Chronic Pain Relief: 14 All-Natural Painkillers

Dr. Axe: Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here with Jordan Rubin. Welcome to Ancient Nutrition Today. We’ve got a great topic today. We’re going to be talking about how to reduce
chronic pain. Jordan, in someone’s lifetime, I was reading,
over 80% of people at some point will struggle with chronic low back pain, and a number of
people that at some are going to struggle with pain in their life. It’s pretty much everybody multiple times. So we know we’ve got some natural ways today
we’re going to be talking about how to reduce chronic pain and inflammation. So if you’re a person watching today or knows
somebody with arthritis, fibromyalgia, any type of muscle pain, maybe you tore an ACL
or a shoulder in the past, or have muscle spasms, or any type of pain, even neck pain,
back pain, and headaches, we’re going to talk about how to overcome those conditions today. Also, hey, help us spread this message right
now, teaching people how to use food as medicine, take a second and punch your Share button,
click your Love button, help us spread this word now. So Jordan, a lot of people experience chronic
pain. What are some of the things that people turn
to instead of these natural approaches as a starter? Jordan: Well, it’s pretty interesting that
the narcotic pain killers, we’ll start there because these are sort of the highest class. We’re looking at serious issues, one being
addiction. So we’ve seen a lot of athletes that we’re
fans of be addicted to pain killers, right? And you also, of course, see people that you
and love that are in that situation. So that’s number one. Number two, there is now, I don’t know if
you’ve seen the commercial, but there are commercials for a new medication to combat
opioid-induced constipation, OIC. So you’ve got an issue with addiction to these
pain killers and you’ve got serious side effects that now there’s a medication for the medication
for the medication-medication. Anyway, so that’s just the narcotic opioid
pain killers. Then you’ve got Cox-2 inhibitors. We know that Vioxx and Celebrex, super, super
popular. I know that many athletes today are on those
for years and then certainly, some of us in the civilian population. And not just in NSAIDs. People are using Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc,
day after day after day. And I’m not suggesting that there’s never
a time for pain killers, there’s never a time for medications. But what if there were natural methods that
didn’t cause constipation but actually helped your gut? What if there were natural methods that didn’t
cause toxicity but actually helped you detoxify? We call that a twofer. So everything we’re going to talk about today
to combat your chronic pain, migraines, tendonitis, knee pain, back pain as you mentioned is absolutely
endemic in America, and the list goes on and on, psoriatic arthritis, pain from fibromyalgia,
pain from various traumas. We’re going to go after it today. It’s going to be fast-moving. There are about 14 great recommendations. So get out your smartphone, make sure to get
this link, and share this video, because we believe that this can help 95% of the people
out there. Because I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been
in pain. Dr. Axe: Absolutely. So we’re going to jump in and talk about the
top vitamin, supplements, herbs, essential oils, and foods, and natural treatments to
overcome chronic pain today. I want to reiterate something Jordan said,
that I remember years ago reading some studies on Vioxx and also seeing how many people die
from taking that drug. It was staggering and causing heart failure. If you look at today, people taking the typical
NSAIDs, it’s actually the 15th leading killer in America and actually has been shown to
cause intestinal bleeding of the GI track. So again, these medications have side effects. Good news is we’re going over all natural
approaches today. So Jordan, number one, we talk about it all
the time, talk to us about all the benefits of turmeric, and up here you have the extract
in the oil. What is the difference between the two? Jordan: Well, turmeric has many great compounds,
and we’ve talked about this recently. Curcumin or curcuminoids are powerful antioxidants
and pain reducers, but they also have turmerones, which are powerful for the brain and we believe,
many other areas. So turmeric extract, which is high in curcumin,
and turmeric oil, either a CO2 or an essential oil, has the ultimate complement. You can use turmeric in a tea, in a decoction. People are using it now topically. It’s absolutely amazing for the brain, for
the gut, for the immune system. But if you’re in pain, or better yet, if you’re
aging and you want to avoid it, I recommend consuming turmeric extract every day and turmeric
oil. And it’s great for . . . I know people that
have cancer are using as much as 8,000 milligrams of turmeric extract. Recently, I’ve been consuming turmeric CO2
or essential oil and I’m doing 30 drops a day. And so, that is about 1,800 milligrams and
I’m loving it. Sorry. Dr. Axe: I love it, too. Well, actually, I started doing the same thing,
doing the CO2 oil of turmeric every single day, Jordan. I’ve actually noticed just more smoothness
in my joints, overall feeling better. So again, turmeric extract and the CO2 oil,
very, very powerful at naturally reducing inflammation. Curcumin, turmerone, as Jordan’s talking about,
fantastic. I want to give a shout-out to some of our
viewers who are watching right now. We’ve got so many of you watching from all
over the world currently and I want to give you a shout-out. So we’ve got Linda Young watching from Oregon. Hey, Linda, thanks for joining us here today. Marie Trammell, watching from Jackson, Tennessee. Candy Braser watching from Killeen Texas. Thanks for joining me today. Barbara Wolfe, actually has a comment here. She said, “They gave me pain killers like
candy, horrible. My dentist also gave me OxyContin for dental
surgery and never took it,” is her comment here as well. We actually have Beatrice watching from Nairobi,
