

 

There are a lot of reasons that your immune system has taken a beating. It can be simple aging or environmental pollutants, pushing yourself too hard or chronic stress.

 

In fact just about everything can contribute to a weak immune system, but for most it isn’t a permanent problem. With these 5 tips, you can boost your immune system so you feel better and more energetic.

 

  1. Live Well & Prosper

 

Ok so this is a pretty obvious one, but it is also one we are all most likely to forget or neglect. The best way to fight disease and illness is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes:

 

  • Don’t smoke or quit smoking

 

  • Enjoy a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and low in dairy and saturated fats.

 

 

  • Rest often.

 

 

 

  • If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.

 

  • Wash your hands regularly and cook meats using at least minimum internal temperatures.

 

  • Get appropriate screening tests.

 

  1. Several Vitamins A Day

 

A healthy diet is without a doubt important, but many of us don’t get all the vitamins and nutrients we need through our meals. Numerous studies have found deficiencies in micronutrients that can result in a reduction of immunity cells.

 

Add more of these vitamins into your daily regimen:

 

  • Selenium. Studies have found low selenium levels raise the risk of certain types of cancer, including; breast, bladder, colon, rectum, lung, and prostate.

 

  • Vitamin A. Immunity experts agree that a vitamin A deficiency is linked to impaired immunity and an increased risk of infection.

 

  • Vitamin B2. Studies have suggested that vitamin B2 boosts resistance to bacterial infections.

 

  • Vitamin B6. A vitamin B6 deficiency can depress the formation of immunity cells.

 

  • Vitamin CVitamin Cworks with other micronutrients to boost immunity.

 

  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D, which most North Americans are deficient in, plays a role in many immune responses.

 

  • Vitamin E. A study involving healthy subjects over age 65 found that high daily doses of vitamin E increased antibody responses to hepatitis B and tetanus after vaccination.

 

  • Zinc. Zinc is essential for immunity cells. A deficiency affects the ability of these cells to function as they should.

 

  1. Helping Herbs

 

The science on the usefulness of herbs as supplements is not quite complete. Many of the studies in existence provide anecdotal evidence or insufficient control groups.

 

This is an important fact to remember with the large number of herbs on the market promising to boost immunity with no real proof.

 

While this is true it is also important to remember that Eastern culture has relied on herbal remedies for centuries with many positive results.

 

Be careful in the supplements you choose, but here is a small list of herbs that can help boost your immunity:

 

  • Aloe Vera.Topical aloe Vera is a powerful anti-inflammatory used to ward off infections from burns and other wounds.

 

  • Astragals membranes.Derived from the root of the astragals plant, this herb stimulates the immune system, giving it greater fighting power.

 

  • Lab tests have proven garlic as a powerful foe against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. A 2006 study found a link between the frequency of use of garlic and a reduced risk of some common forms cancers in southern Europe.

 

  • It’s unclear how ginseng root works, but non-Western practitioners have been prescribing ginseng to stimulate immune function for centuries.

 

You can also watch this Video HERE to learn how to boost your system naturally.

 

  1. Bacteria Is Your…Friend?

 

There is growing body of literature that indicates that a relationship exists between your immune system and the good bacteria found in your body.

 

Scientists now know that certain bacteria can correct imbalances in order to increase the quantity of immunity cells.

 

Some anecdotal studies and incomplete studies have indicated that adding good bacteria like probiotics to your diet can increase immunity cell levels.

 

Many food and dairy products list probiotics on their labels. Unfortunately none of these ingredients are regulated, so the claims cannot be verified.

 

  1. De-stress For Success

 

For decades modern medicine has treated stress and emotional instability as nothing more than an aside, but recently scientists have begun to understand and acknowledge that a link does exist between physical and mental health. Emotional stress can lead to as well as aggravate many health problems and delay recovery.

