PAIN………It is a convenient excuse many people use for not staying in shape. My philosophy is: “If your going to be in pain, at least be an ‘in shape’ person in pain.” Your lungs, heart and all your body’s systems depend on regular activity to maintain healthy function. Pain free or not, this will never change.

If anyone knows about exercising with pain it’s me. I’ve had 8 knee surgeries (all on the same knee) elbo surgery, foot surgery, two hernia operations, herniated disk in my low back, herniated disk in my neck, a broken arm and 5 concussions. Lets just say I took things to the extreme when I played sports. Although I am in constant pain in one way or another, I always manage to exercise. Believe it or not I feel worse if I don’t!

Because of my vast injuries, I am well aware how to push an individual (in a healthy way) to maintain some sort of fitness, in spite of pain from old injuries.

People often ask me what supplements I take for pain management. My personal philosophy is to check with the doctor first, and consider my natural options after consulting with he/she. If supplements don’t work, my last resort is to reach for drug therapy. With the numerous side effects commonly associated with pain medications, I try to reserve these as my last option.

I am just reminding you that I am not a doctor. I am only stating what I personally take and why. You are the master of your own body, and have to research choices that are right for you and your own personal medical history.

I take daily for inflammation control and pain management:

1 oz Acai Berry juice
1,000 mgs Boswallia extract
1500 mg MSM / Glucosamine Sulfate / Chondroitin Sulfate
240 mg White Willow Bark (Natures Aspirin) 2x’s a day
4 grams Omega 3 Fatty Acids DHA & EPA (2 morning 2 night)
500 I.U. Vitamin D-3
1,200 Calcium Citrate + Magnesium