Kenya. Hey, Beatrice, thanks for watching here today. We’re getting a lot of comments and questions
here, Jordan, about different things that we’re covering from. Patricia says, she’s in Brooklyn, New York
right now, and she’s recovering from an ACL sprain in her knee as well. So we’ll give you some great tips on things
you can do. As we’re talking about, millions of people
right now are struggling with chronic, and they don’t know the natural treatments. They don’t know that they can use food as
medicine. So hey, be on mission with us. Help us spread the word right now. Take a second and punch your Share button,
helping spread the message on how to use these natural remedies to reduce chronic pains. So I’m going to talk about frankincense here. We love this combination, Boswellia. If you look at the extract or frankincense,
which its name is typically name as Boswellia in Latin, is the extract and it is called
Boswellia. So again, you can take it in a powder form
as a supplement, really, really strong anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, there are, you know, different companies
that will sometimes combine turmeric and frankincense together. The oil is also very powerful. So frankincense contains a lot of what’s called
boswellic acid, the oil contains higher compounds of things like alpha-pinene, which are also
really, really, strongly anti-inflammatory. Another thing, Jordan, I was reading online
about the exact compound found in frankincense is pinene, it’s actually the compound that
they put when people are having, it’s actually synthetically made as a medication for people
who are struggling with chronic anxiety. And a lot of times, some of the medications
they give for people that are mood-related for chronic pain, actually, it’s what’s in
frankincense. So frankincense oil has some really incredible
compounds. The way I’d suggest you use it is you can
do a few drops internally, you can also simply just rub it on an area of concern. I recommend mixing that with other essential
oils, warming and cooling oil. But again, turmeric and frankincense, two
of the most powerful herbs or supplements you can take or oils in terms of reducing
chronic pain. Jordan, holy basil, I know this is one of
your favorites might as well. Talk about how holy basil can really support
the body in reducing pain. Jordan: All of these herbs and spices are
high in antioxidants which helps the cells protect themselves and really reduce inflammation. Holy basil is great for the mood, it’s great
for the brain, and it has anti-inflammatory effects, similar to a natural Cox-2 inhibitor. So again, we want to use holy basil herb,
we want to use holy basil oil. These are rare. Holy basil oil and turmeric oil aren’t very
commonly found but they’re both amazing. They’re floral, they’re wonderful. Take it orally, helps your mood, helps really
your entire body. One thing that I want to talk about, depression
and anxiety, is painful. Now it doesn’t affect prostaglandins or eicosanoids
or sort of the hormones involved in pain, but it’s serious pain. So holy basil can lighten your mood and brighten
your day by transforming your health. So really, really important. I recommend using a holy basil extract, making
a tea or an infusion out of it, taking holy basil oil, and we’re working on all kinds
of ways to help you with content, information, education, and products to get these into
your life. But make sure to do this. In India and around the world, people consume
these botanicals each and every day to maintain a pain-free life. Dr. Axe: Yeah, great advice here. Holy basil, incredible as an adaptogen. Next one here is chili pepper, and remember
chili peppers there really increase circulation. If you’re a person as well that has cold extremities,
maybe your hands get cold and your feet get cold, and you’re having heart issues and just
don’t have good circulation, chili peppers, whether it’s cayenne or ghost pepper, all
of these have tremendous benefits at really improving circulation and reducing chronic
pain. In fact, capsaicin, one of those compounds
that’s found in cayenne pepper specifically, is a great natural pain reliever. Jordan, I love actually combining chili pepper
with things like turmeric as well. There’s a study, Jordan, I both referenced,
where turmeric was taken with a compound, or curcumin taken with piperine, which is
one of the main compounds found in black pepper, actually, help bio-availability, helped to
get better throughout the body. But chili peppers and capsaicin are going
to work in a very similar manner. They’re going to open up the capillaries that’s
going to allow these other anti-inflammatory compounds get throughout the body. So remember this, when you’re taking turmeric
supplement, oftentimes it’s also beneficial to take a chili supplement with it or some
sort of supplement that has hot peppers in it. Jordan: Absolutely. Number five is wintergreen oil. Now, wintergreen is a powerful topical analgesic. And analgesic is a pain killer. In fact, wintergreen has very strong medicinal
properties. So if you are making a rub or if you want
to overcome joint issues, muscle issues, wintergreen is amazing. Inhaling it is really good too because through
olfaction, you can begin to lessen pain. What’s interesting about pain is a lot of
times, there’s an emotional component to it, and you can actually work through or overcome
pain. That’s how people walk on hot coals and do
all these punch bricks, etc. I mean, you really can do that. And essential oils help to energize the mind
and make you more resilient to pain. We know that in the fighting arena, Muay Thai
fighters, they do just wild things, put their hands in glass and all of that. That all helps to really deaden your nerve
endings and sense of pain. But wintergreen is great topically as an analgesic
and can help relieve pain, often in minutes. Dr. Axe: Yeah, great advice here. And by the way, we’d love to hear from you
right now. If you have an essential oil that you’ve ever
used and you saw results with it, specifically for any type of chronic pain, maybe there’s
