Arthritis

10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…Remedy #6 A strong cup of regular coffee can stop a headache in its tracks and ease symptoms of asthma. Natural Home Remedy #7 If you suffer from arthritis or gout, eat cherries. Just 20 tart cherries have an anti-inflammatory effect equal to one or two aspirin tablets. Natural Home Remedy #8 For a morning…

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DMSO Treatment Relieves Joint & Muscle Pain

…major building block of collagen, the connective tissue that makes up cartilage. In fact, studies show that cartilage afflicted with degenerative arthritis contains subnormal levels of this important element. Sulfur has also been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, and to this day, health…

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Signal Diabetes?

…inflammatory and irritable bowel disease, and obesity is markedly different from that of healthy people. Differences are also seen in psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions and mood disorders. Nurture Your Gut Bacteria * First, avoid antibiotics whenever possible. These drugs can be lifesaving, but too…

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Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

…conditions such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, something has gone awry. The immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, resulting in inflammation, pain and tissue damage. Drugs Are Not the Answer to Treat Theumatoid Arthritis Conventional medicine offers few therapies for patients…

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Ginger-Soy Chicken Breasts

…early pregnancy. Ginger also effectively relieves inflammation by mediating prostaglandin pathways. In one study, seven patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had failed to achieve much improvement with the usual drug therapy were given ginger, either raw, cooked or in dried supplement form. In every…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

…It’s time we get back to the basics. Experts predict that the burden of arthritis will double by 2020, due to the aging of the Baby Boomers and, more important, the fattening of America. 4 Natural Treatments for Arthritis * Lose weight. Obesity does a number on the joints. Every 10 pounds of extra…

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Fish Oil's Role in Managing Diabetes

Fish oil, which contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is powerful medicine for disorders ranging from heart disease and depression to arthritis and autoimmune disorders. EPA is particularly beneficial for the cardiovascular system, as it discourages blood platelets from sticking together, relaxes…

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Superfoods: An Easy Way to Get Your Greens

…found in plant foods: * Aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients * Provide powerful anti-inflammatory effects that are particularly helpful for arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders related to inflammation * Boost energy * Support the immune system * Protect against free-radical…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

…conditions. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when people with cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis took 300 mg of krill oil per day for 30 days, their CRP dropped a whopping 30.9 percent. Conversely, patients given placebo pills…

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3 Healing Herbs

…with Alzheimer’s. Other conditions that benefit from the use of curcumin include GI disorders such as Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, circulation problems, high levels of cholesterol and other lipids, and cystic fibrosis. It even appears to have…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…supplementation is protective against: * Cancer * Heart disease * Hypertension * Peripheral artery disease * Type 2 diabetes * Multiple sclerosis * Rheumatoid arthritis * Asthma * Depression * Dementia * Autism * Falls and fractures * And more Vitamin D Recommendations Too Low The USPSTF admitted that in the largest…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…prescription drugs can increase your risk of developing diabetes. Common culprits include corticosteroids (typically prescribed to treat asthma and arthritis) and antipsychotic drugs (such as Seroquel and Risperdal, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Drugs prescribed for patients with hypertension…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…-year period. An inverse relationship was noted between progression of osteoarthritis and vitamin D blood levels—the less vitamin D, the worse the arthritis. * Testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels are a known risk factor for several conditions including depression, fatigue, weight gain, bone loss…

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Alleviating Pain with PRP Treatment

…had significant results within weeks of PRP treatment after tearing ligaments while wrestling. If you have a slow-healing musculoskeletal injury, arthritis or neck/back pain, I recommend checking out PRP treatment. There is no PRP referral group at this time, so I suggest searching the Internet to find…

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Pain

…repetitive motion injuries, such as sprains and strains, PRP treatment is effective for treating conditions associated with chronic pain—including arthritis and even degenerative disc disease. Platelet-rich plasma treatment is simple. A little bit of the patient’s own blood is drawn and then spun in…

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Diabetes Tip: Get Wet!

…it. Water supports your weight so your joints don’t take the pounding they receive when you exercise on land, making it ideal for people with arthritis or musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, you can swim or exercise in water regardless of your age or physical condition. Swimming also requires the…

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Preventing Migraines

…Give feverfew a shot. Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) has been used for hundreds of years as a remedy for headaches, pain relief, fever and arthritis. This herb lowers the production of prostaglandins, inflammatory agents that contribute to the onset of migraine headaches. It also appears to improve…

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Chronic Pain Treatment the Pro Athletes Use

…benefit from these chronic pain treatments. They can also provide tremendous relief to those suffering from painful conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica and more. Microcurrent therapy and HBOT are used regularly at my clinic for chronic pain treatment, as well as wounds and injuries, with…

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Benefits of Plant Sterols and Stanols

…the production of disease-fighting T-cells by as much as 920 percent in healthy adults. Another widely touted study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis indicated that plant sterols and stanols have anti-inflammatory capabilities similar to that of the steroid drug cortisone—but with none of its…

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