 

Researchers believe that psychological stress impacts the immune system by disrupting communication between the systems in the body that work together. Stress hormones like cortisol have a negative effect on our ability to handle stress.

 

Any steps you can take to reduce the stress of daily life– yoga, music, meditation, exercise or reading–can help boost your immune system to keep you healthy.

 

Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks while shopping, driving or at work? Click HERE to learn how you can overcome this!

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

Why Prebiotics Are Really Absolutely Important for Health?

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Probiotics, also known as beneficial bacteria, have hit the mainstream market with gusto, and can now be found not only as supplements in health food stores but also are added to popular foods like yogurt, protein bars, kefir and even ice cream.

 

With revenues of $1.3 billion, and about 150 companies already devoted to the probiotics market in North America alone, the stage is set for these functional foods to really take off.

 

In case you haven’t heard, probiotics are most widely known for optimizing the microflora in your gut, thereby enhancing digestive health.

 

But they have also been highlighted as beneficial for a laundry list of other health conditions, from diabetes and mental health issues to obesity.

 

While recognition for probiotics is growing strong, their lesser-known “cousins,” prebiotics, are much less talked about — but they deserve their own fair share of the limelight.

 

What are prebiotics?

 

You can also watch this Video HERE to get a better understanding of prebiotics

 

Prebiotics are the “Food” for Your Probiotics

 

Prebiotics are non-digestible substances that stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial microorganisms like probiotics in your digestive tract.

 

In other words, prebiotics “feed” the probiotics in your gut, allowing them to flourish. When probiotics and prebiotics are taken together, they are called “synbiotics,” which work synergistically to enhance the probiotics’ beneficial effects.

 

There is some evidence that prebiotics may, directly or indirectly, benefit your immune system, as well as improve gastrointestinal health and possibly enhance the absorption of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Their primary role, however, at least as it’s been discovered so far, is to promote the growth of beneficial bacterial, allowing you to reap their full protective benefits to your health.

 

In addition to improving your digestive health, emerging evidence suggests enhancing the proliferation of probiotics in your gut, which prebiotics have been proven to do, may benefit:

 

 

What are the Best Prebiotic Foods?

 

The dietary fiber inulin (or fructan) is one of the most common types of naturally occurring prebiotics. Inulin is found in many root vegetables, including:

 

  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onion
  • Artichokes
  • Jicama root

 

Another common source of prebiotics, which is often added to supplements and prebiotic-fortified foods, is FOS, or fructo-oligosaccharides.

 

Both Jerusalem artichokes and chicory root are excellent natural sources of FOS, if you would like to get them from dietary sources instead of supplements. Bananas and whole grains also contain some prebiotics.

 

By making sure you are giving your body’s beneficial microorganisms proper “food” (prebiotics stimulate the growth of more than just probiotics, per say), you can help support the living “ecosystem” in your gut, and ensure the bacteria your body needs to thrive will overpower those that cause disease.

 

For another effective way (perhaps the most effective way) to eliminate harmful bacteria — and parasites — from your body, check out the five-step process outlined in this absolutely FREE book some call the “natural health bible”

 

Are you interested in getting healthy or living a more natural life? Click HERE

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

What to Look for in a Back Pain Cream?

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The Best & The Worst (Including Those Containing a Potentially Life-Threatening Ingredient!)

 

Chronic pain impacts 116 million Americans — that’s more than the number of people who suffer from diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

 

Back pain is by far the most common type of pain, with 27 percent of those who responded to a National Institute of Health Statistics survey noting that back pain was a problem for them.

 

If you’re among them, you’re probably all too familiar with the tenderness, pain and stiffness in your back, which can make it difficult to stand up, walk and even sit comfortably.

 

The pain can become so severe that it spreads into your buttocks and legs, causing weakness when you walk and flaring up any time you attempt to carry on with your daily activities.

 

If you live with back pain, you’ll most likely easily understand why it is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old — and this isn’t only due to the physical toll it takes.

