Jaw Pain: 3 Little Known Causes of TMJ

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For years doctors and dentists have believed that malocclusion (teeth that don’t line up correctly) cause pain in the TMJ. However, newer research has shown while structural abnormalities may be part of the picture, this disorder is also associated with biological, behavioral and cognitive factors.

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 57, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.

Why We Get Sick—and How To Get Well

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If you have one of the many chronic health problems that people suffer from today—such as IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune disease—you will likely be given a drug to manage your symptoms and not much else. The key to successfully treating these conditions, however, is addressing their underlying cause. This is the promise of functional and evolutionary medicine.

Recipe: Hearts of Palm and Shrimp Salad

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Heart of palm, also known as the “millionaire’s salad,” has a taste similar to that of artichokes. Originally harvested by cutting down whole palm trees, hearts of palm are now produced through sustainable cultivation and are therefore readily available (and affordable). Buy them in glass jars labelled “cultivated.”