an essential oil you use for muscle aches, maybe for headaches, we’d love to hear the
single or maybe the combination of essential oils you use that have helped you relieve
some sort of chronic pain, discomfort, maybe a burn, but any type of sort of pain or inflammatory
issue you have. We’d love to hear from you here as well. All right, Sandra here actually says, she
loves rubbing on a mixture, or actually she loves using wintergreen. She uses that regularly for chronic pain. Alicia Sakey says she uses ginger oil for
chronic pain. We know ginger contains gingerols and zingiberene,
some great things. Tuce Giblins says she loves to use a mixture
of lavender and peppermint together. We know that’s actually a great combination
for getting rid of headaches there as well. Great advice guys. All right, so rosemary oil, this is another
oil we love. Jordan, I know this because I’m with him all
the time and sometimes he comes in smelling like oils. I’m sure I do as well. But he loves anointing his head with different
oils, specifically one of his favorites is rosemary. And is that where you get your thick hair? Jordan: Absolutely. Dr. Axe: All right. So rosemary oil, we know it’s great for naturally
thickening the hair, but also medical studies have shown it helps reduce inflammation as
well as cortisol levels. Now, one of the things Jordan mentioned earlier,
Jordan, I actually just talked to a friend of mine who’s a doctor in Colorado, and he
said that he just read a book on neuroplasticity and really how the mind affects so much of
the pain we experience. And so, he was talking about using essential
oils. He started using rosemary and frankincense
and helichrysum, smelling them, actually he went in for a surgery he had, and he said,
he’d had this surgery once before and he said his pain this time was like 75% less. He really believed it was because of some
of the things that he was doing naturally. Really, he supported, he felt like it was
his mindset in helping overcome chronic pain. We know rosemary oil works both on the brain
as well as on your body at a cellular level at reducing chronic inflammation. So again, it’s great to mix theses oils. We’ve mentioned this before, mixing wintergreen
oil with another essential oil, rosemary and some others, rubbing it directly on an area,
you can mix it with some coconut oil, but we know these essential oils are powerful. Jordan, number seven here, I know what we
believe is the number one super food everybody should be getting. And I know I had bone broth powder protein
this morning for breakfast, two scoops of it. Talk to us about how bone broth specifically
can help relieve chronic discomfort in the body. Jordan: Bone broth has many anti-inflammatory
components. We’re talking about collagen, chondroitin,
glucosamine. Those are proteoglycans. They actually are polysaccharide-based compounds
that help mediate pain really, really amazingly well. We know glycine and proline are powerful amino
acids, even minerals such as potassium and the glycosaminoglycan, I know I’m saying a
lot of long words, hyaluronic acid is powerful for pain and inflammation. When you consume bone broth, when you make
it yourself, and we have recipes here at, when you buy bone broth frozen or packaged,
when you take a bone broth powder, you’re having an anti-inflammatory effect. And I believe people begin to feel it in about
four days. You need to do a few cups a day equivalent. But in a few days, you’ll begin to feel it
and it has a crescendo effect. That means every day you get better and better. And I’ve said this many times, I just I really
got into bone broth more heavily than ever when I had a knee injury, and it was a serious
one. I was on crutches, I didn’t walk for two and
a half months with a knee condition and I was able to implement a radical bone broth
protocol. I was doing between 24 and 48 ounces a day
of bone broth and then I was doing bone broth powder, doing them both, and I’ve gotten better
and better. And now, I’m able to have a subpar performance
on the basketball court occasionally. Literally though, I’m over 40 and I play full-court
basketball five days in a row a couple weeks ago. And from someone who couldn’t walk, that’s
a pretty big deal. So I’m seeing great results day by day, this
is really the backbone of anti-inflammatory chronic pain program. I’ve heard people say, “When I’m consuming
bone broth, I’m good.” But when they stop and don’t get those nutrients
and beneficial compounds, they begin to hurt. Bone broth doesn’t just mitigate pain, it
helps to rebuild things, which is pretty cool. Dr. Axe: Yeah, absolutely awesome. We have a question here, a great question
here from Anna, I’m sorry, from Crimi, and she said, “What should we specifically take
for rheumatoid arthritis?” Well, Crimi, I just want to say what Jordan
recommended here, bone broth, and you’ve got rheumatoid arthritis, bone broth should be
a basis of your diet. I would get some great bone broth powder protein,
do that every morning in a smoothie, I would do bone broth soup throughout the day. So make bone broth a cornerstone. Also, the turmeric, something I would definitely
do. Something we don’t have on the board, but
I would definitely recommend as well is an omega-3 supplement, getting a lot of omega-3
every single day, and then lots of fruits and veggies. You do that, you should start to get some
relief from those RA symptoms there as well. Jordan: Then I will throw in this, and these
are not on the board, we usually have things to add at the end as bonuses. But in addition to bone broth and turmeric,
I highly recommend not just an omega-3 but one that has high in EPA. And if you have rheumatoid arthritis, there’s
a great study showing 12,000 milligrams of omega-3 a day from fish not from flax, for
I want to say 12 weeks, produce great results with medication and on its own. And lastly, systemic enzyme therapy can be
good, too. Dr. Axe: Oh yeah. Jordan, you mentioned proteolytic enzymes
such as bromelain and papains, some of the others we’ve talked about are fantastic. So I’m going to talk about next here, chiropractic
