Chronic pain in your neck can be an especially difficult type of pain to manage. Limiting motion can do only so much, and even the smallest movements may aggravate your injury or condition considerably. Nevertheless, you should pursue every possible avenue for relief.

Even if you don’t have a ton of confidence that a particular pain management strategy or treatment will work for you, they’re certainly worth exploring before moving onto more invasive treatments such as a fusion or discectomy surgery. Here are some ways to get your neck pain down to a more manageable level.

Use a Natural Remedy like CBD

Most NSAIDs and prescription…


Do you have low testosterone? A surprising number of men do, and lifestyle factors are often to blame. The good news is, since many of the factors that contribute to falling testosterone levels are known, there are steps you can take to improve your health and boost your testosterone naturally.

Why Testosterone Matters

Testosterone serves several important functions in the male body. …


It’s clear, odorless, and tasteless, but life cannot exist without it. Water keeps us alive. It keeps our cells hydrated and plump. It also flushes out toxins to naturally cleanse our insides.

There are times when drinking it gets redundant and boring. Instead of buying vitamin water, flavored sparkling water or sports drinks, why not try to incorporate nature’s good stuff, all in one place, right in your own home? Read on to get your vitamin infused water recipes.

What is vitamin infused water?

Infused water has the added benefits of drinking good-for-you water, plus the added taste of whatever you chose to add to…


How exactly do you “buy” a tweet? The tweet is turned into an NFT, or “non-fungible token.”

No, by non-fungible I’m not talking about something mushroom related. An NFT allows you to buy and collect signed digital art, music, and yes, even tweets!

Ok, it’s not actually signed by a human like a signed album or headshot. It’s verified for it’s authenticity through crypto, meaning it’s in limited edition (usually one of a kind!) and there are no fakes.

The platform that’s selling Tweets as NFTs is Valuables, an auction platform where you can bid for any tweet by any…


Go Heal Yourself

We believe everyone has the power to heal themselves, and that begins with mindful practices including stress management and healthy eating. AURA Therapeutics offers the first Dr. formulated functional beverages containing kratom for a balanced life.

Michele Ross, PhD is a five-time author and world renowned neuroscientist who specializes in helping patients use plant medicine to heal their physical and emotional pain. She is the founder of drmicheleross.com, a leading source of courses and solutions for using CBD, cannabis, kratom, and mushrooms for better health.

Dr. Ross’ groundbreaking books, including CBD Oil For Health, Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to…


What is Kratom?

Kratom, known by its scientific name Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family and grows naturally in Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. Dried leaf is ground into powder and consumed in many different ways, from teas to capsules to vape cartridges.

Similar to cannabis, there are many strains of kratom, each with their own unique chemical properties and benefits. Kratom contains chemical compounds that have both stimulant and opioid effects, making this a unique plant medicine that has been used safely for hundreds if not thousands of years.

Kratom Health Benefits for Women

There…


Starting your morning with a cup of coffee is a ritual millions of Americans partake in, but at some point, one cup turns into 2 and 2 cups turn into four. Before you know it, you’ve got a caffeine addiction, and your usual cup of coffee doesn’t keep you awake, it simply prevents caffeine withdrawal.

It’s possible to get the same energy boost and enhanced focus from these 6 healthy alternatives to coffee:

Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is made from the leaves of the holly tree, which naturally contain caffeine. While yerba mate is traditionally infused with hot water as a tea…


Tea, wine, beer, cannabis, CBD, kratom. What do they all have in common? A learning curve of language used to describe what products are, how they are made, and how they work in your body.

Maybe you’ve mastered all the cannabis terminology and strain names and are shocked to find kratom has its own unique set of strains and definitions. For a new kratom user, this kratom industry language can make choosing and using a kratom product confusing.

That’s why we’ve created the AURA Therapeutics guide to kratom definitions. Consider this your cheat sheet to kratom.

KRATOM DEFINITIONS: MODES OF INGESTION

Bath Bombs & Bath Salts

Kratom is infused into…


We all have this preconceived notion that only coffee contains caffeine but that is not the case. Sodas like Diet Coke and chocolate products contain caffeine. A hot cup of coffee with the morning sunshine sounds so tempting and revitalizing.

Using caffeine daily is a double-edged sword

It has the ability to keep you awake and help burn that midnight oil in time of dire need. Coffee becomes a matter for social gathering. It helps you socialize by letting you bump into one of your colleagues in the office which otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

It is being considered as one of your friends as it has helped…


Access to the Internet has brought a lot into our world: convenience, social networking, the ability to work from just about anywhere. But with it comes an extraordinary amount of stress.

Just think about the last time you sat down to watch your favorite television show. You were probably distracted by your mobile device, which means that you most likely didn’t absorb everything that you watched.

And it’s not your fault.

We’ve become almost numb to the sound of notifications going off on our phones and tablets, incoming emails, alerts and a myriad of other online signals that pull our…

Michele Ross, PhD

Neuroscientist with fibromyalgia & Big Brother star. I heal chronic pain with plant medicine. Connect at drmicheleross.com.

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