Osteoarthritis

A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

…-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are some of the most widely used medications used for all types of pain, particularly the wear-and-tear form of arthritis (osteoarthritis). In a study published last year in JAMA, researchers took a look at individuals being treated for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular…

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Hops and Rhodiola Rosea—As Discussed on Dr. Oz

…North America. It has been studied for its effects on inflammation, and the results are impressive. In one study of Perluxan for the relief of osteoarthritis of the knee, 1 gram of the nutrient provided significant improvement in pain while walking on a flat surface. The same dosage also improved mean…

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Amazing Arthritis Antidotes

…in warm water, add honey to taste. Leeches Researchers have also found that leeches, placed on top of arthritic joints, can be used to relieve osteoarthritis pain. While sucking blood, leeches release both an anticoagulant and an anesthetic compound into the host’s bloodstream relieving pain. Leech…

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Weekly Update for October 14, 2013

…Switch to Whole Foods Vitamins * Homemade Fruit Snacks Recipe Also, coming up on my blog this week: * Niacinamide’s Effect on Joint Mobility and Osteoarthritis – Wednesday, October 16 * Pumpkin Spice Smoothie – Friday, October 18 Be sure to visit again in a couple days! Now it’s your turn: What topics…

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Arthritis Awareness

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. The various forms of this disease affect an estimated 50 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Another type of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, is an autoimmune disease…

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