care. If you are struggling with chronic, especially
joint issues, chiropractic care can be great. In fact, there’s a study I read recently finding
that chiropractic care was five times more effective than NSAIDs at actually treating
long-term neck pains. So if somebody is having chronic neck pain
or low back pain or pain in the mid back, we know chiropractic care works. Pain can be caused by different things, that’s
a whole thing. Your pain can be caused by a chemical reaction
in the body. It can be caused by inflammation. It can be caused from lack of mobility in
a joint. It can be caused from a muscular spasm. It can be caused from instability. There are lots of different causes of chronic
pain. And so, obviously diet is crucial and key
at reducing system-wide inflammation. But if you have a misalignment or you have
lack of mobility in a joint, it’s kind of like this sewage builds up, new nutrients
aren’t getting in, and so what can happen is it can start causing issues where the joint
degenerates. That’s a great thing about chiropractic care. It helps increase motion in the joints, it
can help improve posture, realign the spine, and help the body heal naturally. By the way, if you’ve got a chiropractor that
you love, hey let me know if you’ve ever done chiropractic or you love chiropractic, hey,
feel free to mention your chiropractor or hashtag them here on Facebook Live right now. Now, we’re going to talk about something,
actually someone just asked a question about soft tissue therapy, and I want to say body
work and soft tissue therapy, whether it be ART or Graston or other types, Jordan, I’m
sure you’ve worked with other people doing muscle work on the body. But getting that deep tissue massage or different
sort of muscular therapy can be great as well, right? Jordan: Absolutely. And I’m going to defer to you on all the particulars
of active release technique, but there’s, we talked about Rolfing, there’s the Feldenkrais
technique, which is not as much with a therapist but self-directed. And these are really great. There’s even exercises, Pilates is really
good. We know yoga can be really good. And there’s something called gyrotonic that
is an immune-enhancing anti-inflammatory type of workout. So we kind of, I don’t know if you’ve seen
recently, but Tom Brady has really gotten out there and said that everybody is exercising
wrong for the most part and he’s extending his career using some of these types of techniques
that really have an eastern background. So whether it’s ART or one of these others,
getting body work is really, really valuable and a self-directed program of movement. One thing we’re doing, and I’m not sure I
do it exactly right, but I’m doing footwork now using various foot pods or foot wakers
as they’re called. Because on the reflex, there are so many nerve
endings on your feet. So your colon, your feet, all that. So doing something like ART is great. Again, I’ll defer to you on the particulars. Dr. Axe: Yeah, I’ve had ART in the past and
essentially it’s where they’re doing a muscle release, so they’re going in and doing deep
tissue massage but while you’re in active motion. So what they’re doing is they’re actually
hitting on the entire part of the muscle not just one point, but they’re actually doing
it in its active range of motion, which allows you to hit more fibers. So it can be greatly beneficial. So again, a lot of body work is great. ART is one that I’ve used and seen great results
with. So you might check that out in terms of a
deep tissue body therapy. The next thing we have up here, something
I’ve had done, as well as my wife Chelsea, it’s called PRP, it’s platelet rich plasma. Now, this is something, you mentioned professional
athletes, Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods and a lot of NFL players get this done on a regular
basis. And this really is using your body’s own blood
to support your own tissue repair. So if you think about it, if you tear your
rotator cuff in your shoulder, your body heals so many areas. But sometimes, it can’t heal all of it and
you can be left there with a tear in your labrum or an AC joint or some sort of ligamentous
tear in your shoulder. What people are doing today is they’re going
and having their own blood drawn, they’re concentrating it down to just the platelet,
which is about 6% of your blood, and your body’s platelets are where all of your growth
and healing factors are in your blood. What they’re doing is they’re drawing their
blood and going to that site of an old injury, reinjecting it with these growth factors,
and it’s actually able to repair and heal that damaged joint or tissue. So if you’re a person that has a past history
of a rotator cuff tear, an ACL injury that’s a partial tear in your knee, even things with
like arthritis or disc injuries or any type of chronic pain, you may consider doing something
like PRP, it’s platelet rich plasma. And sort of another thing they oftentimes
do now, Jordan, along with PRP is called stem cell therapy. They actually take your body’s stem cells,
which can be even more powerful than your blood at helping repair damaged tissues. If you’re looking for practitioners, someone
to help, there’s a great company I love called Regenexx, it’s R-E-G-E-N-E-X-X. You can check them out. But PRP is great as well. And then Jordan, dry needling. Jordan: I’m going to leave that to you. These are Josh’s secret therapies. But all of these would be called alternative
medicine. But the truth is, top athletes and cutting
edge research points to these as being much more safe, and soon they’re going to be integrated
everywhere. It’s amazing that athletes a lot of times
have their own chiropractor. They have their own massage therapists. They get acupuncture, which we don’t have
on here. I know we’re going to talk a little bit about
that. And the truth is, these need to be looked
at. Athletes need to perform every day, they have
the resources to do it. So we’re learning a lot of how athletes keep
their bodies to perform to use for the regular folks such as us. Dr. Axe: Absolutely. Well, I’ll touch on this one here, Jordan,
