Several of my patients have rheumatoid arthritis. Most of them also have a little extra poundage than I would like them to have. Many of them feel that it’s been their aching joints that have kept them from exercising more and so they have gained weight. However, looking back at their records, in many cases their overweight preceded the onset of their RA by a few years. It had always been my suspicion that, like other diseases, their obesity had somehow contributed to the development of their condition. Now, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have backed up my suspicions. I’d […]
An article published online on August 27, 2013 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism reports that sulforaphane, a compound released following the consumption of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, may help retard the progression of osteoarthritis.
Arthritis comes in many different forms and can strike at any age, but your risk increases as you grow older.
Arthritis is a condition that affects nearly 70 million people. Treatment can vary extensively, based on severity, on what type of arthritis you have, and on where it strikes. While individual attention from your doctor is necessary to best manage your unique symptoms, certain Superfoods have entered the marketplace that can offer tremendous relief for many arthritis sufferers. Certain Types of Arthritis…Demand Certain Foods For Help! The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, or the deterioration of cartilage surrounding the bones. This causes bones to rub against one another, resulting in pain and difficulty moving. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where […]
Getting older has certain physical challenges to your bones, muscles and joints. I like to address these issues with my over-50 patients, and readers, to offer them constructive solutions to ensure that they stay strong, healthy, and active. Most of you know that exercise is a key component to any healthy aging regimen. But many of you don’t know that just making some simple nutritional adjustments will help you build muscle, fight osteoporosis and arthritis. In fact, there’s one key nutrient that can do all 3 of those things and that’s what I’d like to tell you about here… Super […]
Fall is almost here and so is the colder, damper weather. For my patients and readers with arthritis that means
Fall’s here and so is the colder, damper weather. For my patients and readers with arthritis that means increased joint aches and pains. It also often means the inability to stay as active as you’d like too. That’s why I want to tell you about a tiny seafood that’s research proven to knock out arthritis pain. It even helps rebuild joints. The Tiny Seafood Supplement with Huge Arthritis Benefits The native Maori Indian peoples have lived in coastline communities in New Zealand for centuries. Not long ago medical researchers started to study them because of their almost non-existent levels of […]
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 18% of women and 10% of men over the age of 60 years worldwide. Given how common this disease is and the fact that it causes significant chronic disability due to joint degeneration and reduced mobility, supplements for osteoarthritis are hugely popular with an estimated 30%+ of individuals seeking natural products for joint pain. You probably haven’t heard of Methylsulfonylmethane but you may have heard of “MSM” and usually this supplement is suggested for joint pain. MSM is used for a variety of chronic pain conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, […]
Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation of body joints. Dr Michael Mukasa, an orthopaedic surgeon at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CoRSU), says old age, genetic predisposition, accidents and trauma in the joints put you at risk of arthritis. Early treatment of arthritis prevents further damage of the joints. “Avoid forceful stretching of the joints because ligament structures around the joints get microscopic tearing which may later cause pain in the joints,” says Dr Mukasa. Regular health visits for borne density tests save you the costs involved in treating the disease in the late stage. Jamiru Mpiima, a nutritionist at Family […]
Yogurt might help lessen chronic inflammation linked to bowel disease, arthritis and asthma, a study by researchers has revealed. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, inflammation is the body’s first line of defense against illness and injury. However, it could also wreak biological havoc on organs and systems and is associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases. The new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that yogurt can reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining, thus preventing endotoxins, the pro-inflammatory molecules produced by gut microbes, from crossing into […]