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Connective Tissue Disorder - Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Conditions



Fibromyalgia diet - Diet changes I found helpful for long term pain relief

Fibromyalgia Treatment - Part I - treatment tips for immediate relief for times of acute pain

Fibromyalgia Treatment - Part II - assorted tips for day to day pain prevention



How I Freed Up My Frozen Shoulder - reviews overlooked causes, treatment tips and exercises.

For shoulder blades that stick out, see winged scapula


What keeps shoulders from popping out of place? - I used to have weird popping sounds from my shoulder joint. Stretches and tips that helped.

Knee Pain

Knee Pain - my diagnosis of patella femoral syndrome.

Neck Pain

A personal account - my saga on finding the root cause of my sore neck. Treatment for a Pain in the Neck - tips I found helpful including yoga, moist heat, and trigger point therapy.

Bone Health

Preventing Osteopenia - top books for building strong bones.

Osteopenia -Popular Myths

Osteoporosis Exercise - treatment and prevention tips.

Osteoporosis Diet

Pectus Excavatum (Sunken Chests)

What Causes Pectus Excavatum? - Genetic and Nutritional Factors

Exercises for PE


PE FAQ - Part I



Helpful treatments for sciatica - Reviews the use of trigger point therapy and yoga for sciatic pain.


Scoliosis Articles

Can Diet and Exercise Help?

My Personal Story - Yoga and the Egoscue Method - general info for spinal curvature.

Part I - How exercise specifically helped my spinal curvature.

Yoga Postures - specific yoga poses that helped reduce my curves.

Treatment - Alternative Methods

Causes - no one may have a definitive answer, but there are cluse from associated conditions.

Is there effective physical therapy? Check it out - before and after pictures are worth a thousand words.

Natural Therapies for Swollen Ankles

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome include numbness, heaviness, swelling, pain and tingling in the arms, shoulder and hands.

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

TMJ - Diet and Exercise Treatments


Also see: Creaky Knees, Cracking Necks and Popping Jaws - tips to prevent snap, crackle, pop, crunch and other assorted sounds from your joints.


Yoga for Scoliosis - poses that helped my spinal curvature


Winged Scapula - Shoulder blades that stick out

Nutritional and Biochemical Links

Hyaluronic Acid - is a component of connective tissue whose function is to cushion and lubricate. I suspect that HA abnormalities are a common thread in many connective tissue disorders and related health conditions.

Magnesium Deficiency - conditions that occur as a result of a deficiency of this important mineral.

Acidic Foods - lists of acidic and alkaline foods.

Low Cholesterol - the links to anxiety, depression and other health problems

Good Cholesterol - how to raise your total and especially HDL cholesterol levels.

Frequently Asked Questions About Magnesium Supplements and Epsom Salts


Migraine - Mg Link - Relief for migraines may be as close at hand as your refrigerator.

Vitamin K Deficiency

Natural Blood Thinners include salicylates, vitamin E, fish oil and many herbs and common spices.

Blood Clot Causes - a sedentary lifestyle, lack of sunshine, an acid diet, probiotics and foods high in vitamin K may all help the blood to clot.

Zinc Deficiency  

Acidic Foods

Acid, Alkaline and Neutral Food Chart

Beneficial Bacteria - not all bacteria is bad.

High Fiber Diets and Mineral Deficiencies - why high fiber, low fat diets may not be the best choice for everyone.


Recommended Nutrition Books

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Health Conditions

Acid Alkaline Balance

Acidic and Alkaline Foods


Acid - Alkaline Balance for Optimal Health

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety Diet

Anxiety and Depression

Ammonia Smell in Urine

Cold Feet (Raynaud's syndrome)

Eye Disorders


Myopia (Near sightedness)

Eye Floaters

Dislocated Lenses

Heart Palpitations

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)



Itchy Skin

Migraines and Headaches


Mold and Mildew Allergies

  • Morgellons - feeling like you are being bit all over but can't see anything? Holistic treatment ideas for Morgellons or other types of itching and fungal type infections.

Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

MVP and Magnesium - Part 1, Part 2

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Nausea / Acid Stomach

Night Sweats / Sweaty Head / Hot Flashes

Noise sensitivity from nutritional deficiencies

Overlooked Causes of Nose bleeds



Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Can Magnesium Help?

Ovarian Pain from Vitamin K Deficiency

Plugged Ears

Sensitive Skin

Sinusitis and the Link to Fungus

Tics in Children - Facial and Eye Tics from Magnesium Deficiency




Wrinkled Skin


Genetic Disorders

Connective Tissue Disorders

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Genetic Disorders: The Links to Nutrition

The Possible Role of Diet in Marfan Syndrome

Fibrillin Genes and Marfan Syndrome

Osteogenesis Imperfecta


Resources and Background Information

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