and I’ll have you punch the last three here. So with dry needling, dry needling is where
this is done by acupuncturists years ago, forms of it today, there are actually other
trainers and people that will specifically do dry needling. Essentially, it’s doing a similar thing. This is best for trigger points or one of
the best things. If you’re a person that gets chronic trigger
points in your neck, in your shoulders, or your muscles, dry needling, you can go with
it, it just causes the muscle to release and relax. And oftentimes it increases blood flow to
the area, so it really uses your body’s own healing mechanism to heal the area. So that’s really the way dry needling works. So Jordan, talk to us about infrared therapy. I know that’s something you personally use. Jordan: Absolutely. Infrared therapy, which is typically now practiced
with infrared saunas is really great and there’s good studies on pain relief. In fact, infrared radiation, which is a healthy
radiation by the way, it’s what they use in incubators. It can go about an inch deep, sometimes just
a centimeter. But it is not simply heating, it is actually
driving some of these healing rays into your body. So if you’ve got sore joints, etc, it’s a
great thing to do and helps you detoxify some of the excess sodium and some of the excess
compounds. When you do infrared therapy, particularly
if heat is involved, you’re losing heavy metals, you’re excreting some of those things, which
is really, really great. I use an infrared sauna. In Florida, I have a really nice cabinet. One here, I’ve just got a little sort of portable
one that my four-year-old calls daddy’s car seat. It sort of looks like a three-dimensional
postage stamp. There are some great and affordable infrared
saunas. There’s also infrared mats that you can lay
on or sleep on. So look into infrared therapy, you’ll be glad
you did. And hydrotherapy is pretty similar. This is really affordable. Back in the old day, and this might sound
cruel, people would go to these clinics in Germany, these spa clinics, and people that
were in wheelchairs who were really sick, one of the treatments was to dump a big bucket
of ice in water on their head, like on their body. What it does, similar to chili pepper, is
it sort of shocks your body into making a lot of anti-inflammatory compounds. So some of those people who are polar bears
that go swimming in freezing water in the winter. But hydrotherapy is using water to heal. There’s things such as the Kneipp water bath,
which is really cold. Germany is the pioneer in my mind of a lot
of these hydrotherapies. Simple thing you can do at home, hot/cold
shower. Turn your shower to as warm a stream as you
can handle and try to get it to be on the area of pain. But even if you do it for your whole body
for one minute, as warm as you can handle, then turn it as cold as you can handle, which
is just all the way because cold isn’t going to hurt anybody. It’s amazing, when you do that for a cycle
of six, so hot, cold, repeat six times, the hot feels cold, the cold feels hot. On my first skiing trip, I was in a hot tub
in Vail and then I would jump in the snow with just my swim trunks on to make a snow
angel, then I jump back in the hot tub, hot felt cold, cold felt hot, but you are invigorated. So hydrotherapy can be done in your shower. It is really, really great to release some
of the stored up stress, it’s great to release muscles, and it’s so affordable, anyone can
do it, it’s good for the immune system, too. Dr. Axe: Yeah, awesome. Jordan: And last but not least, cryotherapy. This is similar but it’s taking it all the
way. There are places now that facilitate cryotherapy,
which is really you’re freezing yourself. So if you look up cryotherapy online, you’ll
see celebrities are doing it to feel better but also to look younger. You want to go to a place that has really
good ratings. But this is essentially causing your body
to adapt to the cold and create lots of compounds that it normally wouldn’t, in a safe, controlled
environment. We mentioned also, there are things that we
left out. Systemic or proteolytic enzymes, getting your
vitamin D levels right, getting sunshine is great for pain, walking on the beach or walking
barefooted, swimming. There are so many amazing ways to release
and reduce chronic pain. But if you take a look at this board, folks,
if you’re suffering from migraines, back pain, knee pain, a lot of folks who even played
sports on the high school level, have old injuries, these 14 secrets to relieve and
reduce chronic pain can not only help you get out of pain but can help avoid those horrible
side effects that prescription pain killers are causing and they are rampant. The users of NSAIDs, tens of millions, the
users of opioid-controlled substances, narcotics, massive. There’s addiction, there’s bleeding, there’s
a reduction in motility. All of that can be avoided and you can remove
the pain by practicing these 14 secrets plus, plus, plus. This is great information. Dr. Axe: Yeah, absolutely. This is something where many of you guys want
to start applying this now. And some of you, maybe you don’t have chronic
pain now, but you know somebody who needs to hear this information or you never know
in the future, everybody at some point starts having chronic pain here, there, and somewhere. So you can lock up this information and use
it when needed. As we’ve talked about every single episode,
there are so many people that need to hear this. So we just want to say thank you to all of
you that have clicked that Share button here today and helped spread the message. There are millions suffering. We know that using food and herbs and supplements
and these natural treatments as real ancient medicine can help transform the health of
the world. And remember, every Monday through Friday
at 10:30 a.m. Central Standard time, we are coming to you
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we’ll be back at 10:30 a.m. We hope you guys have a great week. Remember, food is medicine. This has been Jordan Rubin and myself, Dr.
Josh Axe. Have a good weekend. We’ll see you on Monday.


