Experiencing arthritis pain is not fun. So, one can’t feel pretty, when arthritis flares up. If you don’t want to take aspirin or another type of pain killer, then try turmeric. The same spice that given curry its distinctive flavor makes an excellent pain reliever, in part because it breaks down bits of pain-causing protein that circulate in damaged tissue. One can mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric with enough water to make a paste and apply it to the painful spots.

As for anyone having shoulder pain, such as my dad, take turmeric. My dad really doesn’t want to take any pain medicine, but he does take turmeric. He stirs ½ teaspoon into a glass of water and drinks it twice a day, until the pain lessens. Notice, I stated, “lessens.” Recently, he’s been trying something else, which is much better for pain, which I will reveal in a future article.

In addition, turmeric helps when one is suffering with a sore throat. Turmeric is known as one of nature’s strongest antibacterials. Simply mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric and ½ teaspoon of salt in a cup of hot water, let it cool slightly, and gargle with it morning and evening, until your sore throat is gone. Now, I haven’t tried this, since I’ve had much success in only using unrefined sea salt, which I’ve mentioned in a previous article.

(Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, just someone who is an avid reader and likes to share knowledge, personal as well as researched by others.)

I live with, ‘photophobia’, a visual processing disorder, which is easily misdiagnosed as ‘dyslexia,’ and that’s why I wrote the book, “My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.” Now, I do live with glaucoma, but someone not diagnosed with glaucoma, can also have photophobia (a medical condition which falls under the category of physical disability) and that’s why my book is so important for those individuals who have trouble with reading, writing, or looking a Smartboard.

Author's Bio: 

I’m the author of, “My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.
I love having curly hair. I love taking care of it. But I don’t like having to live with glaucoma. It’s a constant reminder that someday I may go blind. Recently I discovered there could be a connection between hair growth and glaucoma. It just might, since I lived with glaucoma and my hair took a long time to grow. It never grew pass my shoulders, while growing up. My story is not just about hair, or having glaucoma, but also learning to live with a visual processing disorder or otherwise called, 'photophobia.'