 

Living with chronic pain is a heavy emotional burden to bear, and as such those with low back pain are nearly five times as likely to suffer from serious psychological distress compared to those without it.

 

It goes without saying that pain relief is, therefore, literally a lifeline for those with chronic back pain, and many opt for back pain cream to help soothe and relieve their discomfort.

 

Depending on which type you choose, however, you may or may not actually find relief — and some may even carry significant risks.

 

Popular Back Pain Creams Only Distract You from Your Pain

 

The best types of pain relief are not only skin deep; they work to address the foundational causes of your pain so your body can truly heal.

 

Unfortunately, this is not the way most back pain creams on the market work, and as a result many such products at your drug store will only temporarily cover up your pain until the application wears off.

 

Take Icy Hot cream or BenGay, for instance. These contain methyl salicylate and large amounts of menthol, which essentially act as “counterirritants.”

 

While the menthol cools your skin, the methyl salicylate warms it, causing a cooling-warming sensation on your skin that basically only distracts you from the deeper pain beneath.

 

Menthol in and of itself is a useful ingredient, as it increases blood flow and circulation to the area it’s applied to, which helps eliminate waste in your blood and speed healing.

 

HOWEVER, most back pain creams contain far too much menthol, so much so that it can cause a burning sensation on your skin, fingers and eyes (not to mention make your fingers smelly).

 

Methyl salicylate, on the other hand, can be incredibly dangerous and even deadly in certain circumstances.

 

Products That Contain Methyl Salicylate Can be Deadly

 

Methyl salicylate is a compound similar to aspirin that’s added to many deep-heating creams used to relieve sore muscles and back pain.

 

Also known as oil of wintergreen, the chemical can be deadly if consumed orally, especially by small children, but can also be toxic when applied topically to your skin.

 

In 2007, a 17-year-old athlete died after using a popular pain-relieving cream, and high levels of methyl salicylate were found in her body.

 

The ingredient is particularly dangerous when applied in excess or with chronic use, but it’s possible for your body to absorb a higher than normal amount of the chemical even when you use the product as directed.

 

For instance, exercise and heat can both increase the chemical’s rate of absorption (a particularly concerning association since these creams are often used by athletes).

 

When used in excess, methyl salicylate may lead to convulsions and can cause brain regions that control breathing to become overstimulated, leading to hyperventilation and nervous-system problems.

 

If you have any of these products around your home, be sure to keep them out of the reach of children.

 

Just one teaspoon of 98% methyl salicylate contains as much salicylate as nearly 90 baby aspirins — which is more than four times the toxic dose for a 22-pound child.

 

Incidentally, methyl salicylate was actually first registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1972 — as a pesticide.

 

Is this really an ingredient you feel good about rubbing into your skin?

 

Is There a Safer Back Pain Cream?

 

Given the potential side effects, you may find the risks of methyl salicylate-containing creams to be too high. Or, you may desire a pain-relief option that will do more than just mask your symptoms; you’re looking for real relief.

 

Such a back pain cream does exist, and it’s called Rub on Relief. This is a broad-spectrum homeopathic pain cream that was formulated to address many of the foundational reasons why you are in pain.

 

CLICK HERE to Learn More About Rub on Relief and Get Our BEST Bargain of the Year on It!

 

While giving you the simplicity and fast-acting relief you expect from a pain cream — as the name says, you simply rub it on for relief — Rub on Relief does so without methyl salicylate, and it contains no other questionable ingredients either, including NO parabens, petrolatum, paraffin, mineral oil, toluene, artificial colors, preservatives or NSAID drugs of any kind.