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  2. I take turmeric and cayenne as capsules every day. I made a salve of wintergreen, cajuput and camphor on my back and planters. If I’ve been on my feet for a long time I soak my feet in epson salt with wintergreen, cajuput and lemongrass EO. I went from 100% pain to 5% pain literally in less than 3 days. I still use this regimen everyday and it works miracles.

  3. Turmeric has a contraindication with at least one medication I've discovered recenty. I need to go back and find out which one. Think it's omeprazole

  4. I use Turmeric for flare ups. I have a itchy skin condition called Lichen Simplex Chronicus, where the skin never stops itching, when you scratch the itch it never feels satisfying and 3 seconds later it feels itchy again as if you had never scratched. It wakes you up and feels like things are crawling all over you. Anyway Turmeric helps a lot. I make a tea boiling water, turmeric, ginger root, lemon slices and raw honey. Works within minutes for me. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for this video. I needed things to try.

    I am on Tylenol, ibuprofen and codeine 3 x a day 😭

  6. I make a liniment of nothing but grape seed oil and frankincense and it works great if I have pain. It does not work right away, maybe about 45 minutes later. It also needs to be reapplied if the pain is really annoying that day, maybe every 5 hours or so, but it really works.

  7. Hello! This is BOB !!! (wave)
    Personally I am fairly sure these "doctors" used to sell Enzite and it worked for them…with only two side effects… They no longer desire natural sex… They want "anal" and are not gender specific. My proof — their snake oil doesn't work any where near the level they claim. But hey…they don't care.

  8. QUESTION? Do these people (doctors) do what the people need (chronic pain sufferers) or what the government wants? Welcome to Wonderland Alice.

  9. After a few days of attempting this arthritis treatment method “Rοngοdο Ruzο” (Google it), I lastly felt its results. The arthritic pain on my feet has practically gone away. Now I tell everyone which has arthritis or tendonitis to offer this product a try. You simply need to follow the guidelines and it will work wonders for you!

