Why Exercise is My Best Sleeping Pill

Why Exercise is My Best Sleeping Pill

My providers kept telling me exercise was a key component to managing my pain and sleeping through the night, but from my perspective, exercising made my pain worse and how would it help my sleep?

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Aunt Mary’s Italian Red Sauce

Aunt Mary’s Italian Red Sauce

Sauté onions, celery, mushrooms and garlic in olive oil until brown. Add spices. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add cooking wine and tomato sauce, tomatoes and water. Let simmer for 2 hours or overnight in crockpot. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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Neuroplasticity and Pain

Neuroplasticity and Pain

Neuroplasticity is the brain and nervous system’s ability to form new pathways or synapses and adapt to change. We know that neuroplastic changes may be responsible for the persistent pain we feel in chronic pain—an example of a non-beneficial neuroplastic adaptation.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

Sauté onion in olive oil until soft. Add garlic and seasonings and sauté for 3 more minutes. Put all ingredients into baking dish with lid. Cook covered for 45 minutes at 375. Serve alone or with brown basmati rice.

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