 

What is does contain is a synergistic blend of homeopathic ingredients, each carefully selected to address pain and inflammation from a slightly differently angle:

 

  1. Belladonna: A plant that impacts your body’s nervous system, belladonna is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease as well as for pain relief

 

  1. Ignatia: A plant that has been used by Chinese doctors for centuries to help calm the nerves and relieve pain due to emotional upset. There is often an emotional component to back pain, and it’s widely known that relieving psychological pain helps improve physical pain

 

  1. Rhus Tox: Useful for easing a variety of inflammatory symptoms, Rhus tox has been used for over 200 years for complaints back pain, arthritic pain and much more

 

  1. Phosphorus: Helps reduce the burning sensation in your muscles by regulating the nerves that send “pain” message to your brain

 

  1. Naja: Relieves inflammation and pain in nerve tissue

 

  1. Lachesis Mutus: Has a blood-thinning, or anticoagulant, function, which enhances blood flow and facilitates the healing process by hastening the removal of toxins from your blood

 

  1. Menthol: A balanced amount of menthol gives you relief without the burning other creams cause

 

  1. MSM: Delivers vital sulphur to your connective tissue to form healthy bonds in your cells and joints for faster healing and pain relief

 

Whereas with most back pain creams the mechanism of action is the cooling or heating sensation, Rub on Relief does not rely on cool or heat sensations for effectiveness.

 

Because of the small amount of menthol in the formula, you may feel a slight cooling sensation immediately after applying Rub on Relief, but the active ingredients keep working long after the cooling sensation disappears.

 

Plus, this homeopathic cream has no known side effects, even when used on many different body parts at the same time (not to mention, it has a 100% success rate to date).

 

If back pain has been holding you back from living your life fully, know that there are other safer and more effective options to the popular back pain creams at your drug store.

 

You deserve to be safely pain free — and you can achieve this reality using all-natural means.

 

Watch this Video HERE to learn about this Back Pain Cream – Rub on Relief!

 

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By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

 

5 Top Solutions Here to Relieve Painful Buttocks

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… 3 Top Causes & 5 Solutions to Relieve Painful Buttocks

 

Buttocks pain is incredibly common, despite being far less talked about than back pain and other types of pain. When you have pain in your buttocks region, it can make simple activities like walking and even sitting nearly unbearable.

 

Buttocks pain is often associated with other types of pain, like hip pain, lower back pain, and groin pain, and it can even lead you to have stiffness or limited movement in your back and hips. Needless to say, it’s a difficult condition to live with … and one you don’t have to because safe and long-lasting solutions abound.

 

But first … many of the top causes of buttocks pain are caused not by injury or disease, but rather by the day-to-day stresses you put on your body through normal living.

 

3 Top Causes of Buttocks Pain

 

  1. Sciatica

 

Pain that radiates from your lower back, through your buttocks and down the back of your leg may be due to sciatica, which is pain the runs down your sciatic nerve.

 

Sciatica typically results from an underlying condition such as a herniated disc in your back (see below …)

 

  1. Herniated Discs

 

One out of three people have a herniated disc, which occurs when your discs – the “shock absorbers” of your spine – become damaged, bulge or break open.

 

This can lead to severe sharp, shooting pain that travels down the back of your leg, numbness and tingling in your legs, burning pack pain, buttocks pain and even leg weakness.

 

Injuries or a sudden awkward movement (like lifting a heavy object) can cause a herniated disc. But more often they are caused by repetitive strains that occur slowly over a lifetime.

 

Sitting or standing with poor posture, inactivity, hunching over your computer for long hours, all of these can lead to varying degrees of muscle imbalances, where one muscle is used more often (and therefore grows stronger) than an opposing muscle (which becomes weakened).

 

This, in turn, leads to postural dysfunctions, in which your bones remain in an abnormal position, leading to uneven and excessive compression and torsion that causes discs to bulge or herniate.

 

  1. Piriformis Syndrome

 

In the center of your buttocks is a little-known muscle called the piriformis muscle, which is instrumental to walking, bicycling, running and many other movements.

 

When your piriformis becomes overworked, however, it becomes painfully tight while stretching nearby muscles. This leads to a deep pain in your buttocks, hip or down your legs.