  10. Turmeric has been so so helpful to me. Thank you for helping spread the good news of alternative medicine.

  11. you are both too young. you don't seem to know what real pain is, like chronic pain from cancer or major injuries that are for life. glad you help the hypochrondriacs, the rest of us are being forced by the government to go to the streets or the majority just kill themselves. I can't believe what our country has done. poppies are natural and on this earth for a reason aren't they? god forbid that'd be stepping on someone's financial shoes.

  12. Hi I'm from San Antonio , Tx. Have had back surgery live with chronic pain. I started taking Bowellia after watching your show.

  13. I was in a car accident a few years ago. The Doctor just kept giving me NSAID to take away the pain, problem is they made me ill and gave me an ulcer. 16 years later and I can tell you that if I take even a single Ibuprofen, my stomach ulcer returns. Even aspirin upsets me. For headaches I use Acetaminophen, but sparingly. I am very into looking to nature to take away pain. About to give Wild Lettuce from my own garden a try.

  14. I'm very into looking at recent history examples from my own family who live to ripe old ages. My mother makes soups for instance like her mother (a farmer's daughter) did, and so on down the centuries. One of the things she often did when I was a kid, is she left the bones in the soup, after the soup was made. If ribs were used, or a beefy bone, this became a side-dish on its own. The bones would become very soft. As a kid I loved to suck on them, and get the delicious contents out. Another good one, my mother still does is if she boiled a cabbage, or a cauliflower for instance, she drunk the juice or used it in some other product. Some black pepper in it, and some bread to eat it with made it like a weak but delicious soup. Plain old handed down wisdom, didn't need Science to tell them that that's were the goodness was.

  15. Anyone know of a vegan equivalent to bone broth for some of these health benefits/pain relief?

  16. I have an 98% success rate with removing chronic pain! I would love to help!

  17. I know a natural painkiller but cant get a dr to give it to me,dont know were to buy it, and cant grow it were i live, just natural of the plant opium. I havent actaully tried it but if pharmaceticals are getting rich from it mixed with chemicals. I could only imagine a little opium in my morning cup of coffee !

  18. Does pot help all these health problems. I truly want to know im 73 snd im do sick of pain killers
    If it works why is it not legal we older people need other choices.

  19. Chiropractic care helps alleviate my chronic pain. I am so thankful.

  20. Used to take take tramadol and gabapentin but thanks to that puto trump the Va had to take away my tramadol. Smdh😑thanks to his war on opioids . Now doctors are scared to give the meds bc they get in trrouble. Stupid stupid stupid.

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  22. No one told me the dangers of ibuprofen so i took some daily from age 21 to 29 because no one figured i had Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. The damage to my stomache, intestines and colon is staggering. Please please dont take those regularly. Prob is tylenol doesnt work and its hard to get doctors to give us anything else. So we live a life of pure suffering

  23. Addiction, Rages, Constipation, Leaky gut, Brain fog, Anxiety, etc, all from side effects…I love the way you share the limelight, almost a report/conversing!! Camera person is right on point, keeps camera on the one talking, and protects the other person from looking awkward…I Love it!!
    Great 😊

  24. Turmeric is really effective but only if you prepare it the proper way. I make a paste from it with a little water, and add olive oil and black pepper to it. The oil because turmeric is fat soluble, and pepper because it multiplies the turmeric's effect by a lot. Then I cook it a little until it has the right consistency. Then i add a little honey to make it more palatable.
    In my case about 4 tea spoons of it its enough to get totally rid of my lower back pain.

  25. I love your videos. Helps so much! Thank you. God bless you. I wanted to share something I watched last night on here I will try to find the link later. But it's wild lettuce and how to make a morphine-like pain killer but all natural. I haven't tried it yet but as soon as I can find some wild lettuce I will LOL! I know you put a bunch in a pan or you blend it for just a minute and then put it in a big pan cover with I would use distilled water with a little Himalayan pink salt in it if it was me. And then you took it down and then thank you strain it through a cotton cloth or bandana and then you cook it down some more until it's like a honey consistency Maybe? Have you heard of it? I will try to find that link and pass it on.

    Idk how to find a link on YouTube but the author is End of the world prepping. The video is called How to make a natural painkiller like morphine. I can't wait to find some Wild Lettuce and try it

  26. We all should know that pain is a sign of inflammation in the body…we gotta detox our body, do a body cleanse and change our diets

  27. What oil or natural supplements are good for Neuropathic pain in feet ? ( non diabetic ) internally and/or externally? The nerve damage is intense from my back surgery in 1993 as well. What about topical muscle tissue massage with turmeric/ coconut oil blends?to back or feet..,?

  28. I lose some sleep because of my back pain. I feel that my hips will get out of placement when I sleep on my side. Using this certain back ache guide book, "Kemzαnο Loni" (Google it) it`s performed the trick. Will no longer waking up a couple of times during the night time with back problems… .

  29. Had I not been taking the turmeric I honestly believe that I would have swollen and damaged my organs from over working my body. Best anti inflammatory that I have ever used.

  30. After a couple of months of searching for a treatment for my back problems, I discovered this particular back ache guide named “Kemzαnο Loni” (Google it) and it also worked in my case. Definitely aids in back discomfort during sleep. I really like this guideline. It`s firm and just what I was searching for… .

  31. I cannot believe how good cat's claw works………one pill…..yes one…….it fricken works……….kratom is not only nasty bitter but I swear it is a placebo and people actually don't even realize it……neck arthritis from 40 yrs of welding/metal trades, ….yet it is not on the list…….turmeric works also……stay off the "pool water" coming from your faucet…….buy the gallon cheap distilled water, and chug it right from the bottle……see what water does

  32. Please do a video on cautions for using the oils. I recently was using a diffuser for 2 weeks straight inluding essential oils for relaxing and anxiety (peppermint, lavendar, eucalyptus… i would switch them up) but the last 2 nights i used it, i woke up with my heart racing and my eyes were burning. When i went to the bathroom, my eyes were burning red and tearing up alot. I immediately washed my face, turned off the diffuser and was, drunk some water and was able to sleep without any issues for the remaining hrs. I havent been using the diffuser since and haven’t experienced that issue again. I am guessing that there should be breaks from using a diffuser with the essential oils. Too much of anything isnt good. The diffuser was helpful in the beginning though.

  33. eliminate sugar, milk, and soft drinks. smoke less, sleep alot, eat raw and cooked leafy green vegtables, onions, and lots of pineapple

  34. Dr. Josh Axe – this is the 2nd time I have watched this video (6mths apart) + it's disappointing to see that u don't answer people's questions. It makes me wonder if u really want to help people with chronic pain or if u just want to make income from a YouTube video? 🤔🤔👎💤

  35. I watched Tom Brady explain to Stephen Colbert the secret to playing professional football for years beyond the average career (aside from new rules protecting QBs). He said he gets excellent massages to keep his muscles loose. * Recently, I started stretching each day for 10 minutes, and periodically during the day. First day, I slept better. After 3 days, I completely felt the difference. After less than 2 weeks, I feel strength in my limbs like I did 15 years ago. * I also quit coffee a few months back. And, I occasionally look for a new fermented food and eat it to improve my biome. Peace.

  36. Copaiba oil is awesome. 1-2 drops in a veggie cap. With essential oils more isnt better. Increase frequency of the 1-2 drop dose until you know what your body needs. Hydration is important as well.

  37. Dear Dr. Josh & Jordan… Thank u so much 4 making such informative n useful videos. These totally makes sense n helps a lotttt…..
    I gotta quick q pls help wid it … As am an Indian women I went overboard n used raw turmeric as natural remedy n applied under eyes n over my upper lip 2 heal under eye bag n 2 remove upper lip hair…. Well it ended up darkening those areas post intense hot reaction. This happened 15yrs ago 😊 and its black out there 🤧.

    Can u pls gimme a remedy 2 reverse it and whiten d areas naturally? Like u both am a fan of essential oils 2 🙂.

    Thanks 4 ur time… Rock on !!!
    Best Regards… Priya 4m Chennai

  38. Dr. Axe, we don't understand how Jordan even we know he's a business partner can give
    any medical recommendations on health conditions, when he has NO, academic health
    certifications. We love to hear when you give recommendations Dr. Axe!

  39. Sunshine helps pain and heal body. I think people don't understand all the health benefits from daily sunshine and being in nature.

  40. I have finally gotten off all the pharmaceuticals. I have Chronc pain and I am healing but the SIDE EFECTS ARE HORRIBLE. HELP

  41. Hey thanks for sharing, is there an essential oil or herb remedy for plantar fasciitis or what’s for tendentious??

  42. Garlic. Not by essential oil form, but by gel cap. It has been my 'go to' for every single thing. It's a miracle herb. It works where it needs to work.

  43. Hydro therapy is great. Those diabetics who have neuropathy can do three minutes hot water 30 seconds cold water with their feet multiple times a day. However they need to check the water temperature so they don’t burn themselves. Cold and hot showers are great but you must be careful if you are elderly because the shock to the body can be harmful.

  44. Are use Tumerick curcumin black pepper collagen powder and currently have started CBD oil. I have a R A and was having terrible swelling and pain. After just one half dropper for my pain went away and in a few hours my swelling was gone. It works better than anything for me, I still take all the rest I continue to take CBD twice a day.
    It’s amazing

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