 

Surprisingly, perhaps the most common activity leading to piriformis syndrome isn’t really an “activity” at all: sitting.

 

Just holding your body erect in a seat with your hips flexed (knees bent, feet on the floor) requires your piriformis muscle to contract to help maintain that position. And sitting on a wallet can quickly make matters even worse.

 

Unless you take care to properly stretch and strengthen other muscles by lateral (sideways) movements of your legs, you soon create a muscle imbalance where the piriformis muscle becomes short and tight, a very common cause of buttocks pain.

 

5 Top Solutions to Relieve Painful Buttocks

 

If buttocks pain has been an ongoing pain in your butt (pun intended!), what are you waiting for? Set yourself free from the pain now, and for good, using these tried-and-true (and all natural) solutions.

 

  1. Use Inversion Therapy …

 

With inversion therapy, you increase the space between your vertebrae, relaxing the pressure on your discs, ligaments and nerve roots. Increasing intra-vertebral space means reducing pressure on the nerve roots, which means less back and buttocks pain and less likelihood of nerve root damage.

 

When you oscillate up and down on an inversion table, it creates a pumping action for the fluids around your spinal discs. This forces waste out and draws in fluid around your discs, helping to realign your spine when used in the long term.

 

  1. Use a Truly Natural Pain Relief Cream

 

Options like our Rub-On-Relief use White Willow Bark and other natural ingredients for sustained pain relief – without the potential danger of methyl salicylate.

 

This is a broad-spectrum homeopathic pain cream that was formulated to address many of the foundational reasons why you are in pain.

 

Rub on Relief contains a synergistic blend of homeopathic ingredients, each carefully selected to address pain and inflammation from a slightly differently angle.

 

Rub on Relief offers pain relief, and more, naturally, without questionable ingredients of any kind.

 

  1. Relieve Pain with Far-Infrared Heat

 

far-infrared heating pad penetrates deeper than skin level, reaching the tissues and muscle underneath. This not only gives you relief from buttocks pain caused by sciatica or herniated discs, it actually improves circulation to the area to fight inflammation and promote healing by bringing in needed nutrients.

 

  1. Try Proteolytic Enzymes

 

When you have pain like buttocks pain, your body sends prostaglandins in to cause pain and inflammation. This signals your body to take it easy and provides a mechanism for healing to take place.

 

But your body also needs proteolytic enzymes to shut down the inflammation process and clean up excess fibrin, or internal scar tissue, created during the healing process.

 

Our Heal-n-Soothe, includes not only 12 of nature’s most powerful natural anti-inflammatories, but also a healthy dose of proteolytic enzymes — the first line of defense your body has against pain but stops manufacturing much of after your late 20’s. (The formula is so effective that we guarantee it’ll stop your pain — or we’ll buy it back.)

 

  1. Fix Your Muscle Imbalances

 

As mentioned, poor posture, sitting for long periods, awkward heavy lifting and activities like bicycling or jogging can lead to postural dysfunctions and muscle imbalances that cause you buttocks pain.

 

Identifying your postural dysfunctions, so you can reverse your muscle imbalances to prevent further and ongoing damage, is therefore essential to both buttocks pain relief and healing.

 

With the Lose the Back Pain System, you’ll go through a series of self-assessments designed to help you pinpoint which postural dysfunctions you have, then you’ll discover a customized series of corrective exercises, stretches, and self-treatments that are unique to your condition.

 

While you’re at it, be sure to read The 7-Day Back Pain Cure, which reveals the hidden causes of back pain (which often mirror those of buttocks pain) along with lifestyle changes you can make today and watch your pain disappear just days later. (You can even pick up a copy now for FREE !)

 

If these solutions sound at all intriguing to you, do not hesitate a moment longer. You’ve struggled with buttocks pain for long enough, and you deserve to live your life pain-free from here on out.

 

Watch this Video HERE on how to relieve painful buttocks

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more